Dear Governor Abercrombie…

South Maui School Gardens Project bag and letter to Gov. Neil Abercrombie

On May 15, South Maui School Gardens Project joined Kihei Elementary School students, volunteers and our chef sponsors from Capische? and to cater lunch for Hawai’i State Governor Neil Abercrombie and his staff, following a talk story event at the MACC.  Lunches prepared with organic, school garden-grown produce also included the following letter encouraging […]


Gov. Abercrombie Digs Into School Garden Lunch with Kihei El Students

Jade Coulter presents Kihei Elementary School garden lunch for Hawai'i Governor Neil Abercrombie

One of the great things about this program is its focus on the good things growing in our schools, even when  news headlines seem riddled by the problems. Kihei Elementary students Jade and Maile Coulter were able to share their good news (and food!) when they presented box lunches for Hawai’i Gov. Neil Abercrombie and […]


Growing Our Future – 3 Years at Kihei Elementary


Here is the latest video from Kihei Elementary. In just 3 years this program has grown from 3 small beds to a effective program, supported by the community to help kids. Inspired? Join us as a volunteer, sign up to receive our newsletter, or contribute to help us continue to grow!


Kihei Elementary – Chefs in the Garden

Creating garden "snacks"

  See more great photos of Kihei Elementary School Pizza Garden Harvest Parties on the South Maui School Gardens Project Fickr page.  


Kihei Elementary Kids Say Thank You!


We’ve received some great cards and thank-you letters from Kihei Elementary School students after the pizza party with Chefs Dan Fiske ( and Christopher Kulis ( Letters featured from: – Ms. Romerdahl’s 1st grade class – Ms. Fujii’s 2nd grade class – Mr. Wade’s 3rd grade class View the complete slideshow on flickr. Mahalo nui […]


2011 – No Ka ‘Oi Magazine Environmental Heroes

  This profile on Maui School Garden Network’s visionary Lehn Huff just out in print in the March-April 2011 issue of Maui No Ka ‘Oi magazine. . From the article: Lehn Huff – Cultivating Connections … “Now that I’m retired, I can pick my priorities,” she says. “I choose to put my energies into food security […]


Video: It Takes A Garden to Grow a Community


This video features Kihei Elementary School and the progress that has been made in just 3 years. This wonderful video was produced in concert South Maui Sustainability and Crowdiddy Productions. This wonderful video was produced in concert South Maui Sustainability and Crowdiddy Productions.


Chef Sponsors in the News

Kihei School Garden Chef Sponsor Featured in Maui Menu Magazine

Chef Brian Etheredge of Capische? and Il Teatro  and friend, celebrated Maui Chef Dan Fiske, recently teamed up to help fund the  South Maui School Gardens Project at Kīhei Elementary School where kids learn about the importance of food systems in their community and get connected to the environment in a hands on and exciting […]


Great school garden planning resources

Gardens for Learning: Creating and Sustaining Your School Garden from the California School Garden Network School Garden Wizard – an extensive guide for proposing and planning the garden to teaching and maintenance, created in partnership the United States Botanic Garden and Chicago Botanic Garden. Plant a Seed Watch it Grow – an online guide created […]


Project to revitalize LHS Agriculture Department

From The Lahiana News here’s a great article on Community Workday partnerships to help install 18 community and school gardens in Maui County over the next several years. From the article: … This initiative involves a grassroots effort to build 18 school/community gardens in Maui County in partnership with the CDC, state Department of Health, […]