Grow Some Good (previously known as South Maui School Gardens Project) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating hands on, outdoor learning experiences that cultivate curiosity about natural life cycles, connect students to their food sources, and inspire better nutrition choices. In addition to helping establish food gardens and living science labs in local schools, we provide resources and curriculum support through community partnerships in agriculture, science, food education and nutrition.
Originally, Grow Some Good was sharing the site with MSGN and is responsible for much of the content and of this site. We now have our own site GrowSomeGood.org where you can visit and get the latest information. We want to share our experience and lessons with all.
Grow Some Good was created in 2008 as a program of South Maui Sustainability’s School Garden Committee to support gardens created at Kihei Elementary, Lokelani Intermediate School and Kamali’i Elementary. Since its inception, Grow Some Good has expanded its outreach at Kihei Elementary from one teacher and three small raised beds to a 10,000 square-foot school garden with 29 teachers and more than 620 students participating in the outdoor learning programs.
Through partnerships with Community Work Day, Maui School Garden Network and other local organizations, Grow Some Good continues to expand its outreach to neighborhood schools and their surrounding communities. In October 2010, Chef Dan Fiske, owner of PrivateMauiChef.com, and Chef Brian Etheredge, owner of Capische?, signed on as adopting sponsors of the Kihei Elementary School program, funding ongoing garden maintenance and a part-time coordinator position. With your continued support and assistance we are able to plant new seeds of change every day in our gardens with inspired outdoor learning adventures and greater nutrition awareness for our keiki.