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School garden events focus on professional development

MEDIA RELEASE Online registration is now available for a weeklong series of educational events for school garden educators, teachers, and others passionate about improving student wellness, cognitive development, and engaging deeper learning. Taking place June 7–12 in Waimea, the four professional development events focus on the effectiveness of school gardens as an instructional strategy for […]

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FoodCorps program launches in Hawaii

Initiative connects children to fresh, healthy food; puts well-trained fellows in school gardens

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Statewide school learning gardens symposium (June 7-8)

MEDIA RELEASE School garden teachers, classroom teachers, administrators, staff, volunteers, and interested community members from around the state may register now for the annual Hawaii Island School Garden Network (HISGN) summer symposium in June on Hawaii Island. The symposium, “School Learning Gardens and Sustainability Education: Bringing Schools to Life and Life to Schools,” is June […]

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Hawaii FoodCorps seeks applicants for service members

MEDIA RELEASE The national FoodCorps is recruiting service members across Hawaii who are passionate about healthy food, farms, and kids to help connect keiki to real food and help them grow up healthy. FoodCorps, a national organization addressing childhood obesity and food insecurity in underserved communities, operates in 12 states, and this year will be […]

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Community training program for school garden volunteers

Community training program for school garden volunteers

MEDIA RELEASE It takes a community to raise a garden, and many community volunteer hands are needed in Hawaii Island school gardens. The Hawaii Island School Garden Network (HISGN) will offer two free school garden volunteer training classes from 9 a.m.-noon Thursday, July 19, and Thursday, July 26, at Nancy Redfeather’s Kawanui Farm in Honalo, […]

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Kaiser reaches out with 'Day of Service' (Jan. 16)

Kaiser reaches out with ‘Day of Service’ (Jan. 16)

MEDIA RELEASE Kaiser Permanente physicians and staff members are partnering with Hawaii Island School Garden Network volunteering their time working in sustainable gardens at Waimea Middle and Kahakai Elementary Schools, and at Hilo High School sprucing up the campus to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. This volunteer effort is part of several […]

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Schools receive garden grants from The Kohala Center

Schools receive garden grants from The Kohala Center

MEDIA RELEASE Sixteen Big Island schools have received grants from The Kohala Center to support funding for garden educators, for curriculum development, and for garden supplies. The Kohala Center funding supports school garden programs at participating K-12 schools in order to improve the quality of food and agriculture sciences education in Hawaii. Recipients of The […]

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Auction to benefit Malaai School Garden (June 12)

Auction to benefit Malaai School Garden (June 12)

MEDIA RELEASE UPDATE: 10 p.m. Monday, June 6 RARE AUCTION TREASURES BENEFIT MALAAI SCHOOL GARDEN Not since about 1860 has a halau of hula dancers worn kapa garments in a public performance. That is, until this year’s Merrie Monarch Festival, when Hilo’s Halau o Kekuhi, in collaboration with Waimea kapa masters Marie McDonald and Roen […]

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Kaiser joins in 'Day of Service'

Kaiser joins in ‘Day of Service’

MEDIA RELEASE More than 350 Kaiser Permanente Hawaii physicians and staff members volunteered their time today working on community projects on Oahu, Maui and the Big Island to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. “The physicians and staff of Kaiser Permanente Hawaii are honored to join President Obama and the rest of the […]

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'Day of Service' with Kaiser, school gardens (Jan. 17)

‘Day of Service’ with Kaiser, school gardens (Jan. 17)

MEDIA RELEASE Kaiser Permanente Hawaii physicians and clinic staff will set aside their sterile medical garb, equipment and working environment and, instead, get down and dirty working in the dirt – volunteering in Hawaii Island school gardens to celebrate the 25th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. “Day of Service” on Monday, Jan. 17. In doing […]

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Every island represented at 3rd annual statewide conference; presentations will be available online

Smart by Nature: School garden teachers gather in Waimea

Every island represented at 3rd annual statewide conference; presentations will be available online

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