• 15th December 2014 - By Ma Ka Hana Ka 'Ike

    This season, Mahele Farm hosted recurring visits from the Hana High Culinary Arts and Natural Resources classes. On a recent field trip, Natural Resources students learned to build a compost pile from scratch, including gathering all materials from around the farm. Farm volunteer coordinator Mikala Minn then visited the Hana School garden, where he helped students plant gliricidia for making compost in the future. Students also recreated a compost pile in the school garden, using recycled shredded paper and gathering dead leaves and grass from around campus. Natural Resources students then learned about sheet mulching in the farm’s new pohole (hoʻiʻo) patch.

    Culinary Arts students also visited the farm multiple times—projects included making basil cuttings and potting them up; planting a reclaimed perennial garden plot with mamaki, Portuguese kale, culantro, comfrey, ti and kalo; and harvesting fresh produce for use in the classroom. The class harvested a total of 161.14 pounds!

  • One Response to “High School at the Farm”

    • Linda Gravatt on April 10, 2019

      Hi Mikala and Crew!
      Any chance of you coming and doing your nutritious eating demo for high school like we did a few years ago? It would be about 6 fifty minute groups – its healthy lifestyle day of workshops. lmk. Thanks, Linda G

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