Posts in the "Farm" Category

  • Mahele Farm in Fall

    Everyone, from kindergartners to kupuna, keep Mahele Farm growing …

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  • Farm Apprenticeship Program

    The Farm Apprenticeship program is in full effect, and farm manager Seth Raabe has conducted classes on soil conservation/building/fertility (lepo), with topics including compost, cover crops and green manures, nutrient cycling, soil composition, organic matter and humus, mulching, crop rotation, and IMO (indigenous microorganisms). Two of our apprentices then began their teaching portion of their […]

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  • Ag Field Day

    On April 24, Mahele Farm hosted its second annual Agricultural Field Day. We invited Hawaiian agronomist Jerry Konanui, who held a class on kalo, from its history in Hawaiʻi to planting, maintaining, harvesting, and processing. Over at Kahanu Garden, he conducted and formal symposium specific to ʻawa, including its Polynesian history, traditional vs. modern propagation […]

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  • High School at the Farm

    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 […]

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  • Irrigation Education

    We completed Mahele Farm’s latest water system upgrade, segregating our irrigation water from our domestic water. We made a series of cuts and connections and installed back flow-preventers on our irrigation outlets and incorporated anti-siphon devices on our domestic hose bibs. Our apprentices learned a lot about water systems, including how to fuse/weld high-density polyethylene plastic […]

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  • Banana Patch Collaboration

    At Mahele Farm, we’re collaborating with Hana Ranch in planting a collection of 24 varieties of traditional Hawaiian maiʻa and other bananas. This patch will be a community resource for disease-free “seed stock” of banana varieties for Hana and beyond.

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  • Keiki at Our Community Farm

    We work with Hana Elementary School to regularly get the younger kids down here to Mahele farm, hands in the dirt, learning by doing …

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  • Mahele Farm Meets Culinary Class

    Our Hana School culinary classes have been taking field trips to Mahele Farm, to do hands-on learning, harvest in the field, and create healthy recipes with the fresh-picked produce!

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  • Springtime at the Farm

    We’ve got some bumper crops here at Mahele Farm this Spring. Here’s both keiki and high school volunteers harvesting in the field …

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  • Solar Hot Water for Hana Farm

    We’ve been working on a solar hot-water system for a Hana farm … here we’re building a garage to create a solid foundation for housing the system.

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