It’s Easy to Grow Your Own Herbs

By Léo Azambuja Herb starts at Hoku Natural Foods in Kapa‘a. Photo by Léo Azambuja I like to cook and eat good food. And by good, I mean delicious and healthy food. But I’m not a big fan of complicated recipes. I’m actually not a fan of following recipes at all. I like [...]

By | 2017-10-23T21:51:42+00:00 October 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Plant a Tree of Life — Grow ‘Ulu

Diane Ragone, director at the Breadfruit Institute, is seen here standing by a breadfruit tree planted at the National Tropical Botanical Garden in Lawa‘i in 2008. The site for your breadfruit should be sunny and have space for a tree, that with careful pruning, you can keep to about 15-20 feet tall and [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:41:02+00:00 September 14th, 2015|0 Comments

Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop Saturday

Building on the knowledge gained at April's agroforestry workshop, Regenerations Botanical Garden will be delving into the art of fruit tree pruning in a half-day workshop Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The workshop will be held at Kaua‘i Food Forest, at Wai Koa Plantation off of Kahiliholo Road in Kalihiwai, Kaua‘i’s North Shore. Proper pruning [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:41:10+00:00 July 9th, 2015|0 Comments

Food for Thought and for the Body

By Léo Azambuja Ernesto and Cherelyn Calban, of Kilauea, grow bok choy, taro, sweet potato, kalamungay, beans and peanuts in their plot at the Malama Kaua‘i Community Gardens in Kalihiwai. About seven years ago during the Eco-Roundtable events, Malama Kaua‘i and Regenerations Botanical Garden began a fruitful association, literally. Since that 2007 event [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:41:57+00:00 April 8th, 2014|0 Comments

Spring Fantasy Orchid show April 5 and 6

Photo by Ada Koene Join the Garden Island Orchid Society for their annual Spring Fantasy Orchid show April 5 and 6 at the United Church of Christ in Hanapepe. Hours are from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 5; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Saturday, April 6. There will be orchids on display [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:42:21+00:00 April 2nd, 2013|0 Comments

Corporations & Kids — What a Combo!

Gardening at Ele`ele School is lots of fun! Photo by Keone Kealoha   A&B, Home Depot and Kindergarteners at Ele`ele School Get the Job Done by Colleen Carroll What do you get when you mix a kindergarten teacher and the Home Depot Team with 25 kindergarteners, a garden bed and a lot of compost? [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:42:27+00:00 January 2nd, 2013|0 Comments

Kalaheo Keiki Get Big Picture on Gardening

by Colleen Carroll Ed.D., director, Kaua`i School Garden Network For the past four years, Kalaheo third grade teachers Monique Gannon, Clyde Hashimoto, Bridget McCoy and AnnaLisa Riviera have made gardening fun for their combined 100 or so students, involving them in learning about local healthy food, soils, life cycles, diversity and farming. They’ve planted crops [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:42:32+00:00 November 26th, 2012|0 Comments

School Garden Network Flourishes

The family that gardens together...At St. Catherine's School garden, the Mendozas dig in. L-R: Mom Stacy; Jenely; Jasmyne, a 4th grader at the school; and Jacy,1st grader. Photo by Anne E. O'Malley School Garden Network Flourishes by Colleen Carroll Ed.D., director, Kaua`i School Garden Network On-campus gardens are on the rise as schools [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:42:34+00:00 October 25th, 2012|0 Comments

School Gardens Network

Colleen Carroll. Courtesy photo School Gardens Network by Anne E. O’Malley Colleen Carroll has a vision. The director of the Kaua`i School Garden Network, organized under the auspices of the nonprofit organization Malama Kaua`i, can see herself in it. It goes like this. “When I walk or drive by our Kauai schools, I [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:42:37+00:00 September 22nd, 2012|0 Comments