Dr. Georgeanne Purvinis scrapes off the caps of honeycombs to harvest a new batch of honey. Photo courtesy of UH
“I commend Muller, his staff and members of the apiary program for their diligent efforts, which have brought us to this impressive level,“ KCC Chancellor Helen Cox said. “We are proud of our programs and weekly presence at the Kauaʻi Community Market,” she said.
Aquaponics and apiary classes will continue to be held through KCC’s Office of Continuing Education and Training.
“Backyard farming has indeed a place in agriculture sustainability,” OCET Director Calvin Shirai said.
KCC, Cox said, promotes a sustainable lifestyle, where growing your own food is a way of life.
“We support agriculture as a viable industry for Kauaʻi and members of the community who love to garden and want to grow their own food,” Cox said.
The Kauaʻi Community Market, held every Saturday in the campus’ front parking lot from 9:30 a.m.–1 p.m., was voted Best Farmer’s Market every year since 2012. Frequented by visitors from other islands, states and countries, with residents of all ages and from all parts of the island, it has become a gathering place where healthy, freshly produced food is abundant and ready to take home and enjoy.