Summer agriculture courses at Hawai‘i Community College
May 21–June 6, 2015
Thursdays 6–8 p.m. at Hawai‘i Community College, 200 West Kawili St, Hilo
and Saturdays 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m. at UH Hilo farm in Pana‘ewa
Brush up on your horticultural skills or learn some new techniques in agriculture by taking Hawai‘i Community College’s non-credit agriculture classes this summer. Learn about sustainable farming practices, pest and disease control, nursery management, gardening, landscaping, irrigation function and repair, and how to start a farm business. The class is a combination of lecture and on-farm practice in plant propagation, composting, hydroponics, soils, and soil amendments.
Workshop classes are $59. To learn more about Sustainable Production Practices and other agriculture classes being offered and to register, visit:
Paid Summer Sustainable Agriculture Internships (Ages 15–19)
Sponsored by The Kohala Center and Kamehameha Schools’ ‘Āina Ulu Program
1st Session: June 8–19
2nd Session: July 13–24
8 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday through Friday
The Kohala Center Demonstration Farm, Honokaʻa
Hey high school students and recent grads! This summer get paid to learn how to grow your own food, take field trips to Hawai‘i Island farms and ranches, and experience traditional Hawaiian land management in our two-week Sustainable Agriculture Internship Program! Visit and work on local farms, harvest and make your own ‘ono grinds, tour an ahupua‘a from mauka to makai, take home plants to start your own garden, explore careers in sustainable agriculture, and meet students from other schools. Visit koha.la/farminterns for more information and to apply, or call The Kohala Center at 808-887-6411.
Hawai‘i Island Meat Cooperative Producer Meeting
Presented by Big Island Resource Conservation & Development, Hawai‘i Small Business Development Center, and The Kohala Center
Sunday, June 14 • 5–6 p.m.
Pāhala Community Center, 96-1149 Kamani St, Pāhala
Family ranchers on Hawai‘i Island will be able to access an additional slaughter option through a new mobile slaughter unit for cattle, sheep, goats, and pigs beginning in 2016. A partnership with the Hawai‘i Department of Agriculture has moved this project from concept to reality, as the mobile unit is on order. Please attend this producer meeting to learn more about using the unit and becoming a member of the cooperative.
Pig to Plate: Animal Husbandry Workshop
Co-sponsored by Kahua Paʻa Mua and The Kohala Center
Saturday and Sunday, June 18–19
Palili ʻO Kohala Natural Farming Learning Lab, Hoʻea Rd, Hāwī
Hog Home Slaughter: June 18, 3–6 p.m.
Imu: Cooking the Hawaiian Way: June 19, 2–7 p.m.
Two days of workshops providing step-by-step instructions for efficiently processing a humanely raised, naturally farmed, homegrown hog to feed your family. Learn how to prepare a traditional imu (underground oven) and cook a hog from start to finish. The workshops will also delve into natural farming techniques, animal husbandry basics, and feeding requirements. Taught by David B. Fuertes, who holds a B.S. in animal science from the University of Hawai‘i and has nine years of experience teaching animal husbandry for the Ka Hana No‘eau mentoring program at Honoka‘a & Kohala High Schools.
Registration is free but advance registration is required at pig-plate.eventbrite.com.
»View the flyer here: http://kohalacenter.org/…/reso…/rcbds/Pig_To_Plate_flyer.pdf
“Meet Your Farmer” Farm to Charter School Mixer
Hosted by The Kohala Center and the Arts & Sciences Center
Tuesday, June 30 • 3–4:30 p.m.
Hawaiʻi Academy Arts and Science Public Charter School
15-1397 Homestead Rd, Pāhoa (map)
The farm to school movement is gaining momentum in Hawai‘i. Island farmers and distributors are invited to a mini trade show to meet public charter school reps who are leading the charge to create a local supply chain to feed our keiki fresh, nutritious, locally grown food—your food!
Register by June 25. Registration is free but space is limited. Reserve your spot online at koha.la/f2smixer or call The Kohala Center at 808-887-6411.
»View the flyer here: http://kohalacenter.org/…/…/TradeShowCharterSchool_Flyer.pdf