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Molokai Homesteaders Gardening Program

UH Extension Office News Release

We will be starting a home gardening program this month for Molokai Hawaiian homesteaders. The purpose of this workshop series is to encourage homesteaders to grow their own vegetables and herbs, thereby increasing access to fresh, nutritious food. This program is open to both agricultural and residential homesteaders on Molokai, but you must have access to water on your homestead lot.

The program will focus on twice-monthly instruction, including hands-on field demonstrations in setting up and maintaining a 20 by 20-foot ground-based garden, and classroom study. Classes will be taught at a learning level for both homesteaders who haven’t previously grown a garden, as well as those presently tending a garden. You can also have a peek at this site to know who is going to come and teach. The classes will be held in Ho`olehua at the University of Hawaii Cooperative Extension Service Office adjacent to the Ho`olehua Post Office. Additional classes will be held at the UH Maui Campus-Molokai Farm/CES Research and Demonstration Farm.

The class will be limited to 20 families. Two cycles of this education program will be held, one in October and another in January, so a total of 40 homestead families can participate. If you have any questions about this program or are interested in receiving an application, please call the UH Cooperative Extension Service Office at 808-567-6929 or email shirleyh@hawaii.edu.


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