‘Ohana Gardens and Grindz

UH CTAHR News Release

Have you tried Uncle Glennʻs famous egg in a pancake or Aunty Jenniferʻs ono garden fresh somen salad? If you’re raising keiki between the ages of 8 and 13, come join the Molokai ʻOhana Gardens and Grindz program on Saturday mornings in November! Together, you will grow your own veggies and use them to cook local favorites.

The program runs for three consecutive Saturday mornings — Nov. 3, 10 and 17 — at the UH College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) Extension office and farm in Ho’olehua. Parents, grandparents and keiki work together to plant, care for, and harvest beans, lettuce, tomatoes and other veggies and then use those foods to prepare, cook and eat somen salad, eggplant in garlic sauce, and veggie stir fry.

This program is open keiki between ages 8 and 13 and their parents, grandparents, aunties or uncles who live with them or help take care of them. Keiki always need to bring at least one adult from their ʻohana with them each week.  Itʻs best to bring the same adults each week.

Who can pass up fun, learning and free food? When keiki learn and practice gardening and cooking skills, they can help more at home.

Space is limited to four ʻohana so register by Nov. 1, on a first come first served basis. The program begins Saturday, Nov. 3 so itʻs just around the corner! Registration is through Jennifer Hawkins at the UH CTAHR Extension Office. Call 567-6935 or email hawkinsj@ctahr.hawaii.edu.



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