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Summer Gardening and Reading Festival

Interval House Molokai News Release

Celebrate Summer Gardening and Reading with Interval House Molokai!  Join us on Saturday, June 27, on the public library grounds from 10 a.m. through 1 p.m., to launch into fun and enriching summer activities.

Our AmeriCorps members have grown hundreds of veggie plants to give away to our community to start home gardens.  Stop by and select from an assortment of herbs and green bean, sweet pea, cherry tomato, and mustard cabbage plants.  We will be distributing children’s gardening books that highlight where food comes from, the importance of eating fruits and vegetables, and how to start gardens in your own backyards.  A nutritionist will be on hand to share healthy eating practices.

Check out our First Book-Molokai literacy booth.  AmeriCorps members will be giving out over 150 beautiful new books for children and young adults to promote summer reading and reading books with keiki.  Join us for art activities and face painting.

Stop by and pick up brochures, posters, bookmarks and stickers and learn more about AmeriCorps and how you can serve our community and earn an educational stipend for college or trade school.  We are currently enrolling AmeriCorps Education Award members.

What is AmeriCorps?  AmeriCorps is a national service program that engages Americans of all ages and backgrounds in solving community problems.  Since 1994, more than 820,000 individuals have taken the AmeriCorps pledge, serving more than one billion hours and improving the lives of countless Americans.  On Molokai, through Interval House Molokai, AmeriCorps members can earn educational stipends through volunteer service activities including parent education and training, promoting community gardens, mentoring, and community education and development.

Interval House Molokai is located in the Kualapu`u Business Center, Suite 201.  Please call 567-9067 for more information.

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