Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Our Native Hawaiian Garden is Completed

Thank you to Hawaiian Electric Company employees for helping us complete our Native Hawaiian garden!

The kalo and 'uala sections.

The coastal and endangered sections.

The medicinal section.

The flowering and lowland sections.

A view of our completed garden.

Another view of our garden.

Benches will be added to our garden.

Our garden is completed and ready for our students to start learning outdoors!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Getting Ready for the Work Day in the Garden

Today, our Native Hawaiian plants arrived.  Here's a sneak peak of our garden which will be completed on Saturday, July 28, 2012.  The garden will feature numerous lowland, coastal, endangered, medicinal and flowering Native Hawaiian plants.  In advance, thank you to all the volunteers who will help to make our garden a reality for our students! Stay tuned for pictures! 

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Fencing for Our Aquaponics

We are looking to install a fence for our aquaponics system.  If you know of a fencing company or have experience in building fences please contact Ms. Obra at alexandra_obra@notes.k12.hi.us for more information about the project.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Native Hawaiian Plants

Our plants have grown and are waiting to be transplanted to their new home.

A picture of our 'uala piko.

Purple flowers from the 'uala piko.

The row of 'uala.  We are growing 'iliahi and piko varieties of 'uala. 

Our kalo has grown. We are growing moi and lehua varieties of kalo.

The leaf of the kalo lehua.

Our kalo moi. We can't wait to harvest our kalo.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

New Location for Our Garden

The before picture of our new garden area.

Another before picture of our new garden area.

Area set aside for our future aquaponics system.

The first after picture of our new garden area.

Another view of our garden area.

Take a sneak peak at our new outdoor learning center.  This is the new home of our Native Hawaiian garden and future aquaponics area.

We are excited and look forward to the completion of our outdoor learning center!  Thank you to Haskeko for helping us to clear the area and for providing us with top soil!  Thank you to Ms. Sasaki for helping us to create the new mounds and for helping us to take care of our kalo and 'uala!  Thank you to Cary Takenaka and employees for helping us to prep the new area for our upcoming work day!  Thank you to HECO employees who will help us put the final touches to our garden!  Stay tuned for pictures from our upcoming work day.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Native Hawaiian Garden

On Saturday, July 28, we will be working on our Native Hawaiian Garden from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  We will be creating garden beds, planting various Native Hawaiian plants, laying weed mat, spreading out gravel for the walk ways, and much more. If you would like to join us, please e-mail Ms. Obra at alexandra_obra@notes.k12.hi.us by July 18, 2012.