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ʻĀINA In Schools Educator Trainings

February 04, 2020

The start of the spring semester was full of ʻĀINA In Schools Curriculum Trainings for Educators! We partnered with Windward District CTE, Kamehameha Schools ʻEwa Region, Mālama Learning Center, and Grow Some Good to train over 71 Oʻahu and Maui educators representing 41 schools and organizations in the ʻĀINA In Schools Curriculum and school garden basics. Highlights for teachers included a session from Mālama Learning Center and on how to manage a sustainable school garden while mitigating the spread of invasive species like the Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle; lessons from the Grade 3 composting curriculum where we made and used bokashi, a Japanese style of anaerobic composting utilizing beneficial microorganisms to ferment food scraps; and hands-on cooking stations with ‘ĀINA Garden and Nutrition lesson recipes using fresh, local produce harvested from the school gardens. Together we made palula (sauteed ‘uala leaves), kōʻelepālau and more. 

On Kauaʻi? Register for the Kauaʻi ʻĀINA Garden, Nutrition & Compost Curriculum Training on Saturday, February 15 from 9:30am - 3:30pm at Kawaikini Public Charter School via this link.