Start an At-Home Garden or Plant a Tree

IMPACT – Why should you invest your time in this service project?

Planting trees reduces the effects of climate change as they purify our air while starting an at-home garden encourages food sustainability and self-sufficiency as you grow your own food. Both services also reinforce the importance and practice of land stewardship.

Ideas

Create a garden/plant a tree
Build a planter for herbs…take it up a notch and use repurposed items for your planter!
Plant Native Hawaiian plants/trees

Resources & Examples

#CoopGardens
Hawaii Farm to School and School Garden Hui – huge list of resources, locally focused solutions
‘Aina In Schools – Kokua Hawaii Foundation How-to Guides on Gardening!
Master Gardener Program – email and phone support to get started and throughout
Hawaii Farmers Union United – professional support from local growers 
Hawaii Seed Growers Network – for your local seed needs

(Book) Native Planters in Old Hawaii : Their Life, Lore, and Environment. Handy, E. S. Craighill (Edward Smith Craighill), 1892-; Handy, Elizabeth Green, 1921-; Pukui, Mary Kawena, 1895-1986.; 1991.

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