There is much to be grateful for as the Spring Season continues to unfold. The rain this year has brought with it many challenges and has tested us in many ways. It has pushed us to look for new solutions, strengthen our partnerships and practice patience. We keep rallying, surviving and thriving in our changing communities, on our growing site locations and in the fields we farm. We are thankful to have places throughout the State to do our good work, live our good lives and work with good people.
Here are some Updates from across our GoFarm Hawaii Island Chain:
Windward Cohort 8 GRADUATED!!!
We are so proud of them and can’t wait to see what they grow next! Parade of Farms with our friends at Oahu RC&D is on May 5th, Come thru!
North Shore AgXposure is coming to an end and we want to shout out a BIG MAHALO to all the Farms that let us learn from them in these last few weeks:)
AgSchool North Shore starts next week!
Of all our islands, this Spring, Kaua’i has gotten the most drama from the heavy rains and many parts of the island have experienced traumatic flooding and damage to their homes, operations & farms. Communities across the State have come together to provide relief, support and supplies to make sure our Kaua’i People know how much we need them. Thankfully, Our GoFarm Kaua’i site did not sustain any major damage but keeping our seedlings alive and cleaning up the aftermath of the recent storms has kept us busy. AgSchool is still in session & our program site (weather permitting) hopes to complete an 8 acre expansion at Kaua’i Community College by the Summer. These keiki came to visit recently and have lifted our spirits to keep us keeping on–rain or shine!
Lots of outreach on Maui has been going on as we wind down our current cohort to graduate from AgPro in May. AgCurious is happening in June and the link to Register Now, is live.
AgCurious Recruitment continues as we gather our next round of farmers on Hawaii Island. AgXposure plans to take off in May and we’ll keep everyone updated on what new moves we are making on island soon.
AgBusiness Team continues to island hop sharing knowledge and providing AgBusiness workshops across the land. Lots of exciting things are been thought up in Agriculture today and though we have much to share we also learn so much from each community and contributor to the Ag industry in Hawaii. We recently returned from Hawaii Island after a 2 day retreat with one of our great supporters Kamehameha Schools ‘Aina Ulu Program. It was very fulfilling to get grounded, connect to sense of place and understand why these kinds of things are valued in the curriculum we teach and the communities we serve.