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Introduction to Aquaponics

Introduction to Aquaponics
Jan 19th, 2013
At Mari's Garden in Millilani

Curious about how aquaponics works and if it is right for you? Come to
this introductory workshop to learn the basics of growing plants and
raising fish at the same time. The staff at Mari's Garden will give
you an in-depth tour and explanation of how their systems work and
why they believe this is the most sustainable method of farming
possible. Mari's Gardens is also one of the pioneers in the commercial
use of aquaponics on a large scale. You will be also be able to tour
their commercial side where you will be able to see how their
operation runs.

Registration is required.
Families are encouraged to attend together (limit 3ppl per family group).
To register, please go to

If you have any questions, please contact us by
email: or by phone: 542-9107

Start Date: Jan 19th, 2013

Time: 9-11am


Kihei, Hawaii — Hawaii Students will dive into the wonders of the Pacific Ocean with one of the world’s largest maps of the world’s largest ocean. The map, measuring 26 feet by 35 feet, will give these student explorers a fun, interactive experience through rich content and exciting activities that enliven the study of geography. Through a partnership between MEDB’s Women In Technology (WIT), Hawaii Geographic Alliance (HGA), and the Hawaii Geographic Information Coordinating Council (HIGICC) the map will be on loan to Hawaii schools from November 12 – December 6, 2012 through National Geographic’s Giant Traveling Maps program, managed by National Geographic Live, the public programming division of the National Geographic Society. The Pacific Ocean maps and curriculum were developed and funded by two $1 million Oracle Commitment Grants, awarded to National Geographic.
The brightly colored, smooth vinyl surface of the map will introduce Hawaii students to explore some of the unexpected geography at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean: from the deepest place on earth, the Mariana Trench, to the world’s tallest mountain, Hawaii’s Mauna Kea, which has its base on the ocean floor. Most of all, students will experience the Pacific as a living entity, with active volcanoes giving birth to new islands, deep sea vents supporting new life forms, phytoplankton blooms providing over half of the planet’s fresh air, and the Great Barrier Reef, the largest living structure in the world.
Hawaii teachers are also provided with a set of fun, content-rich activities to help students interact with the map: “Cities in the Sea” invites students to explore the extraordinary biodiversity of four reef ecosystems; “The Deep & the Dark” simulates for students the depth of the Mariana Trench and fifteen other ocean floor trenches; and “Ocean Commotion” allows students to travel the ocean surface along the paths of eight major currents, finishing in the middle of the Pacific garbage patch, where they learn about human impacts on ocean health. Also accompanying the maps are lavish photo cards of animals and plants, hand-held models of volcanoes, and colorful coral reef replicas.
“We are excited to share this map with our Hawaii schools throughout the state of Hawaii. Inspiring the next generation of spatially literate & engaging Hawaii STEM students is our priority. It is an honor to partner with National Geographic Education, HIGICC, and the Hawaii Geographic Alliance to help make it happen,” said Isla Young director of K12 STEM Education for MEDB’s Women In Technology Project.
National Geographic’s Giant Traveling Maps program was introduced in 2006 with a map of Africa created after National Geographic magazine’s 2005 special issue devoted entirely to that continent. Since then the program has expanded to include maps of North America, Asia and South America and now the Pacific Ocean. It is estimated that more than 400,000 students will interact with one of these maps in the 2012-2013 school year. In addition to school venues, the maps appear at museums, festivals, fairs, and corporate and educational conferences. The maps also reinforce National Geographic’s commitment to increasing geo-literacy through teacher professional development, K-12 curriculum, live events, and academic competitions.

For more information email

Isla Young
Director K-12 STEM Education
Women In Technology
Maui Economic Development Board
1305 N. Holopono St., Suite 1
Kihei, Hawaii, 96753
W 808 875-2307
C 808 250-2888
F 808 879-0011

Start Date: November 12th

End Date: December 6th

MLC Lomilomi Workshop on December 1st

Empowering Families with Lomilomi

Saturday, December 1st
At Ilima at Leihano: 891 Kamaaha Ave, Kapolei
Cost: $10 per person or $25 for families of up to 3 people

Today in our busy world and the many modern technology distractions
and stresses of life,
families seek to maintain balance physically, mentally and spiritually.

This workshop will offer an overview on traditional Hawaiian
perspectives and practices of maintaining balance with lomilomi as
applied to life today. You will learn simple stretches, hands on -
seated lomilomi and the use of modern day tools that will help improve
your everyday health and well being. Presenter Chris Mileka Robins has
over twenty years of experience in body work and is a practitioner,
educator, and presenter of lomilomi and ho’oponopono.

Registration is required.
Families are encouraged to attend together (limit 3ppl per family group).
To register, please go to

If you have any questions, please contact us by email: or by phone: 542-9107.


Start Date: Saturday, December 1st

Time: 9am-12pm

[HawaiiFPC] Organic Farmer Training in Waimanalo reminder registration deadline

Organic Farmer Training in Waimanalo, a few scholarships still available if you are unemployed or underemployed.

LEAF Hawaii will be starting another round of Organic Farmer Training soon in Waimanalo and they have some vacancies available.
They are especially targeting the unemployed and underemployed, but the course is open to anyone.

Deadline to apply is Thursday 11/8. Also, here is a website link with the info. LEAF Organic Farmer Training.

Or for more information, you may contact:
[HawaiiFPC] Organic Farmer Training in Waimanalo reminder registration deadline
David A. Santistevan
Executive Director (808) 389-1819 cell
LEAF Hawaii

>> Happy farming!

Start Date: Thursday, November 8th

CORRECTION ON DATE Two Workshops at The Green House Saturday, November 17th

Here’s to Your Health!

Makahiki Food Plants Cooking Series

The Hawaiian season of Makahiki is upon us, the time of Lono, god of peace, food plants and fertility. Natural Food Chef Gigi Miranda will lead this cooking series to honor the season focusing on healthy recipes using traditional plants, ʻUala, Kalo, Ulu and Niu. Each session will cover one plant in depth and feature a farmer or gardener sharing their harvest.
The Green House
Saturday, November 17th
10 - noon
Fee $50/Class or $180/Series 11/17, 12/1, 8 & 15
Advanced Registration Required
To see calendar & register online
Or call (808) 524-8427

Here’s to Your Health!

Herbal Tinctures and Infusions Workshop

Learn how herbal tinctures and infusions can add more herbal magic healing power to your life and how to make them yourself with Herbalist and Ethnobotanist Laura Shiels. A helpful informational booklet will also be provided.
The Green House
Saturday, November 17th
1 - 3pm
Fee $20
Advanced Registration Required
To see calendar & register online
Or call (808) 524-8427

Start Date: November 17th

[HawaiiFPC] LEAF Aina Corps Organic Farmer Training Program

Training opportunity if you want a future as an organic farmer. Contact us at 389-1819 for more information

Inoculated Dry Litter System two-day workshop

Friday and Saturday, November 16th and 17th will be a two-day workshop on the Inoculated Dry Litter System for piggeries, an emerging nutrient management practice which turns pig waste into valuable compost. Workshop will be held at Kahumana Organic Farm in Waianae. Please contact us (808-622-9026) for more information about this workshop.

Entrepreneurship and Small Business Clinic

Entrepreneurship and Small Business Clinic
Meet with the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law

As a community service, The Entrepreneurship and Small Business Clinic of the
University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law in partnership with HTDC is offering FREE sessions up to 45 minutes each to small businesses to discuss their legal questions.

The sessions will be conducted by law students in the Clinic, under the supervision of Clinic instructor Greg Kim, a licensed attorney who specializes in business law.

Event Details
When:: Thursday, November 1st, 1-4 p.m. and Friday, November 6th, 1-4 p.m.
Where: Manoa Innovation Center (MIC) - 2800 Woodlawn Drive, Suite 100

For appointments:, or call 539-3806 x2

Start Date: Thursday, November 1st

Time: 1-4pm

Special October Events at Lunalilo Home

Aloha kakou,

We are pleased to invite you to attend a couple of exciting opportunities here at Lunalilo Home this October. Please join us or share the attached flyers with others who may be interested in coming.

> Caregiver Workshop- “Navigating the Kupuna Care System”:
> Saturday, October 27 from 10 am -11:30 am
> For personal and professional caregivers alike, understanding the various services available for elders can be overwhelming. Senior care options, medical and drug insurance coverage, hospital and home safety, personal financial management, Medicaid, Medicare, advance health care directives, and estate planning; all these issues can become bewildering when confronting them alone or for the first time.

> Come and learn more about navigating through the system of services available for kupuna and their caregivers. This workshop with the Elderly Affairs Division will provide assistance in understanding the choices and resources available for you and your loved ones while aging in Hawaii. Caregivers will also learn about the different levels of senior care and how to determine what service is appropriate for their loved one.

> Lunalilo Home Film Series- “Listen to the Forest” Film by Eddie & Myrna Kamae:
> Sunday, October 28 from 10 am – 11:30 am
> Lunalilo Home invites you to the Preserving Our Legacy: A Lunalilo Home Film Series celebrating the music, language, people and places of old Hawai‘i through documentary films. This month’s series features film “Listen to the Forest” by Eddie and Myrna Kamae. This environmental documentary speaks of the widespread concern for
> rainforest preservation, while reminding us of traditional Hawaiian values. Interviews, chants, and original songs and dances give voice to an older form of ecological wisdom summed up in the phrase mālama ̒āina, to take care of the land that is both a physical habitat and a source of spiritual nourishment. Join our kupuna, families, and community in an opportunity to come together, share memories, and celebrate our Hawaiian history and culture.

> Please contact Ciara at or 395-1000 to RSVP. We hope you can come!

> Michelle Nalei Akina, MPA
> Administrator
> 501 Kekauluohi Street
> Honolulu, HI 96825
> 808-395-1000

Introduction to Bokashi Composting

Introduction to Bokashi Composting

Saturday, November 3rd
At Ilima at Leihano: 891 Kamaaha Ave, Kapolei
Cost: $10 per person or $25 for families of up to 3 people

Bokashi composting is an alternative to traditional composting and is
becoming widely recognized as one of the easiest ways to compost. It
is low maintenance, has no smell or bugs, provides you with quick and
nutrient rich compost, and can be done indoors as well as outdoors.
Instructor Jan Nadamodo will teach workshop participants about
Effective Microorganisms (EM-1), how Bokashi composting works and the
different ways that the bokashi and by-products can be used.

Registration is required. Families are encouraged to attend together
(limit 3ppl per family group).
To register, please go to
If you have any questions, please contact us by email: or by phone: 542-9107.

Start Date: Saturday, November 3rd

Time: 9am-12pm

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