Second Saturday at the Garden!
Join the O’ahu Master Gardeners and UGC ‘Ohana Volunteers at the Pearl City Urban Garden Center for Second Saturday at the Garden!
Children’s Gardening Series: Let’s Plant!
- June 8, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
- How to sow seeds, build raised beds and get dirty! Workshop or Garden
Children’s Gardening Series: Organic and Sustainable Pest Management
- July 13, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
- Tropical insects and diseases attacking plants can make Gardening in Hawaii challenging. Learn more so that you can grow more!
Children’s Gardening Series: The Life of Plants
- August 10, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
- Activities to learn more about how plants grow and how to think like a plant!
For more information call 453-6050 or visit the UGC website
Aquaponics & Aquaculture
Windward Community College, Career and Community Education, Hawaii Aquaculture and Aquaponics Association, and the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources present 2013 Workshop and Conference Series
- Aquaponics in Hawaii Conference, Saturday, May 25, 2013, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Hawaii Aquaculture Conference and Aquaculture Taste of Hawaii, Saturday, Nov 9, 2013, 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
For more information:
Sheep and Goat Care, A Beginner’s Clinic
- June 1, 2013 Ohia Fields Farm, Ahualoa, Big Island
- Registration cost $20 for HSGA members, $25 for non-members.
- Click here for flier.
- Sign up and get directions online or call (808) 430-3847.
- Hawaii Sheep and Goat Association
Waimanalo Taro Field Day
- Friday, June 21, 2013
- 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Waimanalo Research Center
- FMI: Jari Sugano 622-4185
It has been 5 years since the taro germplasm collection was started at the Waimanalo Research Center. This field day will showcase some of the varieties in the collection as well as talk about some of the new and upcoming things happening in kalo cultivation in Hawaii. This year we highlight the Taro Task force and its statewide educational efforts and demonstrate other important taro work. Click here for announcement.
GoFarm AgCurious Seminar
- Tuesday, July 9
- 5:30-8:00 pm
- Windward Community College
Register now with name and contact number to email@example.com or call David Ringuette at 236-9265.
Financing Your Farm
Free informational workshop on: Farm Loans. Grants, Business Development Resources
- Leeward Community College, Room LA105, 96‐045 Ala Ike Street, Pearl City
- July 10, 2013, 10‐12 NOON
- 9:30 am CHECK‐IN/REFRESHMENTS/NETWORKING
- Limited Seating, RSVP to Hawaii SBDC at (808) 945‐143
Workshops from O‘ahu RC&D
Master Farmer Workshops
O‘ahu RC&D is excited to announce dates for the 2013 Master Farmer Series.
- June 13: Local Beef Production and Pasture Management
- July 11: Native Plant Production and Landscaping
- August 8: Beekeeping and Honey Production
Workshops will be held from 9:00am to 12:00pm, and will include an opportunity to talk story with our Master Farmers and a tour of the farm operation. More information and registration details will be posted on Oahu RC&D's website in the coming weeks. http://www.oahurcd.org/
Land Preservation Workshops ~ Summer 2013
- Molokai: Thursday May 30, OHA Office, Kaunakakai
- Kauai: Thursday June 6, Grove Farm, Lihue
- Oahu: Friday June 7, Turtle Bay Resort, Kahuku
- Maui and Hawaii Island workshops will be scheduled later this summer.
Registration Details: There is a $20 registration fee to cover materials, refreshments and lunch. http://www.oahurcd.org/ag-preservation-workshops/
Grow Your Own Groceries Gardening Workshops
Through a grant from Pioneer, O‘ahu RC&D has organized a series of backyard gardening workshops taking place at the Pioneer Research Station in Kunia. Upcoming workshops:
- May 4: Fruit Trees
- May 18: Growing Vegetables
- June 1: Organic Pest Control and Pest ID
Workshops are from 9 to 11:30 am and are taught by UH Master Gardeners, local farmers, and other experts. To sign up or for more information, visit the O‘ahu RC&D website at http://www.oahurcd.org/ or call (808) 622-9026.
LICH Green Industry Conference and Tradeshow
- Neal Blaisdell Hall
- October 10, 2013
LICH Green Industry Conference and Tradeshow with a native plant theme is being held October 10th with four concurrent breakout presentations, student research posters, free tradeshow, free evening social, day after native landscape bus tour, the first LICH Sustainability Awards, and a complimentary native plant poster. Read the announcement here.
Recent & Past Events
- Aquaculture of Tilapia in Hawaii, March 2013
- Aquaponics in the Classroom, October 2012
- Agribusiness Incubator Program Beginning Farmer Training Tour, July 17 – 20, 2012
- Organic Fertilizer and Cover Crop Calculator: Hawai'i, April 2012
- Protecting Beneficials in Hawai‘i and the American Pacific, April 2012
- CTAHR/Hawaii Aquaculture and Aquaponics Association Workshop, November 2011
- Hawaii Organic Farmers Association Meeting, October 2011
- Challenges and Opportunities of Soil-Less Farming in Hawai'i, July 2011
Western SARE Subregional Conference for Hawai'i
Celebrating 20 years of WSARE in Hawaii plus
Strategic Planning for HI sustainable agriculture for the next Twenty
Western SARE’s third subregional conference, in Kona, Hawaii, drew nearly 120 farmers, ranchers and ag support people to the Outrigger Kona Resort Hotel. Participants at the gathering, Sept. 23-24, 2008, learned about Western SARE and agricultural sustainability. And they discussed the key issues related to the future of agriculture in Hawaii and expressed what they perceived to be the critical needs and issues facing Hawaii.