Gathering Dates in April
2014 Volunteer Expo at Queen Kaahumanu Center, Saturday April 5th, 2014 from 11 am to 2 pm Hali'imaile Community Garden will have a booth at the 2014 Volunteer Expo at Queen Kaahumanu Center. Plans include educational garden fruits and veggies coloring sheets for the keiki, a produce basket drawing, recruiting volunteers, letting people know about Hali'imaile Community Garden, and getting to know our friends and neighbors on Maui! We'll be setting up from 10 to 11 and the event will be from 11 to 2. The County of Maui Volunteer Hero Awards will be given out during the ceremony and one of our very own volunteers will be honored! It could be you! Come on down to volunteer in the booth as a service project, or just to have some fun and support HCG's Volunteer Hero for 2014!
Haiku Hoolaulea & Flower Festival Fundraiser, Saturday, April 12, 2014 9am - 4:30pm
Hali'imaile Community Garden will have a booth at the 2014 Haiku Hoolaulea & Flower Festival growers market. We will be selling produce and plants as a fundraiser. Volunteers are needed to help set up at 7:30am, man booth during the event, and to clean up afterwards. There will be lots of time to enjoy all the festivities of the Hoolaulea as well. See you there!
Visitor Industry Charity Walk Fundraiser, Saturday, May 10, 2014 7am
Looking ahead to May, Hali'imaile Community Garden is applied for a grant from the 2014 Visitor Industry Charity Walk. We are looking for members and other people willing to walk for us. All you need to do to participate is obtain a walker form, ask people to donate any amount for you to walk, raise at least $35 total, return the walker form and funds to us by May 1st, and then show up on May 10th with your route card to walk. It's a fun 3.1 mile walk around Kahului and... here's the best part... there will be door prizes, grinds, and entertainment at the end! Please contact us if you would like a walker form. Walking yourself meets member service dues as a group project. Every walker other than yourself that you recruit is also worth one hour towards member service dues. What a great deal and good way to help Maui charities, especially our own garden! Let's walk!
Our Goodwill Garden Volunteers
We are thankful for Bill & Pam who volunteer every week to harvest and deliver produce from our Goodwill Garden to the Maui Food Bank and Hale Kau Kau! We appreciate all the work you do to help others! Mahalo Nui Loa!
Pandanus tectorius, also known as hala in Hawaii, is an indigenous tree essential fornative Hawaiian landscape. The hala pictured here grows next to the garden shed at Hali'imaile Community Garden.
Female hala trees produce a pineapple-shaped fruit and the less common male hale produces highly fragrant and attractive flowers. Though, hala may take ten years or longer to mature and bear fruit.
Hala was very important to the early Hawaiians. The red fruits were especially prized by early Hawaiians. The leaves were used to make canoe sails, baskets, and thatch roofs, while flowers created soft clothing called 'ahu hinano. Hala fiber was used for straining awa (kava). The fruit tips were eaten in times of famine and root tips were used medicinally, commonly as a laxative.
Donation Day - Every Thursday is donation day. Drop extra harvest and other donations by 12pm to be taken to Hale Kau Kau and/or Maui Foodbank.
Drive Slowly - Please drive especially slow, no more than 5mph as you move from the street through the gates and into the garden parking lot.
Fires - Please no fires at the garden... it's against our lease and we don't want to lose our precious land!
Rocks - Please keep rocks out of the common areas, plots, and pathways. Put them in the rock pile by the green house.
Common Areas & Pathways - Please keep all personal materials within the boundaries of your assigned plot.
HCG Gate - Remember to lock up no matter the time of day if you are last vehicle to leaving the garden.
MLP Gate - Remember to lock the MLP gate behind you every time you pass through it. It must remain locked at all times.
Water - Please kokua and use only what is absolutely necessary and report any wasteful activity to the garden council.
Personal Belongings & Trash - Please keep community areas free of trash and personal belongings. Dispose of trash behind shed in receptacle.
The council is always available for your questions, concerns, ideas, visions for the garden, and suggestions at email@example.com. Councilmembers Kevin, Lori, Volkan,, and Dan all receive and read the incoming mails at this address. We do our best to respond quickly.
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