June Potluck Social & Open House - Saturday, June 21st, 2pm - 5 pm
HCG's annual June Potluck Social & Open House will be on Saturday, June 21st form 2pm to 5pm. Bring friends and family for an afternoon of potluck food, social time, and meeting visitors at our open house. The entry gate is secured and will be manned from 2pm to 4pm for open house visitors followed by another hour of social time for members only. Tours will be provided to and there will be plants given away with any donation and more! We hope to see you there!
June Service Projects
Feed the Hungry... Trees That is! Tuesday, June 10, 2014 12 pm - 3pm
It's time to feed the hungry... trees that is! Summer is upon us and the orchard is ready for some fertilizer. We'll be spreading lime and applying organic fertilizer pellets and then watering it all in. If time permits we can prune, trim, mulch, and weed as well. New members and guest volunteers are invited to join us, whether to help with the community areas or just to get to know other gardeners, enjoy the food, access the power tools, and/or get impromptu help or ideas for your plot. Bring a snack or dish to share for a mini potluck if you'd like. Plates and forks will be provided.
Host the June Potluck Social & Open House, Saturday, June 21, 1pm to 6 pm
Join us to set-up before the social (1pm - 2pm), clean up after the social (5pm - 6pm), and/or man the gate for guests (1 hour shifts). In between, enjoy the potluck with everyone! We will be putting out signs, tables, and shelter before the event and putting everything away and removing trash after the event. During the event, we will take turns manning the MLP gate to let guests in while our plot manger gives tours of the garden. Bring water, a hat, sunglasses, and a potluck dish to share. Service projects are open to anyone who would like to help.
The entry gate is secured. Registered volunteers may contact us at 415-480-GROW (4769) or complete our contact from http://www.haliimailegarden.com/contact.html at least 48 hours in advance to arrange access. New volunteers may register at http://www.haliimailegarden.com/volunteer.html.
Visitor Industry Charity Walk Fundraiser
Mahalo to those who turned out to walk and represent HCG at the Charity Walk! The hotel industry raised the vast majority of the funds that will be granted to the nonprofits, including HCG, in August. Overall, Maui funds raised for 100 charities exceeded $767,000. Way to go!
This month's featured recipe from Hawaii's Grown Your Own Cookbook by Hali'imaile Community Garden is Squash Balls. These are a unique and delicious snack and make a great potluck dish.
1/2 Cup squash or pumpkin, cooked & mashed
1 Tbsp ginger, crystallized or candied, sliced
1/4 Cup coconut, shredded
1/2 Cup oats, rolled
1/3 Cup almonds, chopped (sub other nuts)
1 egg, organic range fed
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbsp agave, honey, or brown rice syrup (optional)
1. Preheat over to 325°F.
2. Mix all ingredients together.
3. Roll into six small balls about the size of a golf ball.
4. Place on an oiled baking pan or parchment paper.
5. Bake for 20 minutes at 325°F until they are golden brown on top.
6. Cool slightly and serve warm.
Serves: 6 Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 20 min
To obtain a copy of the cookbook, contact us at email@example.com to purchase direct or go to https://www.createspace.com/4277366 to purchase online. All cookbook fundraiser proceeds benefit Hali'imaile Community Garden, a tax exempt public charity under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3).
Native Plant Species: Hawaiian Hibiscus by Allison Borell
Hawaiian Name: Kokiʻoʻ ula
Botanical Name: Hibiscus kokio subsp. saintjohnianus
Common Name: Hawaiian red hibiscus
Status: Species of concern
Where Found: Endemic to Kauaʻi
There are over 300 species of Hibiscus worldwide. Of the entire Hibiscus genus there are 6 that are native to Hawai’i with 5 of the 6 being endemic to the islands. This is a good container plant in sunny locations and can be found at nurseries on the island.
Would you or someone you know make a good speaker for an educational class at the garden? We are now seeking speakers for summer and fall workshops. Send your ideas or inquire with the garden council at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-480-GROW (4769) for more information.
Fundraising Committee Seeking New Members
The garden council is looking for individuals with a vision for fund-raising ideas to fill positions of importance as fundraising committee members. Committee members attend monthly committee meetings on the 2nd Tuesday of each month and help to develop fundraising ideas and follow-through on fundraising initiatives. Experience and membership are not required, though serving in this position satisfies all community work participation requirements for garden members. The time commitment is 1 - 3 hours per month, with greater time commitment around fundraising initiatives. This is a great way to become more involved with the garden and to get to know some garden members, and learn about non-profit financing. Please contact the garden council at email@example.com or 415-480-GROW (4769) for more information.
Worms, Weeds, Wisdom, & Who's Who: What's the Digs in a Plot Near You?
Plots are now available for new members interested in gardening with us. Plots are 10' x 20'. Membership dues are an affordable $100 per year plus 1 service project per quarter. For more information, see http://www.haliimailegarden.com/join.html. To inquire about membership, submit a contact for at http://www.haliimailegarden.com/contact.html.
Calling All Volunteers!
Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Hali'imaile Community Garden. It is a beautiful place to be and a place where you can really make a difference. Individuals and groups interested in becoming volunteers should complete a volunteer application and plan to attend an orientation session to receive a tour of the garden and learn about the various opportunities available to volunteers. For more information and a volunteer application form: http://www.haliimailegarden.com/volunteer.html
The garden council provides active management of the garden and is always available for your questions, concerns, ideas, visions for the garden, and suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org. Councilmembers Kevin, Lori, and Volkan all receive and read the incoming mails at this address. We do our best to respond quickly.
Mahalo Nui Loa for Your Tax Deductible Contributions
Mahalo for supporting Hali'imaile Community Garden with a tax-deductible contribution, Hali'imaile Community Garden is recognized as a tax exempt public charity under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3). For donations options: http://www.haliimailegarden.com/donate.html
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