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August 2017
$25

QuickBooks™ Desktop workshop for Kaua‘i agricultural producers
(Līhu‘e, Kaua‘i)

August 21 @ 9:00 am - August 28 @ 12:00 pm
Kaua‘i Community College,
3-1901 Kaumuali‘i Hwy
Lihue, HI 96776 United States
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August 21, 23, 25, and 28, 2017—This QuickBooks Desktop Workshop is designed for commercial farmers who want to increase their accounting skills by using QuickBooks Desktop software for farm financial recordkeeping. To be eligible for this workshop, attendees must already use QuickBooks and have some accounting experience. During this four-day, in-lab session, instructor Gail Oberg, CPA, will cover chart of accounts set-up, cash receipts and accounts receivable, cash disbursements and accounts payable, Hawai‘i excise tax reporting, and customizing invoices for your farm.

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Free

KWP Volunteer Day: Ginger Control at Pu‘u Pili
(Waimea, Hawai‘i Island)

August 24 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Kohala Center,
65-1291A Kawaihae Rd
Kamuela, HI 96743 United States
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Thursday, August 24, 2017—Deepen your connection with the ‘āina! Join The Kohala Center's Kohala Watershed Partnership crew for a morning of removing invasive Himalayan ginger at Pu‘u Pili to give our native forest a chance to breathe, rejuvenate, and retain moisture.

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$10 - $40

Big Island ‘Ohana Fest
(Waikoloa Village, Hawai‘i Island)

August 25 @ 5:00 pm - August 27 @ 10:00 pm
Waikoloa Stables,
68-1936 Waikoloa Road
Waikoloa Village, HI 96738 United States
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August 25–27, 2017—Big Island ‘Ohana Fest is a drug/alcohol free, family-friendly 3-day music festival focusing on local musicians, small local businesses, education, and family. Big Island ‘Ohana Fest is proudly being presented by KWXX. Aside from having 28 different acts on the main stage, there will be a plethora of food and craft vendors, an area dedicated to educational entities and social services, a secondary stage with cultural and educational speakers/activities, and an area dedicated to childrens games and activities. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to the Kohala Center and PARENTS, Inc.

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September 2017
Free

KWP Volunteer Day: Tree Planting in the Koai‘a Corridor
(Waimea, Hawai‘i Island)

September 8 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Kohala Center,
65-1291A Kawaihae Rd
Kamuela, HI 96743 United States
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Friday, September 8, 2017—Deepen your connection with the ‘āina! Join The Kohala Center's Kohala Watershed Partnership crew for a morning of planting native trees such as hō‘awa, wiliwili, koai‘a, ‘a‘ali‘i, and ‘iliahi to reestablish and expand Kohala Mountain’s native forests.

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Free

GoFarm Hawai‘i AgCurious Information Session
(Honoka‘a, Hawai‘i Island)

September 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
North Hawai‘i Education & Research Center,
45-539 Plumeria St
Honoka‘a, HI 96727 United States
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Thursday, September 14, 2017—Interested in learning more about the GoFarm Hawai‘i Farmer Training program? Attend this free two-hour session to gain an overview of Hawai‘i’s agricultural industry and its importance. Learn about what’s involved in farming—both as a farmer and farm worker—including how to get started, challenges and opportunities, costs and benefits, and lifestyle. Prospective students wishing to enroll in the full GoFarm program must attend this session. Contact derrick@gofarmhawaii.org or 808-220-2312 to register.

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Free

KWP Volunteer Day: Weed Control in Koai‘a Tree Sanctuary
(Waimea, Hawai‘i Island)

September 22 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Kohala Center,
65-1291A Kawaihae Rd
Kamuela, HI 96743 United States
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Friday, September 22, 2017—Deepen your connection with the ‘āina! Join The Kohala Center's Kohala Watershed Partnership crew for a morning of digging out fountain grass and other invasive plants in the Koai‘a Tree Sanctuary to give native koai‘a and pilo space to grow and thrive.

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Free

Hawai‘i Seed Fest: Local Seeds for Local Needs
(Hawai‘i Island, Maui, O‘ahu)

September 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
East Hawai‘i • West Hawai‘i • Maui • O‘ahu

September 23, 2017—Come be part of local community conversations on the hows and whys of growing seeds specifically adapted for Hawai‘i.

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Free

GoFarm Hawai‘i AgXposure
(Honoka‘a, Hawai‘i Island)

September 30 @ 8:00 am - October 21 @ 2:30 pm
The Kohala Center’s Demonstration Farm,
45-434 Lehua St
Honokaa, HI 96727 United States
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Saturdays from September 30 to October 21, 2017—The second phase of the GoFarm Hawai‘i program meets on four Saturdays focuses on the farming lifestyle and the essential knowledge areas required to succeed through field trips and visits to productive Hawai‘i Island farms. Prospective students must attend the free AgCurious session on Thursday, September 14. Contact Derrick Kiyabu at derrick@gofarmhawaii.org or 808-220-2312 for more information.

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October 2017
Free

Sustainable Agriculture Program for High School Students
(Honoka‘a, Hawai‘i Island)

October 9 @ 8:00 am - October 13 @ 5:00 pm
The Kohala Center’s Demonstration Farm,
45-434 Lehua St
Honokaa, HI 96727 United States
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October 9–13, 2017—Hey high school students and recent grads! Want to learn how to grow your own food, take field trips to Hawai‘i Island farms and ranches, experience traditional Hawaiian land management systems—and earn a scholarship for it? Apply for our one- and two-week Sustainable Agriculture programs, in which the ‘āina is your classroom!

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