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January 2017
Free

Ke Kumu ‘Āina Afterschool Program
(Waimea, Hawai‘i Island)

January 11 @ 1:30 pm - May 24 @ 5:00 pm
Ulu Lā‘au – Waimea Nature Park,
66-1246 Mamalahoa Hwy
Waimea, HI 96743 United States
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January 11–May 24, 2017—The Kohala Center’s Ke Kumu ‘Āina Afterschool Program takes place every Wednesday from 1:30 to 5 p.m. throughout the second semester and offers middle school students opportunities to learn about Hawai‘i Island’s native plants. Participants will learn to identify native plants and their cultural uses, understand the environments in which they grow, and engage in scientific field research. Students will meet at Ulu Lā‘au – Waimea Nature Park and enjoy hands-on workshops and ‘āina-based activities at the heart of Waimea town. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the second semester. Preference will be given to applications received by January 31. Contact Mahina Patterson at mpatterson@kohalacenter.org or 808-887-6411 for more information. Sponsored by Kamehameha Schools.

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

January 20 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Kohala Center,
65-1291A Kawaihae Rd
Kamuela, HI 96743 United States
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January 20, 2017—Become a “Ginja Ninja” for a day! Help established native trees survive and thrive by clearing invasive ginger from the forest understory. Meet at The Kohala Center’s offices at 8 a.m. and bring along a water bottle, sack lunch, and snacks. Boots or sturdy shoes are required and rain gear is highly recommended. Be prepared for any kind of weather: hot or cold, sunny or cloudy, windy or calm, wet or dry...knowing Kohala, probably all of the above! We provide tools, gloves, and cold drinking water. We’ll work, hike, explore, picnic, and then work a bit more, returning to Waimea by 3 p.m.

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Farm Financial Recordkeeping and Crop Insurance Workshops
(Honoka‘a, Hawai‘i Island)

January 25 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
North Hawai‘i Education & Research Center,
45-539 Plumeria St
Honoka‘a, HI 96727 United States
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January 25, 2017—Attend this FREE training session and discover the basics of QuickBooks, an accounting and bookkeeping computer program that helps businesses track income and expenses, create invoices and statements, and produce financial statements. The workshops will help farmers and food producers decide if the software is right for them, and also provide an overview of federal crop insurance programs. Registration is free at koha.la/farmfinance but space is limited. For more information  contact Hanna Bree at hbree@kohalacenter.org or 808-887-6411. View/download the flyer

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Winter Honoka‘a Seed Exchange and Potluck
(Honoka‘a, Hawai‘i Island)

January 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hawaiian Cultural Center of Hāmākua,
45-3490 Māmane Street, Ste B
Honokaa, HI 96727 United States
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January 29, 2017—Special guest Hector Valenzuela will be joining us from UH Mānoa to share his seedy knowledge! Arrive on time so you can hear him speak at 1:30 p.m. Please bring a dish to share (if can), your own plate and utensils, and any seeds or soil-less plant materials*.

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February 2017
Free

Farm Financial Recordkeeping and Crop Insurance Workshops
(Kailua-Kona, Hawai‘i Island)

February 1 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hawai‘i Community College at Pālamanui,
73-1025 Kaiminani Dr
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 United States
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February 1, 2017—Attend this FREE training session and discover the basics of QuickBooks, an accounting and bookkeeping computer program that helps businesses track income and expenses, create invoices and statements, and produce financial statements. The workshops will help farmers and food producers decide if the software is right for them, and also provide an overview of federal crop insurance programs. Registration is free at koha.la/farmfinance but space is limited. For more information  contact Hanna Bree at hbree@kohalacenter.org or 808-887-6411. View/download the flyer

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KWP Volunteer Day: Koai‘a Corridor
(Waimea, Hawai‘i Island)

February 3 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Kohala Center,
65-1291A Kawaihae Rd
Kamuela, HI 96743 United States
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February 3, 2017—Join us on an expedition into the Koai‘a Corridor to plant native trees and shrubs such as koai‘a, wiliwili, and ‘ākia. Outplanting provides volunteers of all ages and abilities with an enjoyable combination of work and play, breathtaking scenery, and time with old and new friends. At the end of the day you’ll be able to step back and actually see the positive results of your efforts!

Meet at The Kohala Center’s offices at 8 a.m. and bring along a water bottle, sack lunch, and snacks. Boots or sturdy shoes are required and rain gear is highly recommended. Be prepared for any kind of weather: hot or cold, sunny or cloudy, windy or calm, wet or dry...knowing Kohala, probably all of the above! We provide tools, gloves, and cold drinking water. We’ll work, hike, explore, picnic, and then work a bit more, returning to Waimea by 3 p.m.

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

February 24 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Kohala Center,
65-1291A Kawaihae Rd
Kamuela, HI 96743 United States
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February 24, 2017—Become a “Ginja Ninja” for a day! Help established native trees survive and thrive by clearing invasive ginger from the forest understory. Meet at The Kohala Center’s offices at 8 a.m. and bring along a water bottle, sack lunch, and snacks. Boots or sturdy shoes are required and rain gear is highly recommended. Be prepared for any kind of weather: hot or cold, sunny or cloudy, windy or calm, wet or dry...knowing Kohala, probably all of the above! We provide tools, gloves, and cold drinking water. We’ll work, hike, explore, picnic, and then work a bit more, returning to Waimea by 3 p.m.

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