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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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Conservation Tillage workshop
(Honoka‘a, Hawai‘i Island)

September 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North Hawai‘i Education & Research Center,
45-539 Plumeria St
Honoka‘a, HI 96727 United States
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Tuesday, September 12—A presentation by Dr. Ted Kornecki, Agricultural Engineer, USDA-ARS National Soil Dynamics Lab Research Unit and Adjunct Professor of Biosystems Engineering, Auburn University. Dr. Kornecki will cover the following topics in his presentation followed by a question-and-answer session with the community:

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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
(Pāhoa and Honalō, Hawai‘i Island • Makawao, Maui • Waimānalo, 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

Demonstration Farm Field Day
(Honoka‘a, Hawai‘i Island)

September 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Kohala Center’s Demonstration Farm,
45-434 Lehua St
Honokaa, HI 96727 United States
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September 23, 2017—A field day at The Kohala Center’s Demonstration Farm in Honoka‘a will include a tour, hands-on training, and planting of an agroforestry system that’s designed to diversify crops, control weeds naturally, and improve soil health. This event is open to the public; high school students and teachers are especially encouraged to come learn about the upcoming fall High School Sustainable Agriculture Program. Contact Dave Sansone at dsansone@kohalacenter.org or 808-887-6411 for more information.

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October 2017
Free

Ke Kumu ‘Āina Alaka‘i ‘Ōpio Program – Fall Break 2017
(Waimea, Hawai‘i Island)

October 9 @ 7:00 am - October 13 @ 3:30 pm
The Kohala Center,
65-1291A Kawaihae Rd
Kamuela, HI 96743 United States
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October 9–13, 2017—Attention high school students! The Kohala Center is offering an exciting opportunity for interested students to gain leadership and career experience through fieldwork in the Kohala Watershed. Students will be eligible to receive  up to $250 for successfully participating  in field days and completing additional program requirements, including an education and career pathway plan.

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Free

Ke Kumu ‘Āina Fall Break Program for Middle School Students
(Waimea, Hawai‘i Island)

October 9 @ 8:00 am - October 13 @ 3:00 pm
The Kohala Center,
65-1291A Kawaihae Rd
Kamuela, HI 96743 United States
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October 9–13, 2017—The Kohala Center’s free Ke Kumu ‘Āina Fall Break Program offers middle school students opportunities to learn about forestry and watershed conservation. Participants will learn to identify common native forest plants and their uses, understand the environments in which they grow, and engage in scientific field research. Students will meet in Waimea and enjoy daily field trips into the Kohala watershed, hands-on workshops, and ‘āina-based activities.

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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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Free

Aloha ‘Āina Day: Outplanting Native Plant Species
(Waimea, Hawai‘i Island)

October 14 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Kohala Center,
65-1291A Kawaihae Rd
Kamuela, HI 96743 United States
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Saturday, October 14, 2017—E aloha ʻāina kākou! Join us for our first Aloha ʻĀina Saturday of the year in the Kohala watershed! Learn about The Kohala Center’s ʻāina-based work and education initiatives including the Kohala Watershed Partnership and Ke Kumu ʻĀina. Take part in ecological restoration and climate change mitigation through outplanting native plant species in targeted watershed areas.

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