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June 2017
Free

Agricultural Business Workshops: Cooperatives and Funding
(Honoka‘a, Hawai‘i Island)

June 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
North Hawai‘i Education & Research Center,
45-539 Plumeria St
Honoka‘a, HI 96727 United States
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June 24, 2017—An introduction to cooperatives and financing your farm operation, including Farm Service Agency loan program opportunities. Taught by Hanna Bree, Rural Business Development Specialist, The Kohala Center; Teresa Young, Rural Cooperative Business Development Specialist, The Kohala Center; and Linda Kow, Assistant Manager of Farm Loan Programs, Farm Service Agency.

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Free

ReefTeach Volunteer Training
(Kailua-Kona, Hawai‘i Island)

June 28 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
West Hawai‘i Civic Center, Council Conference Room A,
74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Hwy
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 United States
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June 28, 2017—Now is your chance to help save our ocean! The Kohala Center’s ReefTeach Program aims to educate visitors and residents alike on how to avoid damaging corals and take care of honu (green sea turtles) and reef animals at Kahalu‘u Bay. ReefTeach is a volunteer-powered program of well-trained and dedicated ocean stewards who talk with visitors about what corals are, the different types of fish and invertebrates in the bay, and reef ecology. We also inform visitors and residents of honu basking behavior and help reduce disturbances to honu in the bay and throughout the Hawaiian Islands.

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July 2017
Free

Agricultural Business Workshops: Business Planning and Financing #2
(Honoka‘a, Hawai‘i Island)

July 22 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
North Hawai‘i Education & Research Center,
45-539 Plumeria St
Honoka‘a, HI 96727 United States
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July 22, 2017—Learn how to write a business plan for a farm operation including production planning, marketing and farm financial statements, part 2. Taught by Diana Duff, Business Specialist, Farm Works.

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Summer Wood Show 2017
(Kawaihae, Hawai‘i Island)

July 22 @ 11:30 am - August 19 @ 8:30 pm
Harbor Gallery,
61-3665 Akoni Pule Hwy
Kawaihae, HI 96743 United States
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July 22–August 19, 2017—View and purchase original, handcrafted creations by Hawai‘i Island artists using renewable, locally grown woods. A portion of the show's proceeds are donated to The Kohala Center to support our Kohala Watershed Partnership program. Since 2011, Harbor Gallery has donated more than $40,000 to our restoration and conservation efforts on Kohala Mountain! Harbor Gallery is open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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$300 - $400

Kū ‘Āina Pā Summer Intensive: Navigating the Hawai‘i School Garden Curriculum Map and Creating a Standards-Based Garden Program for Your Classroom
(Honolulu, O‘ahu)

July 24 @ 8:00 am - July 27 @ 5:00 pm
Waikīkī Elementary School,
3710 Leahi Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States
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July 24–27, 2017—This year we’re offering two sessions of our Kū ‘Āina Pā School Garden Teacher Training Program Summer Intensive: one on Hawai‘i Island and one on O‘ahu! Navigating the Hawai‘i School Garden Curriculum Map and Creating a Standards-Based Garden Program for Your Classroom is a four-day workshop for Hawai‘i’s K–8 teachers to connect school garden activities to federal and state education standards. Visit our Kū ‘Āina Pā program page for full details and to apply online. Teachers interested in attending the O‘ahu session must submit their applications by June 9.

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Free

Hawai‘i Meaningful Environmental Education for Teachers: Huli ‘Āina Kumu Wai curriculum orientation
(Waimea, Hawai‘i Island)

July 25 @ 8:00 am - July 27 @ 5:00 pm
Waimea Middle School,
67-1229 Mamalahoa Hwy
Waimea, HI 96743 United States
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July 25–27, 2017—We are currently recruiting intermediate and high school teachers for the 2017-18 school year professional development program. The year-long program starts with a 3-day hands-on workshop that will introduce teachers to the Huli ʻĀina Kumu Wai field science curriculum. The workshop will include instruction on Hawaiian cultural protocol, kilo observation skills, field sampling techniques, watershed education, and 14 lessons to share with middle and high school students.

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Free

Climate change: How is it impacting Hawai‘i?
(Waimea, Hawai‘i Island)

July 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Waimea Middle School – Cafeteria,
67-1229 Mamalahoa Hwy
Waimea, HI 96743 United States
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July 25, 2017—Dr. Chip Fletcher from the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa will discuss several aspects of climate change in an interactive discussion and question-and-answer session with the community.

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Free

Starting a Home Production System
(Nā‘ālehu, Hawai‘i Island)

July 30 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hawaiian Flowers / Ka Lae Coffee,
94-2166 South Point Rd
Naalehu, HI 96772 United States
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July 30, 2017—In this free workshop led by Greg Smith, participants will take home various seedlings/starters for their home production systems. Greg will model bed prep and seedling transplanting into beds. Participants will start their own seedlings in peat pot trays and take home a sampling of planted seeds of their choice and cuttings from the farm. The workshop will take place from 3 to 4 p.m. and be followed by talk story and a potluck. Pre-registration is not required; call Raina Whiting at 808-721-6977 for more information.

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August 2017
Free

Crop insurance webinar for Hawai‘i agricultural industry leaders

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

August 3, 2017—This training will provide an overview of federally subsidized crop insurance offerings available to Hawai‘i agricultural producers. All agricultural industry personnel who wish to learn more about crop insurance are encouraged to attend. Topics to be covered include crop insurance programs available, eligibility, deadlines, coverage levels, subsidies, and next steps for purchasing crop insurance.

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Free

Starting a Small-Scale Composting System
(Nā‘ālehu, Hawai‘i Island)

August 13 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hawaiian Flowers / Ka Lae Coffee,
94-2166 South Point Rd
Naalehu, HI 96772 United States
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August 13, 2017—In this free workshop led by Kyle Studer, participants will learn about different composting methods, layering greens and browns, what makes a healthy composting system, and help build a compost pile. Hands-on activities and educational materials will support participants in starting their own composting systems. The workshop will take place from 3 to 4 p.m. and be followed by talk story and a potluck. Pre-registration is not required; call Raina Whiting at 808-721-6977 for more information.

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