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Farm To School Field Trip:  Leileihua High and Sweet Land Farm

March 01, 2019

As part of the ʻĀINA in Schools PDE-3 course, teachers gain access to educational resources both in and outside of the classroom. Last month, teachers visited the Leilehua High School Agriculture Learning Center and Sweet Land Farm in Wahiawā. Tucked in the back of campus, the Leilehua Ag Center is a stunning 3-acre plot with pathways for students to learn aquaculture, animal husbandry, food production, loʻi kalo, and even welding. Teachers learned about garden integration into student experiences at Leilehua, and even got to create a take-home static hydroponic kit. Teachers then traveled on to Sweet Land Farm where they learned about the inner workings of a sustainable goat cheese farm. In addition to visiting with the goats—including a new batch of babies—teachers sampled Sweet Land Farm’s own fresh chè·vre and tomme cheeses. Big Mahalo to Leilehua High School and Sweet Land Farm for hosting the ʻĀINA in Schools Educator ʻOhana!

 

Our next Farm to Farm to School Field Trip for Educators will take place on March 2 at Kainalu Elementary School and Kākoʻo ʻŌiwi. Seats are limited; click here to register!

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