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HIPHI hosts Perspectives on Community Health, Visiting ʻĀINA School Garden Lessons

November 06, 2018

On Thursday, October 18 Hawaiʻi Public Health Institute (HIPHI) members representing educators, government, and non-profits toured three Farm to School sites in Mililani. The tour began at Mililani Uka Elementary where the group observed an ʻĀINA Grade K Butterfly Garden Lesson taught by ʻĀINA Docents. They also received a Farm to School Program Overview and learned about the growth of ʻĀINA In Schools at Mililani Uka Elementary. Next, the group visited popular ʻĀINA Farm Field Trip site Mari's Garden, which includes an 18-acre aquaponics and hydroponics farm, whose mission is to promote sustainable living, organic urban farming, and buying local through soil-less agricultural techniques. HIPHI members ended their day at Mililani High School where they learn about the ʻAina Pono Hawaiʻi State Farm to School Program and enjoyed a healthy cafeteria lunch while reflecting on their day of learning about Farm to School in Hawaiʻi.