New ʻĀINA Schools Blanche Pope, Hauʻula, Solomon Garden Party and Kalo Planting
October 20, 2017
Over the past month and a half weʻve seen an amazing gathering of ʻohana and community members contributing to all of our school gardens. Our new schools, Blanche Pope, Hau`ula, and Solomon Elementary, all held successful opening garden parties over the last month. Blanche Pope focused on legacy trees, building a wellness pathway surrounded by nui, `ulu, `ōhi`a `ai, and other fruits for future students to enjoy. Solomon Elementaryʻs community filled their eight garden beds for upcoming lessons. and Hauʻula parents and teachers readied their garden beds for Garden lessons in grades K, 1, 3, 4, and 6. Our lessons this year planted over 500 huli in school gardens around O`ahu. Big mahalo to Mālama Lo`i o Hale`iwa, Papahana Kuaola and Mānoa Heritage Center for sharing their huli with our schools and keiki!