Harvest days, work parties scheduled for UH West Oʻahu māla

Students working in the organic garden

Join fellow students, staff and faculty at the UH West Oʻahu māla (garden) to work as well as learn about growing food this semester. There are at least two ways to participate at the māla, which is located between the Classroom and Laboratory buildings on the West Oʻahu campus:

  • Weekly Harvest Days occur every Tuesday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the garden. This is usually a mālama ʻāina time during which students can get service learning hours in by volunteering in the garden and then participate in harvests.
  • Saturday Work Parties are scheduled 8-11 a.m., Sept. 9, Oct. 7, Nov. 4 and Dec. 2.  Learn various aspects of food cultivation, including preparing soil, building compost, installing irrigation, sowing seed, harvesting produce and other techniques. Bring water, sun protection, shoes, and a healthy snack to share. Optional potluck afterwards.

Questions? Contact tasiay@hawaii.edu.

Image courtesy of Mellissa Lochman