Like growing food or want to learn how? Here are some activities for you

Photo looking down on a garden filled with banana plants, other growth and a hale

The Student Organic Garden employs some of the principles taught by the Sustainable Community Food Systems program

There are at least two ways for the UH West Oʻahu campus community to participate in work being done at the Student Organic Garden during the 2019 Spring Semester.

Students, staff and faculty can work at the māla (garden) to learn about building soil and growing food at the half-acre site located on the west side of the Laboratory Building (also known as the E Building). They are:

  • 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 from 8 to 11 a.m., Feb. 2, March 2, and April 6. In addition to students, faculty and staff, community members are invited to 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 Student Garden Program Coordinator Tasia Yamamura at

Image courtesy of UHWO Staff