Blessing the new UH Maui College community garden at the ground-
breaking ceremony on May 10
The Sustainable Living Institute of Maui (SLIM) broke ground on the new UH Maui College community garden, funded by Community Work Day (CWD) and the Ulupono Initiative. The garden, located between the upper northwest side of the main parking lot and the UHMC educational fields, opened on May 10 with a ribbon-cutting event.
The day began with a garden blessing followed by a community workday of native planting. Participants had the opportunity to take home vegetable or herb plant starts from CWD’s nursery sponsored by Bioponic Phytoceuticals, the makers of Kona Red beverage. See more photos from the event on the UH Maui College Facebook page.
The community garden will be available to all students, faculty and staff members along with members of our community who enjoy growing their own food while socializing and interacting with others who share the same interests. Participants were able to sign up for their own garden plots this fall semester through SLIM and EdVenture.