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Classes starting for Lahaina gardeners

January 12, 2012
Lahaina News

LAHAINA - Gardening has proven to be a dependable hobby during these challenging economic times. According to the Home Gardening Support Network, more people are expressing a desire to grow their own food using sustainable and ecologically responsible means.

Lahaina residents have expressed a desire to learn more about gardening, so the network is offering classes at Lahaina Civic Center (in the small room) on Wednesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

Cosponsored by the county Department of Parks and Recreation, the classes will provide home gardeners with the tools to make the right environmental decisions for ecologically sustainable landscapes.

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The Lahainaluna High School Music Department will hold a car wash and bake sale on Sunday, Jan. 15, at the Lahaina First Hawaiian Bank Parking lot along Papalaua Street from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you buy the pre-sale ticket from Music Department students, all vehicles will be $5. At the event, the fee is $5 for cars and $7 for trucks/vans. For more information, call 662-4000, extension 313, or e-mail comments@lahainalunamusic.org.

Classes will be led by Home Gardening Support Network Founder and CEO Anne Gachuhi, a horticulturist and former University of Hawaii Extension agent and Maui Master Gardener coordinator.

Slated for 2 to 4 p.m., the lineup includes "Starting a Vegetable Garden" on Jan. 11, "Garden Bugs: Five Major Pests of Vegetables" on Jan. 18, "Five Major Diseases of Vegetables" on Jan. 25, "Pruning Made Easy" on Feb. 8 and "Organic Gardening Techniques" on Feb. 15.

A fee of $15 per class is required to cover costs. Register for all five classes and pay $60 instead of $75.

To learn more, or to register, contact Gachuhi at hgsn2011@gmail.com, call (808) 446-2361 or visit www.homegardeningsupportnetwork.com.

Other services offered by the Home Gardening Support Network include one-on-one consulting; home visits; landscape services; Speaker's Bureau services to interested groups; training for teachers, parents or individuals involved in youth gardening; and school gardening workshops.

 
 

 

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