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Project to revitalize LHS Agriculture Department

By Staff | Mar 24, 2011

LAHAINA — Volunteers are encouraged to meet at Lahainaluna High School this weekend to help revitalize the historic school’s Agricultural Department.

“Lahainaluna has a long-standing tradition of being leaders in agriculture. We encourage family, friends, alumni and the community to help support this program in any way possible,” noted Matt Lane of Community Work Day Program, who is organizing the project on March 25 and 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

On Friday, March 25, able-bodied volunteers with agricultural experience are sought to help clear land.

On Saturday, volunteers will be assigned to multiple work stations that involve land clearing, possibly planting and building a taro loi.

“We need help finding volunteers to help renew Lahainaluna’s Ag Department over spring break. Anyone who is an experienced arborist, a farmer, or can take care of general lawn maintenance is requested to help,” Lane explained.

Volunteers are asked to bring work gloves, tools and a water bottle. Tropic Water will provide water, and snacks will also be offered.

Hawaiian Dredging, Chamberlain Excavation and Compost, Cilantro Restaurant, Lulu’s Lahaina and Tropic Water are supporting this weekend’s project.

Restaurants, businesses and community organizations interested in volunteering time or materials for the garden projects are welcome to sign up at Lahaina Ace Hardware or contact CWD at 877-2524 or Lahainaluna High School at 662-4006.

To reach Lane, call 357-0920 or e-mail m_lane@hotmail.com.