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July 2017

Designing Habitat for Our Pollinator Allies

July 15, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hawaiian Sanctuary, 13-3194 Pahoa Kalapana Rd
Pahoa, HI 96778 United States
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Join us as we explore simple, DIY (do it yourself) strategies for welcoming these crucial creatures into our gardens, landscapes, and farmscapes. This is a FREE workshop!

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January 2018

Rapid Topsoil Formation

January 27 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Any resilient food system is based in healthy, durable soils. Hawaii Island’s landscape history of abuse and lava inundation leaves most of us needing to rapidly develop topsoil. This intensive offers participants exposure to, and hands-on experience with, the range of soil building techniques for degraded landscapes including: swale-mound earthworks, aerobic compost tea, foliar feeding and biological inoculants, biochar and re-mineralization, intensive rotational micro-grazing, and cover crops for fertility farming.  

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February 2018

Food From Wood: Growing Edible & Medicinal Mushrooms on Logs, Stumps, and Wood Chips

February 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus, 19-4074 Old Volcano Rd
Volcano, HI 96785 United States
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Wondering what to do with those undesirable exotic trees on the Back Forty? By teaming with certain fungi, you can turn that pesky plant problems into an edible solution. Each participant will depart with a shiitake mushroom log kit, as well as a King Stropharia mushroom kit. 

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    March 17 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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