Teas for Resilience: Rethink your drink for local health and flavors

Date: November 21, 2020

Time: 10:00-12:00

Location: online

Part of the Local Food Toolkit Webinar Series, this webinar will teach you all about local tea plants. We will cover the culture of tea, how to grow, harvest, and prepare, as well as a little bit about “Agri-preneurship”.

The $25 registration fee includes a toolkit of delicious local tea making herbs and tools.

Please register and pay by November 12, 2020 so that you can get your bag in time for the event!

Examples of delicious tea herbs grown at Mālaʻai garden of Waimea Middle School

This webinar is supported by a grant from the County of Hawaii R&D and Atherton Family Foundation in partnership with the Hawaii Island School Garden Network, Center for Getting Things Started, and Shaka Tea.

School Garden Talk Story Series

Date: November 19, 2020

Time: 16:00

Location: Online - Zoom link in description

When we created this School Garden Talk Story series, it was designed to support teachers and educators through the 2019/2020 school year. After many successful gatherings and meaningful connections we have decided to continue these talks for all school garden advocates on the third Thursday of every month at 4pm.

Thursday November 19: Using Distance Learning Pedagogy to Strengthen Sense of Place – How can we awaken a strong sense of place during this difficult time of distance learning? Hear from curriculum experts sharing and developing best practices for Hawaii’s school garden educators.

Thursday December 10: Teachers Talk Story: Share your school garden successes and challenges – Join us for an informal talk story as we take a deep breath, acknowledge the depth of commitment and share in our collective successes.

Register here to receive reminders and information about future sessions.

All School Garden Talk Story sessions are on the same zoom link: 

https://iolani.zoom.us/j/954858255

Past talks have covered:

“Engaging Hawai‘i’s Students in Food Systems Change: Teacher share-out from summer professional development workshops and fall lesson planning”– We have a few powerful examples of curriculum implementation during COVID from teachers participating in this past summer’s PD courses. Join in to hear more!

“Celebrating Youth Voice and Farm to School Month: Young leaders share their inspiring projects for systems change”- Join this session to hear from youth in Hawaii leading the movement for a positive future. Youth will be sharing about projects including SEEDS of Honua, Oli Would Grow and the Hawaii Youth Food Council.

“School Peace Gardens: Growing Plants, Growing People, Growing Peace” – About 20% of our group has a peace garden in various stages of development.  Almost half of the group is interested in starting a peace garden at their school or place of learning.  We are excited to introduce a tool to help you assess needs and plan for simple, practical and well thought out foundations for expansion.

Building Knowledge and Understanding of Rat Lungworm Curriculum and Best Practices in School and Home Gardens.” – We heard from guest speakers Kay Howe, author of the Rat Lungworm Disease STEM Education Curriculum and former researcher of UH Hilo’s College of Pharmacy, Franny Brewer of Big Island Invasive Species Committee and student interns of Mālama Learning Center and Bishop Museum. Join and gain a clear understanding of how you can harvest safely with your students both in the school garden and at home. Learn how you can engage your students in hands-on STEM learning with a citizen science approach that contributes to our understanding of this disease that has a significant impact on our community.

To find complete information and resources from past Talk Stories, hop onto our School Garden Talk Story Facebook group.

These talks are hosted by Wendy Baker, history and garden teacher at Hawai`i Academy of Arts and Science Public Charter School in Pahoa, and Debbie Millikan, Sustainability Specialist at ʻIolani School in Honolulu. They are also supported by the Hawaii Farm to School Hui and Hawaii Public Health Institute. And they would not be possible without all the wonderful participants – teachers, parents, advocates, students – who share their wisdom and ideas!

Tools for Emotional Resilience

Date: November 14, 2020

Time: 10:00-12:00 HST

Location: Online webinar

Learn skills and techniques for staying peaceful in an ever-changing world.

The 4 Stages of the Work That Reconnects

These 2-hr online workshops for K-12 teachers will help build emotional and psychological resilience in the light of global changes. Three chances to attend:

Sept 12, Oct 10 or Nov 14 from 10 – 12pm

Based on the Work That Reconnects by Joanna Macy, PhD, trained facilitator Ilana Stout will provide a supportive online space and use a well-established framework to help participants work through the difficult topics of our world, including: climate change, biodiversity loss, the COVID-19 pandemic and more. Johanna Macy, Ph.D. refers to this deep work as “our pain for the world.” By creating a foundation of personal resilience, this workshop is intended to support teachers as they address these challenging topics in the classroom, receiving skills to hold space for students as they ask questions and express concerns.

Engaging in this work supports the mental and emotional wellness of caregiving professionals (including parents), and can transform educational spaces, serving as a foundation for ecological and community action. Each session will consist of 8-12 participants, and will involve a variety of teachings, exercises and meditations that take the group through the spiral of the Work that Reconnects.

Teachers can receive 2 PD hours for participation

register here

Cost is $25 (some scholarships available – email amanda@malaai.org


 

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Facilitator Ilana Stout, M.S.

is a sustainability educator who lives on Hawaiʻi Island. She has worked as a teacher in both the Hawaiʻi Department of Education (2005-2013) and University of Hawaiʻi system 2013-2020), and has expertise in environmental science education, with an emphasis on agriculture, conservation biology and climate solutions. Over the past few years, Ilana has become increasingly interested in addressing the emotional impacts of environmental science education on students and has undertaken a personal study of climate solutions and ecopsychology. She has written about solutions-based approaches to climate change education for the Drawdown Learn Teachersʻ Network and participated in the University of Hawaiʻi Train-The-Trainer program “Teaching Climate Change Affectively”. Ilana is a member of the Work That Reconnects Facilitator Network, an online community of facilitators using Joanna Macyʻs framework, who share best practices and resources.

HISGN gratefully acknowledges the COUNTY OF HAWAII and THE HEALY FOUNDATION for supporting this work.

Local Food Toolkit Webinar (2 of 5): Edible & Educational Mushrooms

Date: November 5, 2020

Time: 17:00-19:00

Thursday, November 5, 5-7

School Garden Talk Story Series – Special Event!

Date: October 29, 2020

Time: 16:00-17:30

Location: Online - Zoom

In celebration of October as Farm to School Month, we invite you to a talk story session inspired by the Hawai’i place-based children’s book, Oli Would Grow…and so can you!  Co-author and tenth grader, Grace Monaco, will share about how she was inspired to write the book, how she loves sharing her food story and hopes you do too, and how school gardens have influenced her life.  


Following Grace’s reading of the story, participants will help to design and share ideas for lessons to connect their students to their food story, healthy eating, and to the benefits of trees and school gardens. Teachers will receive a free copy (or copies) of the book to implement their lesson idea with their class. On Dec. 3rd, we will have a follow-up talk story to share successes!


Oli Would Grow…and so can you!  Virtual Talk Story Thursday, Oct. 29, 4-5:30pm

Register: bit.ly/ owgbook


Please join us using our School Garden Talk Story zoom link: Oli Would Grow Talk Story Zoom Meeting ID: 954 858 255

Anxiety to Action: Building Emotional Resilience for Global Change

Date: September 12, 2020

Time: 10:00-12:00 HST

Location: online webinar

The 4 Stages of the Work That Reconnects

These 2-hr online workshops for K-12 teachers will help build emotional and psychological resilience in the light of global changes. Three chances to attend:

Sept 12, Oct 10, or Nov 14 from 10 to 12pm

Based on the Work That Reconnects by Joanna Macy, PhD, trained facilitator Ilana Stout will provide a supportive online space and use a well-established framework to help participants work through the difficult topics of our world, including: climate change, biodiversity loss, the COVID-19 pandemic and more. Johanna Macy, Ph.D. refers to this deep work as “our pain for the world.” By creating a foundation of personal resilience, this workshop is intended to support teachers as they address these challenging topics in the classroom, receiving skills to hold space for students as they ask questions and express concerns.

Engaging in this work supports the mental and emotional wellness of caregiving professionals (including parents), and can transform educational spaces, serving as a foundation for ecological and community action. Each session will consist of 8-12 participants, and will involve a variety of teachings, exercises and meditations that take the group through the spiral of the Work that Reconnects.

Teachers can receive 2 PD hours for participation

register here

Cost is $25 (some scholarships available – email amanda@malaai.org)


Date


Facilitator Ilana Stout, M.S.

is a sustainability educator who lives on Hawaiʻi Island. She has worked as a teacher in both the Hawaiʻi Department of Education (2005-2013) and University of Hawaiʻi system 2013-2020), and has expertise in environmental science education, with an emphasis on agriculture, conservation biology and climate solutions. Over the past few years, Ilana has become increasingly interested in addressing the emotional impacts of environmental science education on students and has undertaken a personal study of climate solutions and ecopsychology. She has written about solutions-based approaches to climate change education for the Drawdown Learn Teachersʻ Network and participated in the University of Hawaiʻi Train-The-Trainer program “Teaching Climate Change Affectively”. Ilana is a member of the Work That Reconnects Facilitator Network, an online community of facilitators using Joanna Macyʻs framework, who share best practices and resources.

HISGN gratefully acknowledges the COUNTY OF HAWAII and THE HEALY FOUNDATION for supporting this work.

Kū ʻĀina Pā – School Garden Teacher Training

Date: June 2, 2020

Location: Online

Do you want to incorporate environmental education in your teaching?

Are you trying to start or continue a garden at your school?

Would you like to deepen your connection to your ʻāina?

The Kū ‘Āina Pā team will provide opportunities, cooperative learning strategies, and will model applications for teachers to learn experientially how to utilize the garden as an outdoor classroom. Learning from Master School Garden Educators and using the Hawaiʻi School Garden Curriculum Map, this 4- week online program will address 4 fundamental components of teaching and learning in a school garden: A Sense of Place, Living Soil and Living Plant, Nourishment, and Nature’s Design.

Registration

Registration fees are $300 for one attendee or $250 per attendee for institutions sending teams of two or more.
Register here: https://forms.gle/1y1cc7KHPMQEMnf5A 
Questions? amanda@malaai.org

Online Format

This year, Kū ‘Āina Pā will be offered online via Zoom. Dates and times: 
Tuesday, June 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd, 9:00am – 10:30am AND 2:00pm – 3:00pm 
Thursday, June 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th, 9:00am – 10:30am AND 2:00pm – 3:00pm
One 1-on-1 coaching call, 30 minutes per week. 
5.5 hours of synchronous instruction per week. 

PD Hours

Earn 3 PDE3 Credits. Each participant who completes the course will receive 32 professional development hours. 
Course #: MULT183523, Section#: 299486 
Course Title: School Learning Gardens as a Platform for `Āina-Based Education using the Hawai‘i School Garden Curriculum Map as a Guide 

Instructors

Jessica Sobocinski 
FoodCorps Hawaiʻi Program Manager 
Wendy Baker 
Hawaiʻi Island School Garden Network, HAAS teacher and Garden to Grinds 
Amanda Rieux 
Hawaiʻi Island School Garden Network, Mālaʻai 
Koh Ming Wei, PhD 
Center for Getting Things Started 

The Hawaiʻi School Garden Curriculum Map 

Supporting resilience and sustainability education in Hawaiʻi: The Hawaiʻi School Garden Curriculum Map was created by teachers for teachers who may not be gardeners themselves, but intuitively understand the benefits of using outdoor spaces for inquiry- based, place- based, learning. Take a look at this amazing resource here

Tucking In Your Garden for Summer

Date: March 28, 2020

Time: 10:00 - 15:00

Location: Mālaʻai: Culinary Garden of Waimea Middle School

Join Wendy Baker and Amanda Rieux as they guide you in making a summer plan for your school garden. Learn implementation strategies to leave your school garden in good health with minimal care over the summer break.

  • Design scenarios for summer school garden care, communications, and record keeping
  • Identify needs for your school garden based on your summer scenario
  • Select strategies for summer garden care that focus on soil health including: plant choice, cover cropping, mulching, and simple water timers

Please bring a lunch, water bottle, clothing for all elements (wind, sun, rain), closed-toe shoes and something to take notes.

Registration is $30, with some scholarships available.
Please email amanda@malaai.org to register.

Directions to Mālaʻai can be found here

Mālaʻai directions

Hawaiian Moon Calendar

Date: February 15, 2020

Time: 12:00-16:00

Location: Mālaʻai Garden at Waimea Middle School

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Hawaii Seed Fest: Local Seeds for Local Needs

Date: September 21, 2019

Location: Honalo - Big Island

Hosted by Gerry Herbert and Nancy Redfeather with special guests. Clean, share seed, and taste crops grown during Kona’s “wet season”; learn about vegetative propagation of tropical food crops and take home some cuttings; discover fresh and free seed at the Kailua-Kona seed library; take the once-a-year Kawanui Farm Tour; and more. Attendance is $10 per person and space is limited to 15 participants and pre-registration is required. Location and parking instructions will be provided upon registration.