This past week, several of ESH Maui participants who attend the University of Hawaii – Maui College were involved in raising two garden beds on the campus. As part of the UH – Maui College sponsored program, Sustainable Living Institute of Maui (SLIM), the eco-conscious participants, Ben, Nathan, Howard and Corie, came together and decided to what plants to grow and share with others. They chose to grow an edible flower garden and others with herbs, fruit and vegetables.
Ben, Nathan and Howard enjoy the time they spend in the serene garden environment.
Nathan checks on their newly planted seeds.
The UH – Maui College funds the program Sustainable Living Institute of Maui (SLIM), which is geared towards developing and providing activities in various areas of sustainability such as renewable energy and sustainable agriculture. The program is involved in community outreach and workforce development that target K-12 and college-level students, teachers and faculty.
Corie proudly poses next to one of their thriving gardens.