Monthly Archives: July 2016

Creating a Sustainable Garden – Honokaʻa


Creating a Sustainable Garden – Honokaʻa
A small group of Honokaʻa High School Students under the alakaʻi of Aunty Jenn “Limu Kohu” are starting a sustainable garden to help feed the students at Honokaʻa. These eager students cleared a small plot of land last week and prepared the land for planting.

Hololani Creations was invited to help with this project and humbly accepted. As a group, we got the first round of ʻai in the ground yesterday (July 6th, 2016) including nīoi (chili pepper), olena (tumeric) and kalo (taro). Of course we also planted Kī (Ti-leaf) ma nā kihi ʻehā, at the four corners of the plot, and along the perimeter.

Stay tuned for future progress on this sustainable garden! We are very excited for this journey and this partnership to help provide for the keiki, and to teach the youth about sustainable gardening.

Comments, Tips and Suggestions and/or donations of supplies or funds are greatly appreciated!

Mahalo for watching!

Music: Majestic Casual : Majestic Color
Simple Things by Tasty Treat

Sustainable Growing Examples at the Oregon Tilth Organic Demonstration Gardens


Sustainable Growing Examples at the Oregon Tilth Organic Demonstration Gardens
John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ goes on a field trip to Luscher Farms to visit the Oregon Tilth Organic Demonstration Gardens to find out what is growing on. After watching this episode, you will learn some ways that you can grow more sustainably in your vegetable garden.

Cubic Foot Gardening: Increase Yields by Growing Vertically


Cubic Foot Gardening: Increase Yields by Growing Vertically
When I think of the space we have available to grow food, I like to think not only in terms of square feet but also in terms of cubic feet. By maximizing our use of vertical space, we dramatically increase the productivity of our small garden. In this video, I share some examples of what we’re growing vertically in our cubic foot garden.

How We Build Our Trellises: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RPLtYpWkg8

How We Train Crops on Trellises: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87rfuu5S8Tg

How to Grow Vertically Without Shading Other Crops: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvuXvxDKnaE

One Yard Revolution is all about growing a lot of food on a little land using sustainable organic methods, while keeping costs and labor at a minimum. Emphasis is placed on improving soil quality with compost, mulch, and compost tea. No store-bought fertilizers, soil amendments, pesticides, compost activators, etc.
are used.

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Natural Ecosystems – A Beginner’s Guide To Sustainable Gardening – Healthy Gardening Series


Natural Ecosystems – A Beginner’s Guide To Sustainable Gardening – Healthy Gardening Series
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Natural ecosystems are ecosystems having to do with pristine landforms and water forms. Factors that controlled ecosystems externally include climate, time and potential biota while factors that controlled ecosystems internally include disturbance, succession and the types of species present.

Ecosystems are composed of aquatic ecosystem and terrestrial ecosystem. The former involves large marine ecosystem, river ecosystem, wetland and other untainted water forms while the latter involves forest, greater Yellowstone ecosystem, desert, and other unspoiled landforms.

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Ecosystems are able to offer you with a number of goods and services, namely, food, construction material, medicinal plants, maintenance of hydrological cycles, maintenance of oxygen in the atmosphere, crop pollination, and cleaning air and water, among others.

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Grow More Food at Home: The Urban Gardening Series Part 1


Grow More Food at Home: The Urban Gardening Series Part 1
Introducing the Urban Gardening Series
Today I wanted to introduce a new series in response to world events that are touching many homes here in Canada. The other day while shopping I saw a medium sized tomato with a price of 3$ each and a head of cauliflower over 10$. World events have led to fast and sharp increases in the cost of groceries.

I hope through the Urban Gardening series that both new and experienced gardeners are able to have a successful growing season without having to invest a lot. Especially for new gardeners success helps you want to continue and garden into the future.

Recommended Videos
Raised Bed Gardening For Beginners:

Top 5 Garden Myths, Advice that is not Correct and Why

Recommended Books
The All New Square Foot Gardening by: Mel Bartholomew
1 – Minute Gardener by: Mat Pember and Fabian Capomolla
My Cool Allotment by: Lia Leendertz
Teaming with Microbeds by: Jeff Lowenfels and Wayne Lewis
Four-Seasons Harvest by: Eliot Coleman
Lasagna Gardening by: Patricia Lanza

Ask Your Questions
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