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Horticulture

The Horticulture Committee promotes the art of cultivating plants in gardens for food, medicinal, comfort and ornamental purposes with a special emphasis on Hawaii’s native plants. The ‘Hort Honeys’ show us responsible ways to plant, propagate, grow and show through speakers, workshops and holoholo.

This year, Chairs Susu Markham and Marybeth Fentriss designed several exciting learning opportunities: basic propagation and composting techniques, growing orchids in trees and planting on rocks.  Or join the holoholo to a micro green farm!  Come learn and grow with us!

WORKSHOPS

Composting Tour & Workshop with the Windward Zero Waste Hui

Friday, March 8, 2024 from 9:30-11:30 at Ka’ohao School in Lanikai

All waste is a RESOURCE when you know what to do with it!

Join Mindy Jaffe of the Windward Zero Waste Hui for a fascinating exploration of Compost Culture. We will learn about three composting technologies and observe and participate in the processes:

VERMICOMPOSTING
Worms process food, paper, and cardboard. We will harvest one year old vermicast from a 10-foot worm bin, re-bed with shredded cardboard, and screen the finished vermicast. We will see small classroom bins, similar to systems you can set up at home.

GREEN WASTE COMPOSTING
All leaves, grass, garden waste, trimmings, prunings, ratty towels, t-shirts, and low-value food waste get broken down into a medium-grade compost that is used on landscaping and lawn. We will learn how to set up a green waste system for your home.

HOT COMPOSTING
Ka’oha’o composts over seven tons of lunch leftovers annually in hot compost piles that reach temperatures of 160º.  We’ll see how it’s done and learn the science behind the heat, which creates compost extraordinarily rich in nutrients and microbial life.

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STEPPING STONES

STAY TUNED FOR MORE EXCITING CLASSES

PAST EVENTS

HOLOHOLO TO KUPU PLACE

GROWING PLANTS ON ROCKS WORKSHOP

HOLOHOLO TO KUALOA RANCH WITH TAYLOR KELLERMAN

MILLION TREE PROJECT WITH CAMILLO MORO

RESOURCES

The Garden Club of Honolulu has seven approved Horticulture Judges, each a fabulous horticulture resource for our members: Stephanie Hee, Phyllis Lee, Emmy Seymour, Paulette Stone, Priscilla Growney, and Sue Girton (Emerita).  Margaret Mortz is a Prospective Judge. Gail Hutchinson and Nancy Shaw are Candidate Judges.

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