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Community Programs

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Our two-acre educational farm is a thriving natural environment that offers outdoor classroom areas including rich bio-diverse gardens, crop fields, plant nursery, composting zone, aquaponics, pens and pastures for animal livestock, and a training hale for holding classes and training workshops.  The farm is home to many diverse species of native and other beneficial plants, vegetables, flowers, herbs and fruits, all grown utilizing permaculture principles and sustainable agronomic practices. 

 

Farm-based programs utilize farming and gardening activities to improve the mental, emotional, spiritual and physical health of participants, while helping people rediscover their connection to nature in positive ways that facilitate their personal growth and development.  Individuals of all ages learn the importance of appreciating and caring for our natural resources, growing our own healthy food, and understanding the importance of sustainability efforts.  The farm is a multi-faceted teaching environment, and our gardens are designed to appeal to all the senses while creating a sense of well-being for all who visit or work in them. 

 

Through hands-on learning, we teach sustainable agriculture practices and cultural values that support children, youth and adults in becoming good stewards of the ʻaina (land), while encouraging environmental awareness and stewardship.

 

The Maui Farm supports and encourages school and community gardens by offering field trips, farm tours, and service-learning opportunities for students, parents, teachers, volunteers, and community members.   Field trips and service-learning are customized to meet the specific ages, needs, and interests of the participants.

The Maui Farm serves as a teaching farm to promote biodiversity and natural farming practices that nurture the environment, as well as a demonstration site to inspire community members to start a garden.  The Maui Farm also offers support in designing, building, and maintaining a school, backyard, or community garden.

Farm tours are held on the second Saturday of each month from 9 - 11 am.  Meet friendly animals, see how food grows and learn how to get involved!

For more information or to RSVP, contact us at 808-579-8271 or ihilani@themauifarm.org.

 

 

 

Volunteer

The need for volunteers to assist in service delivery and the maintenance of our farm and campus has become increasingly important. Volunteers are vital to our success and YOU can help!

 

Please note that in order to protect the health and safety of our staff and resident families, The Maui Farm abides by all County, State and Federal guidelines related to COVID-19. In addition, all volunteers will be required to complete a COVID-19 symptom and risk screening questionnaire prior to participating in volunteer activities each time they are at The Maui Farm; and must WEAR MASKS, as applicable. Mahalo in advance for helping to ensure a safe, fun and healthy environment for all of us!

  • Calling all gardeners! We are looking for individuals who are interested in participating in gardening and to work in our plant nursery. This is an ongoing need and shifts are available on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9am-noon. No more than 6 volunteers allowed per shift.

  • Service Projects—If you are a member of a community group that is interested in doing a farm or garden-related service project at The Maui Farm, please call us! We can work with groups of various sizes.

  • Special Projects on the Farm— Let us know your area of interest and we can match you up with one of our needs! Carpentry, farm structure repairs, welding, mural design and painting, planting, equipment work, and more!

  • Champions of The Maui Farm—Do you want to help us raise critical program funds or promote awareness of The Maui Farm? You can assist with fundraising events and various marketing efforts to sustain The Maui Farm by joining our Committee of Champions.

 

All volunteers must complete a volunteer application and receive confirmation from The Maui Farm prior to any volunteer activity. We look forward to having you join our TMF Volunteer Team and working together to improve the lives of Maui families and the well-being of our community