Sunday, February 15, 2015

Hiking Club Visits Ulu Farm

The elementary Hiking Club visited the Ulu Farm last week for their last club meeting.
 
They hiked from campus to the entrance to Grove Farm's land next to Island School and KCC. They were met by Eric Hansen, the coordinator of Go Farm Hawai‘i at KCC. Eric led the group of 3rd-5th graders through the gate by the bee hives and they were escorted about a mile or so into Grove Farm's Ulu Farm. There they saw 64 ulu trees planted in a several acre area. The trees are expected to bear fruit in about two years. They are protected by a chain link fence.

Eric Hansen talks about the Ulu plant with the Hiking Club.
Hiking Club leader, Sabra Kauka was able to gain access to this site through Sean Magoun, who got permission from Tim Stuck, an Island School parent. Tim is in charge of this project for Grove Farm. Many thanks to Tim and to Eric for enriching our students. Eric captured the hikers' attention, and he invited them to visit the KCC Farm when it can be arranged.