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Sustainable Farming: Fundamentals from Soil to Harvest

Learn sustainable farming fundamentals from soil to harvest at Kupa`a Farm with organic farmer, Gerry Ross. This class introduces participants to practices including building living, healthy soil and growing abundant, nutritious organic vegetables and fruits in a tropical setting.  

Gain an understanding of the fundamentals of composting & worm composting, soil building through cover cropping, crop rotation, soil conservation, propagation, plant care, harvest of fruits and vegetables. With hands-on farming experience coupled with classroom discussion, this class will give you an applied introduction to sustainable farming methods and processes.

Classes are from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Thursdays and Sundays, January 27th – February 10th, 2019.  Please note the change from the dates printed in the Edventure catalog.  Thursday classes are in the Laulima building of the University of Hawaii Maui College campus and Sunday classes are off-site at Kupa`a Farm (directions will be provided in class).

To register online, click here.  

To register in-person, visit the EdVenture front desk in the Laulima building on the University of Hawaii Maui College campus, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. We encourage you to register as early as possible before class begins to secure your place in the class and to prevent a class with low enrollment from being cancelled. Space is limited in some classes.  

Tuition is $269.  For information about tuition assistance, click here.   

This class can be applied towards the Farm Apprentice Certificate, if you are part of the program. The Farm Apprentice Certificate of Professional Development (CPD) encompasses a six-month, 10-module curriculum consisting of 11 courses designed to provide the fundamentals of knowledge and practice through instruction and on-farm mentoring demonstrations to prepare a beginning farmer to operate a farm using regenerative agricultural practices.

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(808) 984-3231
310 W. Ka‘ahumanu Ave
Kahului, HI 96732

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