College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) are hosting an Open House at the Oʻahu Urban Garden Center (UGC). UGC will combine the event with their popular “Second Saturday at the Garden” to provide a variety of educational exhibits and demonstrations for the general public. Topics range from nutrition, youth entrepreneurial skill development, and sustainable agriculture to Native Hawaiian landscape design and plantings. This is a special opportunity to learn from industry experts about home gardening, food safety, heat tolerant lettuce, rat lung worm prevention, ʻulu tree care (breadfruit), native ground covers, organic fertilizer options, garden row covers, Farm to School programs, rain barrel use, landscaping with drought tolerant plants and much more. Fun for the whole family. Admission is free. There are also $5 workshops.
CTAHR gardening workshops
Workshop tickets include free general admission to the exhibits and demonstrations.
- Basic Gardening Workshop | 8:45 – 9:45 am ($5): Starting Your First Home Garden, If I Only Knew What I Know Now. Please join us at this workshop and learn how to start your first HOME garden. This workshop is not for advanced gardeners or farmers. Learn about the resources Master Gardeners can provide to help your home garden flourish.
- Fruit Orchard tour | 9:15 – 10:00 am ($5): Join us for a walk to learn how to care for bananas and other fruits that are in season. Wear covered shoes to walk on uneven terrain in an open field. Bring drinking water.
- Bucket Composting Workshop | 10:00 – 10:30 am ($5): Learn to compost in your garden using a 5-gallon bucket.
- More info: UGC Fall Open House on a Second Saturday Tickets, Sat, Oct 14, 2023 at 8:30 AM | Eventbrite
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