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NHERC Lifelong Learning Classes

NHERC is pleased to announce our upcoming Summer 2016 community education workshops. For more info or to register call 775-8890 or e-mail us at nherc@hawaii.edu.

Diversified Farm Design

Farm Design FlyerInterested in expanding the types of crops you grow on your farm or homestead, while improving the environmental health of your land? In this engaging design practicum, learn how to thoroughly analyze the resources and constraints existing on your farm site. We'll then explore different farm design solutions that take into account the unique conditions of your farmscape.

June 8 & 9, 2016, Wednesday & Thursday, 5pm - 8pm, NHERC, Room 206, 2 Classes, $50

Non-Credit Instructor Zach MermelMeet the Instructor, Zach Mermel:

One part ecologist, one part horticulturist, one part land planner, instructor Zach Mermel’s work and education in ecological design have taken him across the Hawaiian archipelago, the U.S. mainland, and beyond. An interdisciplinary designer, Zach’s undergraduate studies blended environmental science, economics, and social psychology. He also holds a master’s degree in ecological design from the Conway School. Born and raised on Hawai’i Island, Zach is intimately familiar with the different microclimates and multifunctional plants and animals of our unique island home.

Healthy Hiking Hāmākua

This series of walks in the natural settings of Hamakua district will advance participants' well-being through moderate exercise, immersion in dynamic and beautiful surroundings, and convivial companionship. All walks will be within a five-mile radius of Honoka`a and last about an hour and a half. We'll discuss the features of the land and plants, consider guidelines for physical and emotional health, and enjoy ourselves and one another. Please wear comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes. Water, hat and sunscreen are needed as well as a healthy lunch or snack.

July 7 - 28, 2016, Thursdays, 11:30am - 1pm, NHERC, 4 Classes, $60

Meet the Instructor, Hugh Montgomery:

NHERC Non-Credit Instructor High MontgomeryHugh Montgomery, PhD, is a 45-year resident of the Ka`apahu ahupua`a` in Hāmākua. A practicing psychologist for 25 years, he subsequently owned and operated a hiking tour company for more than 20 years, immersing himself in the natural and cultural history of the Island. Blending his lifelong love of walking in natural settings with his interest in working with people to open more choices in their lives and appreciating the wonders of where they live, he has also undertaken the study of aging and the options we have for infusing greater quality into that process. These course offerings are the outcome of his persistent engagement with learning and sharing what works to enhance our lives.

Introduction to Painting

Introduction to Painting FlyerExplore your creativity while developing your painting skills. This course is an introduction to basic painting techniques and studio practices. Portions of the course will be taught outdoors in an effort to explore a range of painting environments. In addition the course will introduce core principles of design and brief historical background of techniques. Art supplies are included in the tuition.

July 9 - 30, 2016, Saturdays, 9am - 12pm, NHERC, Room 206, 4 Classes, $80

Meet the Instructor, Kellie Miyazu:

NHERC Instructor Kellie MiyazuKellie has attended California College of the Arts and is a graduate of the University of Hawai'i at Hilo with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art. She has spent the past several years doing design work for various University of Hawai'i at Hilo organizations. Currently she can be found teaching art at Waiakeawaena Elementary School and at the East Hawai‘i Cultural Center, where she also sits on the Board as the Designer-In-Residence and as a​​ coordinator for their Summer Arts Program. In addition to teaching, and her digital design work, Kellie is also a freelance artist with a passion for drawing and painting.

Introduction to Sanskrit 1: The Language of the Gods

Sanskrit FlyerSanskrit is the language of yoga, of poetry, of philosophy and of medicine in India and around the world. Though no longer a commonly spoken language, the effects of the language’s former influence continue to be seen today. In this course, you’ll learn to identify some of these influences by getting familiar with the basics of Sanskrit, including the devanagari alphabet, vowel assimilation, and simple grammatical forms. The following book is highly recommended, but not required: Devavanipravesika: An Introduction to the Sanskrit Language by Robert and Sandy Goldman.

June 11 - August 20, 2016, Saturdays, 9am - 11:30am, NHERC, Meeting Room A, 10 Classes, $150 (No Class 6/18)

Non-Credit Instructor Ben ZenkMeet the Instructor, Benjamin Zenk:

Instructor Benjamin Zenk is a Ph.D. Candidate in Philosophy at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He received several years of Sanskrit training in the U.S. before spending a year studying the language in Pune, India.

 

Japanese for Everyone

Immerse yourself in the language, history, culture and customs of Japan by joining Issei Seiichi Kaida in this engaging and comprehensive introductory course. Learn basic sentence structure, correct pronunciation, and daily conversational expressions. For those who have never learned Japanese before, those who have some knowledge, or even Japanese nationals currently learning English, this course will be a great help.

June 22 - August 24, 2016, Wednesdays, 5pm - 6:30pm, NHERC, Room 204, 10 Classes, $75

Meet the Instructor, Seiichi Kaida:

NHERC Non-Credit Instructor Seiichi KaidaSeiichi is a retired math/Japanese teacher, born and raised in Japan. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Sophia University in Tokyo and a Master of Science degree from the University of New Hampshire. He also taught at Tokyo YMCA, International School of the Sacred Heart in Tokyo, Saint Andrew's Priory and Hawaii Pacific University in Honolulu, and Parker School in Waimea. The photo shows his happy wedding with Andi on his 75th birthday on June 15, 2015.

Proven Steps to Living Well as Long as Possible

Live your life to the fullest! This class is a great way to get yourself started on the path to better health. Hugh Montgomery will provide information and practices to boost your physical health, manage stress, maintain optimal functioning and make lifestyle choices that will support the gains you make.

July 7 - 28, 2016, Thursdays, 9am - 11am, NHERC, Meeting Room A, 4 Classes, $60

Meet the Instructor, Hugh Montgomery:

NHERC Non-Credit Instructor Hugh MontgomeryHugh Montgomery, PhD, is a 45-year resident of the Ka`apahu ahupua`a` in Hāmākua. A practicing psychologist for 25 years, he subsequently owned and operated a hiking tour company for more than 20 years, immersing himself in the natural and cultural history of the Island. Blending his lifelong love of walking in natural settings with his interest in working with people to open more choices in their lives and appreciating the wonders of where they live, he has also undertaken the study of aging and the options we have for infusing greater quality into that process. These course offerings are the outcome of his persistent engagement with learning and sharing what works to enhance our lives.

Secrets of the Soil Series (Parts 1 & 2)

Soils FlyerJune 1 & 2, 2016, Wednesday & Thursdays, 5pm - 8pm, NHERC, Room 206, 2 Classes, $50

Secrets of the Soil Series, Part 1: Soil Biology Basics

How is soil formed? What organisms reside within it? What are the different soil types on Hawaii island? In this interactive session, we will explore the dynamics of the soil food web, the various properties of the soil, and the fundamentals of soil testing at the homestead and farm scale.

June 1, 2016, Wednesday, 5pm - 8pm, NHERC, Room 206, 1 Class, $30

Secrets of the Soil Series, Part 2: How to Make High Quality Compost

Ever wondered how to make compost that your plants will devour like dessert? Join us in this hands-on session as we explore strategies for dramatically enhancing the life-giving properties of the soil. Participants will gain experience constructing a biologically active compost pile.

June 2, 2016, Thursday, 5pm - 8pm, NHERC, Room 206, 1 Class, $30

Non-Credit Instructor Zach MermelMeet the Instructor, Zach Mermel:

One part ecologist, one part horticulturist, one part land planner, instructor Zach Mermel’s work and education in ecological design have taken him across the Hawaiian archipelago, the U.S. mainland, and beyond. An interdisciplinary designer, Zach’s undergraduate studies blended environmental science, economics, and social psychology. He also holds a master’s degree in ecological design from the Conway School. Born and raised on Hawai’i Island, Zach is intimately familiar with the different microclimates and multifunctional plants and animals of our unique island home.

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Interested in Teaching for NHERC?
Are you interested in offering a course in professional or personal development? Whether you have a unique skill set or invaluable knowledge that you would like to share with others, NHERC provides that opportunity! Submit your non-credit proposal and resume to Program Coordinator, Marisa Miyashiro @ marisadm@hawaii.edu

 

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