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October 01, 2012

2012-10-01 MP3 file

This is the UH Hilo report. News about people, events and programs at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo.

The Agriculture Freshman Year Experience Class in Fall 2011 developed a service learning pilot program to introduce agriculture to K-6 students, by teaching them to plant and grow lettuce in a three-gallon hydroponic bucket. The freshmen worked with 6th graders at Hilo Union School, who harvested three heads of lettuce, six weeks after planting. What they learned was passed on to students in all the classes, who harvested a total of 800 pounds of lettuce, which they proudly brought home to their families and donated to the Hawaiʻi Island Food Basket.

The program is continuing this fall through the Introduction to Horticulture class, while the Nursery Management class for a Global Communities project is teaching the same thing to students at Kea`au Elementary School. The goal is to have each student at both schools grow and harvest their own three heads of lettuce every six weeks.

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