Regenerative Agriculture and Gardening Workshop
- Hale Akua Garden Farm & Eco-Retreat Center at Maui, Hawaii
- 110 Door of Faith Road, Haiku, Maui, HI 96708
- Mar 29 - Apr 1, 2019 (4 days)
- March 29th Commuter / Daily Program Fee (includes tuition and must bring sack lunch) - $39.00 March 30th Commuter / Daily Program Fee (includes tuition and must bring sack lunch) - $39.00 March 31st Commuter / Daily Program Fee (includes tuition and mu
About This Event
*****SPECIAL OFFER for first 25 people! $45 per day/$125 for three days (tuition only, bring pack lunch)******
~to greatly increase the production of vegetables, fruits and flowers on your farm or in your garden
~balance the soil is critical to food production and soil health
~the nature of your soil determines which weeds grow there
~to balance the soil with the right minerals can drastically cut weed pressure
~a healthy soil can make plants able to fight insects
~making better use of sunlight and water can also increase your production
~to regenerate soils that have been hurt by the use of herbicides and pesticides.
If you are interested in learning these things, come to Hale Akua Garden Farm for the weekend or a day or two if you cannot come the whole time.
On Friday, March 29 and Sunday, March 31 – 9am to 6pm, our teachers will be presenting on all of the above topics with powerpoints and some hands-on training in the fields
On Saturday, March 30 – 9am to 6pm, we will be visiting several farms and looking at what principles of regenerative agriculture they are using right now on their farms and gardens and what can be added to their farm management.
An ongoing online education program will be available and will be presented at the end of the three-day course.
Commuters please bring your own pack lunch and please feel free to use our 60’ heated swimming pool during the breaks
Three meals per day will be provided for all teachers and students staying at Hale Akua (not commuters) Friday and Saturday and Breakfast/Lunch served Sunday.
All stays are three nights or more which can begin on Thursday or Friday night.
Visits to Farms on Saturday, March 30th. On the second day of our program, we will be visiting several farms on Maui where we will look at what principles of regenerative agriculture they are using right now or can add to their farm management.
An ongoing online education program will be available and will be presented at the end of the three day course.
Please click on this pdf Regenerative Ag Curriculum to see the extensive outline of the course delivered by Mike McNeill and USDA representative and speaker, Jerry Hatfield. The online course after this weekend will continue to go into depth on many of these topics
Vincent Mina of the Hawai’i Farmer’s Union United will also be presenting on why Maui needs regenerative agriculture so much.
Friday, March 29 9am-6pm
Saturday March 30 9am-6pm
Sunday March 31 9am-6pm
*Workshop Participants that are staying at Hale Akua may check out on morning of April 1st (or extend your retreat stay!) 3 night stay required for all reservations.
This three-day course being held on Maui at Hale Akua Garden Farm (CCPF Certified Organic) on the slopes of Haleakala with its many gardens, chickens, sheep, goats and ducks and its many spectacular views of the Maui coastline heading towards Hana.
If you come from the mainland, we suggest that you arrive early to enjoy Maui and adjust to the time change before beginning the seminar. We can give you all sorts of guidance to fun places, among them McKenna Beach, Iao Valley, and Haleakala (live links) to visit before the seminar. We also have some rooms that can be reserved, but do so soon!
Hale Akua Garden Farm is a certified organic farm and eco-retreat center. In addition to a variety of crops, we also raise chickens, ducks, sheep and fish. Hale Akua is situated on the slopes of the dormant volcano Haleakala. The farm has spectacular views of 30 miles of untouched Hawaiian coastline. One can also see all the way to the top of the volcano on a clear day. We also have a 60-foot swimming pool, sauna and hot tub for rest and recreation in between the lectures.
All people staying at Hale Akua will be served three delicious organic meals a day. Others from the island are invited to bring a pack lunch. For those who want additional snacks, we also sell veggies, fruits, eggs, turmeric juice drinks and powders and homemade organic banana cookies in our “community fridge” at a nominal cost. Please come over to our fridge and enjoy!