Flavors of the harvest
Nearly 1,000 Kihei School students are scheduled to sample pizza and Asian stir-fry made with products they helped plant, maintain and grow in celebration of Harvest Week, which began Wednesday and runs through Friday. This marks the sixth year that the nonprofit community program Grow Some Good has assisted with the Kihei School garden that has grown to a quarter-acre in size. Besides learning about sustainability and eating healthy food grown locally, the kids also get a dose of things like science, history, math and economics. Maui chefs volunteering to prepare meals this week include Christopher Kulis, Brian Etheredge, Peleg Miron, Nicholas Porreca, Eric Mitchell, Dan Fiske and Jana McMahon.
First photo: Students Maggie Martin (from right), Angeline Ortiz-Campuzano and Lilly Redden help chef Jana McMahon add toppings to a pizza using ingredients harvested from the school’s garden.
Second photo: Kihei Elementary School 3rd-grader Jared Cantere takes a bite from a bean grown in the school garden Wednesday.
Third photo: Third-grader Aizley Lakalaka enjoys a slice of veggie pizza that he described as both “delicious and nutritious.”