First photo: Rumirose Amwel, 8, digs for sweet potatoes along with other youths from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui’s Mentor Center during a visit to the GoFarm Hawaii garden on the UH-Maui College campus Wednesday. “I enjoyed digging,” Amwel said. “I want to be a farmer.” The kids were learning about farming from GoFarm Hawaii Farm coach P.J. Oliveros. According the GoFarm Hawaii website, its mission is to enhance Hawaii’s food security and economy by increasing the number of local agricultural producers. The organization offers those with an interest in agriculture knowledge, experience and support designed to assist them in becoming viable production growers with an emphasis on sustainability. Oliveros said future farmers of all ages are welcome to help and learn at the UH-Maui College Agriculture Department gardens from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays.
Second photo: Joy Ezra, 9, holds a pair of sweet potatoes alongside Zerenity Sonis, 9.
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CHELSIE HAUNGA EVANS – New Maui Hui Malama head
JORDAN HART – Sold shares in family business
Baldwin’s Ben Zeigler-Namoa follows through on a second-inning RBI triple.
Kamehameha Maui’s Dylan Almeida delivers in the fourth inning of a 3-1 win over King Kekaulike.
Baldwin High School’s Kaipo Haole pitches in the third inning of the Bears’ 11-1, five-inning win over Lahainaluna on Thursday at Maehara Stadium. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photos
Lahainaluna’s Kamalei Watson slides safely into second as Baldwin shortstop Reyn Okita awaits the throw in the third inning.
Kamehameha Maui’s Tiger Caulford slides home to score a third-inning run as King Kekaulike catcher Michael Beesing applies the tag Thursday.
American Heart Association’s Kids Cook with Heart program teaches 5th-, 7th- and 11th-graders in Lahaina-area public schools the importance of nutrition through hands-on cooking classes. Chef Riko Bartolome is shown working with King Kamehameha III students. Photos courtesy of the American Heart Association