A big mahalo to all of those who came out Saturday, October 5th for a campus garden workday, Mālama Kapi‘olani co -sponsored by BOSA and NHPAC! (Formally known as Cactus and Coffee).
Approximately 70 participants spent the morning working hard and getting their hands into the earth. Students, staff, faculty and community members worked together to help care for our campus, learn about native plants and enjoy a volunteer experience that yielded immediate results. Well done everyone! Target areas included the Cactus Garden, garden space near ‘Iliahi, Māla Māunuunu, and the planter box outside the ‘Ōhi‘a building.
Mālama Kapi‘olani concluded with the gathering of participants to join in the planting of a new ‘ōhi‘a tree in the planter box outside the ‘Ōhi‘a building while chanting along with student leaders to “e ‘ulu e”
We hope that Mālama Kapi‘olani can be a community event sponsored more frequently as volunteers become increasingly more excited about opportunities to work and care for our campus. Currently, this event is scheduled to occur twice a year, with discussion for more opportunities. Please keep a lookout for future events and opportunities!