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Honokaa High students cultivate kalo garden on campus

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HONOKAA, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A group of Honokaa High School students celebrated the completion of a kalo garden on campus.

Overseen by several teachers and volunteers from the community, nine students participated in the three-week summer program under the motto, “to begin feeding our students, kupuna and community one kalo at a time.”

With a $500 budget and 22 acres of uncultivated land on campus, a teacher who oversaw the project said the students cleared a small area for the kalo garden, where they planted 120 plants donated to them by a farmer in the community.

Come March, the plants will be eaten as part of their school lunches.

After the three-week program, the students continued to tend the land on their own time, prompting the school to give them designated time throughout the school day to maintain the garden.

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