Our IHSUF, IHS Urban Farm partnership held a volunteer workday on Friday, May 7. The volunteers did an amazing job uprooting weeds, shrubs, deeply rooted stumps, to clear the ground for a sheet mulch layering process of chicken manure, cardboard, compost and mulch. Military volunteers from the Navy seals, LEAP instructors, IHS staff and keiki, along with LEAF Hawaii volunteers all came together under the hot sun to prepare the space for planting an edible garden at the shelter. The day long worday took about 5 hours, but with so many volunteers the task was a real pleasure for everyone who participated. All the volunteers are anxious fo the next workday which will be a planting day to help fulfill the IHSUF mission, ” planting seeds of self-sufficiency” and “helpiing solve hunger one garden, one farm at a time”, with the help of the community.
Garden now ready for planting!