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Earth Day events continue this week

The following Earth Week events are available in North Hawaii:

Saturday, April 27, 7 a.m.-12 p.m., Waimea Montessori Earthfest at the school. A rummage sale, recycled craft activities for kids, HI5 recycling donation station and student-grown plants for sale. Foods for sale includes made-to-order woodfire pizza available on-site, as well as coffee from Starbucks. All proceeds to support the school. All are invited.

Saturday, April 27, 9-11 a.m. “Loving Local Foods” at the Kohala Elementary School Discovery Garden in Kapaau. Garden work day, cooking demonstration by Theresa Koenig, preparing healthy, kid-friendly cassava and sweet potato patties with dips made from garden-fresh ingredients. Plus a composting mini-workshop by County of Hawaii recycling specialist Susan Cox. Call Karla Heath at 224-1404 or email

Friday-Saturday, May 3-4. Sustainable Fiber Arts Symposium May 3-4 at HPA Gates Performing Arts Center. Friday, 6-8:30 p.m., free exhibit, lauhala fiber art and weaving demonstrations. Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., lectures, panel discussions, weaving workshop, exhibit and talk-story session with living treasure and master lauhala weaver Aunty Elizabeth Lee. Cost is $55 includes lunch. Sponsored by NHERC and HPA with funding from the Will J Reid Foundation and the Richard Smart Fund of the Hawai‘i Community Foundation. Sign up at the North Hawaii Education and Research Center, 775-8890.

Friday-Saturday, June 7-8. 6th Annual Hawaii Island School Garden Network Summer Symposium, “School Learning Gardens and Sustainability Education: Bringing Schools to Life and Life to Schools.” Two-day conference in Waimea includes keynote address by Dilafruz Williams, breakout sessions, film, garden workshops, presentations by Ku Aina Pu first cohort, breakfast and lunch daily (including special garden luncheon at Mala’ai school garden with Slow Food Hawaii). For information, visit