Tour of Hāli’imaile Community Garden
We have many areas of the garden that are used and maintained by the community. This includes a:
- Herb Garden
- Bamboo Gathering Circle
- Picnic Table
- Plant Nursery
- Tool Shed
- Composting Toilet
- Compost Area
Bamboo Gathering Circle
The bamboo gathering circle was planted in 2009 to create a circle of protection from the wind, rain, and sun. We hold meetings, classes, and events here.
The garden used to be a eucalyptus forest. When it was cleared in 2006, some of the stumps were left to create picnic areas, such as the one pictured.
The green house nursery is available for starting seeds and features an automatic mister.
The tool sheds house the many tools and equipment available for use in the garden. The following tools are available in the tool shed for use in the garden:
- Lawn Mowers,
- Weed Whackers,
- Tools, and
- Garden Supplies
The composting toilet is an environmentally friendly solution that saves water at the garden.
We started our Goodwill Garden in 2013 t sow it forward to feed Maui's hungry. Two plots are designated growing areas for food to be donated to the Maui Food Bank and Hale Kau Kau programs which feed the hungry on Maui.
Group Project Days
Group project days are usually the first Saturday of every month from 9 am -12 pm and the 2nd Tuesday after the 1st Saturday from 4pm - sunset. The garden is maintained and operated 100% through volunteer efforts.
Open Houses, Parties, Classes
As a community we have developed a gathering space called the bamboo circle, as a place to come together throughout the year for education, socializing, and having open houses.
We have a general meeting each year in January and, if needed, a follow-up meeting in June. This is when we assess how things are going and collect visions for the garden.
Entrance to the Garden
Things that Grow at Hāli’imaile Community Garden
Walking Around Hāli’imaile Community Garden
Hāli’imaile Community Garden is recognized as a tax exempt public charity under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3).