Happy Camper for Saturday, July 23, 2011

Paul Hunting of the Communities Putting Prevention to Work got a real education when he visited the ‘Ae Kamali‘i Preschool, Wednesday.

There was Tiana Kamen and Laura Kawamura, who were doing units on the Farm to Preschool program, but Paul was just as intrigued with the monarch butterfly egg which Bev Brody (she was thrilled to find out Paul’s wife is a Canadian) pointed out and he even learned about the banyan tree growing outside the preschool yard … Dickie Chang told him he gotta check out the one in Lahaina when he gets to Maui.

Laura and Tiana were teaching the young students how to make pots using old newspapers. Glenn Kojima of Kojima Store also had some useful tips on using old newspapers in caring for one’s home garden (just checking to see if anyone read Wednesday’s Food section).

Thomas Noyes said Chrystine Ito was doing a bang up job as the program’s summer intern, although she needed to find a way to stand on the right side of the wind when filling pots with potting soil.

Hats off to everyone involved with this new exciting program!

• Dennis Fujimoto, photographer and staff writer, can be reached at 245-3681 (ext. 253) or dfujimoto@ thegardenisland.com.

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