Annual Garden Fair hosted by Kauai County Farm Bureau

Kauai County Farm Bureau & University Of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture & Human Resources present

Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 9:30am-2:00pm
at Kauai Community College front lawn

Event Contacts

Amy Chun, Interim Administrative Coordinator
Kauai County Farm Bureau
(808) 855-5429

Russell Messing, Interim County Administrator,
College of Tropical Agriculture & Human Resources (CTAHR)   |   (808) 274-3471

Visit The Garden Fair Plant Clinic & Ag Info Booth

Have a question to help you improve your garden or farm? Or a specific problem with a plant or animal? UH College of Tropical Agriculture Cooperative Extension Agents will be on site all day including horticulturists, entomologists and livestock specialists.

For those who want to take courses on agriculture or gardening, Kauai Community College staff will be on hand to introduce information on upcoming classes and resources available including both For Credit and Non Credit (OCET) programs.

Schedule of Garden Talks
hosted by UH College of Tropical Agriculture

The Garden Fair offers an opportunity for gardeners to interface directly with experienced professionals and talk story and ask questions. There is information for all levels of interest and knowledge - whether you're a professional farmer, backyard gardener, or just starting to put your hands in the dirt. Students of all ages are welcome and encouraged to attend.

The day's schedule of "Garden Talks" will be hosted and facilitated by Russell Messing, Interim Kauai Administrator for UH College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, and held in front of the One-Stop Center on KCC Campus.

9:30am – 10:30amJoshua Silva: Healthy Soils for Healthy Plants
Joshua Silva, Jr. Extension Agent, Urban Horticulture and Master Gardner Coodinator, 247-3478;

"Healthy" levels of soil pH, texture, organic matter, nutrients, and other soil properties allow for healthy plants to grow.
Joshua has a Masters Degree in Soil Science from CTAHR at UH-Manoa, and is now working as an Extension Agent on Kauai-development urban horticulture programs, including coordination of the Masters Gardners program.
10:30am – 11:30amDr. Ted Radovich: Moringa and Other "Superfoods"
Theodore J.K. Radovich Ph.D is an Associate Specialist Department of Tropical Plant and Soil Sources, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 3190 Maile Way. St John 102, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822

A dynamic presenter, Dr. Radovich specializes in sustainable and organic farming systems and ecological practices. He is interested in yield and quality of food crops. Learn about Moringa ("malungaay") and other healthy choices for the home landscape.
11:30am - 12:30pmLaura Kawamura: Phytochemicals for Good Health
Lauara Jean Kawamura, M.P.H,. R.D.N., is a University of Hawaii CTAHR Kauai Extension Educator, 4-H Department of Family and Consumer Sciences Kauai Extension Office, 3060 Eiwa Street, Lihue, Hawaii 96766-1881;

Learn how foods from the garden can contribute to good health. Laura is a Registered Dietician Nutritionist, and likes to experiment with healthy cooking in her spare time.
12:30pm – 1:30pmKathryn Fiedler: Food Safety & Good Agricultural Practices
Dr.Kathryn Fiedlr, is a Jr. Extension Agent, Invasive Species Detection and Mitigation; 274-3477;

Come and meet Kauai's newest Extension Agent. Kathryn has worked with food crops on the mainland and abroad. Food safety practices will be discussed for everyone, with emphasis on the home gardner.