Kauai County Farm Bureau & University Of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture & Human Resources present
18th ANNUAL GARDEN FAIR
Saturday, April 13, 2013 - 9:30am-3:30pm at Kauai Community College
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- Welcome to the Garden Fair
- Schedule of Garden Talks
- 4-H Kids Area
- Education Opportunities
- Booths List
- Vendor Registration
Event ContactsMelissa McFerrin, Executive Administrator
Kauai County Farm Bureau
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Roy Yamakawa, County Administrator,
College of Tropical Agriculture & Human Resources (CTAHR)
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The Biggest One-Stop Garden Shop on Kauai!
- Special All Day Farmers Market
- All Day Garden Talks & Demonstrations
- Educational, Government & Non-profit Resources for Your Farm or Home Garden
- Keiki Activities by 4-H and School Gardens
- Ono Local Foods & Plate Lunches all Day
Welcome to the Garden Fair On Saturday morning April 13th at 9:30am, the Kauai Community College front lawn will spring to life with gardeners, suppliers, garden lovers and consumers there to shop the wide variety of plants, landscape products and equipment, and to find out the latest gardening information and tips. Hosted by Kauai County Farm Bureau and University of Hawai'i College of Tropical Agriculture & Human Resources (CTAHR), the annual Kauai Garden Fair is one of the largest gatherings of green thumbs on Kauai and a great way to share the bounty of the island firsthand. This event is in its 18th year and continues to grow.
The Biggest One-Stop Shop for the Garden on Kauai This one-day, free event begins with a "one-stop shop" for the garden, where a wide variety of tropical plants, flowers, produce and seeds will be available for purchase representing farmers, nurseries and organizations from around the island. This is an opportunity to network with organizations that assist gardeners and agriculture, stroll through the many information booths to learn what's new and swap tips. Or learn about upcoming classes to garden – from novice to expert.
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Garden Talks & Educational Resources The Garden Fair celebrates gardening in all of its aspects, and provides a network of resources for Kauai residents and visitors who are interested to "get their hands in the dirt" and learn more about horticulture. A day long schedule of "Garden Talks" hosted by UH CTAHR provides opportunities to learn about a wide range of gardening topics from fruit and flower growing, to benefits of breadfruit, and honey. If you have a specific problem, you can visit the Plant Clinic and Agricultural Information booth to visit with area experts, or pick up seeds and growing tips for this year's Farm Fair Fruit & Vegetable competition.
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Keiki Activities For keiki, the 4-H kids area is a highlight that can't be missed – with a mini petting zoo, hosted play area for toddlers, and planting activities to introduce little ones to the garden. It's also a chance to meet some of our "future farmers" - students learning about gardening and agriculture from elementary to high school level.
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Special All Day Farmers Market & Ono Local Foods For those interested in the food and culinary side, the weekly Kauai Community Market will be extended for the full day with an expanded farmers market featuring a wide range of Kauai Grown fruits and produce as well as value added agricultural products straight from the farm like honey, goat cheese and local coffees plus a wide variety of freshly baked goods, local treats like "kulolo" and "mochi", frozen bananas and smoothies with local fruit, and hot lunches featuring Kauai Grown ingredients – Hawaiian plate lunches, Thai curries and spring rolls, Filipino family specialties, gluten free crepes and Puerto Rican tacos.
Mahalo to our sponsors
The Garden Fair is a special time when we have an opportunity to interact with the tremendous variety of people who fit under that large tent called agriculture. Community sponsors of the Garden Fair include: Grove Farm, Growing Greens, Kawamura Farm Enterprises, Orchid Alley, Syngenta, Pioneer, Hawaiian Orchid Source, Moloaa Bay Coffee, and Kauai Nursery & Landscaping. The event could not be done without the support of Kauai Community College, who is also the co host of the Kauai Community Market.