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Hawaii Kids to Learn About Ag @ UH Urban Garden Center Friday

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An aquaponics display. Compost-creating worms. Invasive species-sniffing beagles. A cacao-to-chocolate demonstration. 

Those are among the exhibits that will be open to more than 600 elementary students and their teachers Friday at the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s 30-acre Urban Garden Center in Pearl City, according to a UH press release.

The students will come from seven elementary schools: Nanakuli, Waianae, Mauka Lani, Aiea, Pearl Ridge, Waipahu and Our Lady of Good Counsel. 

The event is part of 2013 Oahu Agriculture and Environmental Awareness Day, hosted by the College of Tropical Agriculture and other UH divisions. It aims to teach students about agriculture and environment and introduce students to career opportunities in those fields. 

The Urban Gardening Center will also host an event Saturday featuring the same exhibits and a “Trees from the Ground Down” workshop offered by the Aloha Arborist Association.

Event particulars:

When: Friday, March 8, 2013 (schools) 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. / Saturday, March 9, 2013 (general public) 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Where: UH Manoa’s Pearl City Urban Garden Center, 955 Kamehameha Hwy., Pearl City

Courtesy of ctahr.hawaii.edu

— Alia Wong

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