On the morning of January 29, we got a visit from a batch of kids from Honokaa Elementary. I got to spend a few hours with them, showing them many parts of the farm, teaching them about the trees and plants, the fruits and the tea, the chickens and the compost. They asked great questions and seemed to eagerly soak up knowledge and have a great time. “Best field trip ever.“
They felt the warm compost pile and learned about the billions of little microbes working hard to turn it into nutritious soil..
They got to really interact with the environment, picking fruit and carrots, smelling the cinnamon leaves, touching bugs, petting a chicken..
Funniest moment: I asked if anyone knows why there are so many wild chickens on Kauai. One girl, Pakalana, raised her hand and said, “Because there’s only one KFC?” (The common answer is “because there’s no mongoose.”)
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