2011 Wiliwili Festival/Living Green

Time: 20 Aug 2011 – 11:00

Location: Waikoloa Village golf course

Address: Malia St. Waikoloa Village

Explore and enjoy live music, hula, food, artisans, crafts, and a keiki zone at the second annual Wiliwili Festival on August 20, 2011 at the Waikoloa Village Golf Course. 

This year the theme is LIVING GREEN and the festival will be hosting educational workshops and information booths on how “it pays to be green” by way of landscaping and gardening techniques, reuse, recycling, energy conservation, and buying local products. The festival will also present a gallery of living green posters created by students in the village.

Admission is free. 

Scheduled Workshops:

The Edible Landscape presented by Micah Barker: The grocery stores have at best a three to seven day supply of food for our island at any given time. What if you could eat your landscaping? This workshop is backyard food pantry 101 and explains why eating your landscaping is good for you and the Earth.

Native Hawaiian Plants in the Landscape presented by Jill Wagner, Future Forests Nursery: You can save on water and maintenance by using dry forest native plants in your landscape as well as help to ensure the survival of native species. In addition to teaching how to use native Hawaiian plants in home landscapes, Jill will also discuss the ecological and cultural importance of the dry forest native plants.

Get Started Growing Vegetables ( It’s Easier Than You Think!) presented by Julia Simmons, Kathy Rawle, and Wendy Fraser: Learn about where, what, and how to start growing vegetables in Waikoloa. Bring your gardening questions for this panel of seasoned gardeners.

Home Efficiency in the Waikoloa Drylands presented by Sean Canetta: Learn how to use the natural design process to evaluate home efficiency.

Don’t Throw Away Your Greens Compost Them! presented by Tamar Atsumi, Recycle Hawaii: Learn how to reduce your contribution to the landfill by composting biodegradable food waste. Tamar will discuss basic composting techniques, common problems and solutions, and present composting tips and tricks.

How to Cut Your Landscape Water Costs presented by Ricci Bezona of Cloud Forest Nursery. Ricci will give tips and tricks for creating a beautiful landscape in Waikoloa Village without running up a large water bill.

Gardening First Steps presented by Dave Faucette of the Waikoloa Dry Forest Recovery project. Dave will demonstrate seed preparation including scarification, provide his recipe for planting medium, and show his techniques for transplanting seedlings.

For more information; artisan, craft, food, or green product/service booth space; or sponsorship opportunities go to http://www.waikoloaoutdoorcircle.org/html/wiliwilifest.htm or contact Julia Alos at[email protected] or 883-1191.

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