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Jeannine Goetter
Jun 28, 2020
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Jeannine Goetter
Feb 04, 2020
In Volunteer & Jobs
Join us for a volunteer farm day this Friday at 3pm at The Seeking Root farm in Waikapū until sun down to get our Kou trees in the ground! They have outgrown their pots, and really needing to spread their roots. More than a dozen of these beautiful trees were gifted to us by dear friend and mentor James Simpliciano, and we want to make sure they continue to thrive. Please let me know if you are able to join us with a comment confirmation below. Should you need to get a hold of me, my cell phone is (808) 866-0629. Matthew, and I look forward to spending an Aloha Friday with you doing good things for our planet, and community. "Crodia subcordata, known as Kou in Hawaiian, has distinctive orange flowers and large tan fruit. This tree originated in Africa and Madagascar. They are wide spread through the tropics. There is a close relative from tropical Americas on also the islands. It has darker orange flowers, fuzzy leaves, and white fleshy fruit. The Hawaiians used the flowers for lei and medicine, and the leaves for dye. Early Hawaiians certainly brought kou with them as one of the canoe plants since it is such a highly esteemed wood. They used the aged leaves for a warm brown to red dye for kapa. Wooden food bowls, cups, dishes and calabashes were made from the preferred kou wood which did notimpart a resinous flavor to the food such as koa and most other native woods. The flowers were used for lei and young girls especially were fond of lei kou.The tasteless seeds were eaten in times of famine or occasionally by hungry children. The leaves were used to stain fishing lines a light tan color. Hawaiians considered kou as one of the best woods for carvings along with the natives koa and milo, and the Polynesian introduced kamani." Source: https://mauiculturallands.org/kou
Kou Tree Planting ~ Friday , Feb. 7, 2020 @ 3pm content media
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Jeannine Goetter
Jan 11, 2020
In Volunteer & Jobs
We are excited to partner with the Common Ground Collective, an amazing organization that is innovative and supporting farmers on Maui! They have set up a workday on our farm that will be Sunday, January 26th from 1-5pm. Supervised children ages 8 and above are welcome. Space is limited so sign-up now to reserve your spot now. Leave us a comment below, and we'll forward your RSVP for this month’s CGC Volunteer Workday on The Seeking Root Farm! We are working to reverse climate change through reducing food waste and building soil health, to maximize carbon sequestration. We work to take food scrapes from local restaurants as well as the Maui Huliau Zero Waste events and turn it into healthy and thriving soil! Volunteers are requested to bring a water bottle, sun protection, gloves and work/farm appropriate clothing. We will be helping with the compost piles planting and mulching trees. If you have tools such as shovels and pitch forks please bring them!We will send out the address and any other needed information to volunteers who have signed up, before the event. Please contact us for any additional information or questions. We look forward to seeing you there! Aloha, Nova & Matthew
Sunday, Jan. 26th 1-5pm ~ The Seeking Root Farm content media
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Jeannine Goetter
Jan 11, 2020
In Hawai'i Events
"Every sunset brings the promise of a new dawn." - Ralph Waldo Love nature? Want to help save the planet? Curious on how you can participate in reversing climate change? Join us for sunset down on The Seeking Root Farm! Come for community connections, a new moon ceremony to connect with the wisdom of Mother Earth, and collaborations on all things about protecting, and reviving the health and spirit of our communities and the land we live on. Share your eco-healing projects and/or align with people and projects close to your heart! Bring a cushion or chair to sit on, and dress for cool breezy weather. Aloha ~ See you there! Nova & Matthew RSVP: https://www.theseekingroot.com/events How to find us: The Seeking Root Farm 0 Honoapiilani Highway · Waikapū, HI 1 mile south of Maui Tropical Plantation. Enter the double yellow gate on the east side, and drive until you come to a fork, turn right and go 1/10 of a mile until the third road and turn left. Our farm is the first one right after a small sheep pen.
Seeking Root Sunset ~ Friday Jan. 24th @ 5pm content media
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Jeannine Goetter
Oct 09, 2019
In Hawai'i Events
I'm super excited to invite you to the Life Giving Tree Planting Day! Over the years, I have grown a deep connection with the wise and giving Tree Spirits, and want to share a beautiful experience with you all as we honor the life they give, and take an evening together to give them life by providing the right environment to thrive. Our central valley of Maui is in need of regeneration, and we are seeking willing hearts to help us plant as many trees as we can! I hope to see you there! Here is the invitation below: Save the Date: Sunday, October 27, 2019 from 3pm - Sunset Lā Kāhea Community Farm in Waikapū, Maui For over a century, Maui's central valley has been plundered into a desert. Do you want to help create food sovereignty for Maui while also fostering the local ecosystems? Do you want to help create a balanced climate, moisture and better chances of local rainfall to nourish Maui's central valley? Then join us at the Lā Kāhea Community Education Farm on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 3pm. Opening ceremony will begin at 3:15pm as we plant the first life giving tree, remember and reactivate the life giving choices we get to make every single day by our thoughts, and actions. Together we will then gather the energy needed to plant as many trees as possible to re-build, re-nourish and re-generate the 'āina, not just sustain it. We will plant as the beautiful sun sets, listen to chill beats provided by DJ Adam Smith, and have light pupus and refreshments. This is an opportunity to gather with like-minded individuals ready, and willing to respond to the life-defeating acts, stand up and do the right thing - living pono. What to Bring: Aloha. Non-toxic sunscreen. Water bottle. Sturdy hat. Long-sleeves and pants. Comfortable shoes you don't mind getting dirty. We are in the process of fundraising $1,000 for irrigation pipes, and water systems to ensure the survival of our life giving trees planted for future generations. Should you feel inspired to donate, please visit www.lakahea.org Suggested Donations: Coconut Blessings $25 Banana Abundance $50 Mahalo to our beautiful co-creators: Global Visionary, Author and DJ Adam Smith, The Seeking Root, Lā Kāhea Community Farm, and James Simpliciano. RSVP HERE: https://www.theseekingroot.com/event-details/life-giving-tree-planting-day
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