Horticulture

Stop by and check out the spectacular display of the produce and flowers grown in Maui County by keiki and adults. You are invited to submit entries of your favorite homegrown vegetables, fruits, nuts and flowers. Entry forms are available from your school, on the Maui Fair website, and the Fair Administrative Office in the War Memorial Parking Lot.  Bring your entries to the War Memorial Gym on Wednesday, October 5th from 4—7 p.m., or Thursday, October 6th from 7 – 9:30 a.m.

Thanks to UH-CTAHR, there will be lots to learn about agriculture in at the Horticulture Exhibit this year!  Gardener? Crafter? Foodie?  There is a little bit of everything.  Test your skill with Ag Jenga at the Maui County Farm Bureau booth.


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CTAHR Master Gardener information and presentation schedule

The Maui Master Gardener Program will be providing information for all of your gardening questions throughout the fair, as well as selling natural Maui honey, vegetable seeds and lots of plants!

  • Got a Plant Question? Bring a bagged sample for a free diagnosis!
  • Fruit Fly Trap Demo – Learn about our free Fruit Fly Management classes
  • Purchase your Natural Maui Honey, University of Hawaii Vegetable Seeds, and lots of Plants, plants, plants!

CTAHR Presentations


Thursday, October 6, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

  • Tradition to Transitions in Ag:  The Next Generation (ongoing):  Maui is taking the lead in CTAHR to develop resources and support for local agriculture producers as they think about the future of their ag businesses, particularly about planning for their own retirement and passing the business to family members or selling it to other ag professionals. Learn about this project and complete a short survey to provide feedback on resources to support the local owners and operators of Mauiʻs agriculture businesses.
  • Caring for Caregivers (ongoing): Rosalynn Carter said “there are four kinds of people in the world – those who have been caregivers, those who currently are caregivers, those who will be caregivers and those who will need caregivers.” Learn more about what CTAHR is doing to support Mauiʻs family caregivers – both those who are caring for kupuna or raising their grandchildren.
  • Cover Crops to the Rescue (6 p.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m.):  What are the benefits and varieties of cover crops on Maui?  Learn all the ins, outs and how-to’s of cover crops.

Friday, October 7, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

  • Managing Fruit Flies for Fabulous Fruits & Veggies (6 p.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m.):  What types of fruit flies do you need to know about? What are their favorite foods?  What can you do?  Learn the answers to these questions and more!
  • Got WEEDS? Get Answers! (ongoing)
  • Tradition to Transitions in Ag:  The Next Generation (ongoing):  Maui is taking the lead in CTAHR to develop resources and support for local agriculture producers as they think about the future of their ag businesses, particularly about planning for their own retirement and passing the business to family members or selling it to other ag professionals. Learn about this project and complete a short survey to provide feedback on resources to support the local owners and operators of Mauiʻs agriculture businesses.
  • Caring for Caregivers (ongoing): Rosalynn Carter said “there are four kinds of people in the world – those who have been caregivers, those who currently are caregivers, those who will be caregivers and those who will need caregivers.” Learn more about what CTAHR is doing to support Mauiʻs family caregivers – both those who are caring for kupuna or raising their grandchildren.

Saturday, October 8, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

  • NEW Landscaping at Kaahumanu and Wahinepio! (10:30am, 12pm):
    Have you noticed the new landscaping on the UHMC campus at the corner of Kaahumanu and Wahinepio?  Learn all about this exciting new landscaping plan and the plants that are being used.
  • Answers to your Landscape Questions (ongoing)
  • Farming with Bees:  (11am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm) Come learn how nature’s great pollinators help to make your farming successful and how to utilize bees for best crop production.
  • Managing Fruit Flies for Fabulous Fruits & Veggies (11:30am, 1:00pm):  What types of fruit flies do you need to know about? What are their favorite foods?  What can you do?  Learn the answers to these questions and more!

Saturday, October 8, 2 p.m.  – 6 p.m.

  • Poi drinks for your Health!  (3 p.m. until samples gone) Did you know poi contains probiotics, beneficial to your health, just like yogurt?  Taste and learn about these new yummy poi beverages.
  • NEW Landscaping along Kaahumanu and Wahinepio Avenues! (3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m.):  Have you noticed the new landscaping on the UHMC campus at the corner of Kaahumanu and Wahinepio?  Learn all about this exciting new landscaping plan and the plants that are being used.
  • Answers to your Landscape Questions (ongoing)

Saturday, October 8, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

  • Okinawa Sweet Potato Tasting (6:30 p.m. until samples gone): Taste testing and sales, plus olive plant and smoke bush sales.
  • Bees, Balance, and Bubbles – 4-H Youth Activities (ongoing):  What do water pollution, honey bees, and toxic spills have in common? They all have issues that need to be solved using science and engineering skills. Kids can participate in hands-on activities to solve real problems!

Sunday, October 9, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

  • Bees, Balance, and Bubbles – 4-H Youth Programs (ongoing):  What do water pollution, honey bees, and toxic spills have in common? They all have issues that need to be solved using science and engineering skills. Kids can participate in hands-on activities to solve real problems!
  • Grow your own Chick Peas (11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m.):  Taste and learn about the chick pea trials that have been completed on Maui.  What varieties grow best here and at what elevations?

Sunday, October 9, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

  • Cover Crops to the Rescue (3pm, 4pm, 5pm) What are the benefits and varieties of cover crops on Maui?  Learn all the ins, outs and how-to’s of cover crops.
  • Grow your own Chick Peas (3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.):  Taste and learn about the chick pea trials that have been completed on Maui.  What varieties grow best here and at what elevations?

Mahalo to Chairpersons Mae Nakahata, Tim Stevens, Warren Watanabe & the Staff of CTAHR

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