Horticulture

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Horticulture Contest Schedule

Day Time Contest
Friday 5:00pm Corn Eating
Friday 6:30pm Pineapple Eating
Saturday 2:00pm Veggie Art
Saturday 2:00pm Recipe Contests (Maui Gold Waipolli Hydroponic Lettuce)
Saturday 2:00pm Pineapple Carving
Saturday 3:00pm Watermelon Eating
Saturday 4:30pm Ice Cream Eating
Saturday 6:30pm Corn Shucking


The Maui Master Gardener Program will be providing information for all 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 of the plant 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:

 

Ongoing throughout the fair:

GET Local – Grow, Eat, Think Local. Learn about the local crops and commodities in Maui from the field to the fork. Growing information, nutrition content, recipes, and more. Look for the GET Local logo

GO Extension. Download the app for Apple or Android and play the game at the fair to Win Prizes

Thursday, Oct 5

5pm – 9pm:

  • Bugs Up Close: Drop by to look through a microscope to identify some of the pests that can cause damage to our plants.
  • GET Local – Grow, Eat, Think Local–You Be the Judge-Evaluating Produce Quality. Grade produce quality like the experts. Have fun learning the ins and outs of produce judging, and decide who earns the “Grade A”!
  • Caring for Caregivers: “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.”– Rosalynn Carter. Learn more about what CTAHR is doing to support Mauiʻs family caregivers – both those who are caring for kupuna or raising their grandchildren.

 Friday, Oct 6

5pm – 9pm:

  • Caring for Caregivers: “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.”– Rosalynn Carter. Learn more about what CTAHR is doing to support Mauiʻs family caregivers – both those who are caring for kupuna or raising their grandchildren.
  • Soil Nitrate Quick Test Demonstration…. a NEW tool available to farmers.
  • GET Local – Grow, Eat, Think Local—Turmeric as Food and Medicine – A trending food with production, manufacturing and health possibilities. Try a home brew tumeric Lemonade!

Saturday, Oct 7

10am – 2pm:

  • Bugs Up Close: Drop by to look through a microscope to identify some of the pests that can cause damage to our plants.
  • GET Local – Grow, Eat, Think Local–Prebiotics & Probiotics with Local Faves – Okinawan Sweet Potato & Poi
  • GET Local – Grow, Eat, Think Local–Ulu-licious – Recreating A Traditional Food – find out about cultivating and creative ways of using this traditional Pacific island fruit.
  • Maui Master Gardener Fruit Fly Management Class: Learn about how to manage fruit flies in your yard and make your own fruit fly trap! (9:30 and 11:30 am)
  • Milking Cow: 4-H Livestock Venue (as staff available)—try your hand at milking a cow!
2pm – 5:30 pm:

  • GET Local – Grow, Eat, Think Local—”Ulu-licious” – Recreating A Traditional Food
  • GET Local – Grow, Eat, Think Local—Potential Health Benefits of the Okinawan Sweet Potato – ingest and digest the “gut health” benefits of this local fave, along with samples!
  • Landscaping Q & A: Do you have questions about your landscaping? Is your grass just not growing? Want to try your hand at potted plants? Which plants and trees are the best to plant where you live? Come by to get all your questions answered! (Ongoing)
  • Milking Cow: 4-H Livestock Venue (as staff available)– try your hand at milking a cow!
5:30 pm – 9pm:

  • GET Local – Grow, Eat, Think Local—Potential Health Benefits of the Okinawan Sweet Potato – ingest and digest the “gut health” benefits of this local fave, along with samples!
  • Soil Nitrate Quick Test Demonstration…. a NEW tool available to farmers. GET Local – Grow, Eat, Think Local—Turmeric as Food and Medicine – A trending food with production, manufacturing and health possibilities. Try a home brew Tumeric Lemonade!

Sunday, October 8

10am-2pm:

  • Landscaping Q & A: Do you have questions about your landscaping? Is your grass just not growing? Want to try your hand at potted plants? Which plants and trees are the best to plant where you live? Come by to get all your questions answered! (Ongoing)
  • GET Local – Grow, Eat, Think Local–Cauliflower – a versatile Veggie! Learn how to grow and prepare this fun and tasty veggie.
  • Virtual Reality Expedition: Guided tours and explorations of farms, historic landmarks, and other locations using Google Expeditions technology
  • Milking Cow: 4-H Livestock Venue (as staff available)– try your hand at milking a cow!
2pm – 6pm:

  • Virtual Reality Expedition: Guided tours and explorations of farms, historic landmarks, and other locations using Google Expeditions technology
  • GET Local – Grow, Eat, Think Local–Cauliflower – a versatile Veggie! Learn how to grow and prepare this fun and tasty veggie.
  • Got Weeds? Get all your questions answered about how to best deal with your weed problems!
  • Milking Cow: 4-H Livestock Venue (as staff available)– try your hand at milking a cow!