Workday from Pleasanton, California ventured on a company retreat with over 100 employees from all over the world with their “Giving & Doing” community service grant program. During their visit to Kauai they made a grant donation and their teams volunteered to install expanded school gardens through a partnership with the Kauai School Garden Network. The lucky recipient schools included Koloa Elementary School, Kalaheo Elementary School, and Kawaikini New Century Public Charter School.
Their company retreat, with these three service projects, made a huge impact in such a short time! At Koloa, volunteers created beautiful raised beds for the new school garden, led by teacher Meghan Kent. At Kalaheo, the teams created native plant and Hawaiian gardens, with additional help from Kupu volunteer, Randy Umetsu.
Finally, the largest group at Kawaikini built and painted nursery tables for the school’s greenhouse and edged the main high school garden with bricks. They ended the day by planting new crops and a diverse fruit tree orchard with the after school keiki (children).
All 100+ employees made this happen in just a few short hours, while picking up lots of new knowledge on Hawaiian plants, food systems, and culture! Their work under the Kauai sun and made a great difference in expanding garden education opportunities. The schools are very grateful to have their outdoor classrooms and agriculture education systems enhanced. The gardens will also help supply fresh snacks and food for students and their families. Mahalo Workday for your generosity and warm give-back to Kauai during your company retreat!
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