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Posts tagged: Mililani

Young People Plant Coastal Garden to Benefit Endangered Sea Turtles

Katie Hamilton, Rie Kaku, Eliza Harris and Maya Hoeft take part in planting a coastal garden that will augment the diet of rescued endangered sea turtles at Hawaii's Sea Life Park's Rescue Program. The new garden, situated between the mountains and the sea -- or mauka to makai -- also serves as a living classroom where students see the connection between healthy forests and clean water.

Katie Hamilton, Rie Kaku, Eliza Harris and Maya Hoeft take part in planting a coastal garden that will augment the diet of rescued endangered sea turtles at Hawaii's Sea Life Park's Rescue Program. The new garden, situated between the mountains and the sea -- or mauka to makai -- also serves as a living classroom where students see the connection between healthy forests and clean water.

Cross posted from the Let’s Move! blog:

Under a bright Hawaiian sun, a group of girls ages 11 to 18 planted a special vegetable garden that will not only teach others about ecosystems but will also help endangered sea turtles. The project is inspired by First Lady Michelle Obama’s Lets Move! campaign and the USDA People’s Garden Initiative. The girls, who attend the same church in Mililani, Hawaii, needed a community service project. Sea Life Park on Oahu had land and a seed of an idea to plant a garden. The U.S. Forest Service helped to bring the two groups together. Read more »