Great time at the UH Urban Garden Center’s “Second Saturday at the Garden”

Sep 16, 2014 | PC Community


Leeward residents turned out in numbers at this past Saturday's "Second Saturday at the Garden" at the Urban Garden Center in Pearl City. Visitors to the UGC attended workshops, shopped at the plant sale, had their plant questions answered by the UGC Master Gardeners who were on hand to also assist in helping visitors select the right plant and proper care, and browsed amongst the many varieties of plants, flowers, trees, and the wonderful Peace Rose Garden located on the UGC grounds.

Jeanie Lum,  Peace Day Hawaii event Coordinator with the UH College of Education presented the classroom workshop: "Peace Gardens for school gardens and your own backyard", and how Peace Gardens promote cooperation and friendship. The workshop explored peace gardens and their importance in our local communities to foster Peace building and Sustainability Education. The workshop also featured the importance of pollinators in Hawaii with family activities, educational booths, and  honey tasting!

Certified Arborist, Carlton Luka led a workshop on:  "Caring for Your Garden Tools". Mr. Luka gave a hands on demonstration on cleaning your personal gardening tools pruners, saws, etc.

A group of volunteers from the Oahu Family and Community Education Program, South Oahu invited the public to their booth to craft beautiful Peace Day White Doves.

Mahalo to the UH College of Agriculture and Human Resources Urban Garden Center, Master Gardeners,  and all the volunteers who make each "Second Saturday at the Garden" a huge success and great time for plant lovers on Oahu.

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Certified Arborist, Carlton Luka demonstrates how to on clean your personal gardening

tools on Saturday, September 14, 2014 during the "Second Saturday at the Garden"

outdoor classroom workshop held at the UH Urban Garden Center in Pearl City.

Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

UH UGC Master Gardeners were available on Saturday to answer residents plant questions.

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Many varieties of plants were on sale on Saturday like these low maintenance plants

pictured here healthy, thriving and ready to go home to someone's lucky garden.

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The UGC Peace Rose Garden featured its beauty on Saturday. The Honolulu Rose Society

grows and cares for all of the wonderful varieties of roses at UGC Peace Rose Garden.

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President Susan Yee (far left) and other members from the Oahu Family and Community Education

Program, South Oahu, stand with their special hand crafted Peace Day White Doves that  they created for

Peace Day that will be celebrated at the UH Urban Garden Center on Sunday, September 21, 2014.

Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

Hard at work!

Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

Specially designed  Peace Rose Garden fundraiser pavers will make their debut on

Saturday, September 21, 2014 at the Urban Garden Center Peace Rose Garden and Pathway.