Cultivating Healthier Choices at Pearl City Highlands Elementary

Congratulations to Pearl City Highlands Elementary student farmers and their teachers who have begun to reap the rewards from their hard work creating and cultivating vegetable garden beds on the school grounds. The harvest is on as fresh, beautifully grown cucumber’s, green beans, eggplant, and corn make their way from the students hands to the table. The vegetable garden is a part of the school’s effort to teach and provide “Healthier Choices” for their students.

The students are also growing garden trees to attract butterflies.  The PCHES Butterfly Garden is abounding with beautiful butterflies as some of the trees have reached about three feet in height. I recently visited the PCHES Butterfly Garden and was amazed at the huge, vibrant colored Monarch butterflies floating above and throughout the garden. It was so beautiful and peaceful.

Thank you for sharing your very special gardens with me!

Great job!

 Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

PCHES student framers are pictured holding fresh picked cucumbers

and green beans. The students are proudly pictured with their teachers

and PCHES "Healthy Choices" Garden advisors Mrs. Wu and Mr. Hill.

 Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

Fresh corn!


 Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

PCHES Butterfly Garden


 Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

A beautiful Monarch butterfly is pictured cruising through

the PCHES Butterfly Garden on Tuesday, February 5, 2019.