Kokua Learning Farm Tour
On July 15th, 2021, the North Shore Outdoor Circle had its first field trip since the start of the pandemic in March of 2020. It was very exciting to be with a small, but devoted group.
Joe Wat, Kelly Perry, and Daniel, gave us a tour of their facilities, and the grounds. They told us how they are following their mission to provide students from grades K through 12 with hands-on experiences which will enhance their appreciation for and understanding of their environment.
Ke Ala Pupukea
The North Shore Outdoor Circle maintains the bike path from Three Tables to Backyards. We became aware of tour groups using the bike path, and took steps to discourage this, so the path would remain available to community members. We make sure the trees and foliage are trimmed and maintained. We monitor the population of chickens which cause damage to plantings and, by scratching, can cause erosion to the path. We also monitor and discourage the dumping of green waste along the path. We are still hoping to replace the ugly concrete barriers that line the path by the entrance to Ehukai Park with a continuation of the rock wall. We’re well on our way to raising the almost $7,000 needed for this project.
Vera Stone, President, North Shore Branch
For more information about the North Shore Outdoor Circle, please check their website at: North Shore Outdoor Circle.
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