Kauai County Farm Bureau & University Of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture & Human Resources present
20th ANNUAL GARDEN FAIR
Saturday, April 18, 2014 - 9:30am-3:30pm
at Kauai Community College front lawn
- Welcome to the Garden Fair
- Schedule of Garden Talks
- 4-H Kids Area
- Education Opportunities
- Booths List
- Vendor Registration
Event ContactsSandi Kato-Klutke, Administrative Coordinator
Kauai County Farm Bureau
Dr. Russell Messing
Interim County Administrator,
College of Tropical Agriculture & Human Resources (CTAHR)
firstname.lastname@example.org | (808) 274-3471
Gifting & Shipping Options for Mother's Day and Graduation
Hawaiian tropical flowers, orchids, and plants are in demand the world over for their outstanding quality, beauty and long life. Bouquets, arrangements and plants can make outstanding and unique Kauai Grown gifts for Mother's Day and graduation coming up this season.
For those with faraway friends and families, several of the nurseries and flower growers present at the Garden Fair are certified shippers who can pack and ensure flowers arrive for your special day. Many of these items can be delivered directly from farms on Kauai to your Mom's door within two business days anywhere in the United States. Look for the certified shipper signs on site at the Garden Fair and ask about local delivery and pickup options.
To meet some of our local flower growers and nurseries and discover more Kauai Grown gift options, visit www.kauaigrown.org. For online member sales and a directory of Kauai's commercial flower, orchid and foliage growers, visit the Hawaii Tropical Flower & Foliage Association at www.hawaiitropicalflowers.org.
The Biggest One-Stop Garden Shop on Kauai!
- Special All Day Farmers Market
- All Day Garden Talks & Demonstrations
- Educational, Government & Non-profit Resources for Your Farm or Home Garden
- Keiki Activities by 4-H and School Gardens
- Ono Local Foods & Plate Lunches all Day
Welcome to the Garden Fair On Saturday morning April 20th at 9:30am, the Kauai Community College front lawn will spring to life with gardeners, suppliers, garden lovers and consumers there to shop the wide variety of plants, landscape products and equipment, and to find out the latest gardening information and tips. Hosted by Kauai County Farm Bureau and University of Hawai'i College of Tropical Agriculture & Human Resources (CTAHR), the annual Kauai Garden Fair is one of the largest gatherings of green thumbs on Kauai and a great way to share the bounty of the island firsthand.
The Biggest One-Stop Shop for the Garden on Kauai This one-day, free event begins with a "one-stop shop" for the garden, where a wide variety of tropical plants, flowers, produce and seeds will be available for purchase representing farmers, nurseries and organizations from around the island. Here you can surround yourself with what is Kauai Grown – cut flowers, plants and trees, produce and even food items and products. Look for the "Kauai Grown" signs and QR codes to learn more about some of the farms and nurseries behind the products or visit them at www.kauaigrown.org.
The event caters to growers from novice to expert, celebrating Gardening in all of its aspects. You'll find opportunities to network with organizations that assist gardeners and agriculture, stroll through the many information booths to learn what's new and swap tips.
View list of participants »
Garden Talks & Educational Resources A day long schedule of "Garden Talks" hosted by UH College of Tropical Agriculture provides opportunities to learn about a wide range of gardening topics from tropical fruit trees and raising orchids to aquaponics and home composting. If you have a specific problem, you can visit the Plant Clinic and Agricultural Information booth to visit with area experts, purchase UH seed varieties or pick up seeds and growing tips for this year's Farm Fair Fruit & Vegetable Show and Contest.
View Garden Talks schedule »
Keiki Activities For keiki, the 4-H kids area is a highlight that can't be missed – with a mini petting zoo, hosted play area for toddlers, and planting activities to introduce little ones to the garden. It's also a chance to meet some of our "future farmers" - students learning about gardening and agriculture from elementary to high school level.
This year, the Garden Fair and KCC Spring Festival keiki activities will be coordinated on the same day, including an Egg hunt, lawn games, performances and other activities for the family all hosted by KCC Student clubs.
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Special All Day Farmers Market & Ono Local Foods The weekly Kauai Community Market will team up with the Garden Fair and extend its hours for the day – reminding us of the delicious end product of these home grown efforts. This expanded farmers market features a wide range of Kauai Grown fruits and produce as well as value added agricultural products straight from the farm like honey, goat cheese and coffee plus a wide variety of freshly baked goods, smoothies and local treats like kulolo and mochi. Expect a diverse array of breakfast and lunch items with choices like Puerto Rican tacos, Hawaiian plate lunches, Filipino family specialties, taro burgers, fresh fish wraps and Italian lasagna.
Mahalo to our sponsors The Garden Fair is a special time when we have an opportunity to interact with the tremendous variety of people who fit under that large tent called agriculture. Community sponsors of the Garden Fair include: Grove Farm, Growing Greens now Makaleha Nursery, Orchid Alley, Kauai Nursery & Landscaping, Tropical Flowers Express and Heavenly Hakus, Hawaiian Orchid Source, DuPont Pioneer, Kawamura Farm Enterprises, Syngenta Hawaii, Barkaroo Bakery, Salty Wahine, Moloaa Bay Coffee with Ti Leaf & Taro, and The Ag Lab. The event could not be done without the support of Kauai Community College, who is also the co-host of the Kauai Community Market.