Monday, September 19, 2011

2011 CTAHR Ice Cream Bash

Soft was invited out to participate in CTAHRs biannual ice cream bash! At this event, we held our weekly sale, talked to a lot of interested students and got to eat a whole lot of ice cream. It was a lot of fun. One of our very own Soft members featured a mango sorbet made out of 5 mango varieties, gown locally.

Soft was more than happy to participate in this tasty event and we are looking forward to many more to come!

Above: Mango sorbet is served to hungry CTAHR members
Middle: Soft-ies enjoying ice cream
Bottom: Customers supporting local agriculture at the Soft booth

Photo Credit: CTAHR, can be found at
This Fall semester, the Soft schedule looks like:
Monday:Produce sale at the crosswalk across from Hamilton Library,
in front of St. John 12-2:00
Thursday: Meeting and work day 4-7:30
Saturday: Work day 9-4:00

Also, our Noelani First grade garden will be from 8 am-9:45 am once a month on a Wednesday.
Tentative dates are: September 14, October 12, and November 9

Saturday, September 10, 2011

The Rise of Fall

The 2011 Fall semester is here and Soft is full force again. We are kicking off this semester with a long-needed re-calibration of our irrigation system. Thanks to the GSO that Soft was awarded last semester, we can now improve our water use efficiency!

Above: Our banana walk way in progress behind the Art building
Below: The Sustainability Courtyard edible landscape after a summer of growth

Photo credit: Kent Kobayashi

This semester we are planning on installing our bee hives, our chicken coop, out vermicomposting system, a new food processing station, a composting station and expanding a new agroforestry area.