Gardening UP! was one of the most well attended workshops we’ve offered and preseted options for easy do-it-yourself solutions for growing food above ground – rased beds, ceramic containers, galvanized water troughs, bamboo trellis, recycled rain gutter, barrell and pallet gardens. Thanks to instructor Raven Bolas and the One Island Interns – Laura, Theo and Mandy – for helping us step up to the challenge!
Coffee bags are an abundant natural material resource in our Kona Coffee belt and make excellent vertical garden systems. Bags are suspended from a wired fence tower and plants are added through holes slit in the sides of the tower. Chicken wire core filled with rocks down the center create a perculation tube for watering and reducing volume of soil required for the grow system.