Green Apple Day of Service at Hālau Kū Mana School

December 17, 2013

By: Richard Quinn, ASLA

The second annual Green Apple Day of service was a great success, and HHF was there at the Hālau Kū Mana New Century Public Charter School with some strong hands to help get the work done.  Green Apple Day gives parents, teachers, students, companies, and local organizations the opportunity to transform their local schools into healthy, safe, and productive learning environments through local service projects, and it took place on October 12th.

Pat Onesta and daughter Lucia, working hard but having fun.

Pat Onesta and daughter Lucia, working hard but having fun.

This fun event had a huge impact on this small charter school located along Makiki Heights Drive.   With a great turnout of volunteers under the direction of Mason Architects, native plants were planted, grass was sodded, and a much appreciated new gravel pathway installed.  There to help from HHF were Corlyn Orr, Aaron Mann, Tara DePonte, Pat Onesta (with daughter), Cindy Gamiao (with Jessie and daughter Chelsea), and Rick Quinn.

Aaron Mann lays down the sod with perfection, inspected by Chelsea.

Aaron Mann lays down the sod with perfection, inspected by Chelsea.

 

A great new pathway and useful lawn area make a big impact on this small charter school in Makiki.

A great new pathway and useful lawn area make a big impact on this small charter school in Makiki.

Contributions and helping hands came in from all parts of the community, with generous support from local vendors.  The event was a great reminder that good hard work can be fun when it’s for a great cause.  Last year, Tom Fee, Cindy Gamiao and her ‘ohana supported a large crew of USGBC volunteers in replanting a garden at Queen Ka‘ahumanu Elementary School.  More info on Green Apple can be found here.

Tom Fee gets dirty at Queen Ka‘ahumanu Elementary School in 2012.

Tom Fee gets dirty at Queen Ka‘ahumanu Elementary School in 2012.

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