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Master Gardener Coordinator

Emilie Kirk
Kauaʻi CES Office

3060 Eiwa St. Rm 210

Lihue, HI 96766-1881
Phone: (808) 274-3478
Fax: (808) 274-3474



Master Gardener works with a school group on Kauai

Kauaʻi Master Gardener
News and Updates

According to CTAHR Kauaʻi Administrator Russell Messing, "the Kauaʻi Master Gardeners provide a great service to the community, donating time, knowledge, and heart to gardens and growers throughout the island. We are proud to have them as an integral part of our outreach efforts for the UH-Manoa College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR)." 

READ MORE about the graduation of the latest class of Kauaʻi Master Gardeners in The Garden Island: Certified Green Thumbs.

“Our 35 volunteer members have put in over 2,000 hours this year, working in school gardens and community beautification projects,” said Pat Fallbeck, Master Gardener president. “They are a popular addition to the annual Garden Fair, the Agricultural Awareness Day, and the Kauaʻi County Farm Bureau Fair. And on a frequent basis, they are called upon by friends and neighbors to answer gardening questions. Master Gardeners are good for Kauaʻi.”

MGs tour

Field Trip to Growing Greens Nursery

Past field trips included visits to the National Tropical Botanic Garden, Waimea United Church of Christ Garden, Kekaha Community Garden, and Growing Greens Nursery.

MGs at Waimea Community Garden

Field Trip to Waimea United Church of Christ garden

Master Gardeners also attend garden classes presented by fellow Master Gardeners to the general public. In 2011 garden classes presented by Master Gardeners included Container Gardening by Ruth Montalbano, Orchid Pests by Al Sugano, Personality Garden by Amy Christmas, and Growing Kale by Tom and Lisa Peterson.

Kale Class

Growing Kale class