Green Think Tours with
Cultural and Culinary Experiences
Green Living Innovation Discoveries, second Sunday afternoons starting in January. Join us at fascinating tour locations with a fun cultural or culinary experience option. Come for the green building tours and stay for the music, hands-on art workshop, or learn to make organic corn tamales with banana leaves!
Register online for the Green Think Tours and/or Art and Food Workshops
Winner of The Sustainability Innovation Challenge Award for Green Building
First Stop: We'll be touring the breathtaking Lightwave bamboo structure in Holualoa on January 11th, and also invite you to sign up for a new, in-depth, bamboo building workshop series with a variety of top instructors (see details to left). Tour is 2-3pm and music by Bolo will be 3-4pm. Light pupus and refreshments provided. Let's whet the appetite for the full Bamboo Building workshop series runing January - April.
Tour and Music:
Second Sunday of January,
the 11th at 2-4pm.
Suggested tour donation $25
For information, or to register by check,
email [email protected]
Green Building and Book Art Workshop
Hawi, February 8th
Green Rural Life with a spectacular ocean view: Multiple green built materials and structures grace 32 acres at The Algood Farm. The designer/ owners describe their farmstead as "a sustainable oasis on the northern tip of the island. Our buildings are made of environmentally friendly materials and we create all our own electric energy. We raise organic chickens, bananas, herbs and vegetables and have planted over 500 coconut and other trees on our land."
The ocean and Maui-view farm uses interior and exterior natural and green materials in some very exciting ways. February 8th Tour is 2-3pm.
ART Fun in the Bamboo Barn! We are adding an optional hands-on bookmaking art experience in a mini workshop with Susan O'Malley, 3-5 pm, following the tour. Individual workshop fee is $20, family rate is $35. Each participant will make 4 handmade paper covered sketch books or writing journals to take home or give a gifts. Susan is just back from an artist-I-residence in Assisi, Italy and leads fun and rewarding workshops.
ALL AGES WELCOME!
Second Sunday of February, Tour 2-3, Art 3-5pm
Suggested tour donation $25
Bookmaking Workshop is $20 / $35 for families
Honoka'a, March 8th
Culinary workshop 12-2pm
The fascinating Hi'ilani EcoHouse is our tour site on March 8th in Honoka'a. Built by two sustainability-minded couples who joined forces with an inventive designer, the house employs special green building materials to conceive and build a dramatic perch overlooking the Pacific. This 4,000 square foot carbon-neutral home is worth a journey from around the island to see its innovative materials, structural design, interior finishing, energy efficiency, and green living concepts.
Tamale Magic We have a culinary experience to share! We'll be hosting a tamale making workshop using organic grains and foods from noon-2pm preceding the workshop. Yum! Workshop fee is $25 and includes all ingredients to take home four tamales. And if you can't join us for the workshop, we'll be selling tamales as a Greenshool fundraiser during the tour.
See the Hi'ilani web site for more details about the house.
Second Sunday of March, Tour 2-4pm
Culinary Workshop 12-2pm $25
Suggested Tour donation $25