Sunday August 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
On Sunday, August 27, from 10AM-4PM, we return to the soil with our incredible partners Permablitz Hawaii for a very special Surfblitz Surfrider Foundation: Ocean Friendly Gardens event. This year as part of the Hawaii Tourism Authority Aloha ‘Āina Program our organizations are continuing to transform landscapes into food producing, sustainability conscious ocean friendly gardens. Joining the movement is also the newly formed HNL Tool Library – who in fitting with a theme of re-use that our Ocean Friendly programs are built on, have created an opportunity for the O‘ahu community to check out tools on needs basis rather than having to buy them. Together these organizations and programs are reworking our ahupua‘as to be self-sufficient. Prior to this Surfblitz event there will also be a poi board making workshop at the Tool Library on August 10.
This epic Surfblitz event will be open to all: our core volunteers, school groups, visitors to the island, and all your friends and family. We will be transforming the landscape farmed by Daniel Anthony. The land is helping revitalize the kalo farming of Hawai‘i and directly connects to our Ocean Friendly Restaurants Hawaiʻi program. As we get closer to the date we will be asking for firm commitments so that we can make sure to have our workplan fit our hui size.
What can you expect at a Surfblitz?
– A living laboratory to learn how to better manage your land to combat the effects of stormwater runoff pollution, grow your own food, make best use of the space you have, what plants thrive where, make best use of water resources
– Dance Breaks
– An incredible group of volunteers working hand in hand to make Hawai‘i a better place
– To get dirty
– To have a great lunch time potluck
– To meet someone new
– To have given back to the land, the ocean, the island
What is Surfblitz?
In 2014 Surfrider Oahu joined forces with Permablitz Hawai‘i to join our volunteer networks in creating sustainable gardens. The effort uses the principles of Surfrider’s Ocean Friendly Garden campaign and combines the sustainable techniques and reciprocal volunteer network of Permablitz Hawai‘i. This partnership between Surfrider Foundation – Oahu Chapter and Permablitz Hawai‘i is making magic happen. Thank you to Allen, Mike, and the whole team who are leading an amazing charge in coordination for these events and teaching volunteers with their extensive foodscaping knowledge. Check out the video on the webpage to learn more. https://oahu.surfrider.org/ocean-friendly-gardens-surfblitz/
Many more details to come!