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TEDxHilo - Nancy Redfeather - Education for the Future School Gardens and Sustainability Education

Nancy Redfeather has been a class teacher, science specialist, and organic gardener for 45 years. She and her husband Gerry Herbert have created an experimental/educational mini-farm at Kawanui, Honalo where they have given community gardening classes since 2002 in home vegetable production,and coffee and orchard production using organic practices. Her son Travis attends college in Honolulu.She coordinated the Hawai'i Island Food Summit in October 2007 and currently is the Program Director for The Kohala Center's Hawai'i Island School Garden Network and a member of the statewide Farm to School and School Garden Hui.She also coordinated the "Hua Ka Hua -- Restore Our Seed" Public Seed Symposium held in April 2010 in Kona that has led to the new Hawai'i Public Seed Initiative and their newest educational program, of 2-day workshops on 5 Islands "Seed Basics For Farmers and Gardeners." She is on the Board of the Organic Farmers and Trade Association and the Green Schools Foundation.In this TEDxHilo Talk, Nancy shares the School Gardens Project on Hawaii Island in a thought-provoking manner that will surely inspire other educators to create gardens at their schools. This is a must-watch video if you've ever considered the impact a school garden can create at your school.About TEDxIn the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations.)About TEDxHiloHawai?i Island has a wealth of knowledge. Our rich Hawaiian culture blankets our remote living laboratory in aloha and we live in natural resource abundance. Our ancient history of navigators, farmers and cultural art is unique to our planet. Our diversity and pioneering spirit transcend Earth's normal evolutionary path. We move forward with lokahi and aloha in an effort to help create a global model of sustainability and abundance.TEDxHilo 2012 theme:"Helping to Create a Global Model of Sustainability and Abundance on Hawai?i Island."To get involved in TEDxHilo please visit: http://TEDxHilo.com
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