HAIKU - The Maui Farmer's Union United, in collaboration with the Maui School Garden Network and Community Work Day, will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Haiku School garden.
Haiku School garden coordinator Jenna Tallman will demonstrate how to brew bokashi to speed up the composting process, and Maui Farmer's Union United President Vincent Mina will demonstrate how to make fermented plant juice.
There will also be a dedication of a Kahaluu avocado tree donated and planted by MFUU members for the school garden.
The MFUU's regular monthly meeting will follow from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Haiku Community Center. The meeting will feature a locavore potluck and presentations.
Chef John Cadman will present "Chef's Corner," Ryan Earhart will present "Produce Scoops,"?Harriet Witt will present "Cycles of Light and Life"?and Jayanti Nand will present a tree-layering demonstration.
There will also be club announcements and updates about the annual meeting on Oct. 24.
Cost for the meeting is $10 for those who do not bring a dish and $5 for members.
This is a waste-free event. Participants are asked to bring their own plates and utensils; compostable dishware will be available for a nominal fee.
Attendees also are encouraged to participate in the produce swap by bringing vegetables, fruit, seeds, plant cuttings or other produce to trade.
The Maui Farmer's Union United meets at 5:30 p.m. monthly, every fourth Tuesday, at the Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center Pool in Pukalani.
For more information, visit www.mauifarmersunionunited.weebly.com.