College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Study Abroad

March 5, 2013

Spring Break | Mindful Gardening Workshop, Hawai’i Institute of Pacific Agriculture

Spring Break | Mindful Gardening Workshop, Hawai’i Institute of Pacific Agriculture

The Hawai’i Institute of Pacific Agriculture (HIP Ag) is an active farm and education center dedicated to ecologically, economically, and socially sustainable agriculture. Located on the North Kohala coast on the Big Island of Hawai’i, HIP Ag offers opportunities to immerse in the study of permaculture, agroforestry, and sustainable living. Courses and internships provide students with valuable skills to restore human and environmental health through hands-on field training, classroom sessions, site visits, and design studio.

Students engage in all aspects of farm and community living to gain an in-depth understanding of how to create and maintain sustainable systems. Areas of study include soil building, plant propagation, site design, animal husbandry, nutritious meal preparation, and more!

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Spring Break Mindful Gardening Workshop - March 23-30th

We invite you to return to the healing power of the land for this one week Mindful Gardening Workshop. This is an opportunity to restore balance of mind, body, and spirit through the cultivation of regenerative and mindful practices. Focusing on mindful meditation, healing foods, and hands-on gardening, this workshop is designed to provide you with tools to maintain a balanced and healthy lifestyle. Enjoy daily meditations and special guest teachings, feel the benefits of eating all local, island fresh meals, and participate in the restorative practice of home gardening. This alternative spring break creates a sanctuary for you to recharge and refocus, empowering you to return to your school, work, and community refreshed, energized, and full of new insight to create a bountiful garden space.