Daily Blog Q's
It's important to save seeds because they allow for the the growing of new plants (most likely edible or use able plants)
an area of land that encompasses a mountain or valley that collects water (mostly from rain to stream to lakes to ocean)
short term crops that cover the soil (after harvests) and keep it from washing into the ocean. Also replenishes nitrogen (buckweed, sunn hemp, oats, rye, perennial peanut, and black eyed peas)
Native hot / dry?
-Pau ki'i aka
Day time line
Learning about plants with Mrs. Emma
Propogate: to grow a plant from the parts of another plant
Node: part of plant in which leaves, vines, and branches outcrop
Succor: a "baby plant" growing off of a larger "mother plant"
Purple pole bean seeds with Jason
Stephanie: conservation planner
She works w/ farmers
She uses practices to manipulate water by changing the land (to slow down/speed up runoff)
This can be utilized by farmers to irrigate crops
Ways to do this:
Cover crops: short term crops that cover the soil (after harvests) and keep it from washing into the ocean. Also replenishes nitrogen (buckweed, sun hemp, oats, rye, perennial peanut, and black eyed peas
Helps farmers increase profits, protects the ocean, and increases crop goodness
Island making/study of water flow
Watershed: an area of land that encompasses a mountain or valley that collects water (mostly from rain to stream to lakes to ocean)
Confluence: when two rivers join (def: when water flows together)
Tributary: where water meets before going to the ocean
No notes, only a game
Planting a native plants garden with Leilani
Really cool plants that survive in Hawaii's environment without too much water
Indigenous: Found around the world naturally without human disturbance
Endemic: Only found naturally within one location in the world naturally
-Pau ki'i aka
Field planted 2 years ago that has survived without water
Welcome to team STRAWBERRY!
Our first day was so fun. We learned a lot about plants they are amazing . Here are some things to help you know more.
Why is it important to save seeds? - Seed banks allow the preserving of plants that may go extinct for some reason. We also have food security with these banks.
What is a watershed? - An area of land that encompasses mountains/valleys that collects water.Why do farmers use cover crops?Cover crops preserve the top soil and allow nitrogen to be added. Nitrogen is needed for plants to grow nice and tall. Also it prevents run off.
What are some native plants that can tolerate hot/dry climates? - Aweoweo Uki Uki Pohinahina Hibiscus Pau ki'i aka These plants are native to Hawaii. They do not require watering after they have settled in. We planted a few new native plants. There was quite a few bugs, I was told this means that the soil is healthy.