Charter school receives $48,000 grant for farm-to-school program

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Romeo Garcia looks at the growing green onions while looking around the greenhouse on Connections' property in the Kaumana community of Hilo on Wednesday, July 21, 2021.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Traps for beetles have been set up across Connections' property in the Kaumana community of Hilo on Wednesday, July 21, 2021. A science teacher started the project by using left over water bottles as a way to catch the beetles.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Danny McDaniel looks over a hydroponics project in the works on Connections' property in the Kaumana community of Hilo on Wednesday, July 21, 2021.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Danny McDaniel picks up a growing eggplant while monitoring the growth in the greenhouse on Connections' property in the Kaumana community of Hilo on Wednesday, July 21, 2021.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Romeo Garcia smiles while looking at horse Sweetie on Connections' property in the Kaumana community of Hilo on Wednesday, July 21, 2021.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Property manager Danny McDaniel looks over the garden growing on Connections' property in the Kaumana community of Hilo on Wednesday, July 21, 2021.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Romeo Garcia, left, and Danny McDaniel look at citrus plants while walking through Connections' property in the Kaumana community of Hilo last week.

Connections Public Charter School in Hilo will grow its farm-to-school programs with the help of federal grant.