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Happy New Year from the Kokua Hawai’i Foundation!

April 02, 2008

We hope that all of you had a wonderful Holiday Season filled with fun, family and friends. It’s the start of the a new year and everyone here at the Kokua Hawai’i Foundation is excited about the events, projects and programs we are working on for 2008. If you still haven’t made a New Year’s...

‘AINA IS Gardens Get Ready for Fall Lessons!

April 02, 2008

Mahalo to the many volunteers who came out in September to help build and prepare gardens at three of our 'AINA IS schools: Wai'alae, 'Aikahi, and Sunset Beach Elementary. We pulled weeds, loosened soil, added mulch to walkways, and built a few more boxes for additional classrooms participating...

Go Green for Back to School

April 02, 2008

After a quick summer vacation, many of Hawai'i's students have already returned to classes. We hope you and your family will remember the environment this back-to-school season:


  • Map out safe routes for riding a bike or walking to school instead of driving. If walking and biking aren't...

Rethinking School Lunch

April 02, 2008

This summer, two Kokua representatives visited the Center for Ecoliteracy in Berkeley, California for a workshop on Rethinking School Lunch to network with other farm to school programs from across the U.S. They were also able to visit the Edible Schoolyard and met Renegade Lunch Lady Ann Cooper....

‘AINA IS Presented at Reading Conference

April 02, 2008

Kokua Hawai'i Foundation staff presented the 'AINA In Schools program at Read to Me International's annual conference on literacy. The 'AINA IS garden-based learning program utilizes read aloud books to reinforce concepts learned in the garden and to foster a love for reading. These include...

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