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Seed Saving

August 15, 2019
By: Stephanie Loui

Seed saving is a vital part of a healthy garden ecosystem and with the season’s current heat, plants are going to seed quickly, dispersing to the wind to grow again! You can support this process by properly harvesting, sorting, and storing your favorite seed varieties. This is not only a way...

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Refreshing and Seasonal Summer Recipes with Local Ingredients

July 18, 2019
By: Stephanie Loui

Summer is heating up which means an abundance of delicious fruits like mango, lychee, and citrus! Take advantage of these amazing, seasonal flavors with a few fail-proof recipes to cool you down and up your tropical fruit game.


Flavored Water
For some heat-free cooking options, one of the...

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#PlasticFreeJuly is Here!

July 15, 2019
By: Mara Pyzel

It’s July which means summer is in full swing! School is out, temperatures are up, and everyone is flocking outdoors! It’s time for barbecues and beach days, providing plenty of opportunities to go plastic free! Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation, along with Plastic Free July, invite you to join us in...

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Soil Situations: Putting Garden Beds to Sleep

June 03, 2019
By: Stephanie Loui

As the school year comes to a close, many ‘ĀINA garden beds are going dormant, giving them time to replenish soil nutrients and life. Ideally, schools use cover crops, shade cloths, other organic materials or a combination of all three to help keep the soil healthy until Fall when students...

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