Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation’s Home in Haleʻiwa
Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation’s has a permanent home! In 2019, KHF acquired 8 acres of land in the heart of Haleʻiwa on the North Shore of Oʻahu. We are establishing agricultural, educational, and retail activities that benefit the community and promote local food, waste reduction, and environmental stewardship. The property houses the Kōkua Community Center, the Kōkua Learning Farm and three mission-aligned businesses, the Kōkua General Store, Kōkua Vintage and the ʻĀINA Farm Stand.
Mahalo to all the volunteers, businesses and community partners who are supporting us in making this vision come to life!
You can learn more by watching the short 2 minute video below:
Covering 7 acres with a variety of different eco-zones, the Kōkua Learning Farm has plenty of room to showcase several different aspects of our local food system. The Kōkua Learning Farm will include production fields, an orchard, Hawaiian gardens & loʻi, native constructed wetlands, ʻĀINA In Schools demonstration gardens, a compost area and more that will provide educational opportunities for keiki and community. It is our hope that this farm will blossom into an educational and agricultural destination, encouraging learners of all ages to actively support their local food system.
Please check out our Kōkua Learning Farm Conceptual Site Plan Report, prepared by Townscape, for more details. A special MAHALO to the community partners who provided manaʻo in the development of this report.
- KHF hosts monthly public community workdays, as well as private group and individual volunteer opportunities at the Kōkua Learning Farm. We welcome families, students, educators, businesses and more.
- Kōkua Learning Farm Community Workdays (open to the public) take place on the first Saturday of each month from 9:00am-11:30am. Projects may involve mulching, weeding, opala collection, nursery work, planting and harvesting. Register here to join a Kōkua Learning Farm Community Workday
- To plan a private workday for your school, church, business, military group, club, or other group, or if you are an individual who would like to volunteer at the farm on weekdays. Contact [email protected] and we will work with you to find the best fit.
The Kōkua General Store is a bulk, refill, and low-waste lifestyle product store. This space provides the community the tools needed to reduce waste in their lives. The Kōkua General Store is currently open Wednesday-Thursday 11AM-5PM & Thursday-Saturday 10AM-3PM.
Follow the Kōkua General Store on instagram: @kokuageneralstore
Kōkua Vintage, located inside the Kōkua General Store, has a curated collection of second-hand clothing, records, books, housewares, artwork and more; promoting second-hand over new. This space is open during Kōkua General Store hours, Wednesday-Thursday 11AM-5PM & Thursday-Saturday 10AM-3PM!
At the ʻĀINA Farm Stand we will share the bounty of local food and agriculture producers! The ʻĀINA Farm Stand will provide farm-fresh produce from the Kōkua Learning Farm and other local farmers and producers, as well as value-added products, locally grown flowers and lei. The stand will also serve as a CSA (community supported agriculture) and CSF (community supported fisheries) pick up location.
The ʻĀINA Farm Stand is currently waiting on permitting! We hope to open this space end of 2023.
The Kōkua Backyard Garden will be a welcoming edible and native landscape where the community can come to learn and draw inspiration to cultivate household food production and composting skills. This space was created in partnership by WATG as part of their Deserving Designs Award! We are planning to dig in to this space end of 2023.
The Kōkua Community Center will be a gathering place for the community to learn, share skills, stories and ideas, through workshops, classes and other learning opportunities!
The Kōkua Community Center is currently waiting on permitting! We hope to open this space end of 2023. If you have suggestions on classes you would like to offer here, please email us your ideas at [email protected].
Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation staff support offices are also on property to help facilitate all programs and act as a gathering place for KHF staff, board, and volunteers! Staff support offices are open Monday through Friday from 9am-5pm.