Kōkua Learning FarmRaiser 2022

After last year’s successful Kōkua Learning FarmRASIER, we are excited to bring the Kōkua Learning FarmRAISER back. Our FarmRASIER last year provided the funds to establish the loʻi area and constructed native wetland zones and develop our orchard, production plots, nursery, and more! This year we have 6 new areas that are in need of your support. We are raising funds to support the development of our Outdoor Learning Area, In-Vessel Compost Unit, Hawaiian Garden Area, Kalo Library and support our farm Pollinators! With your help, we will continue to create a thriving space for plants and farmers of all ages to actively support and learn about their local food systems. Let’s Get Growing!

Click below to explore each of the tiers

 

Pollinator Tier $60

Pollinators are the busiest and the most crucial workers on a farm! Help us teach keiki and all farm visitors about the importance of pollinators by contributing at the pollinator tier. Your $60 contribution at this tier will help bring flowers and diversified pollinator ecosystems to the farm, support the development of a Bee Observation Station, and bolster pollinator education in our community! The Bee Observation Station will allow visitors to learn about the amazing lifecycle of bees, how they pollinate our vegetables, trees, and flowers, and why bees are so crucial to life. You will be invited to a Community Workday focused on bee education & planting flowers with our amazing partner bee keeper Katie Metzger, Founder of Hānai Hives!

Youʻll get…

  • Recognition on our FarmRAISER 2022 Website Page
  • Invitation to Community Workdays focused on Bee Education & Planting Flowers!
  • Name on Mahalo Sign of farm supporters on farm!
  • Invitation to Kōkua Learning FarmRAISER supporters workday
  • KHF Individual Membership (see benefits here)

Kalo Library $120

The Kalo Library is a very important area on the Kōkua Learning Farm! This section of the farm currently has 26 varieties of kalo growing. We use the Kalo Library to source huli for 4th grade classrooms across Oʻahu participating in our ‘ĀINA In Schools program. In 4th grade, ʻĀINA Schools teach the Hawaiian Garden Curriculum (learn more here.) Each 4th grade classroom receives 3 different varieties to learn about and grow in their school garden. We are excited for this space and ability to grow kalo and ‘ike to share with others! Your contribution of $120 at the Kalo Library Tier will support the maintenance, growth and labor needed to keep this special area thriving.

Youʻll get…

  • Recognition on our FarmRAISER 2022 Website Page
  • Name on Mahalo Sign of farm supporters on farm!
  • Invitation to Kōkua Learning FarmRASIER supporters workday
  • KHF ʻOhana Membership (see benefits here)

Orchard Tier $300

Fruit trees, native trees, we love trees and are SO excited for our Agroforest! You can help us bring trees to the farm by supporting the Orchard Tier. Your $300 donation will bring trees to the farm and support the labor and love needed to grow our Orchard, planted in an agroforestry system. What is Agroforestry? This practice is the intentional mixing of trees and shrubs into crop production to create environmental, economic and social benefits! By planting a variety of native trees and shrubs, we hope to establish a thriving ecosystem for native plants, animals and insects to flourish. We have been partnering with Drew Wilkinson of Grow Fruit Hawaiʻi to develop and implement our agroforestry area!

Youʻll get…

  • Recognition on our FarmRAISER 2022 Website Page
  • Invitation to Tree Planting Workdays
  • Name on Mahalo Sign of farm supporters on farm!
  • Invitation to Kōkua Learning FarmRASIER supporters workday
  • KHF Ke Kai Membership (see benefits here)

Hawaiian Garden Tier $600

We are excited to bring canoe and native plants to the Hawaiian Garden section! We are partnering with Hui Ku Maoli Ola to plan and plant this area of the farm. This past year- and with the support of last yearʻs FarmRASIER contributors- we have worked to remove invasives, restore the soil and prep this area for native plants. We are now ready! Your contribution at the Hawaiian Garden Tier will help us purchase the plants needed to create a thriving Hawaiian Garden area on the farm!

Youʻll get…

  • Recognition on our FarmRAISER 2022 Website Page
  • Invitation to Hawaiian Garden Planting Workdays
  • Name on Mahalo Sign of farm supporters on farm!
  • Invitation to Kōkua Learning FarmRASIER supporters workday
  • KHF Ka ʻĀina Membership (see benefits here)

Outdoor Learning Area $1,500

We are building the Kōkua Learning Farm Outdoor Learning Area! This will be a special place on the farm where keiki, community and volunteers will gather. Your contribution at the Outdoor Learning Area tier will help with the materials and labor cost to build this gathering space.

Youʻll get…

  • Recognition on our FarmRAISER 2022 Website Page
  • Invitation to Outdoor Learning Area Blessing & Opening
  • Name on Mahalo Sign of farm supporters on farm!
  • Invitation to Kōkua Learning FarmRASIER supporters workday
  • KHF Ka ʻĀina Membership (see benefits here)

In-Vessel Compost Unit Tier $5,000

Help us bring an In-Vessel Compost machine to the Kōkua Learning Farm! Your contribution at the Compost Tier will go towards the $100,000 needed to bring this incredible machine to the farm. The compost machine can process up to 400 pounds of food scraps, and 600 pounds of mulch and green waste per day. Speeding up a process that typically takes 6-8 months, the system will provide us nutrient rich compost for the fam and community in only 3-4 weeks!

Learn More about this composting machine from our friends at Sustainable Coastlines Hawaiʻi! They have a machine at Full Circle Farms in Waimānalo! We are so excited to be part of a network of compost machines across Oʻahu by bringing this system to our farm. Your contribution at the Compost tier will help us bring this vision to life! Mahalo!

Youʻll get…

  • Recognition on our FarmRAISER 2022 Website Page
  • Invitation to In-Vessel Hot Compost Blessing & Opening
  • Name on Mahalo Sign of farm supporters on farm!
  • Invitation to Kōkua Learning FarmRASIER supporters workday
  • KHF Ka ʻĀina Membership (see benefits here)

Support the Kōkua Learning FarmRAISER Today!


    Checks are accepted and can be made payable to
Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation and mailed to
P.O. Box 866
Haleiwa, HI
96712