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ʻĀINA In Schools Featured in Hawaiʻi Farm to School Hui Talk Story Series

May 29, 2020


The Hawaiʻi Farm to School Hui recently hosted a School Garden Talk Story Series for school garden educators, support organizations, and school garden advocates across the state.

Twenty eight educators and school garden partners tuned into the Curricular Resources and Distance Learning During COVID-19 Talk Story on April 29. School Garden Curriculum and Resources as well as creative ways programming is being implemented were shared by the Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation, Mālaʻai The Culinary Garden of Waimea Middle School, Mālama Learning Center and more! Here are a few of those resources:

Hawaiʻi Island School Garden Network

  • HISGN Facebook - Great school Hawaiʻi Island garden links and resources. 

  • - Hawaiʻi School Garden Curriculum Map and many of other resources

Mālama Learning  Center:

  • Wai Huihia Kumu Network - Provides a space for teachers with varying levels of experience in ʻāina- and place-based education to: come together to exchange knowledge, ideas, and resources; learn from each other as well as from other organizations; and build new skills and strategies to help them feel more confident and   supported to implement 'āina-based education. 

  • Aloha ʻĀina packets - Fun activities that can connect keiki to the ʻāina while “sheltering-in-place.” Aloha ‘Āina Packets encourage keiki to go outside and to open their senses to the environment.

  • Local and delicious Healthy Recipes, Virtual Field Trips,  Fun Keiki Resources and more!

Mālaʻai  The Culinary Garden of Waimea Middle School

  • Mālaʻai is a 1-acre outdoor classroom at Waimea Middle School. They have been busy maintaining their gardens and putting out activities for the community. 

  • Checkout their Mālaʻai and Waimea Middle School YouTube Channel for live Piko broadcasts and informational and educational videos. 

  • Their Facebook and Instagram contain videos and posts about their garden as well as student generated #nativeplantoftheday and #MalaaiDailyChallenge.


Contact Debbie Millikan [email protected] or Wendy Baker [email protected] for more information on the series and future events.