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Don’t Wait! Join the Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation ʻĀINA In Schools Team Now!

July 30, 2018


Now is the time to sign up to join an ĀINA In Schools Docent Team to lead or assist nutrition, garden, or compost lessons, or support a school by attending a fall Garden Party work day. ʻĀINA docents lead monthly hands-on, standards-based garden lessons for grades K, 1, 4, and 5, compost lessons for grade 3, and nutrition lessons for grades 2 and 6 at our ʻĀINA partner schools. No experience is necessary and training is provided! Join us in educating the next generation about how to make healthy food choices, compost their waste, and grow their own food at schools all over Oʻahu.

Take a look at what our dedicated volunteers are saying about their experiences:

“I loved learning more about gardening and nutrition and having the opportunity to share it with the kids!”—Parent Garden Docent, Waiʻalae Public Charter School

“I think the most important lesson the children have walked away with is knowing that no matter where they live, they have the ability to grow their own food. I think that is real empowerment.”—Parent Garden Docent, Kaʻōhao School

“Working with the ʻĀINA In Schools team and the students was fabulous! I appreciated the tight organization of ʻĀINA In Schools - having the training, props, checklists, and lesson plans made volunteering so much easier than I expected. I also appreciated how the students were so much more willing to try new foods with these lessons.”—Community Volunteer, Kahala Elementary

“Many kids stayed in for recess to ask more questions (and eat more of the food we prepared). Several students told me that this was the first time they ‘liked vegetables’.”—Kimi Werner, ʻĀINA Chef

Contact us now at [email protected] for more information and to RSVP for a fall ʻĀINA Docent Training date in your area listed below!

ʻĀINA Garden/Compost Docent Trainings:

  • Kahuku Area Schools: Tuesday, August 28
  • Windward Area Schools: Wednesday, August 29
  • Honolulu Area Schools: Thursday, August 30
  • Central Area Schools: Friday, September 31

ʻĀINA Nutrition Docent Trainings:

  • Kahuku Area Schools: Tuesday, September 4
  • Windward Area Schools: Wednesday, September 5
  • Honolulu Area Schools: Thursday, September 6
  • Central Area Schools: Friday, September 7