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Teachers from Hawai’i public schools can apply for Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation Project Grants to help advance their environmental education goals. Previous grantees have used KHF funds for garden supplies, eco-footprint workshops, vermicompost trainings, and more. One school has raised enough worms to start a commercial-scale vermicomposting bin for their campus food waste!

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Preserving Healthy Harvest

Students at Kanu O Ka 'Āina received a grant that will go a long way - literally! The grant enabled students to get the supplies they needed to preserve foods that will be taken all the way to Mokumanamana in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Students harvested then dehydrated, canned, and freeze-dried school-grown veggies such as kale, daikon, green beans, zucchini, tomatoes,ʻuala, and rainbow carrots to be taken aboard their voyaging canoe. Teachers and students, from preschool through high school, tested recipes and methods for the best ways to preserve the food for their canoe voyagers.
They invited other schools in the community to join and together, they plan on continuing preserving and trading their harvests. Kanu O Ka 'Āina looks forward to using the tools they purchased with this grant and the skills they have learned from it to stock their school pantry, a notable step towards being self-sustaining!