Check out some of these recents updates and stories from Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation!
Recent Updates & Stories
Kōkua Learning Farm Field Trips in November!
Haleʻiwa Elementary School and the Kōkua Learning Farm are continuing to build pilina this fall semester with all students from all grade levels visiting the farm! In November, 3rd graders joined us for a morning of learning about compost, students fed our lateral flow worm bins and got hands-on about bokashi composting. Learn more
Kōkua Learning Farm Interns In The Kitchen!
The Kōkua Learning Farm interns had the opportunity to harvest vegetables that they’ve cared for over the course of the internship and turn them into a delicious meal! After harvest, our interns spent the afternoon cooking up some ʻono food exemplifying a Farm to Table meal! ☀️ They made yummy beet poke, kim Learn more
Kōkua Festival 2024 Announced
Join us for Kōkua Festival 2024 – Celebrating 20 Years of Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation & Kōkua Festival We are thrilled to share the incredible news that Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation is marking its monumental 20th anniversary! To amplify the excitement, we’re celebrating 20 years of impact with the return of the Kōkua Festival. The festival will Learn more
A Taste of ‘ĀINA at the Kōkua Learning Farm!
What a fun day! Yesterday we welcomed 50 teachers and educational assistants to the Kokua Learning Farm for a Professional Development Day themed “A Taste of ʻĀINA!” Teachers joined us in the ‘ĀINA Demonstration Gardens for flower harvest 🌸 & seed saving, harvested vermicompost 🪱 and learned about the ʻĀINA Food Guide by sampling poi smoothies. Learn more
Our First Farm to Table Dinner!
What an evening we had! Our inaugural Farm to Table dinner on the Kokua Learning Farm was truly spectacular. We extend a big mahalo to Ed Kenney (@edstown) a dedicated KHF board member and chef, along with his wife Spanky and their remarkable team from Mud Hen Water. They wove their magic with locally sourced Learn more
Kōkua Learning Farm Spring Youth Internship Hō’ike!
This week we concluded our Kokua Learning Farm Spring Youth Internship with a fun hōʻike with interns and their families! Throughout the internship, we witnessed all youth interns growth and passion firsthand as they immersed themselves as mahiʻai, acquiring invaluable skills and forging a deeper connection with the ʻāina. A special mahalo also goes to Learn more
Our Kōkua Learning Farm Youth Internship Is Officially Underway!
Our Kokua Learning Farm Fall Youth Internship is officially underway! Our interns kicked off their internship journey with a farm scavenger hunt, practiced kilo, explored different farm zones, and identified plant varieties Afterward, they got their hands dirty, weeding and planting in our production rows. 🌻🌿 🌱 Interested in joining our Fall 2023 Internship Learn more
Join Us For The ʻĀINA In Schools Curriculum Training!
Join us for the ‘ĀINA In Schools Curriculum Training! 🍎 This engaging Summer Intensive will take place from June 26-28, 2023 at the Kokua Learning Farm! Dive into the standards-based Garden, Nutrition, and Composting Curricula, designed for Grades K-6. The $100 registration fee includes lunch, training supplies, and curriculum materials. Scholarships are available!!! Don’t miss Learn more