ʻĀINA In Schools

About ʻĀINA In Schools

ʻĀINA In Schools is a farm to school initiative that connects children
to their local land, waters, and food to grow a healthier Hawaiʻi.

ʻĀINA In Schools began in 2006, and focuses on:

• Addressing childhood health issues by fostering healthy eating habits;

• Encouraging environmental stewardship by connecting children to the land & water that sustains them;

• Contributing to a healthy local food system by supporting Hawaiʻi's farmers and their produce.
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    ‘ĀINA in Schools is comprised of
    Six Integrated Components

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Oct 31, 2020

How to support Ordinance 19-30

Jaclyn Johnson


It has been nearly a year since the passage of Bill 40, now Ordinance 19-30, a landmark single-use plastics reduction bill for the City & County of Honolulu. This bill is one of, if not the, most comprehensive and ambitious pieces of legislation in the country for reducing...

Happy Farm to School Month!
Sep 30, 2020

Alex Narrajos, ʻĀINA In Schools Program Cooridnator

National Farm to School Month is an annual event that takes place every October. National Farm...


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Mililani Uka Elementary School

Mililani, Oʻahu

Mililani Uka started the ʻĀINA In Schools program in 2012, with an enthusiastic group of school staff and parents taking the lead to implement a strong program. The school has also hosted a Recycling Drive and created...