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Upcoming Oʻahu ʻĀINA Educator Training for ʻEwa Schools

March 23, 2018

Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation is partnering with Oʻahu ʻEwa region partners, Island Pacific Academy, Kamehameha Schools, Aloun Farms, and Blue Zones Hawaiʻi to host an ʻĀINA In Schools Curriculum Training for Educators. Come and experience how to incorporate garden-based learning, nutrition...

It’s Turmeric Time!

March 23, 2018

Whether you’re a permanently yellow-stained veteran or an ʻolena (turmeric) newby, now is the time to snag some healthy rhizomes from your local market or farmer friends. Depending how many makua (mother plants) were planted the previous year, harvests could be anywhere from a few, three-pound...

KHF Co-founder Jack Johnson Drops by for School Lunch

March 23, 2018

Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation co-founders Kim & Jack Johnson along with KHF board and staff visited Mililani High School for lunch last month as it continued to develop its from-scratch lunch menu utilizing locally produced food as part of the state’s ‘Aina Pono Farm to School Program. As a special...

Leilehua Complex Character Bootcamp Addresses Nutrition

March 23, 2018

To help kick off Leilehua Complex Character Boot Camp 2018, Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation staff joined in to share poi smoothies with students learning about building character through physical, social, cognitive and emotional skill-building. Students attended sessions, co-led by Leilehua High...

Ag Day at the Capitol

March 23, 2018

Last month, the Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation ‘ĀINA in Schools team packed up handouts and display boards and joined farmers, chefs, beekeepers, and more at the annual Ag Day at the Capitol event, held at the Hawaiʻi State Capitol. Vendors displayed their wares from local hot sauces to māmaki tea...

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