ʻĀINA In Schools

ʻĀINA Schools

Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation staff currently works directly with ʻĀINA Teams at 15 Oʻahu elementary schools to implement the ʻĀINA In Schools program. In 2013 an additional 21 teachers from 12 schools attended our Garden-Based Learning and Nutrition Education trainings and will be bringing these lessons to their students this year.

While we are not currently accepting applications for new participating schools in the program, any school or educator may utilize the many resources we have available, including ʻĀINA In Schools curricula, trainings, resource guides, workshops, KHF Project Grants, and KHF Field Trip Grants.

Waiʻalae Public Charter School

Honolulu, Oʻahu

Waiʻalae School was one of five Oʻahu schools to join the ʻĀINA program in 2006. The school boasts a cafeteria that serves a daily salad bar that often includes locally grown produce.

Program Participation
  • ʻĀINA In Schools Garden Component
  • Native Plant Rain Garden
Nutrition Education
  • Nutrition Lessons
Garden-Based Learning
  • Garden Lessons
  • ʻĀINA Garden Club
Healthy Food on Campus
  • Fresh Choice Salad Bar
Agricultural Literacy
  • Farm Field Trips
Waste Reduction Family and Community Outreach
  • ʻĀINA In Schools is featured in school newsletters
  • ʻĀINA Team recruits parent volunteers at school events