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.

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Waikīkī Elementary School

Honolulu, Oʻahu

Waikīkī Elementary joined 'ĀINA In Schools in 2008. In addition to gardens used in ʻĀINA lessons, the school boasts a beautiful "Food Farm" that produces a bounty of crops. One of the amazing things the school has accomplished centers on food waste. In partnership with The Green House, students are using bokashi effective microorganisms to turn ALL of the school's lunch waste into compost for use in the school's gardens.

Program Participation
Nutrition Education
  • Nutrition Lessons
Garden-Based Learning
  • Garden Lessons
  • Orchard
  • Food Farm
  • Cooking Club
Healthy Food on Campus
  • Student CSA
Agricultural Literacy
  • Chef Visits: Dave Caldeiro, 2013
Waste Reduction Family and Community Outreach
  • Simplify the Holidays 'ĀINA Night, 2007(?)
  • Oʻahu Farm to School Network Kick-Off Event Host Site, 2011
  • 5th Annual Farm to School Conference Host Site, 2012