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Soil Situations: Putting Garden Beds to Sleep

June 03, 2019
By: Stephanie Loui

As the school year comes to a close, many ‘ĀINA garden beds are going dormant, giving them time to replenish soil nutrients and life. Ideally, schools use cover crops, shade cloths, other organic materials or a combination of all three to help keep the soil healthy until Fall when students...

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Chef Visits for Earth Month

April 29, 2019
By: Stephanie Loui

April is Earth Month and to celebrate Hawaiʻi’s local agricultural abundance, Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation's ‘ĀINA in Schools program partners with community chefs to bring healthy, “Close to the Source” recipes into the classroom all month long.

From well-known names like Ed Kenney and Mark...

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Farm to School Field Trips for Educators Highlight

March 25, 2019
By: Stephanie Loui

As part of the ʻĀINA in Schools PDE-3 course, teachers gain access to educational resources both in and outside of the classroom. In addition to curriculum trainings, teachers attend field-trips throughout the year to learn about environmental stewardship, farming, coastal restoration and...

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Simplifying the Holidays with Upcycled Crafts

December 19, 2018
By: Stephanie Loui

This Month, Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation is once again partnering with Terri Langley of Bliss Healthy Foods to “Simplify the Holidays” at Oʻahu schools. Whether you wish to reduce your holiday packaging, create a personalized gift, or explore a fun craft for keiki and ʻohana, these short, fun, and...

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