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ʻAina Pono Harvest of the Month ʻUlu Beef Stew on the Menu for Participating DOE Schools!

October 19, 2018

This month, public schools throughout Hawaiʻi are putting a delicious, local, and seasonally abundant product on the lunchline: ‘ulu! Also known as breadfruit, ʻulu is an important staple throughout the Pacific, celebrated for its many uses and most famously, its generous fruiting season. As…

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ʻĀINA Reaches Molokaʻi & Hawaiʻi Island Educators

October 19, 2018

Over the past month, the ʻĀINA in Schools team has been supporting Farm to School education all over Oʻahu and beyond! Our team shared the ʻĀINA In Schools Garden/Compost and Nutrition curricula with twenty-five educators who attended recent trainings on Hawaiʻi Island at Waimea Middle School…

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ʻĀINA Reaches Molokaʻi & Hawaiʻi Island Educators

October 19, 2018

Over the past month, the ʻĀINA in Schools team has been supporting Farm to School education all over Oʻahu and beyond! Our team shared the ʻĀINA In Schools Garden/Compost and Nutrition curricula with twenty-five educators who attended recent trainings on Hawaiʻi Island at Waimea Middle School…

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ʻĀINA Farm to School Field Trips for Educators

October 19, 2018

Join us at this year’s first ʻĀINA Farm to School Field Trip for Educators Saturday, November 17th. We will visit Waikīkī School and Food Farm! Learn about their ʻĀINA In Schools program, Waikīkī Food Farm, and sustainability initiatives. ʻĀINA In Schools Program Coordinators will share tips…

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It’s Farm to School Month!

October 19, 2018

Everyone can celebrate Farm to School Month this October!

Schools can invite a chef or farmer to visit with keiki, host a student farmers’ market, serve local produce as a snack, or coordinate a family event and give tours of the school’s garden! Farm Field Trips are a great way to celebrate…

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Support Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation!

October 19, 2018

During Farm to School Month TOWN, Kaimukī Superette, and Mud Hen Water will be donating $1 from the sale of any menu item that contains kalo to Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation!


Another way to support Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation is by becoming a member or renewing your KHF Membership. Paid KHF…

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THE CHOMP!

October 19, 2018

Calling all students, teachers, families, chefs, farmers, and everyone who eats across Hawaiʻi to join us in THE CHOMP! Celebrate National & Hawaiʻi Farm to School Month by sharing photos of you, your family, class, or co-workers chomping down on fresh, local, “close to the source” foods.


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Mahalo to our ʻĀINA In Schools Garden, Compost and Nutrition Docents - There’s Still Time to Join th

October 19, 2018

Mahalo to the parent and community volunteers who attended the fall ʻĀINA Docent Orientation and Trainings. ʻĀINA Garden, Compost, and Nutrition Docent formed their teams, practiced lesson activities, and Compost Docents even made their own worm bins to take home. Mahalo to Mililani Uka,...

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Hawaiʻi Youth Sustainability Challenge

October 19, 2018

Kōkua Hawai‘i Foundation, in partnership with Kupu, launched the third annual Hawai‘i Youth Sustainability Challenge, which supports student-led environmental initiatives. Students who want to help their schools or communities go green now have a chance to earn funding to back their big ideas….

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Budding Botanist Grant

October 19, 2018

Deadline: November 19, 2018 Budding Botanist is open to any Title I public or charter school in the United States. Applicants must be planning a new or expanding an existing school garden program designed to teach students about environmental sustainability and the importance of biodiversity….

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ʻĀINA Recipe: ʻAina Pono: Harvest of the Month Recipe ʻUlu Beef Stew

October 19, 2018

This October, participating Hawaiʻi public schools statewide will be serving ‘Ulu Beef Stew. For more information, click here.

Servings: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds boneless (locally sourced if possible) stew meat (cut into 1-inch cubes)
  • ¾ cup crushed tomato
  • ¼ cup tomato…
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ʻĀINA Recipe: ʻAina Pono: Harvest of the Month Recipe ʻUlu Beef Stew

October 10, 2018

This October, participating Hawaiʻi public schools statewide will be serving ‘Ulu Beef Stew. For more information, click here.

Servings: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds boneless (locally sourced if possible) stew meat (cut into 1-inch cubes)
  • ¾ cup crushed tomato
  • ¼ cup tomato…
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It’s Farm to School Month!

October 03, 2018

Everyone can celebrate Farm to School Month this October!


Schools can invite a chef or farmer to visit with keiki, host a student farmers’ market, serve local produce as a snack, or coordinate a family event and give tours of the school’s garden! Farm Field Trips are a great way to…

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Support Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation!

October 03, 2018

During Farm to School Month TOWN, Kaimukī Superette, and Mud Hen Water will be donating $1 from the sale of any menu item that contains kalo to Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation!


Another way to support Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation is by becoming a member or renewing your KHF Membership. Paid KHF…

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THE CHOMP

October 03, 2018

Calling all students, teachers, families, chefs, farmers, and everyone who eats across Hawaiʻi to join us in THE CHOMP! Celebrate National & Hawaiʻi Farm to School Month by sharing photos of you, your family, class or co-workers chomping down on fresh, local, “close to the source” foods.


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Children & Youth Day

October 03, 2018

At Children and Youth Day on Sunday, October 7, join us in the Farm to School Zone near ʻIolani Palace. Together with the Hawaiʻi Department of Agriculture’s Farm to School Program, Hawaiʻi Farm to School Hui, and UH CTAHR Master Gardeners we’ll be celebrating farm to school month with fun…

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Hawaiʻi Youth Sustainability Challenge

October 03, 2018

Kōkua Hawai‘i Foundation, in partnership with Kupu, launched the third annual Hawai‘i Youth Sustainability Challenge, which supports student-led environmental initiatives. Students who want to help their schools or communities go green now have a chance to earn funding to back their big ideas….

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3R’s School Recycling Program

October 03, 2018

The 2018-2019 school year will be the biggest ever for school waste audits in Hawai’i. Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation is once again partnering with the ʻAina Pono program to conduct cafeteria waste audits in the Central Oʻahu Complex. These baseline audits provide an opportunity to measure the…

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Over 7,000 Pounds Cleaned from   Kahuku & Kailua Beaches

October 03, 2018

For International Coastal Cleanup Day, Plastic Free Hawaiʻi hosted beach cleanups in Kahuku and Kailua. At James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge in Kahuku, the dirtiest coastline on Oʻahu which is home to the highest volume of plastic pollution, 150 volunteers came out to clean 7,000 lbs. of…

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Plastic Free Hawaiʻi at these Upcoming Events

October 03, 2018

Plastic Free Hawaiʻi will be offering our awesome merchandise and outreach at Vegfest Oʻahu on Saturday October 13, from 12:00pm-5:30pm at Frank Fasi Civic Grounds at Honolulu Hale. We will have our Plastic Free Hawaiʻi bamboo sporks, stainless steel straws, bamboo utensil sets, reusable…

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Plastic Free Hawaiʻi Youth Summit

October 03, 2018

The Plastic Free Hawaiʻi Youth Summit is now rescheduled for Saturday November 10 and Sunday November 11, from 9:00am-3:00pm on both days. Day 1 includes a beach cleanup and education in Kahuku, and Day 2 includes inspiration and skillbuilding. Registration is open to Hawaiʻi students and…

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Greenpeace International in Hawaiʻi

October 03, 2018

 

Greenpeace International’s team of activists are docking their Arctic Sunrise ship at Honolulu Harbor this month! Join us for a public event discussing Plastic Pollution and Corporate Accountability, on Tuesday October 16, from 6:30-9:00pm at Pier 8 at Honolulu Harbor. Details and Facebook…

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National Geographic Geo-Inquiry Training Session

October 03, 2018

Hawai‘i National Geographic Regional Director, Dr. Brenda Barr will be leading “Introduction to the Geo-Inquiry Process,” a free training on November 5 from 4:30-6:00pm at Punahou School for public, private, charter school teachers, and other interested educators. Click for Registration &...

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