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Mahalo to our Volunteers & Partners!

June 03, 2019

The Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation board and staff celebrated the hundreds of volunteers who support our programs this school year with a fun filled day at Kualoa Ranch's Hale Nanea and a delicious meal prepared by KHF board member Chef Ed Kenney and Uptown Events. Volunteers, Partners, and their…

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Plastic Free Hawaiʻi

June 03, 2019

Congratulations to the Hawaiʻi Tourism & Lodging Association for making their annual Oʻahu Charity Walka plastic free event! 5 Plastic Free Hawaiʻi Water Refill Stations helped to offset 17,500 single-use water bottles! Mahalo to the 7,000 participants who #BYOBottle to the event and Alaska…

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3R’s School Recycling

June 03, 2019

 

It’s been a great end of the school year for the 3Rs family. We were stoked to hear from Kanoelani Elementary, Damien Memorial, Maryknoll Middle, and Hālau Kū Mana Schools on the success of their recently-started classroom recycling programs. We love seeing new schools and their students…

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Aloha ʻĀina Recycling Drives

June 03, 2019

May brought to a close our last Aloha ʻĀina Recycling Drives of the 2018-2019 School Year. Big props to Moanalua Middle School for braving torrential downpour and soggy volunteers to pull off a great event, recovering nearly 10,000 pounds of scrap metal, electronics,...

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Annual ʻĀINA In Schools Newsletter

June 03, 2019

The annual ʻĀINA In Schools Newsletter is hot off the press! Check out the 2018-19 ʻĀINA school highlights! Click here to read it today!

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Oʻahu PDE3 ʻĀINA In Schools Curriculum Trainings for Educators Class of 2019!

June 03, 2019

Congratulations to all 48 of our teacher participants from 28 schools  for completing our ʻĀINA In Schools PDE3 courses in nutrition, gardening and composting in partnership with the Windward Academy for CTE! A highlight of the year included the We Grow Hawaiʻi conference and…

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Ahuimanu ʻĀINA Team Saves the Bees!

June 03, 2019

Ahuimanu Elementary administration and ʻĀINA Team were able to use funds they had raised at family nights to relocate a swarm of bees found on a tree branch on the campus. With the help of professional beekeeper Max Towey of Meli LCC, the bees have a new home in…

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ʻĀINA School Nuʻuanu Elementary Plants Fruit Tree Orchard!

June 03, 2019

Last month a volunteer group from DTRIC Insurance assisted with the establishment of an orchard at Nuʻuanu Elementary school. A group of twenty DTRIC volunteers, their families and ʻĀINA staff planted fourteen trees including a variety of citruses, mountain apple,...

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Soil Situations: Putting Garden Beds to Sleep

June 03, 2019

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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4th Annual We Grow Hawaiʻi Conference

June 03, 2019

The 4th Annual We Grow Hawaiʻi student-led school garden conference brought together students, parents, educators, and community partners to celebrate school gardens across Oʻahu through the voice of students! Students worked in teams to prepare a healthy, brunch…

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Windward Sustainability Challenge Recap

June 03, 2019

Last month, ‘ĀINA Program Coordinators Stephanie Loui and Joe Wat had the opportunity to join the Windward Performance-Based Assessment (PBA) celebration as the industry partners and judges of the Natural Resource Challenge. High school students enrolled in Natural…

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Rat Lungworm Workshop & Learning Opportunity

June 03, 2019

The Hawai‘i Farm to School Hui and Island Networks are pleased to partner with the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo College of Pharmacy, the Hawai‘i Department of Health, and the Invasive Species Committees on all islands to offer “Engaging Students in Citizen Science Through the Prevention of…

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Sowing the Seeds of Wonder: Discovering the Garden in Early Childhood Education

June 03, 2019

 

Spend a day with special guest trainer Whitney Cohen from Life Lab of California, looking at the garden through the eyes of a young child. Using Life Lab’s “Sowing the Seeds of Wonder,” early childhood professionals caring for 3-5 year-olds will sample science, nutrition, and exploration…

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