Haleiwa Updates - Kōkua Learning Farm Featured on Farm Aid, Kokua Community Center Beehive Discover
October 01, 2020
Kokua Hawai’i Foundation co-founders Kim and Jack Johnson kicked off Farm Aid 2020 from the Kōkua Learning Farm. Jack played a few songs amongst the kalo with Mt. Kaʻala in the background and shared the vision for the Kōkua Learning Farm with viewers. If you missed it, the entire show is available on the Farm Aid’s website where you can also learn about the mission of this incredible organization. All donations to Farm Aid help farmers across America!
While working to make Kōkua Hawai’i Foundation’s new Hale’iwa home ready for our community, KHF Co-founder Jack Johnson discovered a thriving bee community living in the old walls of what will become the Kōkua Community Center! Jack called our beekeeping friends- Katie Metzger and Jaden Pang- to help him safely move this hive to a new home and harvest some honey. We can’t wait to have our own beehive down at the Kokua Learning Farm! Learn about some of Hawaii’s native bee species here!
The Kōkua Learning Farm continues to evolve! In the last few weeks we have taken a few steps to DOUBLE the area under active cultivation. We planted a cover crop mixture of sunhemp, buckwheat, and field peas to hold down our soil and increase the organic matter present in our soil. With continued irrigation and a few more rounds of cover crops to grow, mow, and decompose in our fields, we should have a healthy soil biome to nurture many rounds of crops to come!