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Teachers from Hawai’i public schools can apply for Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation Project Grants to help advance their environmental education goals. Previous grantees have used KHF funds for garden supplies, eco-footprint workshops, vermicompost trainings, and more. One school has raised enough worms to start a commercial-scale vermicomposting bin for their campus food waste!

Assets School Garden

Assets School, Honolulu, O'ahu

Assets has started a school garden for their K-8 campus. The garden will be built, maintained, and utilized by their teachers and students. Every class will have the opportunity to utilize the garden and integrate Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation and Kū ʻĀina Pā curricula into their already existing objectives. They also plan to offer a gardening Enrichment class open to all grade levels. Garden lessons should meet various Science, Hawaiiana, Language Arts, and Math objectives
for all grade levels.

Assets reports that the “groundwork is complete and we are now happily growing and learning in our very first school garden! The school community is thrilled and each class has a range of projects planned for their plot of land. The financial support from Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation is greatly appreciated, as this is what really made it all possible! We also greatly appreciate the workshops and resources online. Thank you for helping to connect our students to the ʻāina!”