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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!

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Food Waste Reduction Program

Kainalu Elementary School, Oʻahu

Kainalu Elementary purchased a large scale vermicompost pipeline to take their Food Waste Reduction Program to the next level. By collecting cafeteria food waste, the students have been able to feed their worms, as well as, create rich vermicast and worm tea to nourish their ʻĀINA gardens. Sandra Bode’s third grade students have become masters of the project as they have come to love to learn, interact, and care for the worms.