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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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Garden Kitchen

Haʻikū, Maui

Fresh salsa. Garden pesto. Sweet potato chips. “Ooey-gooey” caramelized Banana-wamma. These are just some of the many delicious dishes produced by 115 K-2nd and 5th graders at Haʻikū Elementary. Students put their Project Grant to use towards a Garden Kitchen. Harvesting their own fruits and vegetables from the Haiku School Garden, they then safely experimented with kitchen tools such as cutting boards, an air fryer, knives and utensils, and other food prep tools in their garden kitchen. Students learned about healthy eating - and with the help of a visiting chef and a food-art project, found the fun in food!