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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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GreenHouse Growing Project

Lanikai Elementary Public Charter School

Addition of a greenhouse at Lanikai Elementary Public Charter School helped students 6th graders gain accessibility to model small scale farming in a mechanically controlled environment.

They mulched the interior of the Greenhouse and set tables up. They used their Kaoʻhao signature soil potting mix to grow cherry tomato plants from seed. The tomato plants loved being in the Greenhouse. 100% of the seedlings emerged and grew into healthy tomato plants which were given away to students and parents.

Parker Sawyer, 6th Grade Science Teacher is excited to begin the Kao'hao Greenhouse Trials and will have the students come up with controlled experiments that will run for three months in the Greenhouse. They will take data as a class on a daily basis. Temperature readings will be taken everyday in the Greenhouse.

Parents have stopped by to ask if they can help out in the Garden and the Greenhouse. We are hoping to have the biggest plant sale yet this October during the Lanikai School Fall Festival.