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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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Huli Ka Lima i Lalo

St. Joseph Jr. and Sr. High School
Hilo, Hawai’i


Ms. Maile Kipapa’s Hawaiian Language Class and Science Class restored St. Joseph Schoolʻs Hawaiian subsistence plant garden. This project allowed students to witness for themselves the importance of traditional knowledge and how it works. They were able to carry out their learning beyond the classroom walls and watch the plants flourish right before their eyes. The students now have a sense of belief and appreciation for traditional knowledge and that traditional knowledge is still prevalent to modern times.