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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!

Konawaena High School Garden Project

Konawaena High School
Konawaena, Hawaiʻi


Konawaena High School student Rebecca Crabtree used Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation Mini Grant funds to support her senior project aimed at growing healthy, fresh food on campus. Crabtree partnered with her teacher and mentor Ms. Mary Lyn Garner along with the school administration, agriculture club, fellow students, and cafeteria staff, to install irrigation, build a fence, build new garden beds, and create a compost system. Produce harvested from this garden is now prepared and served at the school’s new salad bar every two weeks. Kudos to the Konawaena High School crew for making this all happen!