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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!

Native Plant Rain Garden

Waiʻalae Public Charter School
Honolulu, HI

In partnership with Malama Maunalua,we have started our first phase of researching native plants that would be most appropriate for the Kaimuki area. We are currently in touch with a nursery who will be helping us with this selection and we are also working with Malama Maunalua to plan and implement the project. We are going to get both plants and seeds (some by donation, some by purchase) and allow the seeds to grow in pots until they are ready for planting. We are anticipating this process to take around 4-6 months (advice from nursery). So our goal is to get the plants started this summer and then this upcoming school year we will get them planted. We are also planning to use rain barrels. The installation of them will take some time too because the drain that will feed the barrels are made of steel so we will need to get this handled by a professional who can assist us. It is a big project and one that we are excited about!