Hawaii Island School Garden Network
The Kohala Center
More Renewable Energy, More Local Food
Why We Invested
Investing in the Hawaii Island School Garden Network provides the opportunity for impact in food production
The Hawaii Island School Garden Network provides an opportunity for impact in food and waste by helping to raise future farmers and food entrepreneurs.
The Hawaii Island School Garden Network is a group of teachers, administrators and educators committed to incorporating outdoor education with Hawaiian culture as a pathway to integrated learning. Its mission is to cultivate the relationship among our children, teachers and the ʻāina, by providing a vibrant network that supports the growth and integration of school learning gardens. Initially operated by The Kohala Center, the network today is supported by the nonprofit Māla’ai, created to address the disconnection between children living in today’s fast-paced, consumer-oriented society and their lack of awareness of food origins and production.
How We Partnered
Grant support provided through the Ulupono Fund at the Hawaii Community Foundation
“The Hawaii Island School Garden Network has helped catalyze a statewide farm-to-school movement, giving student farmers and their families a greater appreciation of what it takes to grow food.”