Founded in the year 2000, The Kohala Center is an independent, community-based center for research, conservation, and education. We turn research and ancestral knowledge into action, so that communities in Hawai‘i and around the world can thrive—ecologically, economically, culturally, and socially. Our main areas of interest are energy self-reliance, food self-reliance, and ecosystem health.

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LIVE FROM HONOLULU: Our president and CEO, Dr. Kamanamaikalani Beamer, just received the Samuel M. Kamakau Book of the Year Award for his book No Mākou Ka Mana: Liberating the Nation at the 2015 Ka Palapala Po‘okela Awards presented by the Hawaii Book Publishers Association! The book also received an Honorable Mention in the Excellence in Nonfiction category and an Award of Excellence in the Excellence in Hawaiian Language, Culture & History category. No Mākou Ka Mana is available for purchase from Kamehameha Publishing at kamehamehapublishing.org/nomakou, at Native Books/ Na Mea Hawaii, and at Amazon.com. Ho‘omaika‘i, Kamana! ... See MoreSee Less

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From our booth at the Waimea Midweek Farmers Market today. We hope everyone had a glorious Earth Day! ... See MoreSee Less

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