Founded in the year 2000, The Kohala Center is an independent, community-based center for research, conservation, and education.
We turn research and traditional 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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We're not sure what we’ve done to deserve it, but our Facebook page has received a huge spike in Likes the past few days. E komo mai (welcome) to all of our new followers! If you appreciate our ‘āina-based programs and have a passion to see Hawai‘i move toward greater energy self-reliance, food self-reliance, healthier ecosystems, stronger local businesses, and the development of kama‘āina leadership, please tell a friend about us. Share the aloha and our communities’ aspirations for Hawai‘i’s future! ... See MoreSee Less

Pololū Valley, North Kohala, Hawai‘i Island.

2 weeks ago

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We are so proud of the young students at Mala'ai: The Culinary Garden of Waimea Middle School who have been growing, preparing, and packaging sustenance for the Hikianalia and Hokulea Crews as they circumnavigate the planet on the Mālama Honua World Wide Voyage. Learn more about the voyage at ... See MoreSee Less

Volunteer work day at Kalanianaole School, July 28, 2013

3 weeks ago

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