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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In the mood for something...seedy? Check out the Honoka‘a Seed Exchange and Potluck on Saturday, August 30 from 2-5 p.m.! All are encouraged (but not required) to bring saved seeds, roots, cuttings, and huli to share with fellow gardeners and farmers, as well as envelopes/pens to label your seeds with name, date collected, and where they were grown. If possible, bring a dish for the potluck. A great event for beginners, too! Sponsored by the Honoka‘a High School Ag Program and the Hawaii Public Seed Initiative. For more information, contact Marielle Hampton at 430-1876 or email ... See MoreSee Less

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Our Kahaluu Bay Education Center team will be holding a "Turtle Talk" this Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. in the small pavilion at Kahalu‘u Beach Park! Learn all about what types of turtles are in Hawai‘i, their importance to our ecosystem, the threats they face, and how you can help them. ... See MoreSee Less

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