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.
HAWAI‘I FARMERS: Did you know you can secure crop insurance? Our partner, AgriLogic Consulting, will be offering crop insurance education and related risk-management strategies this year to farmers across Hawai‘i. Find out what crops can be insured, learn more about insurance subsidies, and find an agent serving your area at kohalacenter.org/cropinsurance. ... See MoreSee Less
Applications are now being accepted for FoodCorps service members for the 2016–2017 school year! Since 2013 The Kohala Center has been the host site for FoodCorps Hawaii, supporting food justice advocates in underserved public and charter schools on Hawai‘i Island, Moloka‘i, and O‘ahu. Service members work to connect our keiki to fresh, local, and real food through school learning gardens and farm to school programs. The deadline to apply is March 31. ... See MoreSee Less
As a service member, you will be placed with one Service Site for your year-long term. Service Sites are community organizations that operate in partnership with one of our eighteen Host Sites, statewide organizations that help run FoodCorps in each of the places we serve: Arizona, Arkansas, Califor…
Our president and CEO, Dr. Kamana Beamer, and our chief advancement officer, Keawe Liu will be the featured guests on KNKR 96.1FM's "Eco Talk" today at 11 a.m. HST. The Hāwī-based radio station will also stream the show live online at knkr.org. Please tune in! ... See MoreSee Less
Our partner, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), is accepting applications for postdoctoral fellowships in its Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions (IMMANA) program, which aims to create a cadre of emerging leaders in agriculture, nutrition, and health research. Applications are due February 1. We'd love to see someone from Hawai‘i participate in this program! ... See MoreSee Less
Postdoctoral Fellowships on Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions (IMMANA Fellowships) aim to create a cadre of emerging leaders in agriculture, nutrition, and health research.