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 honokaaseedexchange@gmail.com. ... 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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The pouring rain isn't stopping us from participating in this month's First Friday Honoka‘a! We've set up shop in a corner of the lobby of the Honokaa People's Theatre and are selling fresh produce from our training farm. Come see Zoe and Anthony and get in on some gorgeous tomatoes, kale, chard, bananas, eggplant, and more! ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

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We had a fun time at the Maku'u Farmers Market in Puna yesterday with our co-partners from the Live Better Together Collaborative, Hawai'i State Dept. of Health, Kaiser Permanente Hawaii, and KWXX FM, demonstrating how easy and affordable it is to prepare fresh, healthy dishes with locally grown produce! Check out ‘ono recipes at www.livebettertogether.org/recipes. (5 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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