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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If youʻre not following our Images of Kohala: Source of Water, Source of Life project, you are missing out on some stunning images of the forests, streams, waterfalls, and wildlife that inhabit Kohala Mountain, like this stunning shot of Pololū Valley taken this morning by Andrew Richard Hara : Photographer. Lucky we live Hawai‘i! Aloha! ... See MoreSee Less

This just in. Pololu Valley from this morning's mission! Mahalo to David Okita, owner of Volcano Helicopters for master piloting over the Kohala Mountains to help support The Kohala Center and Kohala Watershed Partnership on our Images of Kohala: Source of Water, Source of Life Photographer in residence project!

6 days ago  ·  

A day to celebrate! Today Governor David Ige signed SB 376, creating a statewide Farm to School Program. The newly signed law establishes and appropriates funds for a Hawai‘i Farm to School Program and a full-time farm to school coordinator within the Hawaii Department of Agriculture. Mahalo to the many supporters who submitted testimony and who work daily with Hawai‘i’s schools and keiki on farm to school throughout the islands. We and our Hawaii Island School Garden Network are proud to be members of the Local Food Coalition alongside organizations such as Kokua Hawaii Foundation, Ulupono Initiative, Kaiser Permanente Hawaii, the National Farm to School Network, the Maui School Garden Network, the Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation, 4AgHawaii, the Hawaii State Department of Education, the Hawaii Department of Health, and many others who worked so hard for years to make this day a reality! ... See MoreSee Less

Major victory for advocates of farm to school programs today as Governor Ige signed SB 376 into law. The bill establishes and appropriates funds for the Hawaii Farm to School Program and a Farm to School Coordinator position. Mahalo to everyone for the support and hard work this session.

3 weeks ago  ·  

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