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Farm to School initiative pilot project develops recipes with more fresh food

December 23, 2016 (West Hawaii Today)—The Lieutenant Governor’s pilot project for the Farm to School Initiative is well underway in the Hawaii State Department of Education’s (HIDOE) Kohala Complex. Chef Greg Christian, president and founder of Beyond Green Sustainable Food Partners, has been selected to work with Cafeteria Manager Priscilla Galan and her staff to […]

President and Chief Executive Officer

The Kohala Center is an independent, community-based organization for research, conservation, and education. Founded in the year 2000 and based in Waimea on Hawaiʻi Island, The Center turns research and ancestral knowledge into action, so that communities in Hawai‘i and around the world can thrive—ecologically, economically, culturally, and socially. We believe that by addressing our […]

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in School Learning Gardens

This experiential workshop will take place November 4–6 at Māla‘ai: The Culinary Garden of Waimea Middle Schoo in Waimea, Hawai‘i Island. We will use garden-based science lessons and activities to explain NGSS science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and disciplinary core ideas, and relate these three key NGSS dimensions to the Hawai‘i School Garden Curriculum […]

Hawai‘i farmers and food producers eligible for expanded microloan program

KAMUELA, Hawai‘i—October 18, 2016—A no-interest loan program originally created for Hawai‘i Island-based farmers and food producers is now available to qualified applicants throughout the Hawaiian Islands, The Kohala Center announced today. Based on the success of the Hawai‘i Island Food Producers Fund, created by The Center in 2014 with support from the County of Hawai‘i, […]

Grants and Advancement Specialist

The Kohala Center seeks an experienced, detail-oriented, administrative professional to manage the organization’s grants, proposal submission, and reporting processes. In addition, this position will maintain the organization’s contact and donor database, providing assistance with outreach and communications. The ideal candidate can be described as follows: Demonstrated ability to read, interpret and disseminate diverse written requirements […]

Office Manager and Operations Assistant

THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED. The Kohala Center seeks an experienced, detail-oriented, enthusiastic, and professional administrator to organize and coordinate the management of our two Waimea offices, ensuring organizational and programmatic effectiveness and efficiency. This person will serve as the first point of contact for inquiries to the organization, manage facilities, equipment, and vehicles, maintain […]

UC researcher Clare Gupta on re-localizing food on Hawai‘i

October 4, 2016 (UC Food Observer)—Clare Gupta is a recent addition to the University of California academic ranks. She works as an assistant public policy specialist for the University of California. UC specialists like Clare hold dual appointments with a campus (in her case, UC Davis, where she’s on the faculty in the Department of Human Ecology) and UC’s Agriculture and Natural Resources Division Cooperative […]