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FoodCorps recruitment begins

KAMUELA, Hawai‘i—January 18, 2017—The national FoodCorps program is currently accepting applications from emerging food justice leaders for the 2017–2018 school year. Service member positions are available on Hawai‘i Island and O‘ahu, as well as in communities in 16 states in the continental U.S. and the District of Columbia. »Read more

Rural Business Development Specialist

The Kohala Center is seeking a full-time Rural Business Development Specialist to provide technical assistance, grant writing, and loan package preparation to coops, agricultural producers, and other rural businesses in Hawai‘i. Three or more years of experience in business planning, business development, accounting, or other relevant business position is required. BA level education required, MBA […]

Two programs set to train new Hawaii Island farmers

January 6, 2017 (West Hawaii Today)—New and aspiring farmers and ranchers on Hawaii Island can choose from two comprehensive courses launched by The Kohala Center in early 2017. In addition to the Beginning Farmer-Rancher Development Program, which has graduated more than 120 students since 2013, The Center will host the state’s largest farmer training program — […]

Two programs set to train new Hawai‘i Island farmers

KAMUELA, Hawai‘i—January 3, 2017—New and aspiring farmers and ranchers on Hawai‘i Island can choose from two comprehensive courses being launched by The Kohala Center in early 2017. In addition to its Beginning Farmer-Rancher Development Program, which has graduated more than 120 students since 2013, The Center will host the state’s largest farmer training program, GoFarm […]

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 […]

English professor receives national honor for first book from the Modern Language Association

December 13, 2016 (University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa)—The University of Hawaii at Manoa’s kuʻualoha hoʻomanawanui, associate professor and director of undergraduate studies in English, was recently awarded Honorable Mention for the Modern Language Association prize for Studies in Native American Literatures, Cultures and Languages for her first book, Voices of Fire: Reweaving the Literary Lei of Pele and […]

President and Chief Executive Officer

WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION. 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, […]

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 […]