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New school lunch program emphasizes fresh local fare made from scratch

April 18, 2017 (Honolulu Star-Advertiser)—WAIMEA, Hawaii island >> A group of cafeteria workers in white hairnets listened as chef Greg Christian demonstrated the importance of properly preparing ingredients before starting to cook. Prep work is vital to an organized kitchen that cooks from scratch, he said as he sliced a large carrot in the Kohala […]

Connecting keiki with what they eat: Educators come together to learn more about school gardens

February 22, 2017 (Hawaii Tribune-Herald)—Even the smallest garden bed requires an abundance of nurturing, and school gardens are no exception. A dozen educators from around the island met with the state’s farm-to-school coordinator Saturday for an overview of the program’s current initiatives and best practices for helping gardens thrive. »Read more

Agricultural Production Assistant

This position has been filled. The Kohala Center’s Beginning Farmer-Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) is seeking an Agricultural Production Assistant to assist with developing and maintaining its Demonstration Farm and satellite teaching locations. Under the general supervision of The Kohala Center’s agricultural production specialist, the agricultural production assistant will support BFRDP through the following activities. Assists the […]

Rain gardens protecting waterways

February 10, 2017 (West Hawaii Today)—When it rains, gardens get much needed nourishment, but runoff from impervious surfaces sends pollutants such as heavy metals and oil into waterways and eventually into the ocean. Rain gardens are a way to prevent this from happening. »Read more

North Hawai‘i art gallery donates more than $40,000 to environmental restoration efforts

KAWAIHAE, Hawai‘i—February 9, 2017—For Waimea residents Gunner and Elli Mench, supporting reforestation efforts on Hawai‘i Island is all about giving back. As owners of Harbor Gallery in Kawaihae, which curates a Wood Show twice a year largely featuring pieces made with materials grown on Hawai‘i Island, they wanted to support an organization dedicated to protecting […]

Hawaii’s School Garden Network Supports School Gardens

January 23, 2017 (kidsgardening.org)—By supporting more than 60 school learning gardens on Hawai‘i Island through technical assistance and professional development programs, HISGN connects Hawai‘i’s keiki (children) to fresh food, healthier eating habits, and the ‘āina (land) itself. The Kohala Center also administers FoodCorps Hawai‘i and the statewide Hawai‘i Farm to School and School Garden Hui. These three initiatives support […]

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 […]