Waimea’s Kohala Center Awarded $90,000 EPA Grant

January 9, 2018 (BigIslandNow.com)—The Kohala Center in Waimea on the Big Island is receiving a $90,000 environmental protection grant that it applied for in 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018.

The Kohala Center’s “Farm to Forest” project is using school gardens at middle schools to promote environmental literacy on Hawai‘i Island.

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New Website Offers Hawai‘i Local Seeds for Local Needs

December 7, 2018 (Big Island Now)—Small-scale farmers and home gardeners in Hawai‘i now have an additional option for purchasing locally produced seeds.

The Hawai‘i Seed Growers Network, a statewide group of seed producers organized and supported by The Kohala Center’s Hawai‘i Public Seed Initiative program, officially launched its online store on Dec. 4, 2017. Customers can pre-order 2018 seed varieties online, with orders shipping in late December.

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The Kohala Center’s Farm to Forest: Giving back to the ‘āina

December 4, 2017 (West Hawaii Today)—In late November, The Kohala Center’s Ke Kumu ‘Āina environmental education program began a new two-year initiative called Farm to Forest that will include a teacher planning workshop.

“The program is an aina-based education initiative that supports teachers and students in essential learning in the outdoor classroom,” said Ke Kumu ‘Āina Director Mahina Patterson.

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