January 15, 2018 (West Hawaii Today)—Small-scale farmers and home gardeners in Hawaii now have an additional option for purchasing locally produced seeds.
January 11, 2018 (BigIslandNow.com)—The national FoodCorps program is currently accepting applications from emerging food justice leaders for the 2018-19 school year.
Service member positions will be available on Hawai‘i Island, as well as in communities in 16 states on the continental U.S. and in the District of Columbia.
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.
January 5, 2018 (Honolulu Civil Beat)—In Hawaii it’s a kakou thing, isn’t it? Collaboration, working together and joint efforts can all be effective ways to solve seemingly unsolvable community problems.
January 3, 2018 (BigIslandNow.com)—The Kohala Center will offer its eighth Beginning Farmer-Rancher Development Program starting on Saturday Jan. 13, 2018, in Honoka‘a. Hawai‘i Island residents interested in learning what it takes to be a successful farmer or rancher are encouraged to apply for the nine-month course.
December 12, 2017 (Hawai‘i Public Radio)—A new online store allows gardeners and small farmers to purchase local varieties of plants from seed.
Last week, the Hawaiʻi Seed Growers Network unveiled an online store to allow residents to purchase and grow seeds that are adapted to Hawaii’s conditions, soil, pests and disease.
December 8, 2017 (Hawaii Department of Education)—This month, Hawaii public schools are serving locally raised, grass-fed beef in its hamburger patties. Elementary and middle school students will be served teri hamburger steak, while high school students will enjoy teri loco moco lunches.
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.
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.
December 4, 2017 (West Hawaii Today)—On Nov. 16, 13 Honokaa High School (HHS) agriculture class students from grades 10-12 observed and learned about plants of the Kohala Mountain bog ecosystem and the Waikoloa Stream system.