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June 2017
$200

Kū ‘Āina Pā Summer Intensive: Navigating the Hawai‘i School Garden Curriculum Map and Creating a Standards-Based Garden Program for Your Classroom
(Pāhoa, Hawai‘i Island)

June 5 @ 8:00 am - June 8 @ 5:00 pm
Hawai‘i Academy of Arts & Sciences,
Pahoa ,
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June 5–8, 2017—This year we’re offering two sessions of our Kū ‘Āina Pā School Garden Teacher Training Program Summer Intensive: one on Hawai‘i Island and one on O‘ahu! Navigating the Hawai‘i School Garden Curriculum Map and Creating a Standards-Based Garden Program for Your Classroom is a four-day workshop for Hawai‘i’s K–8 teachers to connect school garden activities to federal and state education standards. Visit our Kū ‘Āina Pā program page for full details and to apply online. Teachers interested in attending the Hawai‘i Island session must submit their applications by May 12.

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$60

Full STEAM Ahead! Summer 2017
(Waimea, Hawai‘i Island)

June 5 @ 8:00 am - June 23 @ 2:00 pm
Waimea Middle School,
67-1229 Mamalahoa Hwy
Waimea, HI 96743 United States
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June 5–23, 2017—Waimea Middle School is offering a three-week “Full STEAM Ahead!” exploratory program this summer for incoming middle school students across Hawai‘i Island that will celebrate “Mālama Honua” – caring for the planet. From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. each weekday, students will explore the North Hawai‘i watershed and ocean with lessons that blend environmental science with ‘Ike Hawai‘i—hands-on lessons in technology, art, personal wellness, and the health of their island home.

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Free

Agricultural Business Workshops: Food Safety, Organic Certification, and Fair Trade
(Honoka‘a, Hawai‘i Island)

June 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
North Hawai‘i Education & Research Center,
45-539 Plumeria St
Honoka‘a, HI 96727 United States
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June 10, 2017—Learn all about food safety regulations, fair trade, how to become an organic certified farm and all requirements to certify like record-keeping. Taught by Maile Woodhall, Agricultural Outreach Specialist, The Kohala Center.

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$25

Hawai‘i Island New Farmer Expo

June 17 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Hawai‘i Preparatory Academy, Gates Performing Arts Center (Upper Campus),
65-1692 Kohala Mountain Rd
Kamuela, HI 96743 United States
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June 17, 2017—The Hawai‘i Island New Farmer Expo will bring together emerging and experienced farmers with non-profit, private, and government resource organizations. The Expo will provide participants with an understanding of the challenges and prospects of establishing a viable farm business on Hawai‘i Island, including a pragmatic, step-by-step overview on how to get started.

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Free

Sustainable Agriculture Program for High School Students
(Honoka‘a, Hawai‘i Island)

June 19 @ 8:00 am - June 30 @ 5:00 pm
The Kohala Center’s Demonstration Farm,
45-434 Lehua St
Honokaa, HI 96727 United States
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June 19–30, 2017—Hey high school students and recent grads! Want to learn how to grow your own food, take field trips to Hawai‘i Island farms and ranches, experience traditional Hawaiian land management systems—and earn a scholarship for it? Apply for our one- and two-week Sustainable Agriculture programs, in which the ‘āina is your classroom!

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Free

Agricultural Business Workshops: Cooperatives and Funding
(Honoka‘a, Hawai‘i Island)

June 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
North Hawai‘i Education & Research Center,
45-539 Plumeria St
Honoka‘a, HI 96727 United States
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June 24, 2017—An introduction to cooperatives and financing your farm operation, including Farm Service Agency loan program opportunities. Taught by Hanna Bree, Rural Business Development Specialist, The Kohala Center; Teresa Young, Rural Cooperative Business Development Specialist, The Kohala Center; and Linda Kow, Assistant Manager of Farm Loan Programs, Farm Service Agency.

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July 2017
Free

Agricultural Business Workshops: Business Planning and Financing #2
(Honoka‘a, Hawai‘i Island)

July 22 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
North Hawai‘i Education & Research Center,
45-539 Plumeria St
Honoka‘a, HI 96727 United States
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July 22, 2017—Learn how to write a business plan for a farm operation including production planning, marketing and farm financial statements, part 2. Taught by Diana Duff, Business Specialist, Farm Works.

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$300 - $400

Kū ‘Āina Pā Summer Intensive: Navigating the Hawai‘i School Garden Curriculum Map and Creating a Standards-Based Garden Program for Your Classroom
(Honolulu, O‘ahu)

July 24 @ 8:00 am - July 27 @ 5:00 pm
Waikīkī Elementary School,
3710 Leahi Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States
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July 24–27, 2017—This year we’re offering two sessions of our Kū ‘Āina Pā School Garden Teacher Training Program Summer Intensive: one on Hawai‘i Island and one on O‘ahu! Navigating the Hawai‘i School Garden Curriculum Map and Creating a Standards-Based Garden Program for Your Classroom is a four-day workshop for Hawai‘i’s K–8 teachers to connect school garden activities to federal and state education standards. Visit our Kū ‘Āina Pā program page for full details and to apply online. Teachers interested in attending the O‘ahu session must submit their applications by June 9.

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Free

Hawai‘i Meaningful Environmental Education for Teachers: Huli ‘Āina Kumu Wai curriculum orientation
(Waimea, Hawai‘i Island)

July 25 @ 8:00 am - July 27 @ 5:00 pm
Waimea Middle School,
67-1229 Mamalahoa Hwy
Waimea, HI 96743 United States
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July 25–27, 2017—We are currently recruiting intermediate and high school teachers for the 2017-18 school year professional development program. The year-long program starts with a 3-day hands-on workshop that will introduce teachers to the Huli ʻĀina Kumu Wai field science curriculum. The workshop will include instruction on Hawaiian cultural protocol, kilo observation skills, field sampling techniques, watershed education, and 14 lessons to share with middle and high school students.

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October 2017
Free

Sustainable Agriculture Program for High School Students
(Honoka‘a, Hawai‘i Island)

October 9 @ 8:00 am - October 13 @ 5:00 pm
The Kohala Center’s Demonstration Farm,
45-434 Lehua St
Honokaa, HI 96727 United States
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October 9–13, 2017—Hey high school students and recent grads! Want to learn how to grow your own food, take field trips to Hawai‘i Island farms and ranches, experience traditional Hawaiian land management systems—and earn a scholarship for it? Apply for our one- and two-week Sustainable Agriculture programs, in which the ‘āina is your classroom!

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