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September 2017
Free

Demonstration Farm Field Day
(Honoka‘a, Hawai‘i Island)

September 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Kohala Center’s Demonstration Farm,
45-434 Lehua St
Honokaa, HI 96727 United States
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September 23, 2017—A field day at The Kohala Center’s Demonstration Farm in Honoka‘a will include a tour, hands-on training, and planting of an agroforestry system that’s designed to diversify crops, control weeds naturally, and improve soil health. This event is open to the public; high school students and teachers are especially encouraged to come learn about the upcoming fall High School Sustainable Agriculture Program. Contact Dave Sansone at dsansone@kohalacenter.org or 808-887-6411 for more information.

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Free

GoFarm Hawai‘i AgXposure
(Honoka‘a, Hawai‘i Island)

September 30 @ 8:00 am - October 21 @ 2:30 pm
The Kohala Center’s Demonstration Farm,
45-434 Lehua St
Honokaa, HI 96727 United States
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Saturdays from September 30 to October 21, 2017—The second phase of the GoFarm Hawai‘i program meets on four Saturdays focuses on the farming lifestyle and the essential knowledge areas required to succeed through field trips and visits to productive Hawai‘i Island farms. Prospective students must attend the free AgCurious session on Thursday, September 14. Contact Derrick Kiyabu at derrick@gofarmhawaii.org or 808-220-2312 for more information.

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October 2017
Free

Ke Kumu ‘Āina Alaka‘i ‘Ōpio Program – Fall Break 2017
(Waimea, Hawai‘i Island)

October 9 @ 7:00 am - October 13 @ 3:30 pm
The Kohala Center,
65-1291A Kawaihae Rd
Kamuela, HI 96743 United States
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October 9–13, 2017—Attention high school students! The Kohala Center is offering an exciting opportunity for interested students to gain leadership and career experience through fieldwork in the Kohala Watershed. Students will be eligible to receive  up to $250 for successfully participating  in field days and completing additional program requirements, including an education and career pathway plan.

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Free

Ke Kumu ‘Āina Fall Break Program for Middle School Students
(Waimea, Hawai‘i Island)

October 9 @ 8:00 am - October 13 @ 3:00 pm
The Kohala Center,
65-1291A Kawaihae Rd
Kamuela, HI 96743 United States
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October 9–13, 2017—The Kohala Center’s free Ke Kumu ‘Āina Fall Break Program offers middle school students opportunities to learn about forestry and watershed conservation. Participants will learn to identify common native forest plants and their uses, understand the environments in which they grow, and engage in scientific field research. Students will meet in Waimea and enjoy daily field trips into the Kohala watershed, hands-on workshops, and ‘āina-based activities.

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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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Free

Aloha ‘Āina Day: Outplanting Native Plant Species
(Waimea, Hawai‘i Island)

October 14 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Kohala Center,
65-1291A Kawaihae Rd
Kamuela, HI 96743 United States
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Saturday, October 14, 2017—E aloha ʻāina kākou! Join us for our first Aloha ʻĀina Saturday of the year in the Kohala watershed! Learn about The Kohala Center’s ʻāina-based work and education initiatives including the Kohala Watershed Partnership and Ke Kumu ʻĀina. Take part in ecological restoration and climate change mitigation through outplanting native plant species in targeted watershed areas.

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Free

ReefTeach Volunteer Training
(Kailua-Kona, Hawai‘i Island)

October 21 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
West Hawai‘i Civic Center, Community Meeting Hale,
74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Hwy
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 United States
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Saturday, October 21, 2017—Now is your chance to help save our ocean! The Kohala Center’s ReefTeach Program aims to educate visitors and residents alike on how to avoid damaging corals and take care of honu (green sea turtles) and reef animals at Kahalu‘u Bay. ReefTeach is a volunteer-powered program of well-trained and dedicated ocean stewards who talk with visitors about what corals are, the different types of fish and invertebrates in the bay, and reef ecology. We also inform visitors and residents of honu basking behavior and help reduce disturbances to honu in the bay and throughout the Hawaiian Islands.

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Free

Record-Keeping Principles for Certification workshop
(Kīlauea, Kaua‘i)

October 28 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Kīlauea Community Agricultural Center (‘Āina Ho‘okupu O Kīlauea),
3000 Kilauea Rd
Kilauea, HI 96754 United States
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October 28, 2017—The Kohala Center and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency to offer free workshops to Hawaii farmers and food-producing businesses. In this workshop, participants will learn all about and essential tools and record-keeping principles for certification requirements.

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November 2017
Free

Farm and Ranch Land Capitalization workshop
(Kapoho, Hawai‘i Island)

November 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Green Lake Farm Stand,
14-4860 Kalapana-Kapoho Beach Rd
Pahoa, HI 96778 United States
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November 4, 2017—The Kohala Center and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency to offer free workshops to Hawai‘i farmers and food-producing businesses. In this workshop, participants will learn about financial planning, grants, microloans, loans, and more.

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Free

KWP Volunteer Day: Tree Planting in the Koai‘a Corridor
(Waimea, Hawai‘i Island)

November 17 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Kohala Center,
65-1291A Kawaihae Rd
Kamuela, HI 96743 United States
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Friday, November 17, 2017—Deepen your connection with the ‘āina! Join The Kohala Center's Kohala Watershed Partnership crew for a morning of planting native trees such as hō‘awa, wiliwili, koai‘a, ‘a‘ali‘i, and ‘iliahi to reestablish and expand Kohala Mountain’s native forests.

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