March 11, 2017—Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation will be on Hawaiʻi Island to deliver an engaging ʻĀINA In Schools Training, covering standards-based garden curricula that are written for Grades K, 1, 4, and 5. The training will also cover the ʻĀINA In Schools Nutrition Education Curriculum, which includes standards-based nutrition lessons written for grades 2 and 6. All garden and nutrition units can be adapted for use with other grades. The training will also include an overview of the ʻĀINA In Schools Composting Curriculum written for Grade 3 and Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation’s many helpful resources for educators. Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation is currently working with the DOE to offer one (1) PDE credit at no additional cost, more details to come.
Tuesday, September 12—A presentation by Dr. Ted Kornecki, Agricultural Engineer, USDA-ARS National Soil Dynamics Lab Research Unit and Adjunct Professor of Biosystems Engineering, Auburn University. Dr. Kornecki will cover the following topics in his presentation followed by a question-and-answer session with the community:
September 23, 2017—Come be part of local community conversations on the hows and whys of growing seeds specifically adapted for Hawai‘i.
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 email@example.com or 808-887-6411 for more information.
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!