ʻĀINA In Schools is a farm-to-school initiative that connects children to their local land, waters, and food in order to grow a healthier Hawaiʻi. In addition to encouraging the use of locally grown fruits and vegetables in school meals and snacks, the program teaches kids to grow food in their own school gardens.
ʻĀINA In Schools also provides nutrition education and field trips to local farms, while outreach efforts engage parents and other community members in environmental protection and healthy food choices.
We would not be able to have these great programs on our campus if it weren’t for the great help from our parent volunteers! We are always in need of more volunteers, whether it be:
-Teach or assist monthly nutrition lessons for grades 2 and 6. (Training Provided)
-Teach or assist monthly garden lessons for grades K, 1, 4, and 5. (Training Provided)
-Teach or assist monthly waste reduction (composting) lessons for grade 3.
-Work with Garden Club (Green Team) caring for the school’s garden (watering, weeding, etc.)
-Participate in Garden Party workdays to get the gardens ready for planting three times a year (Aug, Jan, April).
If you are interested, please let our ʻĀina Coordinator, Espie Chapman, know! firstname.lastname@example.org or 266-7844×230.
School Lunch from One Love Café offering Organic, Local Grown, Whole Grain Food, and a Vegetarian Option
Docents for Each Grade that Lead ‘Aina Lessons for Students
Composting Bins Onsite
Recycling Bins in Every Classroom