Kuʻu Aloha ʻĀina—Virtual Planting Program 2022-2023
As the new school year starts up again we are excited to share the continuation of our KuʻuAloha ʻĀina planting-kit program. This amazing program allows kumu and haumāna to learn hands-on the importance of mālama ʻāina through planting native and vegetable plants. Last year was a huge success as we were able to share 1,187 planting kits to many schools and ʻohana across Oʻahu.
We want to plant the seeds of knowledge into our younger generations about how restoring native ecosystems and food security is very important in todayʻs world and for the future.
In addition to planting, we also offer an informational virtual huakaʻi—field trip of Loko Ea. This huakaʻi provides a chance for students to visit Loko Ea from the comfort of their classroom. Throughout this lesson, they will learn about the ahupuaʻa system and where our fishpond is located. They will learn the different types of loko iʻa (fishponds) throughout Hawaiʻi and the importance of maintaining and restoring these spaces. They also will have an interactive look at the different species of animals and plants and learn why we need to protect them. This huakaʻi will be held on a separate date before the planting lesson.
So if you are interested or would like to learn more about this program please fill out this form below and do not hesitate to ask any questions. These kits are for all ages so if you know any other kumu that may be interested please forward them this email and let's aloha ʻāina kākou! For more info, email: firstname.lastname@example.org