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National Public Health Week: Windward Zero Waste School Hui field trip

Tucked away past the Ko‘olau Mountains is a revolutionary program striving for a zero-waste Hawai‘i. The Windward Zero Waste School Hui is a partnership of Windward schools working cooperatively in the pursuit of waste reduction, soil restoration,…
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Agriculture Education: Transforming systems for total well-being

Agriculture education is key to the development of future farmers and to a society that values, supports, and understands the vital role of local agriculture in increased food security and self-sufficiency in Hawai‘i. While many challenges…
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Farm to School for Hawai‘i's Future

In celebration of October as Farm to School Month in Hawai‘i, a Perspectives trip hosted by Hawai‘i Public Health Institute took participants to several model farm to school sites on O‘ahu. All three core elements of successful farm to…
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Farm to School: A National Movement for Systems Change

The 9th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference convened nearly 1,000 farm to school and farm to institution stakeholders from across all 50 states, Washington, D.C., U.S. Territories, and Canada between April 25-27, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio…
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Growing state-level support for farm to school

“Staying inside the classroom isn’t probably the best for your health,” observed a 4th grade student and active school gardener from Waikīkī Elementary School as he spoke to over one hundred attendees at the Farm to School Legislative…
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Hawaii's Farm to School Movement

Hawaii’s farm to school movement is growing like green beans! Over the past decade, a collaborative grassroots network has driven the development of school learning gardens and school food improvements across the state. In 2010, the Hawai‘i…
Pana'ewa Farm Perspectives Field Trip
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Perspectives on Community Health: Our visit to UH Hilo Agricultural Farm in Panaʻewa

Hawai‘i Public Health Institute in East Hawai‘i recently ventured out to the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo’s agricultural Farm in Panaʻewa. On September 19, fifteen energetic community partners visited Panaʻewa for a personal and hands-on…