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We envision a holistic education system that renews our relationship to food, farming, and the environment, improves health, and raises academic achievement. We envision Hawai‘i as a center for agro-ecological education and food production and as a model of regenerative community food systems for the Pacific and the world.



Establish, support, and sustain school learning gardens and ‘āina-based education throughout the P-20 continuum.

Agriculture & Food Access

Increase access to, and consumption of, locally grown or raised food in schools and ECE settings.


Strengthen the health of Hawaii’s people, ‘āina, and community food systems.

Statewide Impact

Build shared leadership and sustain the organization and efforts of the Hawai‘i Farm to School Hui.

Regional Support

Strengthen cohesion and collaboration among the Island Networks and the Hawai‘i Farm to School Hui.

Core Elements of Farm to School

Core Elements of Farm to School

Benefits of Farm to School

Studies show the positive impacts of farm to school programs in the areas of economic development, public health, community engagement, education, and the environment. As reported in the Benefits of Farm to School document published by the National Farm to School Network, the proven health-related benefits of farm to school programs include increases in fruit and vegetable consumption by students and demonstrated willingness to try new foods and healthier options. These benefits are especially evident when hands-on, food-based activities–such as school gardens and nutrition education–are offered in conjunction with healthier school food.

Hawai‘i Farm to School Hui Partners

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