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Teacher scholarships for summer garden conference

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The Kokua Hawaii Foundation is offering travel scholarships for neighbor island school garden teachers to attend the Hawaii School Garden Conference July 7-8 on Oahu.

To apply for travel scholarships, teachers should fill out the Environmental Education Mini-Grant Application, which is available online at www.kokuahawaiifoundation.org

Kokua Hawaii Foundation will provide free transportation for up to 20 neighbor island teachers to attend the summer “Planting Seeds of Hope: Growing the Next Generation” conference.

The fourth annual Hawaii School Garden Conference will be held at Hoa Aina O Makaha Farm in Makaha, Oahu. It is the oldest continuing school garden in Hawaii. Hosting this year’s conference will be Gigi Cocquio and the staff of Hoa Aina O Makaha, The Kohala Center’s Hawaii Island School Garden Network, and the Kokua Hawaii Foundation.

School garden and class teachers (Pre K-Grade 12) of public/private/charter schools are invited to attend. Teams of two teachers will be given preference, as well as schools that have started the process for planning, building, and implementing a school garden program.

Most presentations will be hands-on and suited for garden/class teachers who are holding garden programs or working with school gardens.

The application deadline for the summer conference and for the travel scholarships is May 27.

For more details on the conference, visit The Kohala Center Web site at www.kohalacenter.org/plantingh…

Applications to the conference are available online at The Kohala Center’s Web site at www.kohalacenter.org/plantingh…

For more information about the travel scholarships, contact Kaliko Amona, program director, AINA In Schools, a program of the Kokua Hawaii Foundation at (808) 638-5145 or via email at kaliko@kokuahawaiifoundation.o….

The Kohala Center is an independent, not-for-profit center for research and education about and for environment. The Kohala Center builds teaching and research programs for energy and food self-reliance as well as ecosystem health.

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