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Hawaii FoodCorps connects children with fresh, healthy food

MEDIA RELEASE In its first year, the FoodCorps Hawaii program served 1793 school children in West Oahu and on Molokai and Hawaii islands, working to change their attitudes about eating healthy food by creating classroom and school garden activities combined with culinary and marketing experience. FoodCorps, a national non-profit program in partnership with the AmeriCorps […]

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Beamer selected to lead The Kohala Center

MEDIA RELEASE The Kohala Center has announced the appointment of Kamanamaikalani Beamer, Ph.D. as its next president and chief executive officer. Beamer will succeed Matthews Hamabata, Ph.D., who is retiring after serving as the organization’s president and CEO since its founding in 2000. Beamer, a geographer, historian, author, public servant, and resident of Waimea, will […]

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Volunteers needed for North Kohala storm cleanup (Jan. 17)

MEDIA RELEASE The Kohala Center is calling upon community members to assist with environmental restoration at Keokea Beach Park and the community of Niulii in North Kohala in the wake of a powerful storm that brought heavy winds and flooding to the Hawaiian Islands earlier this month. Volunteers are needed for a community cleanup day […]

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Federal grant supports Hawaii Farm to School programs

MEDIA RELEASE The Kohala Center recently received a federal Farm to School grant to support the increase of locally produced foods for Hawaii schools and to increase support for school gardens and farms statewide through curriculum development that connects core standards with garden-based education. “Every year, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) awards the […]

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Scholars selected for 2014-2015 Mellon-Hawaii fellowships

MEDIA RELEASE Four Native Hawaiian scholars have been selected as 2014-2015 Mellon-Hawaii Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellows to pursue original research and advance their academic careers. The Mellon-Hawaii Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, now in its seventh year, recognizes and supports the work of Native Hawaiian academics early in their careers, and others who are committed […]

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Schatz, Hirono announce $5M for economic development

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sens. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) announced more than $5 million in federal investments from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to help spur growth in Hawaii’s agriculture, clean technology, manufacturing, and healthcare industries. “Investments in Hawaii’s diverse industries are key to growing our local economy,” Schatz said. “These federal funds […]

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The Kohala Center receives landmark gift

Sixty-acre property on Kohala Mountain to serve as campus for Hawaii Island nonprofit

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Food producers gain new access to business capital

Online crowdfunding catalyzes local matching fund loan program

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Makuu Farmers Market event promotes healthier choices (July 27)

MEDIA RELEASE A series of special events promoting fresh fruit and vegetables to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program participants will conclude at the Makuu Farmers Market in Puna from 11 a.m. to noon on Sunday, July 27. Co-sponsored by Kaiser Permanente, the Hawaii Department of Health, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (USDA […]

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Study: Transportation approaches recommended to reduce fossil fuel use

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Island could reduce fossil fuel use by implementing some short-term, high-impact solutions, according to a new report prepared for The Kohala Center by researchers from University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment. The report, Expanding Transportation Opportunities on Hawaii Island, provides recommendations for reducing fossil fuel use by improving access […]

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Youth expand futures through university programs

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Island youth are accelerating academically and transforming their futures by participating in summer university programs made accessible with scholarships from The Kohala Center. The programs, held at institutions such as Cornell University and Brown University, expose Hawaii Island students to leadership and academic development opportunities that catalyze greater achievement and new career […]

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Meetings focus on selling fruits, vegetables to isle schools

MEDIA RELEASE Island farmers and distributors can find out how to sell farm-fresh fruits and vegetables to local schools during upcoming free informational meetings with Glenna Owens, director of the School Food Services Branch of the Hawaii Department of Education. The USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) provides funding that enables eligible schools to […]

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Hawaii organic foods industry analysis released

Report includes recommendations on representation, processing, farmland, distribution, education and enforcement, and marketing

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Report ties expansion of local food system to community health, economy

MEDIA RELEASE A recent health impact assessment ties the expansion of Hawaii County’s local food system to boosting community health, food security for families, and strengthening the local economy. The Health Impact Assessment (HIA) built on earlier work by PingSun Leung at the University of Hawaii and Matthew Loke of the Hawaii State Department of […]

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