Hale'iwa, O'ahu, Hawai'i

The Kokua Learning Farm is a verdant oasis nestled behind the Kokua General Store in Haleiwa. The farm serves as an educational destination to inspire learners of all ages to connect with the local food system. In addition to producing produce & herbs, they've cultivated a native wetland to filter runoff, Native Hawaiian plant garden, Lo'i (taro) patch, fruit orchard & aerobic composting system. 

Both the Learning Farm & General Store are a part of the Kōkua Hawai'i Foundation:

Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation (KHF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 2003 by Kim and Jack Johnson, that supports environmental education in the schools and communities of Hawaiʻi.

We provide opportunities that enhance appreciation for and understanding of the environment to inspire lifelong stewards of the earth.

KHF cultivates long-lasting behavior change around sustainability by engaging students, educators, families, and community in hands-on environmental stewardship. We provide inspiration, resources, experiences, and connections that:

  • Promote Local & Healthy Food Awareness, Production & Consumption
  • Empower Viable Waste Reduction Practices & Systems
  • Foster ʻĀina- & Place-Based Respect, Understanding, and Practice