Planning & Data

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The North Kohala Food Forum recently facilitated the development of a community-based strategic plan called “Growing a Local Food System in North Kohala.” Beginning in 2009, the North Kohala Food Forum has been setting the foundation for community food self-sufficiency by gathering data and convening the community to identify barriers and opportunities to achieving the […]

Building our Capacity

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The North Kohala Eat Locally Grown Campaign is helping the community reach its food self-sufficiency goal by spearheading public education, community capacity building and market expansion initiatives. We believe that a community-based, culturally appropriate, sustainable food system in North Kohala will benefit the health, environment and economy of the community. Our initiatives this year include: […]

Sharing Food

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Learn how to process local foods from our blog! New…Community Harvest Online—a place to share food and equipment. Community Harvest Hawai‘i is a project that harvests and processes the excess food in the community—we share a community meal and distribute fresh, local food through the Food Basket and Kohala Senior Nutrition Program. Community Harvest Hawai‘i […]

EBT at Hawi Farmers Market

The North Kohala Food Forum has partnered with the Hawi Farmers Market to accept EBT (aka SNAP-Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits at the market each Saturday. This project is aimed at increasing access to fresh, locally grown food for SNAP recipients and growing the market for locally grown foods for farmers.

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Sponsors

North Kohala Eat Locally Grown Campaign initiatives are sponsored by Kaiser Permanente, County of Hawai‘i Department of Research and Development and the Local Initiatives Fund of RSF Social Finance. Planning and programs in 2012 were also sponsored by County of Hawai‘i County Council.

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The Community Harvest Hawai‘i project was seed funded by the Island Innovation Fund of the Hawai‘i Community Foundation.

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The Sustainable Saturdays Series is Co-Sponsored by Sustainable Kohala