Hawaii

Help provide fresh food in charter schools

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There are four Hawaiian Charter Schools on Kauai, which are located in the West, Central and East sides of the island (2 in Kekaha/West, 1 in Puhi/Central, 1 in Anahola/East).

These schools receive less funding then public schools, have no state sponsored food programs, yet have the highest concentrations of economically challenged native Hawaiian students in native Hawaiian communities.

You can make a difference and help these schools to increase their on-site food production capabilities so as to support healthy food for local kids. The ways you can help are:

  • Building and installing compost bins
  • Weeding/prepping ground and planting plants
  • Planting fruit tree orchards
  • Mulching areas after planting and general areas of garden/trees
  • Cleaning greenhouse and starting seed trays for plants
  • Building shade structures
  • Fix/clean/set-up aquaculture/ponics systems

Each school could use support in all of these areas which would help to make a lasting impact on the lives of these kids and their families all while increasing the connection to and availability of fresh, local and culturally appropriate foods on their campuses.

Accommodation in Kauai Island

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This property actually was a working plantation up to the 1930s, and now offers 48 well-crafted bungalows that are traditional and cosy. It feels quite retro but elegant, and is wonderfully secluded. The pool looks out onto the ocean and the hotel has recently added a spa to the facilities.

Kauai Island

The scenery here is somewhat more dramatic than the other islands, with vast caverns and chasms surrounded by typically scenic beaches. There are several small and charming historic towns to discover on day trips. Be sure to spend time at Poipu Beach and Hanalei Bay.