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Hawaiʻi Today: Current Events & Issues - Local Food & Agriculture: Agriculture

Community Organizations

ʻĀina in Schools: Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation
A farm to school initiative that connects children to their local land, waters, and food to grow a healthier Hawaiʻi.

Hawaiʻi Center for Food Safety Action Fund
A non-partisan, not-for-profit, non-candidate committee engaging in education and electoral activities, including legislative advocacy, voter education, and grassroots organizing.

Hawaiʻi Homegrown Food Network
An informational, educational and marketing hub that provides individuals and organizations with vital resources and interactive tools regarding agriculture on the island of Hawaiʻi. 

Hawaiʻi SEED
A nonprofit organization and coalition of grassroots groups, farmers activists and community from five islands working to educate the public about the risks posed by genetically engineered organisms and to promote diverse, local, healthy and ecological food and farming.

Leaf Hawaiʻi
A nonprofit organization which aims to create Food Systems that connect at-risk populations with affordable, nutritious food, and enable them to grow their own food wherever possible.

Permablitz Hawaiʻi: Hawaiʻi's Edible Garden Revolution
A grassroots reciprocal network that hosts permablitzes on Oahu monthly or bi-monthly throughout the year

Additional Articles & Websites

Economic Impacts of increasing Hawaiʻi's Food Self-Sufficiency (2008)
PDF. Article from the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR)

Hawai‘i’s Federally Subsidized Public School Lunch Program and the Hawai‘i Department of Education’s Food Safety Requirements for It (2012)
PDF. Article from the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR)