Capital Campaign Reaches Goal of $1.7M

Posted by Johanna















We are excited and grateful to announce that Waipa Foundation recently reached our goal of $1.7M to build our new community poi mill, kitchen and hale imu.

The new facilities will include a certified poi mill and kitchen that farmers, food businesses, caterers and the community can use.  An adjoining hale imu will also be built and be available for use.  With the new poi mill and kitchen, Waipa will expand our own food distribution and host even more food related training and education for learners of all ages.

We have so many to thank and are in the process of gathering permission to share the names of contributors in a new mahalo page here on our site.  But in the meantime, mahalo nui loa to everyone that has helped us reach this important milestone!




Entry posted on 01/31/2014


Waipa's Homework Club Back for Winter Session

Posted by Lea

Well, its that time again- the keiki are back at Waipa twice a week for our after-school Homework Club's winter session. We pick the keiki up from school and bring them to Waipa, where they do various outdoor activities and games, eat snacks, do their homework, have a session of instructional reading, and then go swimming (if weather permits).

We try to find healthy snacks which the keiki will eat and enjoy. We are also trying to be more sustainable with our snacks by trying to grow more and use what we have.

This photo shows a recent day when we served only food grown at Waipa for the Homework Club snack (except for the ketchup). We had kale salad, 'uala fries, fried banana, boiled peanuts, and corn-on-the-cob. We eat a LOT of kale salad at Waipa. Other food we grow and serve often include lilikoi-banana smoothies, string beans, kalo pa'a, poi, soybeans, mamaki tea, and carrots.

Mahalo to Aunty Kari, our garden manager, and to Joseph, our agricultural consultant, for keeping the food in the ground so that we are able to feed our keiki such healthy snacks!

Farm to Table!

Entry posted on 01/18/2012


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