These organizations were selected to receive an Aloha Grown 2013 Malama Honua Award for their commitment and dedication to sustainability efforts in our Big Island communities, and for exemplifying Aloha Grown's philosophy to "Support Local, Sustain the Aina & Share the Aloha." Each organization received $500 to be used towards their designated project, program or initiative. Mahalo for living Aloha Grown!

  • Hawaii Institute of Pacific Agriculture – “Aloha Classroom” project
  • Hilo Downtown Improvement Association – “Lets Grow Hilo” project
  • Hilo Intermediate School Parent & Community Networking Center – “Learning Garden/Aquaponics System” project
  • Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin – “Grow our Garden” initiative
  • Malaai: The Culinary Garden of Waimea Middle School – “Farm Stand” program
  • Parker School – “Kihapai Hooulu” project
  • Waimea Country School – “Na Keiki Aloha Aina” program

 (2013 recipients are listed in alphabetical order.)

 

From L-R:  Tracey Akau (Parker Ranch Store - Manager), Carl Sturges (Parker School - Headmaster), Holly Sargeant-Green (Malaai - Garden Leader), Hayley Blondin (Waimea Country School - Teacher/Garden Coordinator), Camille Kalahiki (Parker Ranch Store - Assistant Manager).

From L-R:  Connie Kurohara (Aloha Grown – Vice President), Richard Onishi (Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin - Kyodan President), Jon Kirby (Hilo Intermediate School Parent & Community Networking Center - Century 21 Garden Coordinator), Samantha Robinson (Hilo Downtown Improvement Association - Let's Grow Hilo Coordinator) and Tyler Owens (Aloha Grown – Store Manager).


From L-R:  Erika Kuhr (Hawaii Institute of Pacific Agriculture), and Camille Kalahiki (Parker Ranch Store - Assistant Manager).