SCHOOL TO FARM

FIELD TRIPS

OUTDOOR EDUCATION FOR ALL AGES

While exploring one of Oahu's largest organic farms, students from keiki to college learn about food systems and sustainability with NGSS-aligned curriculum. On 25 acres in the heart of West Oahu's beautiful Lualualei Valley, Kahumana Organic Farms & Cafe teaches 1,500 students each year:

1. What it takes to bring food to their plates
2. Why local agriculture is important
3. How they can support local farms

 

During a farmer-led experiences in the aquaponics system, free-range chicken coop, dryland kalo patch, photovoltaic greenhouse, compost system, food hub, sheep pasture, pig pen, vegetable fields and permaculture orchards, students have the opportunity to:

  • Taste new fruits & vegetables

  • Learn about indigenous crops ('ulu, kalo)

  • Feed the farm animals (sheep, pigs, chickens, ducks)

  • Harvest and learn about our 30+ crops 

  • Conduct service learning activities (harvesting, weeding, mulching, planting)

  • Take home a packet of seeds for their own garden at home

Sample Schedule

9:00 - Arrive & Restrooms

9:15 - Welcome & Introduction 

9:30 - Kahumana Farm Tour 

10:15 - Service Learning Activity 

11:30 - Lunch

12:30 - Depart 

Cost: $12/ student, $15/adult

We are able to offer a sliding scale to accommodate your budget.

Lunch: Enjoy a brown-bag lunch in our outdoor pavilion or cater food from our farm-to-table cafe.

To schedule your field trip, contact Kristen at kjamieson@asi-hawaii.org along with:

  • Estimated number of students and adults

  • Age of students

  • Potential dates (Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays are best)

Your visit directly supports our nonprofit mission to

house 100 homeless families, serve 70 adults with intellectual disabilities and feed 800 youth each day.

LASTING MEMORIES. LASTING IMPACT.

We also offer overnight retreats for groups seeking an immersive farm experience, with lodging in our retreat center for up to 30 people and farm-to-table meals from our award winning cafe. Please reach out for more details. 

CONTACT US

Kristen Jamieson

Education & Outreach

kjamieson@asi-hawaii.org

808-343-4126

"It is amazing to watch the students come alive when they learn in a new setting. My hope is to help cultivate our future leaders: for students to think about their own values and role in stewarding our environment. It is so important that students realize food comes from the land, not a supermarket shelf.

I have been a farmer and educator at Kahumana Organic Farms & Cafe since 2017. I take visitors and youth on a deep-dive into agriculture in Hawaii that is grounded in the knowledge I have cultivated since 2012 through a B.S. in Natural Resource Management & Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences from the University of Hawaii at Manoa."

86-660 Lualualei Homestead Rd. Wai'anae, HI 96792