Ho’okahua Ai “HA” Mentorship Program

Ho’okahua Ai (to build a foundation of nutrition, sustenance, communication and sharing) “HA” Mentorship Program is our current ongoing project at the Ho’ea Korean Natural Farming Learning Center with 18 enthusiastic and dedicated Kohala youth. Our Youth Leadership Project provides North Hawaii youth opportunities to prepare and become tomorrow’s leaders. We engage our Youth through […]

Natural Farming Learning Lab at Ho’ea

The Natural Farming Learning Lab at Ho‘ea is a 1.5 acre site that has been developed by the eight families of Palili ‘O Kohala as a learning center to teach the use of Natural Farming methodologies to grow taro, vegetables, fruits and animals. The Natural Farming Learning Lab site is used for training and for […]

Educational Groups and Events

Kahua Pa’a Mua hosts quarterly Ho’ike inviting community members to learn and enjoy local food grown by the youth of the mentorship program. Groups have included medical students from University of Hawaii to middle school gifted and talented students from Colorado.   On October 26th, 2018 High School students from Laupahoehoe Community Public Charter School […]


HAWI — For the past five years, Kahua Paa Mua — meaning building a firm foundation — has established a presence in North Kohala on two-acres at Hoea Farms in Hawi. Over time, it has expanded to 20 acres of pasture and 5 acres for crops and animal breeding.

Source: Kahua Paa Mua plans to expand youth farming programs: Seeks additional funding – West Hawaii Today


Current Sponsors

County of Hawai‘i, County Council
Hawai‘i Community Foundation
Hau'oli Mau loa
Dorrance Family Foundation
Honsador Lumber

Past Sponsors

Local Initiatives Fund-RSF Social Finance
Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaii Tourism Authority-Living Hawaiian Culture Program
County of Hawai‘i-Department of Research and Development

Community Partners

Hawai‘i FFA Foundation
North Kohala Eat Locally Grown
Laulima Center for Rural and Cooperative Development at the Kohala Center
Chris Trump
Jim Cain, King Laulau Poi Company