Palili ‘O Kohala Cooperative

A traditional Native Hawaiian agricultural model includes families and communities working together to produce food and practice cultural traditions. The families of the Palili ‘O Kohala project felt that the formation of an agricultural cooperative was consistent with the family-based, cooperative nature of the project. In partnership with Melanie Bondera from The Laulima Center for […]

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 […]

Farm Tours and Events

‘Ohana (family) is the heart of Palili ‘O Kohala, a taro-farming cooperative and Natural Farming Learning Lab located just minutes from Hawi town. Palili ‘O Kohala invites you to be a part of their ‘ohana for the day. Come and take a tour of the farm’s taro fields, wetland taro patch, odorless Natural Farming piggery […]

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Current Sponors

County of Hawai‘i, County Council
Hawai‘i Community Foundation
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