Our Mission:


Our mission is to serve military veterans, caregivers, first-responders and their families by providing opportunities to heal, connect, learn, grow and thrive.


Our Mission

Ho`ōla Farms provides agriculture training and hands-on experiences for veterans and their families, along with the community in hopes of creating a more sustainable future & well-being for all.

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Our Programs: Veterans

Our goal is to connect veterans with agricultural opportunities, helping them contribute to rural prosperity and achieve an enhanced quality of life for themselves, their families, and communities.

Our program combines a proven agricultural training program for commercial production with essential health and human services to support veterans in their entrepreneurial ventures and personal lives. Our goal is to increase the number of veterans seeking and securing educational, employment, and entrepreneurial opportunities in the food and agriculture sector. We think it helps when we include support accessing crucial health and wellness services.


GoFarm Hawaii: Growing Veterans

Do you think you might have it within you to do the hard work and learn the various aspects of farming?  To meet the inevitable challenges with creativity and determination?  Commit to Hawaii’s premier beginning farmer training program with the goal of becoming a successful Farmer?  If so, then we’re ready to help you!  

Caregiver retreats

Caregivers are introduced to a variety of holistic Whole Health approaches and practices to support long term wellness from within, not only to survive but to thrive. Disconnect to reconnect with us.

Handy Homesteader workshops

Weʻre not experts, but we know a few who are! We invite you to join our ongoing Homesteader Workshop Series providing a wide variety of hands-on educational experiences, life hacks and an opportunity for participants to share among with each other as well.

Victory Gardens for Veterans

Our Victory Garden volunteer program encourages veterans and their families to engage with gardening and agricultural activities. This approach engages veterans in the process of growing their own food and providing for their family, while also providing an opportunity for them to gain agricultural experiences. Participants will grow starter planters for personal use and others, establish a Victory-Peace Garden, receive home-based consultations, and participate in educational workshops at the project site.

Farmer Veteran Resources

Farmer Veteran Coalition provides resources to help you start and grow your business. Whether you are in the process of starting a farm, or expanding an existing one, we can help.

  • Where do I start?

  • How do I find land?

  • Do I need a crop plan?

  • Should I join a farm organization?


Our Programs: Caregivers

We believe that we can do hard things together. Our mission is to support military & veterans caregivers by providing them opportunities to learn, connect, heal, and thrive. Our programs are designed for caregivers, by caregivers.


Feburary 2019

“Ho`ōla Farms is a peaceful place that allows you to reflect, regroup and rejuvenate; mentally, spiritually, emotionally and physically. I find myself not wanting to leave and yet I can hardly wait to get back to life and get started in working towards my goals and dreams.”



Our Impact

At Ho`ola Farms, our mission is to provide the opportunity for veterans and their families, along with the community, to come together and work towards a positive goal for all; growing healthy food. We do this by providing a safe, welcoming environment where we combine everyday gardening/farm work with education, fellowship and fun. 



Hands-on agriculture Experiences

We invite master gardeners & local experts to share their best practices with hands-on educational experiences. This allows us to offer a wide variety of agriculture, homestead and gardening practices for our community.



community member participants

Weʻve had the pleasure of meeting and working side by side with veterans and their spouses, daughters, sons, sisters, brothers, neighbors, employers, community members and visitors from around the world. Some come for a day, some we see each week. All are welcome.



Years Serving communities

3 years gathering together with veterans, caregivers and their`ohana throughout Hawai`i Island, and weʻre just getting started!


Get Involved

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.” - Margaret Mead


Sign Up For a Program

GoFarm Hawaii: Growing Veterans will be accepting applications late fall 2019. Interested Veterans sign-up on our Growing Veterans pre-registration form

Volunteer opportunities

We need you! Join us on our next volunteer adventure, or help water plants at the farm. Come find your place of peace and join us.

Make a Donation

Thank you for your support! Your contribution goes directly towards empower veterans and their families to grow healthy, all natural produce.


GoFarm Hawaii Resources Guides:

A wealth of brief business articles for Hawaii’s agricultural producers is available in the Hawaii Agribusiness Guidebook

A listing of many resources helpful to agricultural business, production, and value added agriculture is available in Resources for Farmers and Value Added Producers