We serve Hawaiʻi's military veterans, their families, and the community by providing opportunities to heal, connect, learn, grow, and thrive.
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Growing Hawaiʻi's Heroes & Agricultural Community
Hoʻōla Farms provides opportunities for military 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 and farm work with education, fellowship and fun. Click the button below to learn more about us or scroll down to learn more about our programs.
Hoʻōla By the Numbers:
Hands-On Agricultural 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
We’ve 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 every week. All are welcome!
Years Proudly Serving Hawaiʻi's Heroes
We have been gathering together with veterans, caregivers and their ʻohana throughout Hawaiʻi Island to provide agricultural opportunities since 2015, and we’re just getting started!
Are You an Aspiring Farmer or Rancher?
If you’re a veteran or community member interested in learning more about sustainable production agriculture, a homestead farmer looking to scale, or an aspiring agriculture business owner ready to take your idea to the next level, Hoʻōla Farms is here to help!
Our Intro to Grow Workshops and Groundwork to Grow Training programs were created to support military veterans and community members interested in farming and ranching on Hawaiʻi Island by providing exposure, skill-based training, and a professional network aimed to help them succeed in agricultural careers.
We are offering scholarships for veterans to participate in Groundwork to Grow! Registration is open, so don’t miss out—learn more below!
Beginning Farmer & Rancher Programs
Sign Up for Upcoming Trainings
FEBRUARY 18TH | 8:00am-11:00am
CAPACITY: 20 Participants
In-Person Workshop in Hilo
Join us for a one-day workshop on AGRIBUSINESS on Big Island! Participants will have the opportunity to learn about starting an agriculture business at Hilo Food Hub. You‘ll also be able to learn more about our 2023 schedule of 4-week Groundwork to Grow courses!
There are no trainings scheduled at this time. Stay tuned for upcoming dates!
Community Support Programs
Shop Our Weekly Online Farmers' Market!
Hawaiʻi Farm-to-Car is an easy-to-use online farmer’s market with weekly curbside pickup. Our virtual market is an innovative, convenient, and safe way for farmers to sell their products directly to local consumers. Simply order online anytime from Friday through Monday, and pick up your items on Wednesday at the Puna Hongwanji in Keaʻau. Customers are able to shop available products from participating vendors from all over Hawaiʻi Island!
HOʻŌLA FARMS AWARDED USDA GRANT TO SUPPORT VETERAN FARMERS AND PRODUCERS ON HAWAIʻI ISLAND
Congratulations AgVet scholarship graduate Maricar Souza and her business TLC Tasty Local Creations on
Hoʻōla Farms started with the mission to serve military veterans, first responders, and their
Recap on our latest Groundwork to Grow: The Art of Beekeeping Workshop
The Hilo Food Hub commercial kitchen space in Keaukaha is now under the new management of Hoʻōla Farms!
Learn more about this great webinar in our recap below!
GoFarm Hawaii is hosting the next AgCurious Field Day November 14th to share more about their sustainable production agriculture training program.
How we can best serve our community, while keeping our veterans, staff and volunteers healthy and safe?
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🙌🏽 Participate in a Program
Hoʻōla Farms provides opportunities for military veterans and their families, along with the community, to come together and work towards a positive goal for all—growing healthy food!
🌱 Volunteer with Us!
Hoʻōla Farms needs your help! 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
We’d greatly appreciate your support! Your contribution goes directly towards empowering veterans and their families to grow healthy, all natural produce.