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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 further to learn more about our programs.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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Agricultural Awesomeness

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Beginning Farmer Training

Groundwork to Grow

Intermediate | Comprehensive 4-week educational program for military veterans and community members interested in farming and ranching. Scholarships available!

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Upcoming Dates

HOʻŌLA FARMS’ FIELD DAYS
Friday, December 17, 2021 | 3:30pm-4:30pm
Saturday, December 18, 2021 | 8:30am-9:30am

INTRO TO GROW WORKSHOP
Saturday, January 22, 2022 | 8:00am-11:00am

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!

Are You a Veteran and Aspiring Farmer?

If you’re a veteran 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!

Groundwork to Grow was created to support beginning military veterans 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. Groundwork to Grow prepares participants for our more advanced GoFarm Hawaiʻi: Growing Veterans AgXcel program, which provides more intensive coursework delivered over seven months.

We are offering scholarships for veterans to participate in both programs! Registration may be soon, so don’t miss out—learn more below!

Latest Posts

Are You AgCurious?

GoFarm Hawaii is hosting the next AgCurious Field Day November 14th to share more about their sustainable production agriculture training program.

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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.

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