These organizations were selected to receive an Aloha Grown 2014 Malama Honua Award for their commitment and dedication to sustainability efforts in our Big Island communities, and for exemplifying Aloha Grown's philosophy to "Support Local, Sustain the Aina & Share the Aloha." Each organization received $500 to be used towards their designated project, program or initiative. Mahalo for living Aloha Grown!

  • Alo Kehau o ka Aina Mauna – “Malama Puu” project
  • Kohala Elementary School – “Discovery Garden” project
  • Laupahoehoe Community Public Charter School – “Farm to School” program
  • Naalehu School Garden – “Aquaponics Garden Unit” project
  • Punana Leo o Waimea – “Malaai expansion” project

(2014 recipients are listed in alphabetical order.)


From L-R: Jenny Bach (Laupahoehoe Community Public Charter School - "Farm to School" Coordinator), Tyler Owens (Aloha Grown – Store Manager), and Kalu Oyama (Naalehu Elementary School Garden – Educator/FoodCorps Service Member).


From L-R (front row): Katie Arrayan (ʻAlo Kēhau parent), Ikaika Arrayan (ʻAlo Kēhau kindergarten student), Kaui Takamine (ʻAlo Kēhau 1st grade student), Kaweloanu Castro (ʻAlo Kēhau kindergarten student), Kekapalehua Castro (Pūnana Leo preschooler), Kaiea Akau LaClair (Pūnana Leo preschooler), and Kalua Castro (ʻAlo Kēhau and Pūnana Leo parent).

From L-R (back row): Camille Kalahiki (Parker Ranch Store - Assistant Manager), Leilani Griego (ʻAlo Kēhau parent), Uilani Macabio (ʻAlo Kēhau – Parent & Office Staff), Kanalu Lacy (ʻAlo Kēhau 2nd grade student), Laʻakea Takamine (ʻAlo Kēhau 3rd grade student), Koʻiawe Griego (ʻAlo Kēhau 3rd grade student), Jane Lee (Kohala Elementary School Discovery Garden – FoodCorps Service Member), Maluhia O'Donnell (Pūnana Leo – Site Coordinator), and Tracey Akau (Parker Ranch Store - Manager).