Hawai'i Farm to School Resource Hub

October is Farm to School Month!

Each October, schools and communities are encouraged to celebrate Farm to School Month in Hawai‘i, which was established in perpetuity via Act 10 (2017).

This year’s National Farm to School Month theme of “Our Food, Our Future centers on amplifying youth leadership around six community values – economic and environmental justice, health, racial equity, workers’ rights, and animal welfare – for a racially just food system.

Here are some featured resources to help you celebrate

Farm to School Month in Hawai‘i!

**NEW!** Interactive ʻUlu Lesson Plan

(for all ages!)

Explore ʻulu (breadfruit) through the lens of agriculture, health, culinary arts, history, and culture through multimedia in a single class period.

Bring farm to school learning home and foster meaningful connections to ‘ulu through cooking, science, Hawaiian culture, and art with these educational resources and keiki cooking kit from the Hawai‘i ‘Ulu Cooperative!

This amazing searchable online database offers an array of resources for learning about, growing, and eating ʻulu (breadfruit) on campus or at home. Developed by the Hawai‘i ‘Ulu Cooperative, Hawai‘i Farm to School Hui, and the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa College of Education STEMS² Program.

Hawai‘i Department of Education (HIDOE) schools are encouraged to complete this survey as part of the Farm to School and Shade Tree Programs.

A resource hub for developing, expanding, and sustaining high quality farm to school educational programming in Hawai‘i! Components include:

  1. Youth Leadership & Service Learning

  2. Harvest of the Month (local crop resource library)

  3. School Garden & Food Safety

  4. Garden to Cafeteria

Plant a fruit tree at your school or home! This live document is compiled by the Hawai‘i Farm to School Hui to help you find fruit tree sources near you on all islands.


Find more information and ideas from the National Farm to School Network for celebrating Farm to School Month in October!

Visit hiphi.org/jointhehui to connect with your Island Network and

learn more about the statewide

farm to school movement!