Hāmākua Harvest is a local non-profit organization that hosts a Demonstration Farm and Native Hawaiian Agroforestry project that highlight crops that are both culturally-significant to the Honoka’a community and ecologically-adapted to the climate of Hāmākua. To learn more, get involved, or plan a huakaʻi with your students, visit their website www.hamakuaharvest.org.
How does culture and environment impact the foods we eat?
- Students will understand that our natural environments and habitats influence what we can grow and eat locally.
- Students will recognize that “place” (culture and environment) influences what foods we like to eat and how we like to prepare those foods.
- Students will be able to explain the environmental, social, and economic impacts of locally-produced and globally-produced foods.
Learner Level Elementary
Primary Content Agriculture, Social Studies, STEM