Holoholo Keiki Programs

Holoholo Keiki Programs
April 22, 2016 holoholo

We LOVE when we get to introduce keiki to all the joys of farming and eating fresh veggies! If you follow us on Instagram, you may have noticed how we like to get goofy with the kids.

Yeah, Blender Dance at Sunset Beach Elementary School!

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We do two types of keiki programs: We offer farm tours right here at Holoholo Farm in Haleiwa, and we also work with the Kokua Hawaii Foundation’s AINA in the Schools program to take healthy cooking demos into the classroom. Earlier this month, we had students from The Children’s House Hawaii – Pearl City come out to visit us. What a spectacular day we had!

Our Holoholo Farm visit programs differ, depending on the age of the kids. We welcome all interested groups from pre-school through high school. A typical visit involves four activity stations where the students learn about planting seeds, farm irrigation, walking the farm to see how vegetables grow and how we use our tractor and other farm equipment, and learning how to identify and harvest vegetables. Classes are broken into smaller groups to rotate through the stations for roughly 20 minutes at each one. In addition, we do an interactive cooking demonstration and a group snack or lunch.

And last week, we did a school visit at Sunset Beach Elementary School and made ‘uala (sweet potato) hummus (and did the super-awesome blender dance) with a class of kindergarteners.

We also made pesto bites with first graders.

 

We love seeing kids out in the fresh farm air, learning about where their food comes from! If you would like to bring your class out to Holoholo, or have us come to your classroom, please contact us via our website, or give us a call at (808) 445-0109.