This is where many of the native plants, fruits, flowers and vegetables are nurtured before being placed in the gardens.
It offers protection for delicate sprouting seedlings and propagated cuttings that might be too delicate to fare well if planted directly in the open fields and gardens.
This garden welcomes more than 6,000 children who visit the farm each school year.
They learn about food plants, taste fruits and vegetables grown and harvested on the farm, and much, much more.
This garden is named in honor of the singer Jack Johnson. His foundation supports educational efforts provided through Hoa ‘Āina O Mākaha’s programs; and especially the application of environmentally friendly practices including recycling, composting, sustainable food production, and alternative energy.
Contains a beautiful triptych painted by artist Sergio Mitrotti, honoring Saint Francis of Assisi, Saint Damien and Mother Marianne Cope of Kalaupapa, Moloka‘i.
A favorite fixture on the farm, this particular site was constructed in 2010. Children love to participate in creating delicious pizzas utilizing tomatoes and other vegetables grown in their gardens on the farm.
Food preparation is as important as food production and many different methods are demonstrated for the children to experience.
It was remodeled and rededicated in 2009.
It is another favorite gathering place on the farm where the art of “sharing is caring” manifests in children’s cooking classes, meal preparation, talking story and enjoying good food with great company.
A place to create relationships with people from our communities and from many parts of the world.