Books, Articles, & News Stories

People Are Like Plants
Written by Gigi Cocquio, Executive Director and Founder
A fantastic tutorial for children and adults alike about the amazing similarities between people and plants. From the very beginning to the end, the likeness cannot be ignored. Click here to download.

Through the Eyes of Children
by Ed Gerlock, Lilette Subedi and farm founder Gigi Cocquio

A wonderful recollection of the farm’s 30-year mission and story as seen through the eyes of these children, their parents, and their teachers.

Through the Eyes of Children shares stories and reflections about planting seeds, caring for the land and animals, learning about relationship and practicing Hawaiian culture and values. The book recounts the efforts of the children, their parents, the collaboration with the teachers and administration of Makaha Elementary School and the work of Hoa Aina staff to perpetuate a legacy.

Ed Gerlock’s photographs help to capture the soul of the farm and the activities of the children who make the farm come alive.

How to Order

Each copy of Through the Eyes of Children costs $24 including shipping in the USA.

To order, please send a money order or check to:

Hoa ‘Aina O Makaha
84-766 Lahaina Street
Wai’anae, Hawai’i 96792

If you have any questions, send an email to or call (808) 695-8978.

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