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2014 Malama Honua awards announced


A total of five Big Island organizations were awarded with the 2014 Aloha Grown Malama Honua Award.

Each received a $500 award towards a specific project, program or initiative that embodies Aloha Grown’s philosophy to “Support Local, Sustain the Aina & Share the Aloha.”

Following are their projects/programs that promote sustainability (in alphabetical order):

* Alo Kehau o ka Aina Mauna – “Malama Puu” project
* Kohala Elementary School – “Discovery Garden” project
* Laupahoehoe Community Public Charter School – “Farm to School” program
* Naalehu School Garden – “Aquaponics Garden Unit” project
* Punana Leo o Waimea – “Malaai expansion” project

“We were extremely pleased to once again see such a great response to our Aloha Grown Malama Honua Fund program,” Aloha Grown Store Manager Tyler Owens said. “We received a number of applications and essays from well-deserving organizations.”

Parker Ranch Store Manager Tracey Akau noted, “it was inspiring to see how many organizations are committed to sustainability efforts in our Big Island communities.”

Aloha Grown is committed to supporting sustainability efforts in Hawaii. Two percent of every Aloha Grown sale goes to the Malama Honua Fund, which then awards local nonprofits, schools, organizations and initiatives with similar sustainability missions.

To view the essays submitted by all 2014 Malama Honua Award recipients, visit

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