School Gardens

'Ele'Ele KindergartenersThe Kaua`i School Garden Network was established in 2010 and supports all schools, PreK-12, on the island of Kaua`i.

We provide funding, technical and volunteer support for school gardens, school sustainability initiatives, local food in local schools and the development of wellness committees that are able to address school specific concerns around healthy food and nutrition choices. In addition, we offer schools curriculum, training, networking opportunities, and a resource-filled e-newsletter.

New in 2014, we began offering Gardening Certificate Training to school garden volunteers, and launched Village Harvest, a partnership with Kaua`i Master Gardeners to deliver fresh fruit to schools and after-school programs. We’ve also onboarded new AmeriCorps VISTAs, who support schools in all 3 complex areas on a full-time basis!

We are also soliciting volunteers and interns for this program. If you are interested, please check our Jobs & Volunteering page for more information.

If you are a teacher or school administration seeking capacity-building assistance with a school garden or sustainability project, please contact your Youth & Food Programs Coordinator:

For Lihue north, contact Diane Sikkens at or (808) 828-0685
For Koloa west, contact Pete Chappell at or (808) 828-0685