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Kumu Kit

If you are interested in participating in the Kumu Mea Kanu project for this upcoming school year, please follow these steps:

1) Click here to fill out our Kumu Mea Kanu Kit Interest Form

2) Wait patiently for confirmation email to see if you have been selected

3) Confirm your participation

4) Enroll in your specific Kumu Mea Kanu course to access online content

Please note: this project is offered on a first- come, first- served basis. Filling out our enrollment questionaire does not guarantee participation. If our quota has been met for the quarter, you will be placed on our wait list.

The content below will guide you as you participate in our Kumu Mea Kanu project using specific weekly videos that follow your project. If you have any questions, email our Kumu Mea Kanu Coordinator at mailto:

Looking for Weeds.

Kumu Mea Kanu: Grow Kits (Grades K-2)

Letʻs learn about plants! What are the parts of the plants? What varieties of plants are there? What is a plantʻs lifecycle?


Kumu Mea Kanu: Grow Kits (Grades 3-5)

Letʻs learn about plants! What are the parts of the plants? What varieties of plants are there? What is a plantʻs lifecycle and how are pollinators so important.


Kumu Mea Kanu: Garden Art Kit (Grades K-1)

Students will learn about the patterns and designs of nature that help plants to grow and thrive! We'll explore the art of seeds, use our senses to experience nature, and come to see how everything is connected, all while learning from the plants we grow. At the end of the project, students have the opportunity to donate their plants back to their Maui community.


Kumu Mea Kanu: Chef Kit (Grades 2-3)

Students will learn about how the food we eat has powerful effects on us and the world we live in. It is our hope that this project will help prepare students to make sound food choices and to consider the significance of how the food we eat affects the health of our bodies, the community and the planet.

Clipping a heart-shaped leaf.

Kumu Mea Kanu: Hawaiiana Kit (Grades 4-5)

The goal of this project is for students to have an experience growing plants that will enable a deeper connection with their local food system and the ʻāina that supports it. They will learn about the ecological history and status of the islands, traditions of past and present, and growing plants in a way that is in union with nature.


Kumu Mea Kanu: Sustainability Kit (Grades 6-8)

Students will learn what it means to live sustainably, and what actions we can take to make sustainable choices in our lives, particularly when it comes to our food.