The state of Hawaii has the highest rates of obesity, diabetes, and heart and kidney disease in the nation, with the Native Hawaiian population in particular, at high risk.
Kekaha, “the place” in Hawaiian, is not a “place” one can obtain fresh, local, organic produce. This 4th largest and western-most town does not have a grocery store, has a high rate of low-income Native Hawaiians, and is surrounded by giant GMO fields.
When we got a call from Diane Shoemaker, co-founder of the Kekaha Community Garden (read more HERE), we were excited to know about their work.
Using a small education budget, they ordered a couple dozen of our Grow Your Own Food books, but clearly needed more.
Sponsor Bob Friedman to the Rescue!
Our Project was immediately able to identify an individual Sponsor who purchased the remaining books they needed to educate their community.
Hearing about our Project, Bob chose to sponsor more garden books specifically for the Kekaha Community Garden. Why? Because he was a long-time resident of the island, cares about the food and nutritional issues, and wants to help people on his favorite island in the world! Thanks Bob!
To read more about the awesome organizations we work with that are helping low-income families and individuals empower themselves, visit our Praise & Progress page.
If you are interested in helping these or other causes, visit The Garden Stewards Project’s Giving Store.
Thank you for your support!