The Green House Programs
The Green House Workshops - Our hands-on workshops for adults and children are held at The Green House in Pauoa Valley, an evolving model of sustainable living in an urban setting. Our core workshops are listed below; other workshops are offered from time to time. Check our Calendar for schedules and registration information.
- Gardening Basics
- Home Brewing Natural Pest Control
- Edible Landscaping
- Growing Culinary Herbs
- Spiral Herb Garden
- Soapmaking and Natural Cleaning Products
- Gray Water Catchment Systems
- Rain Barrel Catchment Systems
- Plant Based Cooking
- Permaculture Design Basics
- Solar Dehydrators
- Solar Power/Photovoltaic Basics
- Butterfly Gardens
- Worms Eat My Garbage
- Papermaking with Plants
- Printing with Natural Dyes
- Making a Solar Model Car
- Making a Solar Oven
- Cooking with a Solar Oven
Home and Garden:
Keiki Explorer Club:
Learning Environmental Awareness Program (LEAP) - The Learning Environmental Awareness Program (LEAP) is an after-school enrichment program offered to middle and high school students in a series of hands-on/hands-dirty real world workshops revolving around the themes of EcoAwareness, Gardening-based Learning, Cooking, Renewable Energy, Aquaponics, Recycled Art and Art from Nature.
‘AINA IS: Actively Integrating Nutrition & Agriculture In Schools - A program of the Kokua Hawaii Foundation, ’AINA In Schools is a farm-to-school program dedicated to connecting children to their land, waters and food in order to grow a healthier future for Hawai’i. The Green House worked with the Kokua Hawaii Foundation from 2006 to 2010 to implement the garden-based learning component of ‘AINA IS.
Kokua Hawaii Foundation is offering Environmental Education Mini Grants to help Hawai’i public school teachers pay for supplies and training for their environmental education initiatives. The mini-grants can also be used to have Green House School Classes brought to the schools.
Recycling Teaching Partners (RTP) - The Green House is one of the City and County of Honolulu's Recycling Teaching Partners (RTP), a group of professional or non-profit environmental educators, and environmental organizations that are available to come to your school to assist you in implementing a recycling activity/project. Under an RTP grant, The Green House can assist schools and teachers in coordinating and implementing school-wide greening projects, and help in diverting a school's waste, either green, food or paper, into resources (see School Classes for a complete list). RTP workshops are free to schools; fees are paid by the city or through private sector sponsorship. Applications and more information can be found at the RTP link above.