Experiential education is the key to increased fruit and vegetable consumption among students! This component is designed to help schools introduce and get students excited about the unique and culturally-significant foods of Hawaiʻi. Included here are lessons, recipes, planting information, and other resources that support educators, food producers and distributors, and community organizations with promoting locally-sourced fruits and vegetables. These materials can be used in conjunction with other nutrition education and promotion programs such as the USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program and SNAP-Ed.

Harvest of the Month Planting Calendar

A spreadsheet outlining ideal planting and harvesting months (along with Hawaiian moon phases), days to maturity, propagation methods, and climate requirements for the Harvest of the Month crops.

Harvest of the Month Curriculum Alignment Guide

A spreadsheet containing grade-specific standards aligned lessons for various subjects for the Harvest of the Month crops, including English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Health, Culinary and Ike Hawaii.

Mahalo to the Harvest of the Month contributors!

Please visit their websites to learn more about additional resources and training for food education:

Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation

Farm to Keiki

FoodCorps Hawai‘i (special thanks to Service Members Lily Nguyen, Jeannae Flores, and Sam Ahern)

Hawai‘i Department of Agriculture, Hawai‘i Seasonality Chart