Aina Fest 2017



From North Kohala, Hawaiʻi

Join us for a rejuvenating tropical farm retreat for 6 beautiful days and magical nights in Hawaii, immersed in a conscious agriculture lifestyle. Find out why people are returning to the land for transformative experiences of learning, growing, and healing on Hawaii’s Big Island.

Tuition & Accomodations

This immersive course includes a variety of hands-on learning and adventures:

  • 3 meals per day utilizing 100% organic and many locally grown ingredients straight from our the farm
  • 6 Hands on Workshops on topics including gardening, permaculture, nutrition, Hawaiian culture and cooking
  • 2 Perma-blitz activities growing food sovereignty in the region
  • Daily yoga class
  • 2 Beach trips (surfing, body boarding, and snorkeling possible)
  • Waterfall Excursion
  • Council & Talking Circle around campfire
  • Raw Cacao Ceremony
  • Hawaiian ʻAwa Ceremony
  • Full moon dance party

Hands-on Workshops and Course Topics

Conscious Agriculture

Explore the state of the world, states of mind, how to walk in presence, the art of listening, the power of council, how to live in community, and how to lead.

Permaculture 101:

Investigate principles & ethics, values, history & lineage, permaculture mind-state, observation, zones & sectors, energy flows, and permanent agriculture.

Bio-intensive Gardening and Soil Fertility:

Learn how to build a garden bed, how to make soil mix, seed, propagate, and transplant, as well as how to create fertility for your farm or garden, compost building, vermi-composts, compost tea, and biochar.

Beekeeping 101:

Learn about Colony Collapse Disorder and how you can help the bees, how to be a bee guardian, how to start a hive, how to care for the bees, and how to harvest honey.

Food Forest:

How forest farming can save the world! Learn about the 7 layers of food forest, design and implementation.

Plant Medicine and Medicinal Mushrooms:

Learn how to identify and utilize wild foods and herbs, making decoctions, teas, and tinctures, basic Ayurvedic healing principles, and living a life of balance.

Daily Schedule

General Daily Schedule:

  • 6:30 - 7 am Coffee/Tea Time
  • 7:00 am Morning Yoga Class
  • 8:00 am Farm Fresh Breakfast
  • 9:00 am Circle-Up/Check-in
  • 9:15 Class
  • 10:00 am Fruit Snack
  • 10:15 Field Project
  • 12:30 pm Lunch
  • 1 pm Excursion (Permablitz, Beach, Waterfall, etc.)
  • 5 - 6:30 pm Shower/Cleanup/Free time
  • 6:30 pm Dinner

Tuition and Accomodations

To practice and teach ecologically conscious agriculture, empowering individuals and communities to cultivate alternative systems of living that restore human and environmental health.

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