Hawaiʻi Institute of Pacific Agriculture

Aina Fest 2017


Tropical Permaculture and Sustainable Living


Spring 2018: March 16 - April 28


CONSCIOUS AGRICULTURE • AGROFORESTRY • PERMACULTURE • PLANT MEDICINE INTUITIVE NUTRITION • SOIL FERTILITY • BEEKEEPING • MYCOLOGY • HOMESTEAD FARMING • COMMUNITY LIVING - ISLAND CUISINE • HAWAIIAN ROOTS & CULTURE • OUTDOOR ADVENTURES • PERSONAL TRANSFORMATION

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HIP Agriculture invites you to participate in our 6-week internship program offering full experiential immersion in hands-on farming and community living experience.


As a participant in the Living Farm Internship, you will directly serve a farm and community centered around education, united in service, and dedicated to the restoration of human and environmental health.

We are interested in hard working, self-motivated, flexible individuals with a strong desire to learn, serve the land, the community and themselves. We ask that interns arrive ready and willing to participate in all aspects of the farm and community life.

Our mission is to empower individuals with the tools and understanding to become inspired and activated leaders for positive change. While there is no guarantee what you will take away from this experience, we recognize that those most actively engaged in participation receive the greatest return.

Daily Farm Projects


Interns will engage in hands-on field time for an average of 25-30 hours per week and maintain responsibilities in areas to include, but not limited to: 

01
Planting, harvesting, processing, garden and orchard maintenance (weeding, mulching, watering, etc.).
02
Nursery management, compost and humanure systems, dairy operations, care for chickens and ducks.
03
Food processing and preservation, healthy meal preparation, and farmers markets.
AGROFORESTRY
BEEKEEPING
INTUITIVE NUTRITION
ISLAND CUISINE

Weekly Classes and Field Trips


Through in-field training, classroom sessions, and personal study, interns will have the opportunity to explore topics such as: 

01
Organic gardening, natural farming, plant identification, nutrition and healthy food preparation.
02
Community living skills and group communication, village building, youth empowerment and garden education.
03
Field trips include visiting sister farms, eco-explorations, and hikes along the coast.
PLANT MEDICINE
COMMUNITY LIVING
HOMESTEAD FARMING
PERSONAL TRANSFORMATION

Accommodations


Interns will camp in our beautiful macadamia nut orchard, with access to a community kitchen and study hall. Composting toilets and showers are located nearby. Washing machine and wireless internet are available on a limited use schedule.

Cost: Spring / Fall


This fee includes your camping space (wooden tent platform), utilities, household supplies, bulk foods, and transportation for class field trips during your stay. Course fees also help to cover travel and stipend expenses for visiting guest teachers.

Standard Registration
$2,100
Early Registration
$1,900

Join us for fall 2017

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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