Relating smart AG to Climate


101. Knowledge Gathering

Visioning our connection to 'āina (land) through agricultural land activities provides a basis of project based learning for Greenthumbs participants.


201. Place Based Investigation

Place-based experiences  between farm holders and project participants help to identify problems and express ideas and actions needed to suggest potential solutions.


301. Applied Learning

Greenthumbs participants are empowered by their work as they continue to develop long term relations with other connected communities .


Basic Challenges

Transforming the means and methods for climate smart agriculture starts with understanding local site conditions in the context of global influences such as air, water, and soil quality.

"To borrow a term from the corporate world — what we need is a “paradigm shift”, a change of mindset."
Dr. Aurora Roldan

Smart AG+Connections

Island ecologies are central to bridging urban and non-urban agribusiness. Tomorrow's leaders must learn to coordinate across many disciplines and communicate effectively with others from various socio-economic backgrounds.  Team approaches have a better chance of solving challenging problems related to managing, operating, and protecting important agricultural lands as well as understanding impacts to and from surrounding urban development.


Indoor/Outdoor Combined Learning

Working cooperatively with a cluster of small farms, we provide natural resource capital for active research and serious play-learn scenarios.  Greenthumbs targets K-12 educators developing creative learning pathways for themselves and their students.  Concepts of fairness and environmental justice provide data access standards for place based projects designed and managed by student participants.  Our goal is to formulate life long relations between urban and non-urban communities through the lens of diversified agriculture which protect combined interests for ecological-based planning affecting local ecosystems. Combined project outcomes are limited only by imagination and thoughtful design. 

"Play is the highest form of research."
Albert Einstein


Connecting Knowledge

Hawaii has an obligation to seek more efficient use of our limited natural resources.  Through guided learning, we plan to model current and future ecological landscapes from combined student projects in order to predict  urban and non-urban land development patterns for climate planning scenarios. Connected knowledge domains allow participants to strategize and seek holistic solutions that encourage fair and equitable relations.  This way, agricultural communities are fairly integrated into ecological land planning goals where treatment of important agricultural lands is an essential design component.

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Relating climate dependencies

Our core educational  position is to provide real world learning experiences between regenerative farmers and Greenthumbs participants who exemplify a willingness to act on behalf of their local communities.  Their ongoing project work forms a basis for combined community response to climate scenarios.