101. Life-Long Knowledge
Gathering and sharing first-hand knowledge is an ongoing process between regenerative farms, Greenthumbs participants and local entrepreneurs. Visioning and thinking for 'āina (land) is critical for our economic wellbeing between our combined communities.
201. Place Based Investigation
Moku systems ground the concept of shared responsibilities for ecological based planning and land utilization. Place-based project experiences help learners and project participants express ideas and actions needed to restore balance to our island communities.
301. Regenerative Principles
Understanding and dealing with climate is a team effort. Land developers have a unique opportunity to collaborate with urban and non-urban communities on climate resiliency plans while enlisting our current Greenthumbs leaders for professional services.
SMART AG as ecological service
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
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 Learning Environments
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 a community based framework 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 localized ecosystems. Combined project outcomes are limited only by imagination and thoughtful design.
"Play is the highest form of research."
Moku Domain Relations
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. Program deliverables provide land planners and developers new insight towards planning models where ecological parameters evolve and are responsive to seasonal inputs and changes. This way, agricultural communities are fairly integrated into ecological land planning goals where treatment of important agricultural lands is an essential source for ecological services in a post industrial, knowledge-rich and ag-centric world.Open CAll for Student Projects..
Relating to a climate sensitive future....
Our core educational position is to provide real world learning experiences between regenerative farmers and Greenthumb 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.