Woman working in field

Albie Miles, an agroecologist and University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu assistant professor of sustainable community food systems, received a $154,000 grant from Kamehameha Schools. The grant funds research and promotional activities relating to the advancement of sustainable community food systems in Hawaiʻi.

The grant supports two positions in the program:

  • An indigenous natural resources management junior specialist, which is currently filled by Daniel “Bubba” Lipe who is conducting research and teaching at the intersection of traditional ecological knowledge and western science. Lipe is responsible for creating a wide range of courses on traditional food and agricultural systems of Hawaiʻi and beyond.
  • A UH West Oʻahu Student Organic Garden manager, currently occupied by Tasia Yamamura who manages the garden and offers a range of programs for the campus and surrounding community.

Kamehameha Schools received a record 150 proposals requesting more than $60 million in funding. Miles and the SCFS program previously received $169,861 from Kamehameha Schools as part of an ʻAina Ulu grant to manage agricultural and conservation lands and provide culture-based and place-based learning opportunities.

For more about sustainable community food systems program, read the full story at UH West Oʻahu’s E Kamakani Hou.