Since its founding in 1997, Oʻahu RC&D has had the privilege to work with local farmers and local communities to promote the wise stewardship of our island resources here in Hawaiʻi. The projects listed below are just some of our highlights and accomplishments of our work with local farmers and communities in the past few years.
To learn about our current projects and how you may be able to join in our ongoing work, click here.
Parade of Farms
Parade of Farms gives our guests the opportunity to tour local farms and agribusinesses to experience a behind-the-scenes look into local agriculture
The Hawaii cover crop handbook
Developed conservation plans and implemented practices that improve water quality in watershed areas
Watershed Management Plan
Developed watershed-based plan for Kapakahi Stream emphasizing community involvement and integrating partners in the Waipahu Community.
Soil Health Workshops
Through partnering with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Oʻahu RC&D hosted three soil health workshops throughout 2016. In addition to featuring soil health, these workshops include various topics including reforestation, organic farming, local agriculture & native species restoration and cover crops. Using guest speakers from various organizations including NRCS, Oʻahu RC&D, CTAHR, West Oʻahu SWCD, and more, workshop participants learned about how to create and sustain healthy soil through various techniques specific to Hawaii.
Women Farmers Survey
Assessed the needs of Hawaiʻi’s Women Farmers
808 Conservation Planner
Developed an online conservation planning tool that will assist farmers across the state