Located in Kohala on the Big Island of Hawai‘i, ‘Iole is dedicated to the sustainable stewardship of over 2,400 acres encompassing the ‘Iole ahupua‘a, a traditional Hawaiian land allocation allowing for holistic watershed management. Extending from the uplands of Kohala Mountain to the sea, this area includes the 50+ acre National and State registered Bond Historic District, made up of the Bond Homestead, Kalahikiola Congregational Church, and the Kohala Girls School.
Through partnerships, workshops, and hiking trails, ‘Iole invites visitors and kama‘aina alike to learn more about themselves, the land and the unique history of this area. ‘Iole’s future includes restoration of the historic Bond Homestead buildings, opening the doors to an education center at the former Kohala Girls School, and building partnerships to benefit future generations.
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‘Iole fulfills its mission by providing educational and land-based programs that encourage and support the practice of G.R.A.C.E. values:
By deeply appreciating life, both its gifts and lessons, we cultivate generosity and joy.
By recognizing the nobility of all life, we open our hearts and minds to understanding and peace.
By taking full responsibility for our actions, thoughts, emotions and place in the world, we free ourselves to make wise choices.
By acting with authenticity, integrity and trust, we embrace life’s challenges while holding a vision of a better world.
By wholeheartedly contributing our gifts to benefit our communities and natural environment, we express compassion as a natural outcome of a values-based life.