Located in Kohala on the Big Island of Hawai‘i, ‘Iole is dedicated to the sustainable stewardship of over 2,400 acres owned by New Moon Foundation surrounding ‘Iole ahupua‘a, a traditional Hawaiian land allocation allowing for holistic watershed management. Extending from the Pacific Ocean into the Kohala Mountains, this area includes the 54 acre National and State registered Bond Historic District, made up of the Bond Homestead, Kalahikiola Congregational Church, and the Kohala Girls School.
Through partnerships and programs, ‘Iole offers opportunities to be immersed in the rich natural and cultural history of Kohala. Offering an Exhibit Center and guided tours, ‘Iole invites visitors and kama‘aina alike to learn more about the unique history of this area. Hosting regular volunteer days, ‘Iole allows visitors and community members to step into the role of stewards while engaging with their environment. ‘Iole’s ultimate goals include 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.
Sweet Water LLC dba ‘Iole is wholly owned by New Moon Foundation, a values-based non-profit organization. ‘Iole’s purpose is to carry out New Moon Foundation’s mission by providing educational and science-based programs that encourage and support the practice of G.R.A.C.E. values:
A deep appreciation of life in all forms, valuing both its gifts and lessons.
The practice of awareness and openness to others, new ideas, and different perspectives.
Taking responsibility for our actions, thoughts, and emotions.
The discipline to be authentic, honest, and act with integrity.
The intention to wholeheartedly contribute our gifts and skills in a way that benefits our communities and natural environments.
For more information about New Moon Foundation, visit www.newmoonfoundation.org/
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