WE ARE HIRING! Looking for one or two independently motivated and creative farmers. Transportation, basic computer skills and an interest in working our youth interns a plus.


  • Guide and manage daily farm operations including trash, irrigation, chickens, tool maintenance, composting and amending

  • Propagate, plant, transplant, prune, maintain and harvest in our diverse food forest

  • Oversee our farm school interns

  • Develop our farm to market aspect by managing our farmers market, developing relationships with other buyers and marketing

  • Keep records of employee and intern hours, propagation, harvest and sales

  • Develop volunteer opportunities and oversee volunteers

  • Promote Hawaiian language and culture

  • Participate in food management and processing value added products


  • Be passionate about strengthening Kauaiʻs westside community

  • Have knowledge and curiosity about growing food

  • Communicate well with coworkers, interns and the public

Compensation starts at $15/hr. Up to 20hrs/week to start with opportunity for more.

To schedule an interview, please email a resume to

Hale Puna is officially a 501(c)3 non-profit!

After close to three years of filling out forms and a lot of waiting, in February 2018 we received our official designation as a 501(c)3 non-profit. All donations made since February 2016 and all donations received from here on out are tax deductible! We now begin the arduous process of applying for grants to fund the restoration of Hale Puna and the programs that we have already begun. Thanks for your patience! We look forward to the work ahead.

Introducing the Waimea Farmers Market

Join us every Monday afternoon 3:30-5:30 at Hale Puna 9567 Huakai Road under the giant monkeypod tree for the Waimea Farmers Market!

What's fresh now? Liliko'i, papaya, cucumber, eggplant, kabocha, kale, lettuce, mizuna, arugula, choy sum, tatsoi, rapini, basil, cilantro, dill, chili peppers, tangerines, lemons, oranges, honey, eggs, noni, jelly, pesto, butter, coffee, herbal salves and suncreens, kombucha, chili pepper water, fruit tree starts, vegetable and herb starts and so much more!

Bees come to Hale Puna

This last Monday, June 27th, Hale Puna was fortunate enough to host a visit from beekeeper and Kaua'i Community College apiary program teacher, Jimmy Trujillo. Jimmy spoke to a group of students and community members on the fascinating world of beekeeping in Hawai'i. In addition to speaking to the history and practice of apiaries, Jimmy brought slides of raw honeycombs for people to try!