Hale Akua Garden Farm has two lecture rooms one small and one large where teachers can present powerpoints and movies about farming as well as distribute handouts about a given agricultural topic. In the picture above, Lauren Russert of the USDA Hawaii is presenting in our larger lecture room on different types of bees found on the islands.
Additionally an outdoor introductory class in organic gardening and edible landscaping is included in the price of any room stay.
Our Beautiful Seminar Rooms
For larger seminars, we recommend the main dining area near the pool. We have two indoor dining areas next to our large kitchen. The indoor dining area pictured above can accommodate at least 30 people eating at any one time. The outdoor area can hold 30 people eating at any one time as well.
Our Smaller Classroom and Lounge at the Villa
Our smaller classroom and lounge at the Villa overlooks a spectacular view-30 miles of untouched Hawaiian coastline-clearly an inspirational view for students. If you walk out to the railing by the gorge at a break, you also have the best view of our 150 foot waterfall.
Folding chairs or floor cushions can be placed on the marble floors to easily accommodate a group of 35 students in the main lounge and lecture room for both studying and eating. Carpet can also be placed on the marble circle to add even more carpet area to the floor if the students are using floor cushions thus raising the total number of students to about 40.
Our Kitchen Facility at the Villa
Families and student groups can cook wonderful large meals at our kitchen facility at the Villa which is right next to our lounge and seminar room. The kitchen has a large stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, toaster, water filter and many cupboards.
Places to Relax after Seminars and Hands-On Outdoor Gardening Classes
People can enjoy relaxing in our hot tub overlooking thirty miles of untouched Hawaiian coastline. Our view extends all the way to Hana. Next to our hot tub is our infra-red sauna. A hot tub, a sauna and a swim in our 60 foot solar heated swimming pool are all wonderful ways to relax after taking attending seminars and classes at our farm. For a detailed description of the organic gardening and farming classes we offer, please see our section on farm classes and tutorials.