What We Do
The driving intention behind our work is to provide therapeutic support and opportunity for under-resourced Hawaiʻi island residents with mental health needs. In doing so, we aim to uplift our island and community as a whole.
Our programs, which are mindfully crafted to meet the needs, goals, and strengths of participants, create a sense of belonging and competency, engage creativity, foster connection to nature, teach life skills, provide psychoeducation, and facilitate integration into the community.
Ongoing Projects & Programs
Pāpā Forest Project
A long-term, native forest restoration project located in South Kona
Nature & Art as Therapy
Free workshops that provide unique mental health support through connection to 'āina, the arts, and community
Specializing in native and noninvasive plants to uplift the well-being of our land & community
Digital Content & Virtual Presentations
Grounding Arts Series - Root & Rise
Brown Bag Talk "Nature: The Great Equalizer" - Root & Rise @ Kuikahi Mediation Center
Brain Health and Therapeutic Horticulture - Root & Rise @ Alzheimer's Association
Spotlight on Community Resources - Root & Rise @ Tutu's House (passcode: Tutu$H0us3)
Health Hōʻike: Guided Forest Meditation - Root & Rise @ Vibrant Hawai'i