Current Projects

Pāpā Forest Project


Located at roughly 1500’ elevation in the Pāpā ahupua’a (traditional land division of shared resources) in South Kona, our Pāpā Forest is a place of peace and plenty.

Māmaki Collaborative

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Māmaki, an endemic Hawaiian plant in the nettle family, has been known for its traditional healing properties. The small tree grows vigorously in the native forest understory, and is an important component of preserving our island ecosystems. Māmaki leaves can be sustainably harvested and made into a refreshing, soothing, caffeine-free tea.

Garden Program at The Weller House

Root & Rise is working to establish a garden space and program at The Weller House of 808 Homeless Task Force in Ocean View. The Weller House serves as transitional living for those seeking stability and working toward independent living.


Nature & Art as Therapy

Nature & Art as Therapy is a free, monthly mental health support group located in Ocean View, Hawai’i.