STORIESSHOP

Our Mission

We use food, the great connector, to find Common Ground

Common ground to us is where the things we share form the foundation for mutual respect, responsibility, and care. We begin with place, we honor Hawaii’s agricultural legacies, we invest in a circular economy and build a community dedicated to the future of food and society at large, rooted in local practices and forward-thinking global perspectives.

The Food Innovation Center

The Food Innovation Center@Common Ground is an initiative to help grow Hawaii’s food economy with a vertically integrated hub that features farming, along with accelerator, incubator and distribution programs.

The Common Ground Marketplace

Find a curation of local products highlighting a new generation of Hawai'i based businesses. Each of these businesses makes a difference in their community or on the ocean, our wildlife, the environment or the keeping of local traditions.

Community

We believe that change comes from engaged, energized, curious people who feel a sense of connection and mutual responsibility. Common Ground sets the table for conversations and interactions about how we eat, how we connect, how we solve challenges, and how we leave a better future for this planet.

Common Ground Initiative

Every culture, every community has something to offer to the world – lessons we can learn, successes we can build on, and experiences that can help guide us through the challenges of our modern world. Our aim with CGI is to highlight and share the practices that have helped communities persevere and thrive.

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