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Our world’s hungry people are crying out for solutions to help them gain access to healthy and abundant food. Discover God’s heart for the role of food and Sustainable Agriculture in the world around us. Get equipped with practical skills and understanding of how to partner with families and communities for growing nutritious and abundant food at a household level through low cost and natural methods.



Grow it. Build It. Share it with others.

Learn about natural farming, construction, aquaponics, water and sanitation technologies, permaculture, renewable energy, and biblical-based community development principles. Get hands-on experience within YWAM Kona’s Natural Farm Training Center and Appropriate Technology Village.

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Tuition only $175 USD

Guests: Tuition plus campus accommodations for 13 days – $679 USD

$20 campus seminar registration fee that is due upon application. Campus accommodations is available at the rate of $40 per day.




Open to attendees who have completed high school.

However to be eligible for an UofN Degree, a Discipleship Training School (including outreach) is required.

In accordance with State Law, all students and student children must present proof of age appropriate vaccinations in order to attend any program at the University of the Nations—YWAM Kona. Please click here for the vaccination requirements.


  • exploring biblical perspective of agriculture and land stewardship
  • growing nutrient dense garden produce
  • designing permaculture “food forests” utilizing sustainable agricultural principles
  • restoring soil vitality through natural farming
  • creating low cost and effective pest management strategies
  • growing protein in small spaces


Our Life Empowering Technology and Science Department has great opportunities for you to get growing and build up your Sustainable Technology skills:


Learn With Us!
Participate in our Stewardship and Sustainability School a quarter-long practical course with an emphasis on Food, Energy, Water and Shelter. Then, get additional hands-on experience through an outreach opportunity with our YWAM Partners in the developing world!


Join our Team!
Get growing with the Life Empowering Technology and Science Department (LETS) at UofN Kona. We are an international team of individuals with a variety of interests, skills, and experience. Our heart is about sharing the “Practical Gospel” — helping families and communities encounter the love of God, and get empowered through Sustainable Technology!

Don Rogers

The Life Empowering Technologies and Science Department (LETS) is a team of individuals with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences in community development and appropriate technology – agriculture, engineering, construction, medical and health care, and other applied sciences.

We embrace the power of the Gospel to restore communities and nations so they may reflect the heart of the Father, the mind of Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit.

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