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Break the roots of poverty and bring gospel-inspired transformation to people and their land. Help them thrive by demonstrating locally sustainable ways to provide healthy food, renewable energy, clean water, and basic sanitation.

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Grow it. Build It. Share it with others.

Get equipped in biblical-based community development principles, small-scale farming, aquaponics, water and sanitation technologies, permaculture design, and renewable energy.

Sustainable Technology Seminars



April 7, 2022 to June 30, 2022


$4,395 USD

Class size limited to 12 students




Successful completion of a Discipleship Training School (including outreach) is required to attend this course.

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.


What is God’s heart for helping people obtain access to healthy living conditions?

How can we grow healthy and nutritious food — naturally, sustainably, and for low cost?

How can we grow, process, and preserve healthy food?

What can communities do to gain and improve access to safe and abundant water?

How can we use natural sources of energy to meet needs?

How can simple technologies improve the health of individuals and communities?

How can we partner with communities to empower people to see God’s glory?

What are simple and effective training strategies for equipping individuals and communities in these technologies?

What principles can we learn from Nehemiah as a leader and a community transformer?


After our Sustainability & Stewardship School, there are great opportunities for you to continue growing and sharing your skills…


Participate in the S & S Field Assignment (SCI 232) a three month practical internship through our Life Empowering Technology and Science Department. You’ll get additional hands-on experience with sustainable technology through serving with our local Big Island community, and/or through our network of YWAM Partners in the developing world!


Join our Team!

Get growing with the Life Empowering Technology and Science Department at UofN Kona. We are an international team of individuals with a variety of interests, skills, and experience. Our heart is about helping individuals, families and communities encounter the love of God, and get empowered through Sustainable Technology!



Ben Fisher

Ben graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University majoring in International Soil and Crop Sciences in 2011. He did his DTS in 2011 in Europe and North Africa.

Ben worked at the World Hunger Relief Inc. farm in Waco, Texas in 2013; interned with Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization (ECHO) in Southwest Florida in 2014, joined staff with the University of the Nations in 2015, and moved to Indonesia in 2016. Ben transitioned to Kona and joined the LETS team in 2020 and is the resident plant and fruit nerd on the team.

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