Understory Alliance

What We Do

Understory Alliance is growing our first forest garden in order to contribute to Climate Equity & Environmental Justice with






Our project creates and cares for small, ecologically sustainable, and immersive multifunctioning forest systems, which we call Māla Lā`au, UA’s take on a forest garden.
Our forest garden will predominantly comprise native plant species, appropriate noninvasive food trees, and culturally significant plants. This pocket-sized forest garden is easily accessible enough to be woven into the fabric of our everyday lives while growing in balance with and including people.

Who We Are

Understory Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to increasing ecosystem, community, and individual resilience and health by strengthening the interconnection of all humans with the natural world.

UA is dedicated to empathy, equity, and empowering all learners, thinkers, and creators. We serve with unending curiosity, celebrate the beauty surrounding us, and find joy in all the places it may be hidden.

Cause Areas

Animals, Keiki, Kupuna, Food Insecurity, Environmental Conservation, Cultural Preservation, Education & Training, Advocacy, Community Engagement, Non Profit Support

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Tax Status
  • Nonprofit

Understory Alliance

Volunteer Opportunities

Plant Drive

Please bring us your plant babies! Understory is growing our first forest garden in `Olohena Ahupua’a in partnership with Kaua’i…
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