• Our Latest Videos

    We were honored this season to have a short video (7 minutes) made about us through the generosity of Hauʻoli Mau Loa Foundation, and filmed by the Hokuleʻa film crew Paliku Documentary Films / ʻOiwi TV (click image for link):               Check out our latest video by Hana’s own Kara […]

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  • TEDx Talk Now Online!

    Rick Rutiz’s 2014 TEDx talk, about the philosophy behind Ma Ka Hana Ka ʻIke’s teaching approach, is online at: CLICK IMAGE BELOW FOR RICK’S TEDx TALK

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  • Welcome to Ma Ka Hana Ka ʻIke Building Program … We’re a hands-on learning program that substitutes textbooks and classroom work with tools and job experience. The best way to learn about us is through our pictures and stories—look below for our latest projects, and check out our short videos!

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  • Winter at the Farm

    After harvests of papaya, banana, and a few mountain apple, our farm graduate teacher holds a harvest from our first producing fruit tree: abiu, often described as “butterscotch-flavored jelly.” Macadamia season is on, and everyone is helping gather and husk … … Mahele Farm’s first seedling kalo plants! Kalo rarely makes viable seed and few if any survive. […]

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  • Ku`i Program Update

    After the success of the Fall papa kuʻi ʻai workshop, the Hana Kuʻi Program director started an ongoing Kuʻi Club at Hana High, where the kids are now pounding their own paʻi ʻai together every Thursday. December also marked our first all-community kuʻi, which we hope will take root with our kamaʻaina …

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  • New Video by Paliku /`Oiwi TV

    We were honored this season to have a short video (7 minutes) made about us through the generosity of Hauʻoli Mau Loa Foundation, and filmed by the Hokuleʻa film crew Paliku Documentary Films / ʻOiwi TV—click here to watch it online.  

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  • Mahele Farm in Fall

    Everyone, from kindergartners to kupuna, keep Mahele Farm growing …

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  • Ku`i Program

    Our kids spent their Fall Break learning to make their own papa kuʻi ʻai, poi-pounding boards—108 boards in 5 days! In collaboration with the nonprofit Hui Aloha Aina Momona and led by master craftsmen Daniel Anthony and ʻUhi Maunakea-Forth, and Hana Kuʻi Program director Viliami Tukuafu, they took part in the whole process—felling a tree, making […]

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  • Wood Storage Building

    On campus, our youth constructed a 16′ x 30′ storage building, using local kiawe posts as foundation, to house the beautiful woods we often receive through generous donations. The inspiration came from a recent donation from a woodworker and lathe craftsman of a large quantity of high-end local koa, kamani, and milo woods for our students’ […]

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  • Lawai`a Camp No. 2

    In summer 2015, we hosted our second annual Lawaiʻa Camp in Hana, with the theme “How can you make sure there’ll be fish in the ocean for your grandchildren?” Over three days, 15 seventh-graders camped with a crew led by our apprentices and graduate teachers, and assisted by community experts in ocean conservation. Several uncles […]

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  • School Garden Collaboration at Maui Andaz

    When a large mainland corporation held their staff retreat at the Maui Andaz and wanted to give back to the island, we were called in to collaborate. Our youth provided skilled direction to over 100 corporate employees as they built 30 garden beds, 20 garden tables, 20 planting tables, and 10 worm beds—these were distributed […]

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  • Farm Apprenticeship Program

    The Farm Apprenticeship program is in full effect, and farm manager Seth Raabe has conducted classes on soil conservation/building/fertility (lepo), with topics including compost, cover crops and green manures, nutrient cycling, soil composition, organic matter and humus, mulching, crop rotation, and IMO (indigenous microorganisms). Two of our apprentices then began their teaching portion of their […]

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