• Our Latest Videos

    Maui District Television features our new Mala ‘Ai (Food Garden) at Hana School in this short video about Mahele Farm (3m): Please check out this video recently done by Kamehameha Schools and RKT Media on our programs here in East Maui (3m2s): Maui District Television captured the essence of our kuʻi program, Malama Haloa, in this […]

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  • Welcome to Ma Ka Hana Ka ʻIke … We’re a hands-on educational training 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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  • TEDx Talk Online!

    Rick Rutiz’s 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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  • Mahele Farm Video

    Mahalo nui to Maui District Television and the talented Spencer Hyde for this video of our Mahele Farm program, featuring our new Mala ʻAi (Food Garden) at Hana School (click below):

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  • MKHKI Video

    We’re honored to share this video recently done by Kamehameha Schools and RKT Media on our programs here in East Maui … mahalo to all involved! Click to watch:

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  • Kuʻi Video

    Mahalo to Spencer Hyde and the team at Maui District Television for their video that captures the heart and essence of our kuʻi program, Malama Haloa. Click here to watch (4m55s).

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  • Ku`i Thursdays

    Through careful planning and active outreach, our Kuʻi Thursdays are nearly always filled—from the moment sessions began at noon, all the way to late afternoon and, sometimes, into the evening … In the past year, we steamed nearly 10,000 pounds of kalo (taro); had over 470 participants, from keiki (children) to community members; and served […]

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  • Solar Monitoring

    After we finished building the off-grid solar classroom at Hana School, we started working with University of Hawaiʻi to monitor the classroom’s energy usage and heat stratification, proving the science of our efforts …   

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  • Huli in Wailua Nui

    In just a few short months, our Malama Haloa (Kuʻi) Program participants planted 2,000 huli (kalo stalks), in Wailua Nui—which will yield up to an estimated 10,000 pounds of kalo (taro)! Our restorative efforts there have been shared with other area farmers—together we’re committed to restoring the streams and the loʻi (taro patches) they supply.

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  • Sharing with Elders

    Special trips to Mahele Farm by our community’s beloved kupuna (elders), like those from the Kaunoa Senior Center, are a treat—and they spark the desire in our kupuna to make farm visits a consistent habit. Whether regulars or special visitors, our kupuna can come harvest their own produce at the farm, while sharing their cultural […]

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  • Kokua for Kama`aina

    One of the things the Building Program does, when a local family has taken the initiative to build their own house but can’t afford a contractor, is to come in and kokua (support) the family at key times during their build, helping them reach the next phase. This year, we helped a young couple with […]

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  • Ku`i Curriculum

    Our Malama Haloa (Kuʻi) program is also working toward building our educational lessons to create a curriculum that is academically fitting and rigorous, culturally empowering, and flexible enough for formal and non-formal educators to incorporate into their classes. With four different itineraries for trips to the loʻi (taro patches), including activities teachers can use in […]

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