Posts in the "Community Projects" Category

  • Traditional Hale Complete

    Toward the end of the traditional thatched hale build at Ala Kukui, the cultural center’s kumu hula requested a cement floor, so that the halau (hula group) could practice and perform in the hale even in the rainiest weather. Through a generous donation from our local cement contractor, our youth poured and finished a cement […]

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  • Kahanu Garden Visitors’ Center

    Our Building Program kids are now working on a 40’x40’ visitors’ center for Kahanu Garden at Piʻilanihale Heiau here in Hana. They laid the groundwork by training on laser level and precision tape measure work to survey and lay out the site, tied rebar for the footings, poured a concrete slab, put up the foundation, […]

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  • Malama Haloa in the Community

    Our new Malama Haloa program is expanding its reach—staff and apprentices have been sharing their poi-pounding knowledge with the public at local events, such as at this year’s Sarah Joe Regatta, where they guided 38 “students” of all ages to pound kalo (taro) and take home their own paʻi ʻai. And at last week’s La Hoʻihoʻi Ea—click […]

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  • Kokua for Kupuna

    Some of our favorite projects are helping kupuna and kamaʻaina with their building needs, like this bathhouse that our kids recently built for a local ʻohana (family) …     

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  • Building Youth at Mahele Farm

    Kids of all ages, from keiki (children) to ʻopiʻo (youth), come out to learn at our community farm, Mahele Farm. Graduate apprentices who go through our rigorous ag training curriculum work toward mastery of the many aspects of organic farming, while becoming skilled mentors to our younger students.  

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  • Bringing Kalo Back

    Our Malama Haloa program has expanded beyond the school campus—we’re now working with Wailua Nui farmers who’ve been fighting a long battle for water rights to help them bring their loʻi kalo (taro patches) back to thriving health … Check it out — Ma Ka Hana Ka ʻIke is running its first ever crowdfunding campaign! […]

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  • Support Us on Go Fund Me!

    Mahalo to all of you who are supporting our first ever crowdfunding campaign on Go Fund Me! We’re moving toward our goal and really appreciate your donations … Check out the latest: our kids are building a hale for a kamaʻaina family—they just finished the ceiling installation and are now learning about tilework … (To […]

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  • New Hale

    We’re starting now on building a new hale for a local kamaʻaina family …

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  • Mahele Kupuna

    Kupuna cruise after a morning harvest as part of Kaunoa Senior Center’s monthly huakaʻi to Mahele Farm.

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  • Kuʻi Kalo

    On Thursdays, we offer both in-school and after-school kuʻi sessions, along with a community kuʻi Thursday afternoons, open to Hana School graduates, ʻohana members of Hana School students, and other community adults. We’ve also started a subscription service for families to preorder enough cooked kalo to kuʻi and feed their family through the week, and […]

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