Posts in the "Community Projects" Category

  • 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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  • Apprentice Mentors

    Apprentices become teachers to our keiki, who love to learn by doing at Mahele Farm.

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  • Traditional Hale Build

    We’ve been learning how to build a traditional thatched hale at Ala Kukui, Hana’s Cultural Retreat Center, under the expert mentorship of Uncle Francis Sinenci, Hawaiʻi’s leading hale builder. Our kids learned different traditional lashing techniques and finished the interior scaffolding, then began building the frame of the hale itself. To find the right poles […]

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  • Kalo at Mahele

    Kalo production is up and the farm has been harvesting every week and filling our big steamer to mahele table taro and poi …

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