Posts in the "Farm" Category

  • 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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  • Mahele Kupuna

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

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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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  • 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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  • Feeding the Land

    Farm crew learn to make and bottle their own natural farming nutrients (OHN) as part of their apprenticeship training …

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  • Kalo for Hana

    Kalo is growing strong at the farm, and our initial successes with kalo breeding efforts have been exciting. The farm crew hopes to develop vigorous and unique local hybrids for Hana that carry Hawaiian kalo genetics on into the future, under organic conditions. 

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  • Teaching Keiki at the Farm

    At Mahele Farm, our apprentices are becoming teachers to our keiki, the children who visit the farm from Hana Elementary School. In these pictures, it was a first grade class, and the maiʻa (banana) lesson was about to begin. Our Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator talked about the equator and the tropics, and about how baby maiʻa […]

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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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  • Mahele Farm in Fall

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

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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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