Posts in the "Community Projects" Category

  • 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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  • Making Papa

    We make our own papa kuʻi ʻai (poi-pounding boards) in woodshop …

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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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  • Planting for the Future

    Our Kuʻi Program, Malama Haloa, continues to grow, and everyone’s invited to come kuʻi their own paʻi ʻai and poi. We’ve been planting kalo at Hana School campus, with the kids who planted huli last year now harvesting the fruits of their effort. We’ve also just started working with a family who steward loʻi kalo […]

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  • Kamaʻaina Build

    We came to the aid of a young local couple who were on a moving deadline to create a new home for their ʻohana. Our students helped the family design a structure within the couple’s budget, and we did several all-program workdays to help the family at key moments during their build, so they could […]

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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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  • Malama na Kupuna

    We helped several kupuna (elders) this season by building handicap-access ramps, rails, and other home improvements so they can get in and out and around their houses now more safely, surrounded by their ʻohana.

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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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  • Ma Ka Hana Ka ‘Ike at Kalo Fest 2016

    At last weekend’s Taro Festival, Ma Ka Hana Ka ʻIke had a craft and informational booth, where students sold their woodworking projects to the public … The leaders of our Kuʻi Program also demonstrated the cooking of kalo and how to pound it into paʻi ʻai. Our Hana keiki jumped in, hands-on!

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