• 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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  • Making Papa

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

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  • Milling Woods Projects

    Our kids learned about wood milling from a professional bandsaw operator as we milled Hana woods—kamani, mango, monkeypod, lychee, and koa—donated by local tree trimmers for our woodworking projects. Check out this hand-turned wooden football and baseball bat!

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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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