Kapu ka Hāloa
Hoʻāla ʻĀina Kūpono
All ages Pre-K to Kūpuna
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I liked the people I was working with. I enjoyed the relationships that were made. I enjoyed working at the lo’i. I enjoyed the fishpond days, allowing us to holo and do our own thing.
Summer 2022 we focused more on understanding the habitat that loʻi kalo provide for people, plants, and animals. We used this opportunity to reopen loʻi kalo with our ʻohana and learners so they experienced life as a mahiʻai kalo while being able to kilo (observe with intent) the movement of water, placement of loʻi, ideal habitat for optimum kalo growth, preparation of fertilizers, kalo varieties and uses, and kalo preparation. While learning the importance of wai (water) flowing from mauka (mountain) to makai (sea) and being able to participate in kahawai, ʻauwai, and muliwai restoration and maintenance. The learning outcomes that were achieved were to instill a sense of food independence in our participants, to reconnect with ʻāina and continue to grow it.