Kapu ka Hāloa 2023 is a six-week ʻohana mālama ʻāina intensive program that focuses on empowering Koʻolauloa families with knowledge of Hawaiʻi food systems, and equipping ʻohana with the tools to care for their own food source.
This year's guiding ʻōlelo noʻeau (proverb) is “Na ke kanaka mahiʻai ka imu ō nui” that translates to “The well-filled imu belongs to the man who tills the soil.”
Our learners will be involved in planting, harvesting, and preparation of kalo, ong choy, and pele. In experiencing each process, they will learn that plant needs are similar to human needs in needing specific types of habitat to properly grow in, and needing specific nutrients at different growth stages for optimal health and yield. How we care for our food systems will determine how full our imu will be.