Come and join us for an intimate evening at Kapalai and experience traditional South Pacific cuisine as we share our cultural expedition and adventures.
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An exciting opportunity has found it’s way to us at Ho‘okua‘āina! Some of you are aware that in our loʻi at Kapalai we use the mounded or puʻe puʻe style of growing
This past winter we were fascinated by an article in Hana Hou magazine about Rurutu, a tiny and remote island in French Polynesia where
For over 10 years we have been seeking knowledge of the ancient style of puʻe puʻe
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We are humbly asking for support to fund this expedition. Our mission is clear, it is ʻike or knowledge we are seeking. And we will go there in the posture of kokua, to help and serve as we learn.
Who: Ho‘okua‘āina ‘Ohana. 13 people, including 5 of our co-managers, who have been promoted up through our mentoring program. These are 3 young men and 2 young women, ages 19-24, 3 of them Hawaiian, who are a vital part of our kalo farm operation are working to gain knowledge and experience because they desire to do something similar to the model we have created at Kapalai. They represent a growing number of youth who aspire to become the next generation of farmers in Hawai’i.
What: Cultural expedition from Ho‘okua‘āina to Rurutu. Viriamu and his wife will host our group at their pension, we will work at their community kalo patch and help plant a new loʻi. They have also offered to teach our crew how to gather and prepare other traditional foods, culminating in a feast including the local community.
Why: To bring back ʻike to share with the lāhui. For 2 weeks, we will be immersed in this modern society still living with their ancient traditions intact. As a team, we will gain knowledge and understanding in the areas of language, traditional food production and preparation, sustainable practices, resource management and cultural preservation.
When: July 7-21, 2018
How: We have raised $16,000.00 for our expedition from private donors and are seeking to raise the remaining $20,740.00 by July—through donations and sales of value-added products made at Ho‘okua‘āina.