In the Waiʻanae Valley, the practice of cultivating taro had been nearly wiped out by colonialism. Watch as ʻAnakala Eric Enos, our Executive Director at Kaʻala Farm narrates the moʻolelo of working to restore the land, water and ancient loʻi in Waiʻanae Valley on the Hawaiian island of Oʻahu with our kaiāulu/community.
The Book -
The World We Need presents the kaleidoscopic visions of more than 100 people creating a brighter future. Their movements and struggles seek to protect the air, water, wildlife, and land, but many don’t call themselves “environmentalists.” They are protecting the environment and safeguarding the health and livelihood of their communities as they reimagine and remake our world for the better. Find the book and more about the people within it at theworldweneed.com.
Eric Enos -
Eric Enos is the Executive Director of Kaʻala Farm, Inc. Born on the Waiʻanae coast of Oʻahu, amongst the largest population of Native Hawaiians, Eric Enos comes from a family of builders, farmers, craft folk, caregivers and educators. His life’s work is to restore the land and water with his community.
E Hāpai Manaʻo!
(Raise your Ideas!)
On March 20, 2021, the interns of the Kaʻala Aloha ʻĀina Leadership Academy (K.A.A.L.A.) hosted a clean up of the single lane portion of Waiʻanae Valley Road leading up to Kaʻala Farm. So many of you came out to help, and together we were able to remove over a decades of ʻōpala from the ʻāina!
Kaʻala Farm, Inc. is currently in the process of planning to facilitate a community discussion to brainstorm the best ways to prevent illegal dumpers, car thieves, drug users, arsonists, and other ill intentioned individuals from desecrating the area. If you are interested in lending your manaʻo (thoughts) and/or leo kākoʻo (voice of support) in the continued effort to reclaim our sacred spaces, please, sign up by visiting: kaalafarm.org/hapaimanao