Welina Mai!


Kaʻala Farm is...

An ancient agricultural complex, restored and producing kalo as our ancestors did for centuries.

A Cultural Learning Center where learning comes alive for thousands of school children in our hands-on science program every year.

A cultural kīpuka where Hawaiian traditions are practiced daily to make people and communities stronger.



Aloha pumehana,

During this time of unprecedented hulihia (great change), Kaʻala Farm has been navigating rough seas and challenges. For over 40 years, Kaʻala Farm has existed in the Waiʻanae community as a cultural learning center reconnecting youth and community to cultural practices and ancestral land management systems. 

Kaʻala Farm is also a place of healing for our community.  The importance of places like Ka'ala have been highlighted by the global pandemic- as a response to issues surrounding physical and mental health, climate change, social connection, and indigenous perpetuation. Now more than ever, there is a need for connection, a need for healing, and a need to preserve and sustain our natural world.

Unfortunately, as the world begins to open back up, Kaʻala is on the verge of closing down. We are humbly asking for your support. With your kākoʻo, Kaʻala Farm will continue as a puʻuhonua for healing and connection through our multiple education, ʻohana, and community programs. We humbly ask for your donation to help save this cultural kīpuka.

Me ka mahalo nui,

Kaʻala Farm