Hoʻomohala Program


          Through Kaʻala Farm’s Hoʻomohala Program, visiting groups have the opportunity to customize their visit experience. Requesting groups may choose one (1) morning activity, and one (1) noontime activity from the list below. Two (2) activities marked with an (*) may be counted as a single activity.

1)  HISTORY OF KAʻALA FARM*

Learn about the history of Kaʻala Farms, its beginnings in the Hawaiian Renaissance of the 1970’s, its role as a cultural kīpuka in the Waiʻanae moku, and the ways in which it carries on its mission to reclaim and preserve the living culture of ka poʻe kahiko (the people of old).

2)  AHUPUAʻA PRESENTATION*

Learn about the value of the traditional Hawaiian land tenure system and the worldview of Aloha ʻĀina from which it developed.

3)  LEARNING CENTER TOUR & LOʻI SYSTEM

Take a tour of the learning center and the ancient loʻi terraces that have been restored for modern day use.

4)  WAI IN WAIʻANAE*

Learn about the history of water in the Waiʻanae valley and the ways in which ka poʻe kahiko (the people of old) managed this most valuable resource.

5)  HIKE TO POʻOWAI

Hike a mile up to the poʻowai ʻo Kānewai, the source of Kaʻala Farm’s water, and learn about the efforts made by the founders of Kaʻala Farms to restore the water flow to the ancient loʻi system.

6)  KA HANA KAPA

Learn how kapa (traditional Hawaiian barkcloth) is made from wauke and dyed with traditional materials. Participants will also get the opportunity to make their very own moʻomoʻo (strip of pounded wauke).

7)  KUʻI KALO

Learn how to kuʻi kalo (pound taro) to make paʻiʻai and poi using the traditional  papa and pōhaku kuʻi ʻai (food pounding board and stone).

8)  ʻULANA LAUHALA

Learn how to ʻulana lauhala (plait pandanus leaves). Audiences will be able to make their very own lauhala trinket.

9)  FOOD PREPARATION

Learn how to make modern dishes using traditional Hawaiian foods such as kalo, ʻulu, ʻuala, and more.

 

Hoʻomohala Program Request Form

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    Due to unforeseen circumstances, there are times when we may need to make last-minute changes or cancellations. Please provide a secondary contact in the event that we cannot reach the primary contact person.

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    As a reminder, the minimum group size needed to schedule a visit is 10 persons and the maximum group size is no more than 25 persons. Larger group requests will need to be divided into separate requests. It is also important to note that visits are scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays. You are able to schedule more than one day for your group.

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    I'm want to participate in alternative activities (activities not included in the standard Hoʻokahua Program)
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    Select 2 Activities (Two (2) activities marked with an (*) may be counted as a single activity.) If you request more than 2 activities, you will also need to request an extension of time.
    1 (History of Kaʻala Farm)*2 (Ahupuaʻa Presentation)*3 (Tour & Loʻi System)4 (Wai in Waiʻanae)*5 (Hike to Poʻowai)6 (Kapa)7 (Kuʻi Kalo)8 (ʻUlana Lauhala)9 (Food Preparation)

    I'm would like an extended time. (Standard visits run from 9am-12pm. Extended time must be requested.)
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    Questions or Concerns?

    If you have any questions or concerns, please, feel free to contact us through this online form.

    You can also call our office at (808) 696-4954.

    Mahalo!