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
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.