Holiday greetings

From December 26, 2012 Greetings to family, friends, supporters, and funders. Hope you are well as we flow from summer, to winter, then toward spring to renew. Kaala continues to rebuild with the help of all of you. As our nation and world is experiencing the worst in natural and man-made disasters, keeping hope and faith in a better future …

Ka‘ala Farm is rebuilding

July 2012 Kaala Farm is rebuilding. The fire, which began in Lualualei, spread into the back of Waianae Kai Valley and consumed our waterlines, the Hale Naauao, and edges of our edible forest. With the help of community, we are rebuilding our Cultural Learning Center. The fire may have consumed us but it also gave us insight into our resilience …

E Hana Mua

As I walked up the dirt path towards the Cultural Learning Center, I could smell burnt charcoal in the air. Where koa haole once existed, only black sticks remained. The firefighters of Station #26 in Waianae were directing the Air 1 helicopter to drop buckets of water on the nearby Waianae Kai Forest Reserve where so many of our rare …

Incredible generosity

Article from September 29, 2012. Last week we were humbled to received an anonymous $50,000 challenge grant to help in our efforts to rebuild after the June wildfires. You can help us match this incredible generosity by making a donation. Between now and Thanksgiving, all donations that we receive, up to a total of $50,000, will be matched dollar-for-dollar by …