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Hookuaaina Rebuilding Lives From The Ground Up

On The Farm Q1 2019

There is an old Chinese proverb that Uncle Dean shared with us that goes something like this, “the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, the second best time is now.” Not only as mahiʻai (farmers) but as kānaka (people) we need to always be thinking ahead. We’ve grown comfortable with being...

Education Program Q1 2019

Aloha mai nō kākou. As we see a change in season and the lengthening of days following the spring equinox, it is an exciting time at Kapalai! Today, many students in Hawaiʻi from kindergarten through college will be returning to the classroom to round out the final stretch of their semester. We are still in...

Kūkuluhou Mentoring Program Q1 2019

What’s the difference between a DREAM and a GOAL? “A GOAL is a DREAM with an action plan.” We should always dream and we should dream big, but in order to make a dream come to life, we must look at all the little steps it’s going to take to get there, make a plan...

A Message From Our Executive Director

Aloha mai kākou, A few days after Thanksgiving, I sat overlooking the loʻi reflecting on all the things I am thankful for. My marriage to Michele, our four children, and our collective health and well being jumped out first. Included with this is the life we live, the work we do with Hoʻokuaʻāina, and the...

Education Program 2018

ʻAʻohe pau ka ʻike i ka hālau hoʻokahi.* #203 All knowledge is not learned in one school. [One can learn from many sources.] Welina me ke aloha kākou. In this makahiki season, it is only fitting that we take time to look back and reflect on where we have been over this past year. It’s...

Kūkuluhou Mentoring Program 2018

Itʻs amazing to think that weʻve been working with the boys from Ke Kama Pono, a residential home for challenged boys, for three years now. While time sure flies, attempting to remember all the young men we have built relationships with over that period is challenging. Over 100 boys from Ke Kama Pono have been...

On the Farm

2018 has been our highest yielding year since we began planting in 2008. Closing out the year, we have harvested nearly 30,000 pounds of kalo. 17,000 pounds went out to families, restaurants, and suppliers in the form of raw kalo. The remainder was sold as poi or kalo paʻa. Due to large harvests early on...

Meet Zack

My name is Zachary Pilien, home is Kāne’ohe, and I am a Kalo farmer. My story with Ho’okua’āina begins shortly after I finished my studies at UH Mānoa in the spring of 2016. I had chosen Plant and Environment Protection Sciences as my major field of study, with intentions of doing forestry and conservation work...

Meet Ethan

My name is Ethan McArdle and I am from Moku o Keawe (Big Island). I grew up in Paʻauilo running barefoot in the mountains, and getting my feet dirty with my 10 other brothers and sisters. We spent most of our days down at the beach in Waipio, swimming in the ocean, playing in the...

Meet Akamu

“Ka manu ahai, kanu awa ē” The bird that clips the twig and plants it elsewhere. I don’t know how long the creator has it for me to be at Ho‘okua‘āina, but I know that after my time there, I will take all that I have learned and use it most effectively. Like the manu,...

Hawaiian Moon Phases

KAMALIʻI ʻIKE ʻOLE I KA HELU PŌ: MUKU NEI, MUKU KA MALAMA, HILO NEI, KAU ʻO HOAKA. #1471 Children who do not know the moon phases: Muku is here, Muku is the month, Hilo comes next, then Hoaka. Said of one who does not know the answer to a question or is ignorant. He is...

Meet Rachel

As I reflect on my time at Hoʻokuaʻāina, I can see just how drastically I’ve grown over the past two years. I’ve worked with the most grounded, steadfast people who have goals of building relationships and living pono.

Meet Brandon

If you’re looking for a good laugh, make sure to find Brandon. A Kailua native, Brandon has been working with Hookuaaina for almost three years and is now our lead intern. His mom used to run a state program that brought transitional teens to the lo’i. When that program ended, his mom asked if Uncle...

Meet Deon

If you’re ever in need of a smile, Deon will have one for you. He is funny, full of life and brings joy wherever he goes. When he first came to Hookuaaina six years ago that wasn’t the case. He was extremely shy and introverted. Now, Deon is one of our hardest working interns and...

Hookuaaina Rebuilding Lives From The Ground Up

Hoʻokuaʻāina is located in the ahupuaʻa of Kailua at Kapalai in Maunawili on the island of Oʻahu. Get Directions.

For more information about our programs or how you can get involved please contact us.

916E Auloa Rd.

Kailua, HI 96734

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P.O. Box 342146

Kailua, HI 96734

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Hookuaaina Rebuilding Lives From The Ground Up

Hoʻokuaʻāina is located in the ahupuaʻa of Kailua at Kapalai in Maunawili on the island of Oʻahu.

For more information about our programs or how you can get involved please contact us.

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916E Auloa Rd.

Kailua, HI 96734

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P.O. Box 342146

Kailua, HI 96734

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Hoʻokuaʻāina is a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization

© Hoʻokuaʻāina 2020 All Rights Reserved | Terms & Conditions | Privacy | Site By Created By Kaui

Hoʻokuaʻāina is a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization

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