"Hewa kā hoʻi ka maka ke nānā aku i ka māla mahiʻai a ke aliʻi ikaika i ka mahiʻai.”
"The eyes look till one can see no more the farm of the aliʻi strong in farming"
Reconnecting kānaka to ʻāina
Kahaluʻu Kūāhewa is one of Konaʻs largest intact traditional agricultural field systems preserved within a 354-acre area owned by Bishop Estate-Kamehameha Schools. Within the past 20 years, archaeological survey has documented at least 3,500 features, of which 98.7% are considered traditional agricultural features. In 2015, we began working to revitalize and restore this traditional system, which is now overtaken by invasive species, such as strawberry guava and Christmas berry. We have fenced in 16-acres of this vast system and have so far cleared five acres, restoring it to serve its initial intention and purpose. We aim to support and enhance the biocultural resources of the forest and agricultural lands within the ma uka region of the ahupuaa of Kahaluu, to protect and revitalize the natural and cultural resources that enable traditional and customary Native Hawaiian practices, and to engage the greater Kona community through educational outreach programs and initiatives relating to a traditional regenerative agroforestry model of farming and community-based stewardship of natural resources.
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News and Updates
Join us for our Monthly Community Work Weekend, May 21st and 22nd! This month, we will Huki kalo and prep the huli to be replanted. We will also work on prepping a new māla for the kalo we huki from the day before! Come join us and also take some kalo home for the ʻohana!! Sign up for your spot today!!
Your support helps us in our sustainable restorative agricultural practices as we work to perpetuate ancestral knowledge reconnecting kānaka to ʻāina.
Kahaluʻu Kūāhewa is a grassroots organization that is sustained by the abundance of our community. We are currently in the process of applying for 501(c)(3) status this coming year, and are currently working under Huliauapaa, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization..
Your donations will greatly contribute to kickstart our organization and help us build capacity as we finalize our process of becoming an independent non-profit organization.
Mahalo nui for your support and contribution!
Cash, check, or other material donations may also be mailed (*please note attention to Kahaluʻu Kūāhewa) directly to Huliauapaa at:
Attn: Kahaluu Kuahewa
P.O. Box 141
Hakalau, HI 96710