Today De-Tour ended their huaka`i along Keawalau o Pu`uloa at Hanakehau. Mahalo to Kyle, Terri, and `Ilima for including Hanakehau as part of the story of militarism and restoration of `aina!
Harvest tally for today – small but `ono:
Kalo – 1.5lbs
Cucumber – 1lb (just one cuke!)
Eggplant – 2 @ 1/2 lb
Radishes – 3 @ 1/2 lb
A hui hou aku no…
With water finally flowing to the mala ‘ai thanks to our grant from the Hawaii Peoples Fund, our food plants are taking off…stay tuned!
February is a busy month for all of us so our next papa ‘olelo Hawaii won’t be until the 24th. hoping we can get the mau’u in and growing!
Quick tutorial from uncle bobby to make the most of sod:
Take these strips and cut into plugs 5″ by 7″ or so.
Using a hoe, dig out squares in your dirt a little bigger than your
Space about a foot apart, fill in
around and water deeply.
Ok not too hard ah…
A hui hou!
Mahalo ia Kumu Kekeha a me na ‘Ohana o ka Punana Leo o Wai’anae!
Kumu Kekeha began his papa ‘Olelo Hawai’i this past Saturday during a La ‘Ohana for our Punana.
We made 150 laulau together as we learned and practiced our ‘olelo makua. Mahalo also to all those that prepared the imu and returned to enjoy the ‘ono food!
More photos to follow…
A hui hou aku no,
Us folks at Hanakehau Learning Farm
Just wanted to send a big mahalo to the Hawaii People’s Fund and our partner organization Na Koa `Opio for helping us to secure an HPF grant to support continued restoration efforts and continued learning at Hanakehau. As we work to restore our `aina and provide space for cultural practices and learning, it takes a lot of hard work! Mahalo nui to Darlene Rodrigues, executive director of HPF, and Ka`anohi Kaleikini and her team of dedicated kanaka maoli. We look forward to exciting opportunities this year and hope to see you here!
for those of you that heard about our mongoose massacre earlier this year we’re happy to say our two survivors Lili’u and Sally are still with us, along with ten youngsters. Tomorrow we’ll be adding three Ameraucanas for diversity. Unlike the Isa Browns we have right now that lay beautiful brown eggs,
the Ameraucanas will be laying blue green eggs in a month or so. Both breeds are good with keiki and help us add nitrogen to the soil and lay about 6 eggs a week. So with 15 chickens x 6 eggs/week that’s about 90 eggs or 7 dozen a week! Yep we’re still wondering what we were thinking when we put in the order, but these girls are here to stay.
A hui hou! Mahalo for checking us out.
Aloha Aina Oiaio
Aloha mai kakou,
if any wahine out there haven’t signed up for this year’s `Aha Wahine, it’s not too late! Go to www.ahawahine.org to register. The mini-`aha held earlier this year was such a success thanks to Mehana and all the other organizers, committee members, volunteers, and presenters. There are presentations and workshops on leadership, health, healing, hana no`eau, and much, much more. This `aha will be held at Leeward Community College, right in our backyard. Hope to see you there!