KA PAPA LO'I O KANEWAI VOLUNTEER WORK
Ka Papa Loʻi ʻo Kānewai sustains a taro patch that shares its resources with the community. Located at the University of Hawai’i Manoa campus. Families, students, and organizations are welcome to work the land and olelo Hawai’i. With staff skilled in agriculture and propagation of native plants, Kupuna and Keiki (adults/elderly and children) can share and learn from one another.
Their three values being…
Laulima: many hands working together, the experience is made because of the people working together.
Malama: to take care of or nurture, when we feed the land it feeds us mentally, physically, and spiritually. Referring to Malama Aina.
Pu’uhonua: a place of sanctuary, they hope it provides a place of sanctuary for all plants, animals and people living in the area of Kānewai.
Ka Papa Loʻi ʻo Kānewai educates every visiting volunteer and they share the history of the land the lo’i sits on. Volunteers will clear the irrigation systems, pick leaves for fertilizer, and learn olelo as well.
Additional Volunteer Information
There is no volunteer age requirement, but children must be accompanied by and adult on community days. They also need to have the appropriate waivers signed.
To prepare for your visit, we suggest the following items/attire:
- T-shirt and shorts (That can get dirty)
- Water and Water Bottles
- Extra change of clothes and Towel for younger students
Ka Papa Loʻi ʻo Kānewai Website
There are first Saturday community work days that have no age limit. Larger corporate groups or classes can sign-up for a scheduled day. Look to bottom left for additional information.