Discover Poi & Help a Garden Grow

by Hui Maka’ainana o Makana

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Lo’i is an ancient Hawaiian method of cultivating a wet garden to grow Kalo (aka Taro) which is what Poi is made from – a staple starch found at Luau’s. Join key members of our native community in Hae’na to restore Hawaiian values and stewardship practices.


  • Keep a sustainable Hawaiian tradition alive
  • Learn about the agri-“culture” in Hawaii
  • Immerse your hands and feet in soil and connect to the ‘aina (land)
  • Meet locals who perpetuate their island heritage
  • Share in a pot luck lunch

Know Before You Join

  • Ability to perform gardening tasks while bending, kneeling, lifting, and stretching

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