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9:00am - Malama Aina Experience (care for the land)

Adult Price: $52.30 - Members Price: $52.30
Child Price: $41.83 ($26.13 after 01/01/2022) - Members Price: $41.83 ($26.13 after 01/01/2022)
You will learn about the importance of caring for the upland ʻahupuaʻa streams as they feed the loʻi down the valley. Learning about how important kalowas to the Hawaiian people for sustenance and how Kualoa is mentioned in the 2,000 year-old Kumulipo genealogical chant as being where the first kalo sprung to life. Also learning about the various lāʻau lapaʻau (medicinal plants) that grow in the area and their uses. Depending on need, activities can include thatching of traditional Hawaiian hale (grass huts) … assisting with clearing, cleaning, planting, harvesting the kalo(taro) in the taro patches … clearing/rebuilding the ʻauwai (freshwater streams) that feed the loʻi (taro patches) … mālama of the laʻau lapaʻau (medicinal plants) that are used to make teas, tinctures, salves and other medicinal uses. Guests will also learn about micro-plastics and their effects on the ocean, the importance of using reef-safe sunscreen, and Kualoaʻs efforts to monitor coral in Kaneohe Bay. Appropriate beach wear needed and guests will be able to shower and are encouraged to bring a change of clothes for those that will want to work in the loʻi. Pahalona and Moliʻi pond are both located on the shores of Kaneohe Bay.
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