SSW Spring Huaka`i Event!
Ka Papa Loʻi ʻO Kānewai
Thursday, April 23rd, 9am-12pm
Hawai'inuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge, 2645 Dole Street
The Myron B Thompson School of Social Work will be visiting Ka Papa Lo'i O Kānewai on the UH campus at Hawai'inuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge. Visiting groups usually start in the hale waʻa sharing stories of Kāne and Kanaloa, a lesson on ahupuaʻa, the history of Hoʻokahewai Hoʻoulu ʻĀina, and a timeline of Kānewai. Next, a short hike to the poʻowai will be taken to explain the water system and how the water is diverted to the loʻi. A quick lesson on the water cycle is also covered. Then the work begins with picking leaves for fertilizer, hehihehi i ka loʻi (preparing the loʻi), puʻepuʻe (remounding of mounds) and clearing the ʻauwai system (water system). If kalo is available, visitors will learn the parts of kalo.
To prepare for your visit, we suggest the following items/attire:
- T-shirt and shorts
- Water and water bottles (water fountains are available)
- Extra change of clothes
- Complete the Waiver form located at: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/hshk/ka-papa-loi-o-kanewai/visit/ and bring it with you.