UH Hawaiian Studies program, lo’i visit and briefing

Mālama Mānoa’s summer General Meeting will be held Saturday, July 6th, 2013, from 8:00am12:00pm at Loʻi o Kānewai and will be a part of their First Saturdays program. The lo’i is located at 2645 Dole St. Honolulu, HI 96822.

PARKING

The Hawaiian Studies complex is on Dole St. just east of the E-W Road intersection. The buildings have Hawaiian hale-style roofs. The parking lot is on the east side of the complex. The lot is open to visitors on weekends. Or, park on Dole St.

Participants may leave at any time; no need to stay to the end. Various presentations will be made to the group, discussing technical and historic aspects of Hawaiian agriculture of the time.

Kānewai was established in 2007 as a cultural garden and center, under the Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge at the University of Hawaii Mānoa campus. Participants will have the chance to learn about this important UH program and site, and get enriched in the hands on experience with the mālama of the loʻi.

Mālama Mānoa will provide snacks and refreshments, and participants are encouraged to dress comfortably in clothes that can get dirty. All ages are truly welcome; Kanewai welcomes our youngest as well as our kupuna.

Explore the links below for background on the loʻi and the Saturday community days.

http://manoa.hawaii.edu/hshk/index.php/site/acad_kanewai/en/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQXtbUltg1w

Students experiencing kalo growing in the lo’i.

The hale alongside the lo’i was built with traditional Hawaiian materials and techniques.