kalo

Mālama Hāloa – Protecting the Taro

Taro grower and Native Hawaiian practitioner Jerry Konanui works to propagate and save from extinction the numerous varieties of kalo (taro), a staple of the Hawaiian diet. Jerry’s mission is also to protect kalo, revered as the elder sibling (Hāloa) of the Hawaiian people, from the risks of genetic engineering.

Mālama Hāloa – Protecting the Taro TRANSCRIPT

Taro grower and Native Hawaiian practitioner Jerry Konanui works to propagate and save from extinction the numerous varieties of kalo (taro), a staple of the Hawaiian diet. Jerry’s mission is also to protect kalo, revered as the elder sibling (Hāloa) of the Hawaiian people, from the risks of genetic engineering.

Ahupua‘a, Fishponds and Lo‘i

The Hawaiian system of land use allowed access to all resources in the ahupua‘a, a land division that stretched from mountain to sea. Within the ahupua‘a, highly specialized technologies such as fishponds and lo‘i kalo (taro gardens) ensured an abundance of food.

Ahupua‘a, Fishponds and Lo‘i TRANSCRIPT

The Hawaiian system of land use allowed access to all resources in the ahupua‘a, a land division that stretches from mountain to sea. Within the ahupua‘a, highly specialized technologies such as fishponds and lo‘i kalo (taro gardens) ensured an abundance of food.

Nā Hulu Kūpuna – James Hueu, Jr.

Tuti Kanahele travels to the taro-growing district of Ke‘anae, Maui, to talk with James Keolaokalani Hueu, Jr., a long-time resident and taro grower.

Stolen Waters

This video documents the battle over the water in Waiāhole Ditch on the island of O‘ahu, where taro farmers and long-time residents seek to reclaim the natural stream waters that were taken in the early 1900′s by sugar plantations.

Stolen Waters TRANSCRIPT

The battle over the water in Waiāhole Ditch on the island of O‘ahu, where taro farmers and long-time residents seek to reclaim the natural stream waters that were taken in the early 1900′s by sugar plantations.

Ka Wai – Source of Life TRANSCRIPT

Hosted by well-known kupuna Eddie Kaanana, this video focuses on traditional Hawaiian values regarding the precious resource ka wai, fresh water.

Today’s Maka‘āinana – The Fisherman and the Farmer

Fisherman Kaiana Ahmad takes us out on an aku (tuna) boat for a day of deep-sea fishing and Keoki Fukumitsu shares his life as a taro grower in Hakipu‘u on the island of O‘ahu.

Ka Wai – Source of Life

Hosted by well-known kupuna Eddie Kaanana, this video focuses on traditional Hawaiian values regarding the precious resource ka wai, fresh water.

Islands at Risk – Genetic Engineering in Hawai‘i

Hawai‘i farmers, teachers, legal and medical experts and community activists share their perspectives on GMO’s (Genetically Modified Organisms), the genetic engineering of crops and the patenting of life forms.

Islands at Risk – Genetic Engineering in Hawai‘i TRANSCRIPT

Hawai‘i farmers, teachers, legal and medical experts and community activists share their perspectives on GMO’s (Genetically Modified Organisms), the genetic engineering of crops and the patenting of life forms.

Kalo Pa‘a o Waiāhole – Hard Taro of Waiāhole TRANSCRIPT

Kalo Pa‘a o Waiāhole – Hard Taro of Waiāhole explores the issues surrounding the allocation of water that flows in the Waiāhole Ditch on the island of O‘ahu. The title comes from an old saying referring to the stubbornness of the people of Waiāhole valley.

Charles Kupa & Marion Kelly TRANSCRIPT

Charles Kupa escorts Marion Kelly on a tour of Ka Papa Lo‘i ‘o Kānewai, the kalo (taro) gardens on the grounds of the Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.

Charles Kupa & Marion Kelly

at Ka Papa Lo‘i ‘ō Kānewai

Charles Kupa escorts Marion Kelly on a tour of Ka Papa Lo‘i ‘o Kānewai, the kalo (taro) gardens on the grounds of the Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.

Public meeting on Waiāhole Ditch TRANSCRIPT

Commission on Water Resource Management
June 22, 1994 • Waiāhole, O‘ahu
 
In this meeting held by the Commission on Water Resource Management the controversial issue of who should get the water in Waiāhole Ditch was discussed by land-owners, government representatives, scientists, grass roots community people and taro farmers living in Waiāhole Valley on the island of O‘ahu.