Posted by: preservehawaii | October 4, 2010

Spotlight: Kapahu Living Farm

In Maui’s fertile Kipahulu Valley, on the island’s jungled east side, the ancient Hawaiian practice of taro cultivation is thriving at Kapahu Living Farm.

Planting taro in the lo'i at Kapahu Living Farm

Volunteering with the Living Farm means rolling up your sleeves (and your pant legs) and getting into the mud of the loʻi (taro patch), where you’ll work beside farmers whose families have lived here for generations. The farm prefers groups for volunteer projects, and accepts individuals (minimum 2 people) for their interpretive hikes, which take you from the Kipahulu area of Haleakala National Park up through the Living Farm for education in this ancient Hawaiian tradition.

Check back here throughout October to learn about you can get involved, or visit the Kapahu Living Farm website at

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