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Free taro huli offered at Malaai School Garden Saturday (Dec 12)


On Saturday (Dec 12) Mala‘ai garden, at Waimea Middle School, hosts a ‘Work & Learn Day’

taro-huiWith the guidance of Hawai’i Island cultural practitioner and taro farmer Lanakila Mangauil (pictured left in photo), Waimea Middle School students harvested more than 150 pounds of kalo over the past three weeks from the Mäla’ai school garden, while also learning the mo’olelo (story) of Haloa and cultural protocols and belief associated with taro. Students also learned to prepare and eat the taro and the rest of it was given to students to share with their families.

Some of the huli has been replanted, but there’s still plenty to be shared. Thus, families, teachers, staff and community friends who come to this Saturday’s Work & Learn Day from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 12, 2009, will be offered taro huli to plant in home garden

The work day will focus on tucking the garden in for winter and learning about wheelbarrow repair and maintenance. A potluck lunch will follow. Chilled lemongrass tea will be provided made from herbs grown by students in the garden. If the weather is inclement, please call ahead to confirm that the work day is being held.

Info: Garden Leader Amanda Rieux (808) 640-3637

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