Culture & ʻĀina Based education at kaupapaloʻi o kaʻamola
Molokaʻi was once famed for its abundant loʻipūnāwai (spring-fed irrigated agricultural pondfields) found along its southern coastline. Loʻipūnāwai brought balance to the island's nearshore ecosystem while functioning as a traditional agricultural food system used to cultivate kalo (taro - Colocasia esculenta). Throughout Hawaiʻi traditional agriculture, specifically loʻipūnāwai, play an important role within the ahupuaʻa system. Our Culture & ʻĀina Based Education program builds upon our current Kāwao Kaʻamola program restoration and stewardship efforts at Kaupapaloʻi o Kaʻamola. The overall goal is to increase, enhance, and elevate indigenous ecological knowledge and cultural farming practices associated with loʻipūnāwai kalo cultivation.