I maika‘i ke kalo i ka‘oha.

“The goodness of the taro is judged by the young plant it produces.”

Parents are often judged by the behavior of their children. Source: ‘Olelo No‘eau, by Mary Kawena Pukui.

The Hanalei lo‘i, seen here, are part of the largest taro farm in the state of Hawai‘i.

Hanalei taro fields

Hanalei taro fields