kalo web“E kanu mea ‘ai o nana keiki i ka ha‘i”

Plant edible food plants lest your children look with longing at someone else’s. Source: ‘Olelo No‘eau, by Mary Kawena Pukui.

The wetlands behind Hanalei Town are home of the one of the main taro plantations in the state. Farmers work relentlessly on the lo‘i, or taro fields, sometimes buried up to their knees in the mud, to cultivate and harvest taro year-round.