Nā Mahi Ho’okō A’e
Developing Kamaʻāina by empowering current and future generations to be culturally centered life-long learners and to fulfill active roles in the community as teachers, leaders, and farmers. Utilizing hands-on education rooted in traditional knowledge and by partnering with existing organizations such as schools, nonprofits, and local businesses, Iwikua will be a resource for real food and cultural wellness.
Aloha ʻĀina Poi Co.
Based in the Makaweli Valley on the Westside of Kauaʻi, Aloha Aina Poi Company is a farmer-owned enterprise centered on ʻāina-based community enrichment, empowerment and economic development. Our goal is to provide the highest quality kalo products in order to reinvigorate and support a thriving mahi ʻai kalo (kalo farming) complex in West Kauaʻi.
Kumano I Ke Ala‘s mission is to build a foundation of Aloha ʻĀina through culturally-based Native Hawaiian education programming to grow self-aware, self-determined and self-directed critical thinkers for a sustainable West Kauaʻi. They provide food to the community, feed elders, and lead programs for youth. Kaina is also a Native Hawaiian language teacher.
ʻAlakoko Fishpond is a 600 year old traditional fishpond that has been recently restored. Mālama Hulē‘ia advocates, educates, and leads community efforts to remove red mangrove along the Hule‘ia river, re-establishes native wetland ecosystems and creates an environmental stewardship program honoring Hawaiian values.