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Waipā Foundation has worked with the community to manage 1,600 acres of KS lands and grows a variety of kalo and other fruits and vegetables.

Waipā Kalo Festival offers cultural experiences on KS lands

Dec. 3, 2015

Eō e nā ‘ohana Kaua‘i! Tell your family and friends to stop by the Waipā Kalo Festival slated for this Sunday, December 6 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The fundraiser benefits the Waipā Foundation, a Kamehameha Schools community collaborator dedicated to restoring the ahupuaʻa of Waipā on Kauaʻi’s north shore.

The event will feature a huge kalo contest, poi pounding, keiki activities including a kalo art contest, a water slide, and kōnane.

Attendees will also enjoy kalo-inspired food, local artisans, a recipe contest and live entertainment from Hālau Palaihiwa O Kaipuwai, Nā Pali, Lady Ipo, Waipā Serenaders and ʻAHAmele.

Waipā Foundation collaborates with the KS program ʻĀina Ulu to connect the community to ʻāina through culture, stewardship and learning. Waipā offers educational and agricultural tours to a wide variety of groups that are interested in contributing to the work while learning about Hawaiian culture and the ʻāina.

To learn more, visit the Waipā Foundation website or call 808-826-9969.

About Waipā Foundation:
Waipā Foundation has worked with the community to manage the 1,600-acre ahupuaʻa of Waipā for over 20 years. Waipā grows kalo and a variety of other fruits and vegetables and hosts community days every Thursday where the community makes poi together. Everyone, both tourists and kamaʻāina are welcome to go and taste the local flavors at the Waipā Farmers Market held on Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m.

6th annual Waipā Kalo Festival

WHAT:
6th annual Waipā Kalo Festival

WHEN:
Sunday, December 6
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

WHERE: Waipā (click for directions)

COST:
$5 Adult
$1 Keiki


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