As we arrived at the breath taking views of Maunawili we were greeted by Uncle Dean Wilhelm. Uncle Dean spoke to us of the endeavoring journey it was to get where he is today. The hard work and dedication it took to clear what was once hau bush and plant kalo. We learned that there at Ho'okua'aina Lo'i the water didn't flow through an `auwai (ditch or channel) like a tradition lo'i would. Instead the water was brought forth via springs (punawai); this overall means that even patch (lo'i) had it own spring. Since the water does not constantly flow the taro (kalo) was planted on elevated mound of soil to keep temperatures down. Reminding each of us to show reverence to such an amazing place uncle dean allowed us to enter a patch to help (kokua). There we removed weeds and invasive apple snails. As our day came to an end we rinsed of and reflected on the hard work that was done.`A`ohe hana nui ke alu `ia , no task is to big when done by all. Although, it was hot and the work was hard we completed the task at hand because we all worked as one.