By Lono, Albert, and Kianie
We went to Ka'ala Farm, which is located in the back of Wai'anae Valley. We worked in a lo’i kalo, pulling out the weeds. There were so many weeds! We cleaned up the lo’i because the kalo was getting covered by the weeds. When we were done, the lo’i looked much cleaner and we could see the water in it. Our kumu for the day were Uncle Eric and Uncle Butch from Ka’ala Farm. Uncle Butch spoke to us about a song about the kalo and talked to us about the different colors of kalo - purple, gray, yellow, and red. Some people like to make poi but we learned that you can eat kalo plain after you cook it. The interns and staff from Ka’ala Farm made pa’i’ai for us to eat. It was good! The highlight of the day was going in the mud because we like to get dirty and work with our hands. It was a good experience to go to Ka’ala Farm because we learned how important it is to plant kalo, use the land, and feed ourselves. We learned to use what we have.