Ka Papa Lo’i o Kanewai Cultural Garden assists in, and supports, educational research and curriculum development while fully embracing the traditional Hawaiian values and practices that have revived this historic land of Kanewai. Kanewai is a refuge to all who come to partake of its resources, be they educational groups, classes, or community entities seeking information and knowledge through tours or hands-on experience, by providing cultural education ranging from ahupua’a traditional resource management, Hawaiian scientific land tenure, mauka makai issues and water concerns, to the application of traditional Hawaiian values in caring for the lo’i and garden on a daily basis. As the foremost “huli bank” in Hawai’i, Kanewai provides consultation, advisement and assistance to other kalo farmers through the information gathered in its research studies. Many native Hawaiian plants can be found around the cultural garden.
Kamakakuokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies
University of Hawai’i at Manoa
2645 Dole Street
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: (808) 973-0989
Living Specimens: 50 species
Established: 1980, from prior historical continuous cultivation.