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Pepeluali 2024 Newsletter

Mar 1, 2024

Read our newsletters for updates, events, and information on our programs!

Welcome back to another Hui Newsletter!

Mahalo for tuning in and supporting our Hui.

We started off strong coming into 2024 with aloha filled community workdays and spectacular community and school visitors!

The momentum from ʻIanuali carried over into Pepeluali with our ʻUala Workshop. We're grateful for all of the bright faces that came out and we're excited to share with you more upcoming events.

Follow along with our activities and come get involved!


Interested in visiting the Hui?


If you’re interested in visiting the Hui as part of a workday, a community group, a volunteer, or a school group you can fill out this link!

Click Here For The Volunteer Form Link!


ʻUala Workshop
Held on 3 Pepeluali 2024

On 3 Pepeluali 2024, we hosted an ʻUala Workshop, where the amazing Hoʻola Lāhui Cultural Practitioner, Sean Chun, and our spectacular Farm Manager, Eric Hansen, shared manaʻo on all things ʻuala. We welcomed over 50 participants who joined us to close out Makahiki season by harvesting ʻuala and learning about how to identify the different varieties, farming techniques - how to grow and harvest, as well as traditional and cultural uses. Those who joined us were able to take home ʻuala to eat, share, and grow.

We mahalo everyone who joined us, your presence contributed to making the event a success, and we truly appreciate your participation. We hope that everyone walked away with valuable knowledge and insights!

Visitor Spotlight

A Special Mahalo

To the Students of Nagoya University

Who came to join us all the way from Japan!

At our last community workday, 17 Pepeluali 2024, students from Nagoya University joined us. Cultural Practitioner Sean Chun, Susan Oshiro- Taogoshi, and Pamella Okahana also came down to share with them insight into the Hawaiian culture, language, and loʻi. The students were able to harvest luʻau, kalo, and ʻuala shoots, where Sean then crafted a delicious meal with the ingredients.

Mark Your Calendar

The Hui has some events coming up, make sure you're staying up to date!

View our new website calendar now!

Click Here To Check Out The Calendar!

Kupulau (Spring) Break Program
Malaki 18 - Malaki 21 2024
@ Limahuli Gardens 8am - 2pm

We are happy to announce that our Kupulau (Spring) Break Program in partnership with NTBG Limahuli Gardens is coming up this March! The theme for the program this year is focused on ʻena moʻolelo. Kauaʻi DEV creative team will also be partnering with us to share about the power of storytelling through 3D animation and technology.

We encourage all keiki in 5th to 8th grade to apply to the program while spots are still open.

Click Here to Register Now!

Or reach out to our Program Coordinator Emily at

Community Workday

2 & 16 Malaki 2024

@ Hui Loi 9:00am to 2:00pm

Join us for a Community Workday! The Hui hosts Community Workdays on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month. If you're interested in joining us you can let us know by emailing

Click here for more info our Hui Community Workdays!

Looking for a New Career?
The Hui is Hiring For Two Positions!

Position Name: Mālama ʻĀina Technician

Full-Time or Part-Time

Location: ʻena State Park (end of the road)

Description: The Hui has created a farm operation in the ancient cultural landscape of Hāʻena State Park on the island of Kauai and is recruiting one additional Mālama ʻĀina Technician to professionally maintain and manage this farm.

Technicians perform general and specialized maintenance, lead by example, and assist in educating volunteers, interns, educational groups, and community members in restoration practices of loʻi and the surrounding area.

View the Job Application Here!

Position Name: Makai Watch Coordinator (Hoaʻāina o Hāʻena)


Location: Hāʻena State Park (end of the road)

Description: The Hui is recruiting a Makai Watch Coordinator who will be responsible for the implementation and oversight of the Hoaʻāina o Hāʻena Makai Watch program including raising public awareness, community outreach, shoreline observations, data collection, and incident reporting, and to oversee and coordinate the active stewardship of marine and coastal resources under the Hāʻena CBSFA.

View the Job Application Here!


Have any questions about working with us?

Visit our website for more information and full job requirements through the link below. You can also email the Executive Director at for any questions

Click Here To View The Full Job Postings!

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