HULI KA LIMA I LALO
a Hawaiian proverb meaning “turn the hands down” speaks to empower one to work at achieving their goals. More intimately, for this program, it is a call for community members to turn your hands down to the earth with us and help to establish a Hāmākua community garden of Hawaiian crops including ʻulu (breadfruit) orchard, kalo (taro) beds, ʻuala (sweet potato) fields, maiʻa (banana) groves, and a lush source of lāʻī (ti leaf) that will feed our Hāmākua community for generations.
The first project for the Huli Ka Lima I Lalo program is Kū Ka ʻUlu where we will plant a belt of 40 ʻulu trees.
The second project for the program is I Ola Hāloa where we will plant a robust bank of kalo.
The third project for the program is ʻUala A Kama where we will plant abundantly the ʻuala.
The fourth project for the program is Maiʻa A Kanaloa where we will plant great patches of maiʻa.
The fifth project for the program is Lāʻī A Ola where we will plant a lush source of lāʻī.