Maka'aka Lo'i with Kumu Penny
*7th Grade & Up
*Wednesdays from 3:30-5:30 in Waihe'e (across from Waihe'e School) starting October 20th
*Your keiki will learn about all of the different aspects of kalo, from how to make a lo'i to caring for and cooking kalo and how to make poi pounders from pohaku (stone) in the traditional way. They will also learn ecology, sustainability, hydrology, history, art, and much more.
*All keiki are expected to come ready to learn, work hard, and get dirty. (Please do not wear clothes that you cannot get stained.)
*Keiki will be asked to take some notes and will have some light "homework." Notebooks and pencils will be provided; keiki are responsible for bringing notebooks each week.
*Although we will be outdoors, everyone will have to wear a mask during the beginning group class time. When we are spread out doing physical work, your keiki will be able to take their mask off.
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Risks on the farm include trips, slips, falls, cuts, scrapes, stings, and bruises. Volunteers may use sickles, picks, shovels, rakes, ‘ō‘ō and other hand tools as appropriate. Volunteers under 18 willnot use machetes, chainsaws or brush cutters. All volunteers must acknowledge and sign the HILT waiver, on whose property Mākaʻaka (the farm; loʻi kalo) is located.Volunteers will wear closed-toed shoes or tabis during the work day, unless explicit permission to go barefoot in the lo‘i is given by a parent or guardian. Shoes or slippers must be worn around the hale (shed and banyan tree area) by all volunteers. The risks of going barefoot in the lo‘i kalo include getting cuts (open wounds), infections, including staph, and stained feet. All natural fresh water sources in Hawai‘i carry Leptospirosis, an infectious disease that enters the body through open wounds. It can be very serious and sometimes deadly if not treated. Anyone with an existing open wound should not go in the loʻi.All volunteers (18 and up) must acknowledge and sign the “barefoot” waiver. Parents may give their child permission to go barefoot in the lo‘i provided that they clearly understand the risks. I/we fully and clearly understand the risks involved in working on the farm and going barefoot in the lo‘i kalo. I/We hereby give permission for my/our child to work at the farm with shoes and to go in the lo‘i kalo without shoes. In doing so, I/We and my/our family indemnify and hold harmless Māka‘aka Lo‘i, E kūpaku ka ‘āina, their staff, officers,directors and families and Maui Hui Malama, their staff, officers, directors and families, from any event or harm that may come from working on the farm or barefoot in the lo‘i.
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