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Lecture Explores Waiohuli Ahupua‘a

August 8, 2017, 9:35 AM HST
* Updated August 8, 10:12 AM
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The Waiohuli ahupuaʻa or land division is the topic of a mini-lecture planned this weekend at the Kēōkea nursery site.

Joylynn Paman, executive director of the nonprofit Aoʻao O Nā Loko Iʻa O Maui dedicated to revitalizing Koʻieʻie Fishpond, will speak on “Taking a Look at Our Ahupuaʻa System” at 11 a.m. Saturday. The mini-lecture is part of the Kēōkea Farmers Market from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 12 at Kēōkea nursery site next door to Grandma’s Coffee House.

Among the attributes of this unique parcel, stretching from the Haleakalā uplands to the Kīhei shoreline is the Puʻu O Kali dryland-forest exclosure and three 50-foot or larger heiau or outdoor temples.

The ahupuaʻa of Waiohuli, meaning “water of change,” features the 50-foot Kaumeheiwa heiau, 55-foot Kaimupeʻelua heiau, and 66-foot Pauhu heiau.

Joylynn Paman, executive director of Kōʻieʻie Fishpond lead the “Taking a Look at Our Ahupuaʻa System” lecture, starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12 at the Kēōkea nursery site next door to Grandma’s Coffee House.

Speaker Paman is the former executive director of Maui Nui Botanical Gardens. She is also an active parent with the Hawaiian-language immersion educational programs at both Punana Leo preschool and Kula Kaiapuni O Pāʻia Elementary School.

Waiohuli subdivision. File image by Wendy Osher.

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The event is part of a mini-lecture series during the Kēōkea Farmers Market from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second and last Saturdays of each month.

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The twice-monthly market offers garden-fresh produce, crafts, food and rummage. The market and lecture series coincide with Kula Hospital’s Kala Iki thrift-store weekend hours as well.

Two Hawaiian homelands nonprofits, the Kēōkea Homestead Farm Lots Association and Paʻupena Community Development Corporation, co-sponsor the Kēōkea Farmers Market, with accompanying lectures through Dec. 30.

Kēōkea homesteader ʻAukai Hatchie will discuss the latest trend of “Goat Yoga” at the Aug. 26 free mini-lecture. For a full lecture schedule or more information, contact Kekoa Enomoto at (808) 276-2713 or via email [email protected]

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