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.

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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.

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.

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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