Aloha Everyone. I just wanted to take a brief moment to share my thoughts on Kalo. I feel that Kalo is so important not only as a food source but also as a source of identity, cultural re connection and healing. I had a blast trying to grow the baby kalo in a little 2x7 foot area and from these plants were able to produce enough keiki to give to Jerrick when he wanted to start his mala and some to take to my mom and dad's place and plant there. Everyone should try and grow some kalo, even if you have a small space. If you are thinking about it, start! The kalo will grow, the 'ohana will grow and your space will grow. Mahalo Haloa.
Raymond Kaimana or "Mana" is documenting his journey as he researches and practices a hybrid of Hawaiian Planting techniques, Permaculture and other planting strategies.