Olokea Harvesting Part 2

Our harvest of ironwood for the olokea (scaffolding) is almost complete! We will be returning to the forest for a final two days of harvesting and debarking logs next Monday June 13th and Tuesday June 14th. On Tuesday, we’ll load up and bring all the logs down to Honaunau with our canoe trailer. It’s been an exciting process so far, with a strong core group of Keoua paddlers working together with Uncle Waltah Wong to gather the materials needed to begin rebuilding our Hale o Ho’oponopono. We hope to see a few more people take part in this initial stage and as the project progresses. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn hale building, an ancient but still viable, valuable skill.

A big mahalo to Sabrina Kirn, Paul Dill, Jim Wilson, Cindy Chao, Marvin Feldman, Pau’ahi Kamakau, Jesse Mahi, Trey Green, Josh Allen, Dennis Westscott, and Eli Kalei for their enthusiasm and hard work!

Olokea Harvesting

Keoua’s Honaunau Ola Mau Loa project is well under way! On Monday and Tuesday, Keoua volunteers joined Walter Wong and his hale builder haumana team to harvest ironwood for the olokea (scaffolding) for the restoration of the Hale O Ho’oponopono at Honaunau Bay. Big mahalos to Josh Allen, Trey Green, Dennis Westcott, Paul Dill, James Wilson and Rafael Ramirez for their hard work and spirit of laulima!