The Punaluʻu site

KPLOK, with the Kamehameha Schools’ ‘Aina ‘Ulu program, operates a sister site in Punalu’u, within the Ko’olauloa district of O’ahu. This second loʻi, covering approximately three acres, provides an alternative site for people to visit and helps to maintain a sustainable level of use at Ka Papa Lo’i O Kānewai. Since working with Kamehameha Schools ʻAina ʻUlu program to open the loʻi, KPLOK expanded its delivery of programs to larger groups (>100 people), works more closely with the Koʻolauloa district community and Kamehameha Schools programs, and increased its production of Hawaiian varietals of kalo. Annually, KPLOK hosts approximately 3,000 people at this site. If you would like to visit Punaluʻu, please fill out this online visit request form: Visit Punaluʻu

Additionally, Kānewai has started a Third Saturday program at Punaluʻu loʻi.  Community members of all ages are invited to experience traditional farming methods, converse with Hawaiian language speakers, talk story with practitioners and enjoy the day with family and friends.  Light refreshments will be provided for volunteers to enjoy.  All are welcome; no reservations necessary.  Wear cool and comfortable clothes (shorts and t-shirt), slippers, and a hat.  For more information (including directions to Punalu’u lo’i), email us at kanewai@hawaii.edu and/or please see our flyer.