Traditional Art Workshops at Ho’oulu ‘Āina Every 1st Wednesday!

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3569 Kalihi Street Honolulu, HI 96819

Please join us as we volunteer our time and services to the Ho’oulu ‘Āina program in the Kokua Kalihi Valley Nature Preserve. Ho’oulu ‘Āina is a welcoming place of refuge where people of all cultures sustain and propagate the connections between the health of the land and the health of the people. The preserve lies on 100 acres of beauty in the back of Kalihi valley. Outside of cultural arts workshops such as traditional Polynesian print making, volunteer duties include pulling weeds, hauling compost, and harvesting produce to help maintain and restore the land, all enjoyed the beautiful setting, time with friends and family, and delicious communal lunch. Join 808 Urban as we take this unique opportunity to connect with the ‘Āina, get our hands dirty, and further our understanding and immersion in  Hawaiian culture.

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 HoouluAina2When volunteering,  we ask that you arrive at 9 am to participate in the opening pule. Bring water to drink, comfortable clothing, wear bug spray, and be ready to work!   If you don’t have any gear or experience, no worries, just bring a great attitude, a hat, and some shades. Any help is appreciated :)

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How to get there!
Head mauka on Kalihi Street. Continue until you come to a small wooden bridge (past the Japanese Chozen-ji/International Zen Dojo and Institute of Zen Studies). Cross the bridge. Take the second driveway on the right. When you see a sign that says “This land is your Grandmother and she loves you “, you’ll know you’re at the right place.

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Mahalo!