Hands-on Hawaiian Cultural Classes –
Canoe Plants of Hawaii

Join us for FREE hands-on Hawaiian cultural workshops focusing on the “canoe plants” of Hawaii.

“Canoe plants” refer to the many useful plants that the Polynesians first brought to Hawaii on their voyaging canoes. During this workshop series, the plants to be used include niu (coconut), ulu (breadfruit), and ipu (gourd).

As the most important “canoe plant” and because the park is the former site of the King’s kalo (taro) patch, information on kalo will be presented at each workshop. Several beds of kalo are currently growing at the park.

Kalapana Kollars, Hawaiian Cultural Director at Lahaina Restoration Foundation, will conduct the hands-on workshops.

The Schedule of Classes (all classes are from 10am-12:30pm):
Cordage and Gourds: April 3, 10 & 17
Coconut Basket Making: May 1 & 15
Uses of the Coconut – Lecture, Demo, Tastings: May 8 & 22
Breadfruit – Lecture, Demo, Tastings: June 5, 12, & 19

All supplies will be provided at no charge.
Workshops are limited to 5 participants.
Participants must be 10 years of age and older.
Masks are required and social distancing will be enforced.

This free workshop series is generously funded by the Maui County Strong Fund at Hawaii Community Foundation and coordinated by Lahaina Restoration Foundation. For further information email events@lahainarestoration.org