For over 20 years, Waipā Foundation has stewarded the 1,600 acre ahupua’a of Waipā, under a lease from the landowner, Kamehameha Schools. Located along Hanalei Bay, Waipā is one of the nine ahupua`a in Kauai’s Halele`a district. Waipā is a place where folks can connect with the ‘āina (that which feeds us – the land and resources), and learn about our Hawaiian values and lifestyle through laulima (many hands working together).
> Eat the Invasives 2023
On September 23rd, the Waipā Foundation once again hosted their dinner series to raise awareness of invasive species and raise funds for the Waipā Foundation to continue their important work of educating the community and nurturing the land.
With 95% of plants and animals on Kaua‘i threatening the ecosystem, it’s necessary to get creative on how best to manage the surplus. This year, in its fifth iteration, MAKANA Waipā continued the tradition of gathering the greater community to celebrate the abundance of our ‘āina and learn about our wahi (place). Hualani’s contributed a wild goat potsticker with paepae o he’eia paepae gorilla ogo, tomato and masala by Chef Alex and team.