Our guides discuss how they ate growing up, and the various ways different foods were prepared. Donovan points out the importance of food in Hawaiian culture.
Carlos and Uncle Tom talk about the taro fields (lo‘i) of Hā‘ena, then and now. Nalani, Michael and Lahela discuss the family garden plots.
The forest provides numerous foods as well as medicinal plants. Some of these are introduced plants that have become naturalized. Hunting also continues to be an important part of local sustenance.
The abundance of the reef is described, along with the vvarious types of foods that are gathered there, how they are gathered, and how they are prepared as food.
Explores the character of the two streams that run in Hā‘ena, and the importance of springs at the base of the cliffs.
Samson talks about catching oopu, and Mary Kawena Pukui provides proverbs on this freshwater fish.
Two streams provide the water for Hā‘ena, but there are also two small ponds and numerous springs. Water diverted from Limahuli stream is also critical to the agricultural production there.
Zones of the land extending down from the mountaintop; topographical features;
environmental phenomena; and agricultural lands and crop plants.