News Update: New Facilities Almost Pau
After a year of construction, the Waipa Poi Mill, Kitchen, and Hale Imu buildings are almost pau! Most of the construction is complete, and we are awaiting the ... click to read more
'Aina. Culture. Community.
For 20 years now, Waipa Foundation has worked with the community to manage the 1,600 acre ahupua'a of Waipa, located on the north shore of Kaua'i. Waipa is a place where folks can connect with the ‘aina (that which feeds us- the land and resources), and learn about our local values and lifestyle through laulima (many hands working together).
Waipa welcomes learners of all ages as we explore how native Hawaiian values and practices apply to modern life. We provide youth programs, workshops and group visits that feature transformative, hands-on learning.
Eat Local, Live Local
Waipa grows kalo (taro) and a variety of other fruits and vegetables. We love sharing the work and the harvest! The community makes poi together every Thursday in the Waipa poi garage. Both residents and visitors come to taste the local flavors at our Tuesday Market. We are also building a community poi mill and kitchen.
As stewards of the ahupua`a, we are intently focused on our kuleana (responsibility) to establish and perpetuate a thriving ahupua`a as an example of healthy interdependent relationships between people and earth’s natural resources. We strive to be a leader in demonstrating Hawaiian approaches to watershed-scale natural resource management. You can kokua (help) by attending a workday or scheduling a group visit. Find out more about our stewardship efforts on our 'aina page.
All of us share the kuleana and ABILITY to be more sustainable, and Waipa is a place for culturally relevant practices, teaching, and sharing while we learn again how to live in balance with our ‘aina. Restoring health and vibrance in the ahupua‘a and in ourselves too. Mahalo nui for visiting us online. We hope to see you at Waipa soon!