Hui Ho’oleimaluō

Hui Hoʻoleimaluō envisions thriving communities through thriving resources. Established in 2013 in Keaukaha, Hawaiʻi, the hui has spent the past seven years conducting long-term historical, cultural, physical, natural, and scientific studies of fishponds in Keaukaha, including Honokea Loko, Waiuli, and most recently at Kaumaui Loko. Their loving restoration and revitalization of the two sites has grown into a full-time community project, involving many stakeholders including community members, organizations, school groups, and Hawaiian cultural practitioners.

Today, Hui Ho‘oleimaluō is an active community hub that engages and teaches students and families through the brilliant culture of the ancient Hawaiian fishpond. While discovering adaptive methods that will drive future generations to build resilience for sustaining coastal resources and contribute to food production and security, the Mālama Hāloa program will provide monthly kuʻi kalo workshops to the ʻohana of Keaukaha to build confidence and competency amongst its residents to perpetuate the practices that sustained these coastal communities for generations.