MLC 2/22/14 Workshop: Kiawe Bean Pods – Brand New Ancient Food

Please join Mālama Learning Center for our February Without Walls Workshop:

Kiawe Bean Pods – Brand New Ancient Food

When: Saturday, February 22, 2014


Location: ‘Ilima at Leihano

891 Kama’aha Ave.

Kapolei, HI 96707

Cost: $15 per person or $40 for families of up to 3 people

Here in Hawai‘i, the kiawe tree grows abundantly and is revered for its use as imu wood, but many are unaware of its significance as a sustainable food resource.  Vince Kana‘i Dodge of ‘Ai Pōhaku and Joshua Morimoto, Kiawe Youth Intern will lead us in an informational workshop on the historical uses of the kiawe tree, kiawe gathering, and the many ways in which kiawe can be prepared to create food products that are not only gluten-free, but also diabetes friendly.  There will be kiawe bean samples for us to look at in case people are interested in collecting and processing kiawe beans on their own.  We will also be making ‘āina bars, an extremely ‘ono and healthy snack made from kiawe flour.  We encourage youth to attend this workshop.  Kiawe flour will be available for purchase.

Registration is required for this workshop and we encourage families to attend together.  To register, please go to  If you have any questions, please contact us by email at or call (808) 220-4166.


Chelsey Jay

Chelsey Jay

Mālama Learning Center

Education Coordinator

(808) 220-4166 (mobile)

Hearing Scheduled 2/11/14 at 2:55pm: SB2241 re Agricultural Lands; Taro Land Protection

SB2241 has been scheduled for a hearing by the AGL/WTL/HWN Committees on February 11, 2014 at 2:55pm in Room 229 at the Hawaii State Capitol.

SB2241 includes taro lands and taro-growing structures as special agricultural lands to be protected from development.

Here is a link to the bill’s status page.

Testimony may be submitted via the bill status page (using the “submit testimony” button) or by sending an email to