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Waikōloa Biocultural Series: Ola nā kuaiwi
August 19, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm HST
Ola nā kuaiwi: ʻŌiwi agriculture, from past to future
Natalie Kurashima will share an overview of ʻŌiwi (Native Hawaiian) agriculture, research on traditional agricultural footprint, productive capacity, and future potential, as well as share an example of adaptive reuse and restoration in Kona. Natalie was born and raised in Waipiʻo, Oʻahu and now calls Halekiʻi, Kona home. She is the Integrated Resources Manager at Kamehameha Schools, the largest private landowner in Hawaiʻi. Her kuleana focuses on supporting community-based stewardship of natural and cultural resources across the pae ‘āina. She received a PhD in Botany at UH Mānoa, where she investigated the biocultural restoration of ‘Ōiwi agricultural systems.
This event is free to the public but registration is required. Please arrive early to allow time to park, walk, and find a seat.
Natalie Kurashima | August 19th 2022 | Talk Begins at 5:30pm