Just how much do you know about Kalo? And would you like to know more?
Kalo, or taro as it is also known was the staple food of the Hawaiian people, and came to Hawaii as a ‘canoe fruit’. Coming in many varieties, this sturdy plant is often fed to babies as their first food, and to older people as it’s easy to digest and has a high vitamin content.
This blessing of a food is celebrated at the 7th Annual Kalo Festival on Sunday, December 4th. Held at Waipa’s beautiful Halulu Fishpond from 11am- 5pm you can join in the festivities and learn more with their educational displays. But it’s not all learning, there will also be a biggest kalo contest, poi pounding, kalo tastings, and foods inspired by kalo!
Waipa is a living learning center focused on taking care of our natural resources here on Kauai, practicing Hawaiian culture and values, and inspiring healthy keiki and community. They’re asking a small $5 admission from adults, and $1 for keiki ages 3-18. If you’d like to find out more call Kalen Kelekoma 652-6236 or visit the waipa foundation.