What you'll do
Malama 'Aina (caring for the land) is a cultural experience where guests will learn what it means to care for the land, and in the process care for yourself and others. On a modern Hawaiian pu`uhonua (safe place) where Native Hawaiian education, healing, sustainable lifestyle, and natural farming intersect, we will share a system of living, which integrates rigorous Native Hawaiian cultural practice with contemporary science, and all belief systems. Upon arrival participants will meet our co-hosts (uncle Bruce Kaulani and Kahale Unciano) learn protocol and chant, as well as history and getting to know each other. Guests will then begin projects as assigned for day which from time to time may include removing invasive species, planting native foods or medicines, making art, making tapa, pounding poi, or preparing for other cultural activities the organization participates in. Guests will be taught about the importance of the work, the history of the plants, learn about the local legends and history of Manoa. We will conclude our time enjoying a meal with ingredients gathered in Manoa.
Healthy Lunch We will also provide refreshments but you should bring water bottle for during work time.
Tools We may use tools which we will provide, if you prefer you may bring your own gloves.
About the organization
Living Life Source Foundation
Living Life Source Foundation is non-profit 501 C3 whose mission is to educate, practice traditional Hawaiian arts, farming, well being, language, martial arts, and supports college for need based Hawaiian children through scholarships. As part of its mission and or responsibility, LLSF manages over 300 acres of land to remove invasive species and replant native foods and medicines.
This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Living Life Source Foundation.
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Where you'll be
Manoa Valley, Chinese Cemetery, Coffee farm, Taro farm, water/well spring, waterfall, and the dojo where practices are done. All of the spaces are considered special as they contribute to the perpetuation of the Hawaiian Culture, and well being of the community.
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 7 guests ages 18 and up can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
Bring camera, sunscreen, covered shoes, hat and if preferred your own set of work gloves.
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