It has been one month since returning home from New Zealand. Heaps and heaps have happened and below are images with brief captions. Much of the time dealt with community outreach on the ocean in Haleiwa and Waianae, sailed to Pokai Bay from Nanakuli and visited Kamaile Academy on Oahu with the Polynesian Voyaging Society. Was in the mountains with Limahuli Botanic Garden and Preserve in Hanalei, Kauai as Hokulea crew members and on ridges of Kalihi, Oahu for a Kokua Kalihi Valley plant assessment, reconnecting with members of Malama Makua, MA'O Farms, and connecting with new communities across America in Washington, D.C. via the Ford Fellowship Foundation at the National Academy of Sciences where the art pieces were a-mazing. It's a blessed kuleana and exciting to meet people from such passionate land and culture based points of view. check out these organizations and learn about the various ecosystems they strive to upkeep and perpetuate for our future generations on the ocean, mountains, ridges, on Army lands, on reclaimed agricultural lands for Indigenous Economic Development opportunities and in the Academy.
Cheers to all those who have made it possible to see our communities close to the land rise up!
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