News Update: Makana Waipa Saturday, September 30th!
Mahalo to all who were able to join us on August 13th for our Music & Mango Festival! Our next event will be Makana Waipa, an evening fundraiser that will ... click to read more

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'Aina. Culture. Community.


For 20 years now, Waipa Foundation has worked with the community to manage the 1,600 acre ahupua'a of Waipa, located on the north shore of Kaua'i. Waipa is a place where folks can connect with the ‘aina (that which feeds us- the land and resources), and learn about our local values and lifestyle through laulima (many hands working together).

Learning Together

Waipa welcomes learners of all ages as we explore how native Hawaiian values and practices apply to modern life. We provide youth programs, workshops and group visits that feature transformative, hands-on learning.

Eat Local, Live Local

Waipa grows kalo (taro) and a variety of other fruits and vegetables. We love sharing the work and the harvest! The community makes poi together every Thursday in the Waipa poi garage. Both residents and visitors come to taste the local flavors at our Tuesday Market. We also built a community kitchen to support products made using local foods. .

Waipa is a unique and cultural venue for events, and we welcome private functions, conferences, camping groups and more. We also host seasonal festivals!

Kuleana

As stewards of the ahupua`a, we are intently focused on our kuleana (responsibility) to establish and perpetuate a thriving ahupua`a as an example of healthy interdependent relationships between people and earth’s natural resources. We strive to be a leader in demonstrating Hawaiian approaches to watershed-scale natural resource management. You can kokua (help) by attending a workday or scheduling a group visit. Find out more about our stewardship efforts on our 'aina page.

All of us share the kuleana and ABILITY to be more sustainable, and Waipa is a place for culturally relevant practices, teaching, and sharing while we learn again how to live in balance with our ‘aina. Restoring health and vibrance in the ahupua‘a and in ourselves too. Mahalo nui for visiting us online.

We hope to see you at Waipa soon!

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