Produced by Nā Maka o ka ʻĀina
In the shadow of Ka’ala mountain on the Wai’anae coast of O’ahu, a unique community project is creating a new educational curriculum.
Gigi Cocquio, a native of Italy, has set up a community farm in Makaha and works with the children of Makaha Elementary School to discover the value of malama ‘aina, caring for the land that feeds them.
The children plant taro and other food plants, tend to their square-foot gardens, learn bee-keeping, animal husbandry, water conservation and medicinal herbs, raise fish in tanks, and cook their food in solar ovens. These activities are combined with courses on science, nutrition, math, and language arts.
Featuring Gigi Cocquio, Kathy Danielson, Jody Kuroda, Norman Pang and the children of Makaha Elementary School.
Produced and directed by Puhipau and Joan Lander of Nā Maka o ka ʻĀina
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