Working the ʻāina is what Hawaiians have always done, but now in the 21st century we must care for the ʻāina as well. We must care for the land as much as we take from it.
Speaker: Eric Enos is the co-founder and Executive Director of Ka‘ala Farm, Inc., a Wai‘anae based community organization that has operated the Cultural Learning Center at Ka‘ala for nearly three decades. As a lifelong resident of Wai‘anae, Eric is deeply involved in the perpetuation of our cultural and ancestral traditions, as well as the management, care and restoration of our land and sea. Eric has helped foster many community partnerships to address long- term issues of land use, traditional practices, community health, and education. Eric graduated from Kamehameha Schools and the University of Hawai‘i with a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts and a 5th year teaching certificate.