Hui Aloha ‘Aina Momona’s goal is not only to promote pa’i ‘ai as a widely consumed local food but also to promote the broader cultural and environmental implications of reviving a taro-based food economy. We hope to help restore a popular culture of boards and stones in every household, because we firmly believe that this personal, direct connection to our food results in an equally personal and direct connection with the land and natural resources required to produce our food.
We are committed to supporting local taro farmers by providing access to locally grown taro. We hope to grow our existing distribution centers in Kaneohe and Wai‘anae so that every community is able to find taro at a reasonable cost for their home consumption. If you are interested in learning more about this, please send us an email via the contact form on this page.
This broader panorama underscores the need for access to taro-producing lands, which complete the cycle in our vision: empowering the community to restore ‘āina momona (abundance) to the land through Hawaiian culture, environmental stewardship and economic sustainability.