A 19th century princess revives Hawai’i agriculture

Not unlike the deep respect for nature ingrained in Native American cultures, Hawaiians saw themselves as simply caretakers. ‘He ali’I no ka ‘aina, he hauva wale he kanaka’ – the land is chief; the human is but a servant.

Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop (1831-1884) (right) & Charles Bishop (1822 - 1915) (left)
Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop (1831-1884) (right) & Charles Bishop (1822 – 1915) (left)

The Kamehameha Schools have committed their vast resources to maintaining this statement as a 21st century reality.

The Kamehameha Schools revive the Hawaiian ahupua’a system


High above what passes for tourist glitz on the Kona coast of the island of Hawai’i, the town of Hohualoa sits in early 20th century calm.

Overlooking the Kona coast
Overlooking the Kona coast

Holuakoa Gardens and Café is set within lush gardens complete with a meandering koi pond, yet their story of is more than a small café morphing into a successful restaurant; it’s an integral component in the revival of the Hawaiian ahupua’a system.

Holuakoa Gardens and Café personifies Hawaiian respect for the ‘aina


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