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Ōlelo Noʻeau (Hawaiian Proverb):
E kanu i ka huli ʻoi hāʻule ka ua.
(Plant the taro stalks while there is rain.)

Do your work when opportunity affords.

Mālama Hawaii

Voluntourism Program & 

Community Work-Days

Our volunteer days are on the first Monday of the month in the mornings from 9am til 11:30am. Volunteers will learn about the history of the farm and about the kalo plant. Volunteers will work alongside Keʻanae farmers to help with all aspects of farming including planting, harvesting and maintaining taro patches.

 This is a family-friendly activity and all ages are welcome. Come prepared with water, sun protective clothing and water shoes to wear in the loʻi. Mālama Maui work gloves are provided. Wear clothes that can get wet and muddy. Email to get involved!

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Our Work

Na Mahiʻai ʻo Keanae

The Farmers of Keanae

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Kapu Aloha

Na Mahiʻai ʻo Keanae expects all guests, visitors, volunteers, and partners to follow Kapu Aloha.  This means:
To act with kindness, love, and compassion.


About Us

Na Mahiʻai o Keanae was established by taro farmers of Keanae to help their farming community and families.


In 2021, Board President Chauncey Kimokeo passed away and we send our condolences and aloha to his ʻohana and the Keanae community.  Soon after, the Board treasurerʻs mother passed away.  The Board of Directors stepped down to deal with the passing of their loved ones and a group of partner organizations and community members stepped in to help the nonprofit continue itsʻ work.​

Native Hawaiian Philanthropy, dba Na Mahiʻai o Keanae and will continue to provide direct farm support and continues to work with the Keanae families.  NHP and Pilipaʻa LLC to fulfill the Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) agreement to monitor and maintain the waterways leading into the ancient taro patches in the Keanae peninsula.

Na Mahiʻai ʻo Keanae​

Malino Loa LLC​

Pilipaʻa LLC

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Na Mahiʻai ʻo Keanae Partners

Pilipa'a Hawaii LLC

Malino Loa LLC

Indigenous Community Initiatives

Volunteer &  Education Projects
NMK current Volunteer & Work-day partnerships include:
Mālama Hawaii

Community-Based Farming Support 

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KUPU Internship & Taro Farming Training

Na Mahiʻai ʻo Keanae Community Meetings

This is a family friendly activity. Bring watershoes, shades, clothes that can get dirty, sun protective clothing and water and a reuseable water cup. Please contact to register. 

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Contact our team today:

Keanae, Maui, Hawaii

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