ʻĀina-to-Ōpū and Herbal Medicine/Do-it-Yourself workshops will move to the Nāulu Center this semester to make use of the culinary arts facilities in the Campus Center space.
In the 2018 Spring semester the workshops were held at Hale Kuahuokalā in the Student Organic Garden because the Nāulu Center was under construction for most of the semester.
The workshops organized by the PIKO Project begin Sept. 5. Other activities that were held in the māla (garden) will remain there, including All Level Yoga. The ʻĀina-to-Ōpū and Herbal Medicine/Do-it-Yourself sessions are free and open to students, faculty and staff. They include:
These workshops are scheduled 1:30-2:30 p.m., on the first Wednesday of the month in the Nāulu Center culinary arts lab through November.
- Sept. 5: Infused sugarcane juice. Press juice from kō (sugarcane) stalks, and infuse with māla herbs (mint, turmeric, citrus, etc.). Note: This workshop will be held at Hale Kuahuokalā.
- Oct. 4: Coconut Roti. Join Indrajit from the UH West Oʻahu Financial Aid Department as he makes this Sri Lankan flatbread. Side dishes will be made from māla produce.
- Nov. 7: You can incorporate more vegetables into your diet by adding kalo (taro) to your burgers. The meat used will be locally raised and harvested; the kalo will be from the māla.
Herbal Medicine/Do-it-Yourself workshops
These workshops are scheduled 1:30-2:30 p.m., in the Nāulu Center culinary arts lab.
- Sept. 19: Golden Milk aka ʻŌlena Lattes. Learn about turmeric’s health benefits and make this warming “kinda-like-a-chai latte-but-not” drink.
- Oct. 17: Coconut Oil. Process oil from coconuts and learn about its medicinal + culinary uses.
- Nov 28: Fire Cider. Boost your immunity and digestion with this spicy tonic. Makes a great handmade holiday gift. Note: This workshop will be held at Hale Kuahuokalā.
Work Parties: The garden will continue to host Saturday Work Parties on one Saturday a month. These are scheduled for 8 to 11 a.m., Sept. 8, Oct. 13, and Nov. 3. Participants will join māla managers and learn how to prepare soil, build compost, install irrigation, and sow seed. Participants are advised to bring water, sun protection, shoes and a healthy snack to share.
Harvest Days: There also will be weekly harvest days in the garden every Tuesday from 9 to 11 a.m.
All Level Yoga: These sessions led by Emily Yamamoto are scheduled from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. every Tuesday in Hale Kuahuokalā beginning Sept. 4 and continuing to Dec. 6.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP workshops and for other inquiries.