HWST 140: Mahi‘ai I: Hawaiian Taro Culture

Credits 3 Lecture Hours 3
The first mahi‘ai course in a series of four in Hawaiian cultivation practices. Covers the history, lore, and geographically specific methods of mahi‘ai. Emphasis on the cultivation of kalo and related staple foods.
Course Outcomes
  • Tell the Mo‘olelo (traditional history) of kalo
  • Explain the cultural significance of kalo in Hawaiian culture
  • Identify varieties of kalo and their characteristics
  • Record and analyze observations of kalo cultivation
  • Create papa ku‘i ‘ai