Mānoa Heritage Center

In Loving Memory

MHC’s co-founder, Mary M. Cooke (1936-2022)

Remembering Mary

Come and be inspired!

A guided tour of Mānoa Heritage Center gardens and Kūkaʻōʻō Heiau introduces visitors to the beauty of Hawaiʻi’s unique cultural and natural heritage.

MHC Public Programming Update

Aloha mai kākou,

We have reopened for tours of 8 people (max) on weekday afternoons and select Saturday mornings. Please see Event Calendar for specific dates and times.

Please visit the Event Calendar above to register for a tour.

In addition, we ask if you are not feeling well, to please consider staying home and rescheduling your visit.

Thank you for helping us to keep our community safe. We hope to see you soon!

During these uncertain times, we want to leave you with this quote shared by our friends at the Polynesian Voyaging Society:

“We are each made for goodness, love, and compassion.  Our lives are transformed as much as the world is when we live with these truths.”

– Archbishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu

PLAN A VISIT

Enjoy this introduction to Mānoa Heritage Center created by recent Mid-Pacific graduate Garrison Lagapa (class of 2018). This short film was a senior project, and part of receiving his Hawaiian Studies certificate.

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We are committed to working with the community to nurture responsible stewardship practices and invite you to join our ʻohana as volunteers and partners.

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Sharing this in case anyone is interested! Our friends @malama.manoa, @uhlyonarboretum, and the Mānoa branch of @theoutdoorcircle will be holding their 1000 tree giveaway this Saturday at College Hill.  Stop by and get a free tree or plant! 🌴An arborist and horticulturist will also be there to answer questions 💚  #ManoaHeritageCenter #MHC #Manoa Valley #MālamaMānoa #MānoaOutdoorCircle #LyonArboretum #TreeGiveaway #1000TreeGiveaway #HawaiiTreeGiveaway
Sharing this in case anyone is interested! Our friends @malama.manoa, @uhlyonarboretum, and the Mānoa branch of @theoutdoorcircle will be holding their 1000 tree giveaway this Saturday at College Hill. Stop by and get a free tree or plant! 🌴An arborist and horticulturist will also be there to answer questions 💚 #ManoaHeritageCenter #MHC #Manoa Valley #MālamaMānoa #MānoaOutdoorCircle #LyonArboretum #TreeGiveaway #1000TreeGiveaway #HawaiiTreeGiveaway
3 weeks ago
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There are still open spots to join private chef Sayuri Cockey to learn about TENRO, a cooking method using all natural ingredients for restoration of body, mind, and spirit. Sayuri has been a private chef for 4 years and owner of the restaurant Aisunao in Naoshima, Japan since 2001. You can find more information about her and about TENRO at her website: www.leai.space  Find more info and registration at bit.ly/tenro1112. You can also find it on the event calendar at our website (link in bio).  #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #MaKaHanaKaIkeWorkshop #LearnByDoing #CookingWorkshop #AllNaturalIngredients #TENRO
There are still open spots to join private chef Sayuri Cockey to learn about TENRO, a cooking method using all natural ingredients for restoration of body, mind, and spirit. Sayuri has been a private chef for 4 years and owner of the restaurant Aisunao in Naoshima, Japan since 2001. You can find more information about her and about TENRO at her website: www.leai.space Find more info and registration at bit.ly/tenro1112. You can also find it on the event calendar at our website (link in bio). #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #MaKaHanaKaIkeWorkshop #LearnByDoing #CookingWorkshop #AllNaturalIngredients #TENRO
4 weeks ago
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Naupaka Kahakai  🏝Another Hawaiian name for naupaka is huahekili meaning “hailstones”
🏝Fruit was eaten as refreshment on journeys and in times of famine
🏝Rub inside of goggles with fruit or leaves to prevent fogging
🏝Scaevola taccada is the only indigenous species and the only species that produces white fruit (spread via fruits floating on ocean currents)
🏝There are endemic species but they produce dark purple fruit (spread via birds)  #NativeHawaiianPlants #NativeHawaiianBeachPlants #IndigenousHawaiianPlants #NaupakaKahakai #BeachNaupaka #ScaevolaTaccada #FridayFlower #FloraFriday #FridayFlora
Naupaka Kahakai  🏝Another Hawaiian name for naupaka is huahekili meaning “hailstones”
🏝Fruit was eaten as refreshment on journeys and in times of famine
🏝Rub inside of goggles with fruit or leaves to prevent fogging
🏝Scaevola taccada is the only indigenous species and the only species that produces white fruit (spread via fruits floating on ocean currents)
🏝There are endemic species but they produce dark purple fruit (spread via birds)  #NativeHawaiianPlants #NativeHawaiianBeachPlants #IndigenousHawaiianPlants #NaupakaKahakai #BeachNaupaka #ScaevolaTaccada #FridayFlower #FloraFriday #FridayFlora
Naupaka Kahakai  🏝Another Hawaiian name for naupaka is huahekili meaning “hailstones”
🏝Fruit was eaten as refreshment on journeys and in times of famine
🏝Rub inside of goggles with fruit or leaves to prevent fogging
🏝Scaevola taccada is the only indigenous species and the only species that produces white fruit (spread via fruits floating on ocean currents)
🏝There are endemic species but they produce dark purple fruit (spread via birds)  #NativeHawaiianPlants #NativeHawaiianBeachPlants #IndigenousHawaiianPlants #NaupakaKahakai #BeachNaupaka #ScaevolaTaccada #FridayFlower #FloraFriday #FridayFlora
Naupaka Kahakai  🏝Another Hawaiian name for naupaka is huahekili meaning “hailstones”
🏝Fruit was eaten as refreshment on journeys and in times of famine
🏝Rub inside of goggles with fruit or leaves to prevent fogging
🏝Scaevola taccada is the only indigenous species and the only species that produces white fruit (spread via fruits floating on ocean currents)
🏝There are endemic species but they produce dark purple fruit (spread via birds)  #NativeHawaiianPlants #NativeHawaiianBeachPlants #IndigenousHawaiianPlants #NaupakaKahakai #BeachNaupaka #ScaevolaTaccada #FridayFlower #FloraFriday #FridayFlora
Naupaka Kahakai  🏝Another Hawaiian name for naupaka is huahekili meaning “hailstones”
🏝Fruit was eaten as refreshment on journeys and in times of famine
🏝Rub inside of goggles with fruit or leaves to prevent fogging
🏝Scaevola taccada is the only indigenous species and the only species that produces white fruit (spread via fruits floating on ocean currents)
🏝There are endemic species but they produce dark purple fruit (spread via birds)  #NativeHawaiianPlants #NativeHawaiianBeachPlants #IndigenousHawaiianPlants #NaupakaKahakai #BeachNaupaka #ScaevolaTaccada #FridayFlower #FloraFriday #FridayFlora
Naupaka Kahakai 🏝Another Hawaiian name for naupaka is huahekili meaning “hailstones” 🏝Fruit was eaten as refreshment on journeys and in times of famine 🏝Rub inside of goggles with fruit or leaves to prevent fogging 🏝Scaevola taccada is the only indigenous species and the only species that produces white fruit (spread via fruits floating on ocean currents) 🏝There are endemic species but they produce dark purple fruit (spread via birds) #NativeHawaiianPlants #NativeHawaiianBeachPlants #IndigenousHawaiianPlants #NaupakaKahakai #BeachNaupaka #ScaevolaTaccada #FridayFlower #FloraFriday #FridayFlora
4 weeks ago
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Aloha everyone! 🌺  MHC has some huli from our recent kalo harvest. The variety is most likely moi but we are not 100% sure.  Available for free on a first come first serve basis. Open to anyone who needs or would like some. You are welcome to stop by anytime between 9am to 3pm M-F as long as you give us a call first so we know when to expect you.  #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #HuliKalo #CanoePlant #GrowYourOwn #Kalo #Taro #FreePlants #DrylandKalo
Aloha everyone! 🌺 MHC has some huli from our recent kalo harvest. The variety is most likely moi but we are not 100% sure. Available for free on a first come first serve basis. Open to anyone who needs or would like some. You are welcome to stop by anytime between 9am to 3pm M-F as long as you give us a call first so we know when to expect you. #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #HuliKalo #CanoePlant #GrowYourOwn #Kalo #Taro #FreePlants #DrylandKalo
1 month ago
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Alaheʻe
Psydrax odorata  🌳Great native replacement for mock orange (alaheʻe haole)
🌳Flowers are mild to very fragrant with their scent being strongest in the morning
🌳Ala means path while heʻe means to slide = when the alaheʻe tree is full of flowers and the smell slides down the mountain in a fragrant path
🌳Early Hawaiians reportedly made a dark brown/black dye from the leaves
🌳Hard, dense wood used for fishing implements such as heʻe (octopus) spears, fishhooks and makau manō (shark hooks) with a bone point; farming tools such as ʻōʻō; and adze blades for cutting softer woods
🌳Member of the coffee family (Rubiaceae)  #NativeHawaiianPlants #IndigenousHawaiianPlants #Alahee #PsydraxOdorata #CoffeeFamily #Rubiaceae #FridayFlower #FloraFriday #FridayFlora
Alaheʻe
Psydrax odorata  🌳Great native replacement for mock orange (alaheʻe haole)
🌳Flowers are mild to very fragrant with their scent being strongest in the morning
🌳Ala means path while heʻe means to slide = when the alaheʻe tree is full of flowers and the smell slides down the mountain in a fragrant path
🌳Early Hawaiians reportedly made a dark brown/black dye from the leaves
🌳Hard, dense wood used for fishing implements such as heʻe (octopus) spears, fishhooks and makau manō (shark hooks) with a bone point; farming tools such as ʻōʻō; and adze blades for cutting softer woods
🌳Member of the coffee family (Rubiaceae)  #NativeHawaiianPlants #IndigenousHawaiianPlants #Alahee #PsydraxOdorata #CoffeeFamily #Rubiaceae #FridayFlower #FloraFriday #FridayFlora
Alaheʻe
Psydrax odorata  🌳Great native replacement for mock orange (alaheʻe haole)
🌳Flowers are mild to very fragrant with their scent being strongest in the morning
🌳Ala means path while heʻe means to slide = when the alaheʻe tree is full of flowers and the smell slides down the mountain in a fragrant path
🌳Early Hawaiians reportedly made a dark brown/black dye from the leaves
🌳Hard, dense wood used for fishing implements such as heʻe (octopus) spears, fishhooks and makau manō (shark hooks) with a bone point; farming tools such as ʻōʻō; and adze blades for cutting softer woods
🌳Member of the coffee family (Rubiaceae)  #NativeHawaiianPlants #IndigenousHawaiianPlants #Alahee #PsydraxOdorata #CoffeeFamily #Rubiaceae #FridayFlower #FloraFriday #FridayFlora
Alaheʻe
Psydrax odorata  🌳Great native replacement for mock orange (alaheʻe haole)
🌳Flowers are mild to very fragrant with their scent being strongest in the morning
🌳Ala means path while heʻe means to slide = when the alaheʻe tree is full of flowers and the smell slides down the mountain in a fragrant path
🌳Early Hawaiians reportedly made a dark brown/black dye from the leaves
🌳Hard, dense wood used for fishing implements such as heʻe (octopus) spears, fishhooks and makau manō (shark hooks) with a bone point; farming tools such as ʻōʻō; and adze blades for cutting softer woods
🌳Member of the coffee family (Rubiaceae)  #NativeHawaiianPlants #IndigenousHawaiianPlants #Alahee #PsydraxOdorata #CoffeeFamily #Rubiaceae #FridayFlower #FloraFriday #FridayFlora
Alaheʻe
Psydrax odorata  🌳Great native replacement for mock orange (alaheʻe haole)
🌳Flowers are mild to very fragrant with their scent being strongest in the morning
🌳Ala means path while heʻe means to slide = when the alaheʻe tree is full of flowers and the smell slides down the mountain in a fragrant path
🌳Early Hawaiians reportedly made a dark brown/black dye from the leaves
🌳Hard, dense wood used for fishing implements such as heʻe (octopus) spears, fishhooks and makau manō (shark hooks) with a bone point; farming tools such as ʻōʻō; and adze blades for cutting softer woods
🌳Member of the coffee family (Rubiaceae)  #NativeHawaiianPlants #IndigenousHawaiianPlants #Alahee #PsydraxOdorata #CoffeeFamily #Rubiaceae #FridayFlower #FloraFriday #FridayFlora
Alaheʻe
Psydrax odorata  🌳Great native replacement for mock orange (alaheʻe haole)
🌳Flowers are mild to very fragrant with their scent being strongest in the morning
🌳Ala means path while heʻe means to slide = when the alaheʻe tree is full of flowers and the smell slides down the mountain in a fragrant path
🌳Early Hawaiians reportedly made a dark brown/black dye from the leaves
🌳Hard, dense wood used for fishing implements such as heʻe (octopus) spears, fishhooks and makau manō (shark hooks) with a bone point; farming tools such as ʻōʻō; and adze blades for cutting softer woods
🌳Member of the coffee family (Rubiaceae)  #NativeHawaiianPlants #IndigenousHawaiianPlants #Alahee #PsydraxOdorata #CoffeeFamily #Rubiaceae #FridayFlower #FloraFriday #FridayFlora
Alaheʻe Psydrax odorata 🌳Great native replacement for mock orange (alaheʻe haole) 🌳Flowers are mild to very fragrant with their scent being strongest in the morning 🌳Ala means path while heʻe means to slide = when the alaheʻe tree is full of flowers and the smell slides down the mountain in a fragrant path 🌳Early Hawaiians reportedly made a dark brown/black dye from the leaves 🌳Hard, dense wood used for fishing implements such as heʻe (octopus) spears, fishhooks and makau manō (shark hooks) with a bone point; farming tools such as ʻōʻō; and adze blades for cutting softer woods 🌳Member of the coffee family (Rubiaceae) #NativeHawaiianPlants #IndigenousHawaiianPlants #Alahee #PsydraxOdorata #CoffeeFamily #Rubiaceae #FridayFlower #FloraFriday #FridayFlora
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Kukui (Polynesian introduction)
Candlenut
Aleurites moluccana  🕯Oil = fuel for stone lamps and ti leaf sheath torches + varnish or polish
🕯Nuts were skewered on coconut leaf mid-rib and lit one by one for a candle (kali kukui)
🕯Inner bark of tree & roots makes a red-brown dye used for kapa and cordage (see img 7-10)
🕯Fishermen sprinkled roasted and crushed kukui kernels on the ocean to create a lens that allowed them to see below the surface
🕯Sap used for chapped lips, cold sores, mild sunburn
🕯1 tree can drop up to 100 lbs of leaves and nuts (plenty rubbish + seeds will germinate everywhere if not picked up)  #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #Kukui #CandleNut #AleuritesMoluccana #NativeHawaiianPlants #CanoePlants #FlowerFridays #FridayFlower #FloraFriday #FridayFlora
Kukui (Polynesian introduction)
Candlenut
Aleurites moluccana  🕯Oil = fuel for stone lamps and ti leaf sheath torches + varnish or polish
🕯Nuts were skewered on coconut leaf mid-rib and lit one by one for a candle (kali kukui)
🕯Inner bark of tree & roots makes a red-brown dye used for kapa and cordage (see img 7-10)
🕯Fishermen sprinkled roasted and crushed kukui kernels on the ocean to create a lens that allowed them to see below the surface
🕯Sap used for chapped lips, cold sores, mild sunburn
🕯1 tree can drop up to 100 lbs of leaves and nuts (plenty rubbish + seeds will germinate everywhere if not picked up)  #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #Kukui #CandleNut #AleuritesMoluccana #NativeHawaiianPlants #CanoePlants #FlowerFridays #FridayFlower #FloraFriday #FridayFlora
Kukui (Polynesian introduction)
Candlenut
Aleurites moluccana  🕯Oil = fuel for stone lamps and ti leaf sheath torches + varnish or polish
🕯Nuts were skewered on coconut leaf mid-rib and lit one by one for a candle (kali kukui)
🕯Inner bark of tree & roots makes a red-brown dye used for kapa and cordage (see img 7-10)
🕯Fishermen sprinkled roasted and crushed kukui kernels on the ocean to create a lens that allowed them to see below the surface
🕯Sap used for chapped lips, cold sores, mild sunburn
🕯1 tree can drop up to 100 lbs of leaves and nuts (plenty rubbish + seeds will germinate everywhere if not picked up)  #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #Kukui #CandleNut #AleuritesMoluccana #NativeHawaiianPlants #CanoePlants #FlowerFridays #FridayFlower #FloraFriday #FridayFlora
Kukui (Polynesian introduction)
Candlenut
Aleurites moluccana  🕯Oil = fuel for stone lamps and ti leaf sheath torches + varnish or polish
🕯Nuts were skewered on coconut leaf mid-rib and lit one by one for a candle (kali kukui)
🕯Inner bark of tree & roots makes a red-brown dye used for kapa and cordage (see img 7-10)
🕯Fishermen sprinkled roasted and crushed kukui kernels on the ocean to create a lens that allowed them to see below the surface
🕯Sap used for chapped lips, cold sores, mild sunburn
🕯1 tree can drop up to 100 lbs of leaves and nuts (plenty rubbish + seeds will germinate everywhere if not picked up)  #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #Kukui #CandleNut #AleuritesMoluccana #NativeHawaiianPlants #CanoePlants #FlowerFridays #FridayFlower #FloraFriday #FridayFlora
Kukui (Polynesian introduction)
Candlenut
Aleurites moluccana  🕯Oil = fuel for stone lamps and ti leaf sheath torches + varnish or polish
🕯Nuts were skewered on coconut leaf mid-rib and lit one by one for a candle (kali kukui)
🕯Inner bark of tree & roots makes a red-brown dye used for kapa and cordage (see img 7-10)
🕯Fishermen sprinkled roasted and crushed kukui kernels on the ocean to create a lens that allowed them to see below the surface
🕯Sap used for chapped lips, cold sores, mild sunburn
🕯1 tree can drop up to 100 lbs of leaves and nuts (plenty rubbish + seeds will germinate everywhere if not picked up)  #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #Kukui #CandleNut #AleuritesMoluccana #NativeHawaiianPlants #CanoePlants #FlowerFridays #FridayFlower #FloraFriday #FridayFlora
Kukui (Polynesian introduction)
Candlenut
Aleurites moluccana  🕯Oil = fuel for stone lamps and ti leaf sheath torches + varnish or polish
🕯Nuts were skewered on coconut leaf mid-rib and lit one by one for a candle (kali kukui)
🕯Inner bark of tree & roots makes a red-brown dye used for kapa and cordage (see img 7-10)
🕯Fishermen sprinkled roasted and crushed kukui kernels on the ocean to create a lens that allowed them to see below the surface
🕯Sap used for chapped lips, cold sores, mild sunburn
🕯1 tree can drop up to 100 lbs of leaves and nuts (plenty rubbish + seeds will germinate everywhere if not picked up)  #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #Kukui #CandleNut #AleuritesMoluccana #NativeHawaiianPlants #CanoePlants #FlowerFridays #FridayFlower #FloraFriday #FridayFlora
Kukui (Polynesian introduction)
Candlenut
Aleurites moluccana  🕯Oil = fuel for stone lamps and ti leaf sheath torches + varnish or polish
🕯Nuts were skewered on coconut leaf mid-rib and lit one by one for a candle (kali kukui)
🕯Inner bark of tree & roots makes a red-brown dye used for kapa and cordage (see img 7-10)
🕯Fishermen sprinkled roasted and crushed kukui kernels on the ocean to create a lens that allowed them to see below the surface
🕯Sap used for chapped lips, cold sores, mild sunburn
🕯1 tree can drop up to 100 lbs of leaves and nuts (plenty rubbish + seeds will germinate everywhere if not picked up)  #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #Kukui #CandleNut #AleuritesMoluccana #NativeHawaiianPlants #CanoePlants #FlowerFridays #FridayFlower #FloraFriday #FridayFlora
Kukui (Polynesian introduction)
Candlenut
Aleurites moluccana  🕯Oil = fuel for stone lamps and ti leaf sheath torches + varnish or polish
🕯Nuts were skewered on coconut leaf mid-rib and lit one by one for a candle (kali kukui)
🕯Inner bark of tree & roots makes a red-brown dye used for kapa and cordage (see img 7-10)
🕯Fishermen sprinkled roasted and crushed kukui kernels on the ocean to create a lens that allowed them to see below the surface
🕯Sap used for chapped lips, cold sores, mild sunburn
🕯1 tree can drop up to 100 lbs of leaves and nuts (plenty rubbish + seeds will germinate everywhere if not picked up)  #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #Kukui #CandleNut #AleuritesMoluccana #NativeHawaiianPlants #CanoePlants #FlowerFridays #FridayFlower #FloraFriday #FridayFlora
Kukui (Polynesian introduction)
Candlenut
Aleurites moluccana  🕯Oil = fuel for stone lamps and ti leaf sheath torches + varnish or polish
🕯Nuts were skewered on coconut leaf mid-rib and lit one by one for a candle (kali kukui)
🕯Inner bark of tree & roots makes a red-brown dye used for kapa and cordage (see img 7-10)
🕯Fishermen sprinkled roasted and crushed kukui kernels on the ocean to create a lens that allowed them to see below the surface
🕯Sap used for chapped lips, cold sores, mild sunburn
🕯1 tree can drop up to 100 lbs of leaves and nuts (plenty rubbish + seeds will germinate everywhere if not picked up)  #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #Kukui #CandleNut #AleuritesMoluccana #NativeHawaiianPlants #CanoePlants #FlowerFridays #FridayFlower #FloraFriday #FridayFlora
Kukui (Polynesian introduction)
Candlenut
Aleurites moluccana  🕯Oil = fuel for stone lamps and ti leaf sheath torches + varnish or polish
🕯Nuts were skewered on coconut leaf mid-rib and lit one by one for a candle (kali kukui)
🕯Inner bark of tree & roots makes a red-brown dye used for kapa and cordage (see img 7-10)
🕯Fishermen sprinkled roasted and crushed kukui kernels on the ocean to create a lens that allowed them to see below the surface
🕯Sap used for chapped lips, cold sores, mild sunburn
🕯1 tree can drop up to 100 lbs of leaves and nuts (plenty rubbish + seeds will germinate everywhere if not picked up)  #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #Kukui #CandleNut #AleuritesMoluccana #NativeHawaiianPlants #CanoePlants #FlowerFridays #FridayFlower #FloraFriday #FridayFlora
Kukui (Polynesian introduction) Candlenut Aleurites moluccana 🕯Oil = fuel for stone lamps and ti leaf sheath torches + varnish or polish 🕯Nuts were skewered on coconut leaf mid-rib and lit one by one for a candle (kali kukui) 🕯Inner bark of tree & roots makes a red-brown dye used for kapa and cordage (see img 7-10) 🕯Fishermen sprinkled roasted and crushed kukui kernels on the ocean to create a lens that allowed them to see below the surface 🕯Sap used for chapped lips, cold sores, mild sunburn 🕯1 tree can drop up to 100 lbs of leaves and nuts (plenty rubbish + seeds will germinate everywhere if not picked up) #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #Kukui #CandleNut #AleuritesMoluccana #NativeHawaiianPlants #CanoePlants #FlowerFridays #FridayFlower #FloraFriday #FridayFlora
2 months ago
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Learn how to make a Filipino Christmas star lantern or parol this October! Parol lanterns are displayed outside of houses, businesses, and streets throughout the Philippines as early as September through the Christmas season. 
The tradition of parol dates back to the Spanish colonial period when Christians would carry torches and candles in a Christmas Novena procession leading up to their churches for midnight mass. “Parol” comes from the Spanish word “farol” which means lantern. This lantern symbolizes the star of Bethlehem and is an expression of faith and hope.  Register at the Event Calendar on our website or go o bit.ly/parol2022  #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #FilipinoCulture #ParolMaking #ChristmasStar #MaKaHanaKaIkeWorkshops #FilipinoChristmasLantern #ChristmasLantern
Learn how to make a Filipino Christmas star lantern or parol this October! Parol lanterns are displayed outside of houses, businesses, and streets throughout the Philippines as early as September through the Christmas season. The tradition of parol dates back to the Spanish colonial period when Christians would carry torches and candles in a Christmas Novena procession leading up to their churches for midnight mass. “Parol” comes from the Spanish word “farol” which means lantern. This lantern symbolizes the star of Bethlehem and is an expression of faith and hope. Register at the Event Calendar on our website or go o bit.ly/parol2022 #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #FilipinoCulture #ParolMaking #ChristmasStar #MaKaHanaKaIkeWorkshops #FilipinoChristmasLantern #ChristmasLantern
2 months ago
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Kō (Polynesian introduction)
Sugar cane
Sachharum officinarum  Kō stalks can be many colors ranging from light yellow (kō kea) to dark red (kō honua ʻula), red to purple, pale green to green with pink or yellow; maroon and green (Kō Manulele); yellow, pink, and green (Kō Halaliʻi).  The images show how our kō grew from keiki planted last November to the giants they are today!  🍬 Early Hawaiians had close to 40 varieties of kō
🍬 Juice of some varieties were used as a love potions while some were used to block love spells
🍬 Sweetener for medicinal concoctions as well as foods such as haupia and kūlolo
🍬 Charcoal from kō leaves and stems used as dye
🍬 Children were encouraged to chew stalks to strengthen their teeth and gums  #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #Kō #SugarCane #SaccharumOfficinarum #NativeHawaiianPlants #CanoePlants #FlowerFridays #FridayFlower #FloraFriday #FridayFlora
Kō (Polynesian introduction)
Sugar cane
Sachharum officinarum  Kō stalks can be many colors ranging from light yellow (kō kea) to dark red (kō honua ʻula), red to purple, pale green to green with pink or yellow; maroon and green (Kō Manulele); yellow, pink, and green (Kō Halaliʻi).  The images show how our kō grew from keiki planted last November to the giants they are today!  🍬 Early Hawaiians had close to 40 varieties of kō
🍬 Juice of some varieties were used as a love potions while some were used to block love spells
🍬 Sweetener for medicinal concoctions as well as foods such as haupia and kūlolo
🍬 Charcoal from kō leaves and stems used as dye
🍬 Children were encouraged to chew stalks to strengthen their teeth and gums  #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #Kō #SugarCane #SaccharumOfficinarum #NativeHawaiianPlants #CanoePlants #FlowerFridays #FridayFlower #FloraFriday #FridayFlora
Kō (Polynesian introduction)
Sugar cane
Sachharum officinarum  Kō stalks can be many colors ranging from light yellow (kō kea) to dark red (kō honua ʻula), red to purple, pale green to green with pink or yellow; maroon and green (Kō Manulele); yellow, pink, and green (Kō Halaliʻi).  The images show how our kō grew from keiki planted last November to the giants they are today!  🍬 Early Hawaiians had close to 40 varieties of kō
🍬 Juice of some varieties were used as a love potions while some were used to block love spells
🍬 Sweetener for medicinal concoctions as well as foods such as haupia and kūlolo
🍬 Charcoal from kō leaves and stems used as dye
🍬 Children were encouraged to chew stalks to strengthen their teeth and gums  #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #Kō #SugarCane #SaccharumOfficinarum #NativeHawaiianPlants #CanoePlants #FlowerFridays #FridayFlower #FloraFriday #FridayFlora
Kō (Polynesian introduction)
Sugar cane
Sachharum officinarum  Kō stalks can be many colors ranging from light yellow (kō kea) to dark red (kō honua ʻula), red to purple, pale green to green with pink or yellow; maroon and green (Kō Manulele); yellow, pink, and green (Kō Halaliʻi).  The images show how our kō grew from keiki planted last November to the giants they are today!  🍬 Early Hawaiians had close to 40 varieties of kō
🍬 Juice of some varieties were used as a love potions while some were used to block love spells
🍬 Sweetener for medicinal concoctions as well as foods such as haupia and kūlolo
🍬 Charcoal from kō leaves and stems used as dye
🍬 Children were encouraged to chew stalks to strengthen their teeth and gums  #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #Kō #SugarCane #SaccharumOfficinarum #NativeHawaiianPlants #CanoePlants #FlowerFridays #FridayFlower #FloraFriday #FridayFlora
Kō (Polynesian introduction)
Sugar cane
Sachharum officinarum  Kō stalks can be many colors ranging from light yellow (kō kea) to dark red (kō honua ʻula), red to purple, pale green to green with pink or yellow; maroon and green (Kō Manulele); yellow, pink, and green (Kō Halaliʻi).  The images show how our kō grew from keiki planted last November to the giants they are today!  🍬 Early Hawaiians had close to 40 varieties of kō
🍬 Juice of some varieties were used as a love potions while some were used to block love spells
🍬 Sweetener for medicinal concoctions as well as foods such as haupia and kūlolo
🍬 Charcoal from kō leaves and stems used as dye
🍬 Children were encouraged to chew stalks to strengthen their teeth and gums  #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #Kō #SugarCane #SaccharumOfficinarum #NativeHawaiianPlants #CanoePlants #FlowerFridays #FridayFlower #FloraFriday #FridayFlora
Kō (Polynesian introduction)
Sugar cane
Sachharum officinarum  Kō stalks can be many colors ranging from light yellow (kō kea) to dark red (kō honua ʻula), red to purple, pale green to green with pink or yellow; maroon and green (Kō Manulele); yellow, pink, and green (Kō Halaliʻi).  The images show how our kō grew from keiki planted last November to the giants they are today!  🍬 Early Hawaiians had close to 40 varieties of kō
🍬 Juice of some varieties were used as a love potions while some were used to block love spells
🍬 Sweetener for medicinal concoctions as well as foods such as haupia and kūlolo
🍬 Charcoal from kō leaves and stems used as dye
🍬 Children were encouraged to chew stalks to strengthen their teeth and gums  #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #Kō #SugarCane #SaccharumOfficinarum #NativeHawaiianPlants #CanoePlants #FlowerFridays #FridayFlower #FloraFriday #FridayFlora
Kō (Polynesian introduction) Sugar cane Sachharum officinarum Kō stalks can be many colors ranging from light yellow (kō kea) to dark red (kō honua ʻula), red to purple, pale green to green with pink or yellow; maroon and green (Kō Manulele); yellow, pink, and green (Kō Halaliʻi). The images show how our kō grew from keiki planted last November to the giants they are today! 🍬 Early Hawaiians had close to 40 varieties of kō 🍬 Juice of some varieties were used as a love potions while some were used to block love spells 🍬 Sweetener for medicinal concoctions as well as foods such as haupia and kūlolo 🍬 Charcoal from kō leaves and stems used as dye 🍬 Children were encouraged to chew stalks to strengthen their teeth and gums #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #Kō #SugarCane #SaccharumOfficinarum #NativeHawaiianPlants #CanoePlants #FlowerFridays #FridayFlower #FloraFriday #FridayFlora
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Aloha friends, 
We need your help! MHC has been working with members of our community to put together a timeline and map of Mānoa Valley and we are in need of historic photos. In particular, we are looking for any pre-1950s photos of businesses, dairies, farms, and schools in the valley that you'd be willing to share. The map and timeline will eventually go up on our website for use by researchers, students, etc. and any photos used would be credited accordingly. 
Digital images or any questions can be sent to contact@manoaheritagecenter.org. If you have physical photos you can give us a call at 808-988-1287 (M-F from 9a-4p) and we can schedule a time for you to stop by where we can scan the photo(s) for you. Any photos we scan will be given back to you immediately. 
💚Mahalo in advance! 
#MānoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #OldPhotos #HistoricManoa
Aloha friends, We need your help! MHC has been working with members of our community to put together a timeline and map of Mānoa Valley and we are in need of historic photos. In particular, we are looking for any pre-1950s photos of businesses, dairies, farms, and schools in the valley that you'd be willing to share. The map and timeline will eventually go up on our website for use by researchers, students, etc. and any photos used would be credited accordingly. Digital images or any questions can be sent to contact@manoaheritagecenter.org. If you have physical photos you can give us a call at 808-988-1287 (M-F from 9a-4p) and we can schedule a time for you to stop by where we can scan the photo(s) for you. Any photos we scan will be given back to you immediately. 💚Mahalo in advance! #MānoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #OldPhotos #HistoricManoa
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