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Ka ulu pono a mau loa

For Saturday, June 22, 2013

Na Kekeha Solis

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Synopsis: The state and the University of Hawaii can combine landscaping and sustainability to help the community.

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Welina e nā hoa makamaka. I ka heluhelu 'ana aku i ke po'o mana'o e kau a'ela i luna, ua no'ono'o ihola paha 'oukou, “He aha ia mea 'o ka ulu pono a mau loa?” 'O ia ka 'ōlelo a ko 'oukou mea kākau i koho ai no ka “sustainability”. 'O ka mālama 'āina paha kekahi 'ōlelo kūpono. 'Akahi nō a lilo ia mea 'o ka ulu pono a mau loa i mea nui. No ke aha ia i lilo 'ole ai i mea nui ma mua loa, he 50 makahiki aku nei? 'A'ole ho'i e hihi, ua hala ia, a no laila, e holo mua kākou. 'O ka ulu pono a mau loa, he mea ia e pono ai kākou o kēia au e ka'a aku nei, a me nā pua a kākou ma kēia hope aku. A 'o ia nō paha ke kumu o ke aupuni moku'āina o Hawai'i i ho'okumu ai i ka hui hana pahuhopu ulu pono a mau loa no ka makahiki 2050. A he mea nui nō ho'i ia i ke Kulanui o Hawai'i, 'o kekahi pahuhopu, 'o ia ka hana e ulu pono ai a mālama pono 'ia ai ka uila, ka wai, ka pepa a me ia waiwai aku, ia waiwai aku.

He nui nō paha nā mana'o a me nā 'ano o ia mea 'o ka ulu pono a mau loa. A 'o kekahi, 'o ia ka hana 'ana a loa'a ka mea 'ai e ola ai nā kino o kākou. A no laila i kupu ai kekahi nīnau i loko o ko 'oukou mea kākau, 'o ia ho'i, i ke kanu 'ana o ke aupuni moku'āina, ke kūlanakauhale paha a me ke Kulanui o Hawai'i i ka lā'au no ka ho'onani 'ana aku i ka hi'ohi'ona 'āina, no ke aha e kanu 'ole 'ia ai ka mea kanu 'ai 'ia, 'o ke kumu 'ulu 'oe, 'o ke kumu manakō 'oe, 'o ke kumu laikī a pēlā aku. Ke pa'ipa'i pono 'ia ia mau kumu 'ulu, e nani nō ke nānā aku, a e ha'aha'a loa paha ka hua 'ai. A 'o nā hua e loa'a ana, e hā'awi 'ia aku paha i ka po'e 'ilihune a me ka po'e kuewa paha, e kū'ai 'ia aku paha.

'A'ole paha e kanu 'ia ke kumu niu, no ka mea, 'o ka nui o nā kumu niu ma ka 'āina aupuni, 'oki 'ia ka hua, 'a'ohe hua, aloha nō. 'A'ole ia he hana e ulu pono ai a mau loa. E hopohopo ana paha o hā'ule ka hua a pā ke po'o o kekahi. Inā pēlā, e hana i mau hō'ailona i 'ole e kū ke kanaka ma lalo o ke kumu niu.

Inā 'a'ole makemake ke aupuni e kanu 'ia aku ka mea kanu, e kanu 'ia aku paha ka lā'au e pono ai ka lapa'au 'ana a me nā 'ano hana like 'ole paha, 'o ka ulana 'ana, 'o ke kuku kapa paha a pēlā aku. Akā, ma mua o ke kanu 'ana aku, e kama'ilio aku paha ke aupuni i ka po'e akamai ma ia mau māhele i koho pono 'ia ka lā'au e kanu ai. A laila, 'o ka lā'au, ka lau, a pēlā aku, e loa'a ana, e hā'awi 'ia aku i nā kānaka e ho'ohana ana, e kū'ai 'ia aku paha.

A 'o kekahi, e hana paha ke aupuni i mau pā a puni kēia pae 'āina, kahi e kiloi 'ia ai nā 'āpana kumu lā'au ke kua 'ia. I kekahi manawa, i ke kua 'ia 'ana o kekahi kumu lā'au, ua kiloi wale 'ia ma ka'e o ke alanui, a ma ka pōmaika'i, ua 'ike 'ia ka waiho wale 'ana o ia mau 'āpana lā'au e kekahi hoa, a lawe 'ia akula. Akā, inā 'a'ole i 'ike 'ia, inā ua pau ka pono. Na wai lā i kiloi wale aku i ia mau 'āpana lā'au? Akā, inā i loa'a kahi 'āina e kiloi 'ia ai ka 'āpana lā'au makemake 'ole 'ia, he mea maika'i nō ia, a 'o ka po'e kālai, e ki'i wale aku.

Inā e hana aku nō ke aupuni pēlā, he mea maika'i ia no ke kaiāulu.

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E ho'ouna 'ia mai na ā leka iā māua, 'o ia ho'i 'o Laiana Wong a me Kekeha Solis ma ka pahu leka uila ma lalo nei:

>> kwong@hawaii.edu
>> rsolis@hawaii.edu

a i ‘ole ia, ma ke kelepona:

>> 956-2627 (Laiana)
>> 956-2627 (Kekeha)

This column is coordinated by Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa.






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Ken_Conklin wrote:
On repeated trips by car through Europe several decades ago I observed that many homes in all nations had very productive vegetable gardens or flower gardens instead of the grass lawns in front of most American homes. I thought then, and still think, that's a terrific idea.

The primary purpose of UH is to cultivate knowledge by teaching what we already know to the next generation and by doing research to discover more knowledge. The most culturally appropriate local plants that symbolize that primary purpose would be the kukui tree (enlightenment), 'ulu (growth and inspiration), and laua'e (striving for advancement). Of those three, the best one for food is 'ulu (unless you're deeply "into" 'inamona and stay close to a toilet!).

Of course kalo would be a favorite with the sovereignty crowd on account of its alleged ancestral link according to the Kumulipo legend. But considering the special "growth and knowledge" mission of UH, 'ulu would be better than kalo. Why not have them all? And put some flowers into the mix, because they symbolize the beautiful children (na pua nani mae'ole) whose families send them there to grow up and get knowledge.

My own campus, Windward Community College, already has a couple of lo'i kalo and vegetable gardens ('uala, mai'a etc.) but they are mostly for instructional purposes rather than for food to consume on campus or to sell. I'd hate to see the huge "great lawn" turned into a garden, because then there'd be nowhere to have the ho'olaule'a or to provide overflow parking.


on June 22,2013 | 05:27AM
Terii_Kelii wrote:
The planet is NOT all about YOU. fail.
on July 2,2013 | 04:56PM
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