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Above is a satellite image of the area taken in 2008.
GEORGE F. LEE / GLEE@STARADVERTISER.COM The foundation is all that remains of a 30-foot Hawaiian grass hale at Kaala Farm Cultural Learning Center that was destroyed in last week’s brush fire. An official says rebuilding the hale will cost about $150,000.
COURTESY PHOTO BY DAVID SMITH courtesy photo by david smith
Kaala Farm Cultural Learning Center sits like an oasis in upper Waianae Valley bordering the Waianae Forest Reserve after last week's wildfire spared it from heavy destruction. Only a grass hale (left of the green taro patches) and adjoining area with a composting toilet building and lau hala grove were destroyed. At top is a satellite image of the area taken in 2008.