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Video series profiles immigrants learning to become farm owners, and the foods of their cultures

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                                Ikani Naulu, left, and wife, Mele, hold some of their crops on their farmland in Kunia. Naulu grows taro, cassava, yams, banana, Tongan spinach and breadfruit.

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    Ikani Naulu, left, and wife, Mele, hold some of their crops on their farmland in Kunia. Naulu grows taro, cassava, yams, banana, Tongan spinach and breadfruit.

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                                Ikani Naulu harvests dry-land taro cultivated on Foursquare Farms in Kunia. After watching his father farm in Tonga as a youngster, he dreamed of working the land himself. Through a program at Pacific Gateway Center, he can do just that.

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    Ikani Naulu harvests dry-land taro cultivated on Foursquare Farms in Kunia. After watching his father farm in Tonga as a youngster, he dreamed of working the land himself. Through a program at Pacific Gateway Center, he can do just that.

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                                Ikani Naulu cleans dry-land taro just harvested on Naulu’s farmland in Kunia.

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    Ikani Naulu cleans dry-land taro just harvested on Naulu’s farmland in Kunia.

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                                A cross-section view of the ube yam just harvested on Ikani Naulu’s farmland.

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    A cross-section view of the ube yam just harvested on Ikani Naulu’s farmland.

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