The Abundant Kalo

The Last Kalo

This was once a thriving loʻi kalo, taro patch, until the feral pigs arrived. The stocks were 4-5 feet tall and the leaves were 1-2 feet tall. Thankfully, on Earth Day (yesterday), my friend Calvin Hoe came up for a visit and he spotted this tiny kalo survivor hiding as best it could. Quickly he rescued it before the pigs returned. This makes me so happy because I can start over with just this one tiny kalo, which will become two kalo, then four kalo, and on and on. It’s the simple things in life that bring me so much joy!

Kahu Lāhela

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