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Support Taro

Hanalei Valley produces (67%) 71% of Hawaii's taro, providing a unique and stunning cultural landscape, rural setting, open space, and native endangered waterbird habitat.


Project Status: Active Project

Funding Status: Not Funded

Priority: Med


Project Lead: 

Hanalei WaterShed Hui

Plan of Action: 

Community awareness and education

Government and scientific communications

Taro in school lunch program

Taro value added product promotion

Accomplishments : 

2000-02 Poi page in newsletter

1998 to present Advocacy for expansion of taro production in Hanalei Valley

2000, 2002 Taro festival participation

1999 to present HWH provides water quality information as appropriate

2003 to present HWH partners with farmers and USFWS in the development of BMP's for sediment control