What is Hoi?
The 405-acre property referred to as Hoi, or the Heʻeia Wetlands, is a marshland area formed by the waters of Haʻikū and Iolekaʻa valleys where wetland kalo was traditionally grown. Hoi lies within the ahupuaʻa of Heʻeia, in the District of Koʻolaupoko on the Island of Oʻahu.
In January of 2010, Kākoʻo ʻŌiwi acquired a 38-year lease for the property from the Hawaii Community Development Authority to promote educational programs, cultural use, ecological restoration and sustainable agriculture.
Consistent with traditional and historic land use of the property, and based on the vision for Hoi articulated by our Kūpuna and the community, Kākoʻo ʻŌiwi created Māhuahua ʻAi o Hoi or “re-planting the fruit of Hoi” a community-driven project aimed at restoring the once thriving natural, cultural, social and economic values of Hoi for the benefit of the community.