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Aunty Annie Kaaukai

Annie Kaaukai was born and raised in lower Puna. “Aunty Annie,” as she is known to many in Puna, is 73 years old and has three children and five grandchildren. She has been volunteering with the Retired Seniors Volunteer Program (RSVP) for twenty-seven years, and started volunteering with the Food Basket in Hilo two years ago, distributing food in Nanawale, Pahoa, and Hawaiian Beaches. She also volunteers with the Senior Produce and the Senior Brown Bag distribution programs. We are privileged to have her share “mo’olelo” (stories) and the parts and uses of the Lauhala Tree as well as the plants & flowers used in Lei Making.

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November 2017

Plant Aloha: Lei A’i & Lei Po’o with Leimaking Demonstration by Aunty Annie Kaaukai

November 30 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Hawaiian Sanctuary, Milemarker 12, Hwy 130
Pahoa, HI 96778 United States
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Hawaiian Sanctuary is proud to present: Plant Aloha, a FREE educational series of sustainable farming classes. Every Thursday morning, from 9:00am until 12:30pm, with special Saturday monthly offerings, led by local and visiting experts.

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