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‘Hana a lau a lau ke aho, alaila loa‘a ka i‘a kapapa o ka moana. ‘Ōlelo No‘eau, No. 446

Make 400 times 400 fish lines before planning to go after the fighting fish of the sea. Or, Be well prepared for a big project.

General Information

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University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) website of Taro Varieties in Hawai‘i

CTAHR also provides Taro Varieties in Hawai‘i, Bulletin 84 as a free PDF at

Taro Security and Purity Task Force Legislative Report 2010. Comprehensive study of land, water and biodiversity issues in Hawai‘i. Written by the Taro Security and Purity Task Force. Established by Act 211 of the 2008 Hawai‘i State Legislature in partnership with the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations report: Taro Cultivation in Asia and the Pacific.

A wealth of great Kalo links:

Link to
Link to regarding taro.
Link to Library regarding taro.

Many taro weblinks at

Bishop Museum’s Hawai‘i Biological Survey Website regarding Taro.
Link to, that describes the collection at Bishop Museum.
Link to Leeward Community College's website about kalo.

Photos of popular ornamental taros at These are not native to Hawaii.

Mana is a website for a business created to perpetuate the story and lifestyle of Haloanakalaukapalili. Daniel Anthony and L. Anuenue Punua have a mission to encourage and empower others to return Haloa back into their home.

Growing Kalo

Information on growing taro.

Link to Kamehameha Schools curriculum and photos of kalo cultivation.

Link to University of Hawai‘i Taro Production Guidelines.

Link to report on pests and diseases.

Link to Ray Grogan's information website on home gardening of taro.

Link to's website on farming taro

Link to Queensland, Australia's government website on farming taro.

Cooking Kalo

Link to Ray Grogan's website on growing and cooking taro.

Link to Nutrient value of Kalo from the Secretariat of the Pacific.

Cooking Lau (taro leaves) and the nutrient value

Link to information on cooking taro from

Kalo as a safe food solution for allergies

Kalo has the potential to help feed kids with food allergies because it is hypoallergenic, meaning it does not set off food allergies or food intolerance.Definition of hypoallergenic from

The Hawaiian creation story of HĀLOA

Link to the creation story of Hāloa at

Farms and gardens that may provide field trip opportunities if asked in advance

Link to Ka’ala Farms, Oahu

Link to Hui Ku Ma’oli Ola, Oahu

Link to Maui Nui Botanical Gardens, Maui

Link to Kanewai Garden at UH - Mānoa, Oahu

Link to Honouliwai Taro Patch Farm, Molokai

Link to the kalo garden of Kīpahulu ‘Ohana, in Kīpahulu, Maui

Link to the Edith Kanakaole Foundation of Waipio, Hawaii

Kalo Festivals

Link to the East-Maui Taro Festival, Hana, Maui

Link to the Waipa Kalo Festival, Waipā, Kaua‘i