As tourism has grown on the islands, farmland has diminished. Becoming educated about the land’s history and ‘aina, that which feeds us, is a wonderful way to connect with Kaua‘i’s culture. Ensuring this important component of Hawaiʻi’s culture remains intact is the Waipa Foundation, a 1,600-acre property located on Kaua‘i’s North Shore.
How to Help:
Waipa opens its doors to visitors in myriad ways, including a Tuesday Farmers’ Market (2 p.m. to 4 p.m.; Free) and a Pili Au Food and Farm Tour (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; $75). Opportunities to give back come by way of community workdays. One recent event found volunteers restoring a stream site.