What makes good soil? Last month our crew at Keawanui worked with UH @ctahr to build upon what we’ve learned about our soil through kilo with soil sampling. Our crew learned to correctly take and bag samples and worked with the lab to interpret the results.
Learning what makes our kalo happy has been a process of trial and error but so far it seems that the mangrove charcoal, dried Gorilla Ogo, and fish emulsion we’ve been feeding our soil have been working! In May alone, we harvested nearly 90 lbs of kalo to make poi for kupuna of Moloka’i and our ‘ohana.