The Paepae O Heeia co-founder explains how this Hawaiian mo‘olelo is relevant to his work as a food cultivator.

Born and raised at Kawela Bay, Keli‘i Kotubetey is the Assistant Executive Director and Aina Momona Coordinator for Paepae o Heʻeia, a non-profit organization dedicated to caring for He’eia Fishpond. He began volunteering at the fishpond in 2000 and was one of eight young Hawaiians who founded the organization a year later. He is now responsible for bringing awareness of the fishpond to the community while also leading the research and production of He’eia Fishpond limu, fish, and oysters.

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