Hawaiian Kava Center: Services

By: Hawaiian Kava Center  11-11-2011

Services

Want to learn more about growing kava? As experienced growers, we can guide you through site selections, propagation and planting techniques. Our direct planting and propagation expertise has

 

Young ‘awa at the nursery division, Kahalu‘u, O‘ahu - ready for transplanting into field.
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been developed on properties in Ola‘a (aka Mountain View), Hawai‘i, and in Kahalu‘u, O‘ahu. In addition, if we can't help you, perhaps our contacts with botanists, fertilizer, and other growers and nurseries will be able to help.

Harvesting a single four-year old plant at the nursery division, Kahalu‘u, O‘ahu.

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 Fa`apisa Soli, Chaminade University, is studying the effects that kava root has on microbiologic activity. Different Hawaiian kava, and S. Pacific varieties from Hawaiian Kava Center's nursery division in Kahalu'u have been donated to further this research.
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Interested in the business or the marketing of kava? With experience and degrees in engineering and marketing, our staff will be able to help you with our contacts with local Hawaii growers or others with complementary interests.

Klaus Dragull, University of Hawai`i, is studying the differences in chemical composition of leaves between varieties, which could lead to the development of a complementary method to Vincent Lebot's chemotyping. This might lead to a better characterization of the kava cultivars. Samples from Hawaiian Kava Center's nursery division in Kahalu'u have been donated. Copyright © 1995-2006 Hawaiian Kava Center, LLC. All rights reserved.

Jonathan Yee assessing an 'awa mahakea node for propagule potential. Copyright © 1995-2006 Hawaiian Kava Center, LLC. All rights reserved.


Some prior classes we initially offered in 2002 that are on going (check HCC's catalog for the latest):

`Awa classes at Honolulu Community College.

Intro to ‘Awa: The Sacred Pacific Beverage
Are you curious about this ancient and mystical plant that the media and health food stores have been talking about? During this lecture you will hear about the Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and Western perspectives on the historic, contemporary cultural, therapeutic values and other uses of ‘awa. At the end of the class, the instructors will give a demonstration on how to prepare the ‘awa and provide a sampling of the ‘awa beverage as well as receive a sample packet of ‘awa to take home.

4D1PGEN009A Oct 29; T; 6:30 - 8:30 pm; 1 mtg; Bldg 5, Rm 205; Yee & Winter; $45
4D1PGEN009B Nov 26; T; 6:30 - 8:30 pm; 1 mtg; Bldg 5, Rm 205; Yee & Winter; $45


Growing, Economics, & Future of 'Awa
You’ve gotten used to the ‘awa beverage and now you’d like to try and grow some for yourself? You will learn about the propagation, planting, and care of ‘awa as well as the farming analysis and retailing aspects. Also, you will hear about the experiences of Hale Noa (Hawai’i’s 1st ‘awa bar). Lastly, find out about current, potential, and future issues of ‘awa in Hawai’i and world market.

4D1PGEN010A Nov 12; T; 6:30 - 8:30 pm; 1 mtg; Bldg 5, Rm 205; Yee & Winter; $45
4D1PGEN010B Dec 3; T; 6:30 - 8:30 pm; 1 mtg; Bldg 5, Rm 203; Yee & Winter; $45


The 'Awa Beverages: Taste Comparisons
Hawaiian varieties, Vanuatu varieties, Samoan varieties, what is the difference? Is there a difference? If there is a difference, does it really matter? Descriptions of various ‘awa cultivars will be given as well as what the varieties have to offer. The instructors will prepare various varieties of ‘awa from the Pacific including varieties from Hawai’i, Vanuatu, Samoa, Tonga, etc. all for students to taste. (Varieties to be prepared will depend on availability.)

4D1PGEN011A Nov 19; T; 6:30 - 8:30 pm; 1 mtg; Bldg 5, Rm 205; Yee & Winter; $45 (There is a $10 lab fee payable to the instructor at the beginning of class).
4D1PGEN011B Dec 10; T; 6:30 - 8:30 pm; 1 mtg; Bldg 5, Rm 203; Yee & Winter; $45 (There is a $10 lab fee payable to the instructor at the beginning of class).

Mahalo nui loa for visiting and shopping at Hawaiian Kava Center!

Hawaiian Kava Center, LLC
PO Box 26344
Honolulu, Hawaii 96825-6344
(808) 256-5605
   
Board Member, `Awa Development Council
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The information in this article was current at 08 Nov 2011


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