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Mālama Hawaii

Voluntourism Program

Community Work-Days

Youth Programs

Our volunteer days are on the first Monday of the month in the mornings from 9am til 11:30am. Volunteers will learn about the history of the farm and about the kalo plant. Volunteers will work alongside Keʻanae farmers to help with all aspects of farming including planting, harvesting and maintaining taro patches.

 This is a family-friendly activity and all ages are welcome. Come prepared with water, sun protective clothing and water shoes to wear in the loʻi. Mālama Maui work gloves are provided. Wear clothes that can get wet and muddy. Email pilipaamax@gmail.com and makoaquest@gmail.com to get involved!

After-School Activities

Summer Activities

Hawaiian Arts & Crafts

Safe Space for Youth

Cultural Programs

Cultural Classes, Workshops

Community & Visitor Events and Activities

Cultural Practitioners

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Na Mahiʻai ʻo Keanae

The Farmers of Keanae


Na Mahiʻai ʻo Keanae expects all guests, visitors, volunteers, and partners to follow Kapu Aloha.  This means:

To act with kindness, love, and compassion.




Maui Mixer, dba Na Mahiʻai ʻo Keanae is a nonprofit organization with the goal to improve the socio-economic conditions of the Keanae community, farmers, youth and their families.  We will help to create programs and opportunities to increase cultural knowledge, cultural vocation, and support the sustainability of Keanae.

Mission Statement

1) Provide Keanae farmers and community with support, training, and sustainable economic development opportunities

2) Provide the youth of Keanae with cultural and educational programs and a safe space in the community to learn and practice the Hawaiian culture and activities

3) Provide cultural classes, conservation workshops and events for community members, visitors, and businesses to help increase cultural knowledge, history of the area, and promote hands-on learning experiences in farming and conservation of the natural resources of Keanae

In 2021, Board President Chauncey Kimokeo passed away and we send our condolences and aloha to his ʻohana and the Keanae community.

In May 2022, a group of partner organizations and community members stepped in to help the nonprofit. 

Makoa Quest and Board President Meagan DeGaia will be supporting Na Mahiʻai o Keanae and will continue to provide direct farm support.  Makoa Quest will work with Pilipaʻa LLC to fulfill the Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) agreement to monitor and maintain the waterways leading into the Keanae peninsula.

Na Mahiʻai ʻo Keanae

Meagan DeGaia

Makoa Quest, Nonprofit Org

Max Pichay

Pilipaʻa LLC

Maui Mixer will work in partnership with Makoa Quest and has secured an interim board of directors to help with the transition over the next year.  Maui Mixerʻs work will focus on philanthropy and helping support Hawaiian communities throughout the State.

Maui Mixer Interm Board of Directors

Interim President

Kuʻuleinani Maunupau

Interim Vice-President

Lex Felicilda

Interim Secretary

Monique Sonoquie

Interm Treasurer

Sosefina Nepo

Na Mahiʻai ʻo Keanae Partners

Pilipaʻa Hawaii LLC
Makoa Quest

Volunteer &  Education Projects
NMK current Volunteer & Work-day partnerships include:
Makoa Quest
Mālama Hawaii


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KUPU Internships

Water quality testing by ocean with andr

Natural Resource Management Training

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Community Meetings & Steering Committees

The Importance of Community Centers: Camp Keanae

KUPU Intern training & farm work

Na Mahiʻai ʻo Keanae Community Meetings


Na Mahiʻai o Keanae will start back up the volunteer work-days at the taro patches and farms on the Keanae peninsula.  Due to participant limitations from covid-19 restrictions, all volunteers must register at namahiaiokeanae@gmail.com or through the Malama Hawaii program.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.


MASK MANDATE: Proper social distancing and masks required when not working.

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This is a family friendly activity. Bring watershoes, shades, clothes that can get dirty, sun protective clothing and water and a reuseable water cup. Please contact namahiaiokeanae@gmail.com to register. 

Contact Us

Keanae, Maui, Hawaii



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