Waipa is an almost intact ahupua'a adjoining Hanalei bay on Kauai, Hawaii. (An ahupua'a is a historic method of land division running from ocean to mountain incorporating all the resources that exist at the different elevations). It was saved from development in the early 70's by a hui of families and now serves as a cultural community center and a place to raise food locally -- particularly taro, which is pictured basking in the Kauai sun at left.
Kaipo Like served as one of our hosts during the visit. Here he explains the maintenance of the lo'i (taro) patch.