A new start: Ola Brew celebrates Earth Day with keiki kalo giveaway

  • Naehalani Breeland gives Bryce Bateman dryland kalo plants as Ola Brew celebrates the 50th Earth Day on Wednesday. Ola Brew forged ahead with its 50th anniversary celebration of Earth Day by giving away dryland kalo starts to customers in exchange for a donation of canned goods. “As you all know, increasing Hawaii’s agricultural economy has always been the driving force and the soul of our business model,” said Naehalani Breeland, president of Ola Brew. “During these times we are encouraging everyone and their keiki to recognize the abundance that we have here to sustain ourselves and each other.” Breeland said Manaai and Huialohaainamomona donated 1,400 dryland kalo starts to share with the community. “Our motto is ‘plant what you take and share what you make,’” said Breeland. All of the food donated will be delivered to the Milolii community. “Hopefully, it will encourage you to get your hands dirty and grow more food,” she said. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Naehalani Breeland of Ola Brew stacks dryland kalo starts given away for food donations celebrating the 50th Earth Day Celebration on Wednesday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Ola Brew founders Naehalani Breeland and Brett Jacobson celebrate the 50th Earth Day by giving away dryland kalo plants in exchange for a canned good on Wednesday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

Ola Brew forged ahead with its 50th anniversary celebration of Earth Day by giving away dryland kalo starts to customers in exchange for a donation of canned goods.

“As you all know, increasing Hawaii’s agricultural economy has always been the driving force and the soul of our business model,” said Naehalani Breeland, president of Ola Brew. “During these times we are encouraging everyone and their keiki to recognize the abundance that we have here to sustain ourselves and each other.”

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Breeland said Manaai and Huialohaainamomona donated 1,400 dryland kalo starts to share with the community.

“Our motto is ‘plant what you take and share what you make,’” said Breeland.

All of the food donated will be delivered to the Milolii community.

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“Hopefully, it will encourage you to get your hands dirty and grow more food,” she said.

The keiki kalo giveaway continues Friday at Ola Brew on Luhia Street in the Old Industrial Area of Kailua-Kona.

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