Hokuao Pellegrino and Noho’ana Farms is best known for forty-five different varieties of thriving Kalo, known to most as taro. To
Hawaiians, kalo is more than a staple food; it’s a sacred crop, considered the elder sibling of mankind. Pellegrino believes his responsibility extends beyond providing the community with kalo. It is also keeping the culture alive in agriculture. Every year he, and the land, hosts 1000s of students to reengage them in agriculture and to build an appreciation of the land and culture.