In Partnership with the Southern Weekend

Learn how to open a coconut In ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi with Keiki O Ka ‘Āina

HI Now host Kainoa Carlson learns how to crack open a coconut and brushes up on his 'olelo Hawaii with Kumu Ka'imi Earl from Keiki O Ka 'Āina.

Sponsored by Keiki O Ka Aina

According to Kumu Earl, older coconuts are a darker color and are better for eating, while younger coconuts are lighter and often have more coconut water inside.

Keiki O Ka ‘Āina is a Christian Native Hawaiian organization that is focused on perpetuating Hawaiian culture through education and practice. Most of its classes involve early childhood education and normalizing Hawaiian culture for young children and their families. It has also recently worked toward teaching families about growing their own food and sustainability. Most of its programs are completely free and open to the public.

For more information: koka.org