Visit from Aka'ula School

Visit from Aka'ula School

We had a visit from Aka'ula school, in Kaunanakai, recently. Students wrote up some of their adventures, 

 Puu O Hoku Ranch

By Sydni Pawn
Fun all day!!! Puu O Hoku Ranch here we come! Last week Aka’ula
students went to Puu O Hoku Ranch. What an amazing time we had.
When we got there we sang an oli mahalo. Then we were introduced
to our tour guide, Dash. Dash works at the ranch as a volunteer. He
gave up one year of college for the experience, but he will return to
college in California when he is done. We went to see the different
plants and vegetables that they had such as… tomatoes, star fruits,
onions, peppers, lettuce, avocados, eggplants, bananas, corn, and
more!!! Dash knew a lot about the different plants and vegetables. He
talked about how you can cook different vegetables in various ways,
how you’re supposed to grow them, and how GM (genetic modification) can make the plants or
vegetables not good to eat. Afterwards, we took a long, exhausting, hot, feeling like I was going to die,
walk to where they are installing a solar farm and that was quite interesting as well. Next, we walked to
another part of the ranch where they grow the big plants like corn and bananas. It was a long walk back
to the lodge; luckily it was downhill so it was much better. When we got to the lodge, I found a
comfortable seat and sat there and relaxed. We ate these delicious
hamburgers, which were made from cow meat that was grass fed, and
it was very, very good. I wanted to eat one more, but the size of the
burger made me full. We relaxed our stomachs for two hours, then
said thank you and went on our way back to the school. It was so
good to have an opportunity to visit Puu O Hoku Ranch and learn
about different parts of the operations. Thank you to all the people
that helped us by taking us around the ranch, by preparing our food,
and showing us the different plants. Thank you!!!
 
Suicidal Mission
By Cameron Tancayo
“AHHH MY MOUTH!!!!” Lewa, Makana, and I shouted at the same
time. “T-h-a-t was a.. b-a-d… i-d-e-a,” we said in between gasps. We
had just eaten a red chili pepper off one of Puu O Hoku Ranch’s chili
pepper trees. We all were dying from the heat. Miss Newberry dared us
to eat one. Dash warned us that it would be hot, but we took him lightly.
We were about to drink from our bottles when someone said that it
would make it worse. Instead, we were given bananas to eat. The pain
finally subsided after we ate the banana. We all agreed we would not eat
one again, but if someone offered money, we might just take the challenge.