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

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.

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)

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.

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


Ola Brew is an employee and community owned brewery whose mission is to increase the local agricultural economy through sourcing Hawai'i-grown ingredients and incorporating them into their beverages. The brewery has organically driven the beyond beer space in Hawai'i as the first locally produced hard seltzer and hard teas while also brewing up delicious beers and hard ciders. True to their mission, Ola Brew has sourced and purchased over $1.2M in local agriculture since their inception in December 2017.

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