Cooking with Canoe Plants Workshop with Heather Penfield



Join Heather Penfield on Saturday, August 19th, 2023 , from 9am – 11am., for the Cooking with Canoe Plants Workshop at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus.

In this workshop you will learn:

  • Learn the importance of the first edible plants brought to Hawaii by Polynesians.  
  • Explore five or more different plants and how to buy and  prepare them. 
  • Gain hands-on experience making recipes from start to finish. Including salad, main course and dessert.
  • Discuss the nutritional, social & economical benefits of buying locally grown  produce.


  • Handout with recipes 
  •  Samples of the recipes we make 

We will use in season produce:

 Ulu (breadfruit), Uala (sweet potato), Olena (turmeric), Kalo(taro), Ko(Sugarcane), Mai’a(banana), Niu (coconut), Ohi’a ai (mountain apple), & Ki (ti)


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