Kuleana is one’s personal sense of responsibility.
Kuleana is a uniquely Hawaiian value and practice.
The person possessing Kuleana, believes in the strength of this value, and will be quick to say,
“I accept my responsibilities, and I will be held accountable.”
Kuleana is an idea that drives us to preserve Hawaii’s natural beauty, motivates us to teach our guests about conservation, and inspires us to give back to our community.
Way back in 1992, long before Jungle Zipline Maui existed, we took on the responsibility to care and preserve for the AINA (LAND). The land Jungle Zipline Maui is operating on is used to preserve and propagate a variety of indigenous Hawaiian plants. Over the years we propagated over 1 million of Hawaiian ferns and plants. We are strongly committed to continue the ancient Hawaiian tradition of Taro farming.
When the first voyagers arrived on the shores of the Hawaiian Islands nearly 1,500 years ago, kalo (taro) was one of the few sacred plants they carried with them. In ancient Hawai`i, taro played a much larger role beyond dietary staple. At the economic, political and spiritual center of Hawaiian agricultural society, the taro plant and its history grew to mythological proportions. So important was taro for Hawaiians’ survival and prosperity that it was considered an elder sibling to the Hawaiian race.
Hawaiian Pohole ferns pronounced poh-HOH-lay, are a rich deep green and produce large fronds that range from three to six feet long. Vibrant green shoots unfurl from the coiled fernhead and are harvested from the interior when they are between 6 and 9 inches tall. This edible fern has a subtlety sweet and nutty flavor with a slightly chewy texture. Its taste has been compared to both okra and asparagus. We maintained over 1.5 acer native Pahole Fern forest.
We believe that every Keiki (child) should have the basic needs and a equal chance in life. We support and partner with organisations that directly help kids in need. A portion of all sales go directly back to supporting local children in need and we also help St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.