Living in the Attitude of Gratitude

A Song For Gratitude (Uli Mahalo) 

ʻUhola ʻia ka makaloa lā
Pū ʻai i ke aloha ā
Kū kaʻi ʻia ka hā loa lā
Pāwehi mai nā lehua
Mai ka hoʻokuʻi a ka hālāwai lā
Mahalo e Nā Akua
Mahalo e nā kūpuna lā, ʻeā
Mahalo me ke aloha lā
Mahalo me ke aloha lā

The makaloa mat has been unfurled
In love, food we share
The great breath has been exchanged
Honored and adorned is the Lehua
From zenith to horizon
Gratitude and thanks to our Akua
Gratitude and thanks to our beloved ancestors
Gratitude, admiration, thanks, and love
To all who are present, both seen and unseen
-Kēhau Camara

****To listen to the Oli Mahalo :

We have so much gratitude for our community, our supporters, and our families. 
To our volunteers: A very sincere Mahalo. You all continue to surprise us with your commitment to our Wednesday volunteer days. Each week we appreciate your hard work, your smiles, and the stories you bring us. Every Wednesday is a sweet reminder of the days when building a community around caring for the earth was just a dream. We are so inspired by your love of the land, the farm, and knowledge of what it takes to grow local food in Hawaii. We are proud to call you our Green Rows Ohana and we are lucky to have you all in our lives. 

To our community: Without you the farm would not be complete. Thank you for attending our events, shopping at the Sunday Farmers Market, and supporting local food. We are grateful for this community- one that dances at every festival, spreads the word of the farm to unsuspecting friends, and cries when we run out of eggs at the market. Green Rows farm could never survive without all of you. Thank you for knowing your farmers, we love getting to know every single one of you. 

To our families: Thank you for empowering us to follow our dreams. The farm (and) life we have built is possible because of your love and encouragement. We are lucky and fortunate to farm on family land. We are grateful to share our new discoveries, mistakes, and produce with you. And we love all of you to the maximum! We are honored with the faith you have in us. 

And last but not least, we have to thank Kava, Mahi, Saki, the chickens, and all the micro-organisms who make our life that much sweeter. 

Kai & Sean 
Green Rows Farm 
November 2014