Ancient Hawaiians could teach our high-tech world a thing or two. These hardy souls managed to survive and thrive on islands with limited resources without depleting the soil or negatively impacting plant diversity. If you plan to travel to Hawaii, you should seek out some of these sites of ancient wisdom for yourself.
This pre-colonial division of land was not about property
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Fish to feed the masses.
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Fishing in the ponds was far safer than fishing in the open sea. The ponds guaranteed a food source to the Hawaiians when times were lean or when bad weather prohibited fishing on the shore or at sea.
The highest concentration of fish ponds was on Moloka'i, There were many rules concerning behavior while at the ponds, such as no cursing or spitting. These food sources were considered spiritual as well as material bodies of water.
Preserving plants for medicine.
The responsible stewardship of the ancient people of the Hawaiian Islands has left many of their ancient medicines still growing in abundance on the mountainsides and in the lush forests.
Ancient Hawaiians used coconut shells, gourds, and mussel shells
There are several places to take guided tours through nature where you will learn about the cultivation and uses of Hawaii's rich botanical medicine chest.
Hawaii is clearly the destination for people interested in sustainability, both past and future. Along with historical sites, Hawaii has many places to visit where modern methods of sustainability are being used. Consult with your travel agent to plan your itinerary, as they are experts