Friday, October 19, 2012


Garden, plantation, patch, cultivated field

Hopefully many of you are working in your māla this fine month. Whatever type of māla you have, whether it be flowers, sweet potato, vegetables, herbs, just put that word after the word māla, make your little māla sign on a cute stick, put it in the ground and be "official!" Take a picture and send it to me! Here's some help:

māla 'ai - food garden
māla pua - flower garden
māla kalo - taro garden (commonly referred to as "patch" but I just don't like that word. Doesn't do the task justice)
māla  - sugarcane plantation
māla lā'au lapa'au - medicinal herb garden