PAKIPIKA – Uncle Wally Ito (Ewa Limu Project)

Uncle Wally Ito – Ewa Limu Project

The flavor and heat from Uncle Wally Ito’s chili pepper water is ever evolving and never the same as any previous batch. All ingredients are marinated in a sake bottle for a long, long time, and poured into recycled bottles for your serving convenience.

Nīʻoi and ʻōlena grown on the slopes of Kapālama Heights, Oʻahu; Vinegar from various sources; Salt evaporated from ocean waters off Nōmilu Loko, Kalāheo, Kauaʻi; Ume (pickled plum) from Okinawa, Japan; Garlic not grown in China; Limu kohu from Hāʻena, Kauaʻi

The launching of these chili pepper water bottles for this auction comes at a time when we are still fighting for Uncle Henry’s limu at One’ula Beach Park. There will be a hearing at the BLNR meeting room on Friday, December 14. Hearing starts at 9:15 if you plan to testify. We are trying to stop developers and corporate entities from allowing storm water runoff from their land to flow directly into the ocean, killing or poisoning the limu that many of us depend on. Their best option is to create a series of stormwater retention basins to capture each rain event and allow it to percolate down and refill the aquifer. Help support KUA’s effort to continue Uncle Henry’s legacy of limu education, restoration and malama by bidding generously on these bottles or donating directly to KUA.

Beloved kuaʻāina (fishers, farmers and people of the land throughout the islands) near and dear to Hawaiʻi nei have prepared and generously donated big, beautiful bottles of their special recipe chili pepper waters–for our fundraiser auction and for your table! Your generous winning bid is a donation to KUA and helps make this work possible. Auction ends at midnight on December 26, 2018. See here for a detailed explanation of rules. Our goal is to raise $10,000 with your generous kōkua!