Today was a community service day for our class. We arrived at school with our gear and set off into Honokowai valley in the back of Mrs. Stockham's truck.. It was a very different experience in the back of the pickup truck riding through the beautiful valley. As soon as we got deep into the valley and settled in with all our gear we performed a blessing with Puanani and prayed that we would all be safe during our visit. Puanani started off with an ancient Hawaiian chant. It was so powerful that I could sense the presence of all the positive and the wise spirits around me. We soon set off with various tools to a dried grass patch. We rooted all the dried and dead plants and completely cleared the area. After lunch we planted beautiful native plants and watered them. With all the hard work we put into our garden we knew that it would grow and flourish to be a unique class project. It was one of the times that our class cooperated together and became interconnected with the earth.