Ted Kawahinehelelani Blake talks story

  • Stephanie Shinno / The Garden Island

    Ted Kawahinehelelani Blake talks story at Plantation Coffee Company.

Ted Blake, also known as the “Puakenikeni Lei Man,” is a fixture on Kauai’s south side. Passionate about the history of that region, the current community that is continuing Kauai’s legacy, and about growing the food that keeps them fed; Blake likes to encourage people to get back to their roots. A retired hotel marketing executive, real estate broker and cut flower farmer, Blake now spends his time as a consultant for Koloa Village and Koloa Rum Company and doing community advocacy.