Coconut Oil & Coconut Candy Making Workshops
Please arrive at 8:30 AM.
9:00 AM Workshop start.
Coconut Oil & Coconut Candy Workshop on March 11th, 2023!
Join us in celebrating the CHamoru culture with our coconut oil workshop and learn from our cultural practitioners of this age-old practice. The process called “Mamatika” in CHamoru was just one of the many ways Ancient CHamoru society depended on the coconut tree or trongkon niyok which is found in abundance throughout the Pacific. Coconut oil is a valuable resource that is still used today in CHamoru cuisine, bath and body products, and as medicine for numerous ailments. Attendees will also get to take home a sample bottle of coconut oil of their very own.
Learn to live off the land the CHamoru way, have fun on an outdoor cultural adventure experience, and enjoy a delicious mini Fiesta Style BBQ Plate!
Treat yourself to a classic CHamoru treat and learn from our cultural practitioners how to make Coconut Candy in our Coconut Candy making workshop. Also known as Bukayu in CHamoru this all-time favorite treat is made from freshly grated coconut, caramelized sugar, and a dash of salt. Our coconut candy-making workshop is a great introduction to CHamoru cuisine, and a delightful treat for the family to enjoy.
There will be one — 2-hour session — on Saturday scheduled for 9:00 AM. Please arrive at 8:30 AM.
The Cost of Each Session:
Guests will be welcomed at the Valley of the Latte Visitor’s Center and transported to the Latte Dock on our River Boats. All weaving workshops are conducted outdoors.
*The Coconut Oil & Candy Making Workshops include a mini Fiesta Style BBQ Lunch Plate.
*All supplies will be provided for the participants, Staff will guide all guests, and all guests will get to take home a sample of the Coconut Oil & Candy that they make!
** There is a maximum workshop size of 25 attendees and advanced registration is required, so please do not wait to register. You can book and pre-pay online.