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Community sows seeds of awareness during Native Hawaiian Plant Month

  • COURTESY HUI KU MAOLI OLA
                                Hui Ku Maoli Ola is a native plant nursery in Kaneohe.

    COURTESY HUI KU MAOLI OLA

    Hui Ku Maoli Ola is a native plant nursery in Kaneohe.

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                                Rick Barboza is co-owner of Hui Ku Maoli Ola, a native plant nursery in Kaneohe.

    COURTESY HUI KU MAOLI OLA

    Rick Barboza is co-owner of Hui Ku Maoli Ola, a native plant nursery in Kaneohe.

  • COURTESY IRENE NEWHOUSE
                                Native Hawaiian Plant Society volunteers and community members help to maintain and protect awikiwiki, an endemic vine, in 2016.

    COURTESY IRENE NEWHOUSE

    Native Hawaiian Plant Society volunteers and community members help to maintain and protect awikiwiki, an endemic vine, in 2016.

  • COURTESY MIA CHARLESTON
                                Native Hawaiian Plant Society volunteers and community members plant a tree at a workday along Olowalu Stream in Maui in 2021.

    COURTESY MIA CHARLESTON

    Native Hawaiian Plant Society volunteers and community members plant a tree at a workday along Olowalu Stream in Maui in 2021.

  • COURTESY HUI KU MAOLI OLA
                                Ma‘o hau hele, the state flower and an endangered species.

    COURTESY HUI KU MAOLI OLA

    Ma‘o hau hele, the state flower and an endangered species.

  • COURTESY HUI KU MAOLI OLA
                                Ohia lehua.

    COURTESY HUI KU MAOLI OLA

    Ohia lehua.

April marks Native Hawaiian Plant Month and national Native Plant Month. Several advocates say it’s a great way to bring awareness about the environmental and cultural importance of our native species, as well as to highlight the work community groups are doing to increase our native plant species in the islands. Read more

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