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Celebrate Earth Day 2013 at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens

By Staff | Apr 11, 2013

Enjoy free cultural demonstrations and activities at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens’ annual Earth Day Celebration & Native Plant Sale.

KAHULUI – Maui Nui Botanical Gardens will host its annual Earth Day Celebration & Native Plant Sale on Saturday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the gardens located at 150 Kanaloa Avenue in Kahului.

Admission and parking are free to the public.

The event will feature entertainment by Grammy Award-winning entertainer George Kahumoku Jr., Sheldon Brown & Friends, Damien Awai of An Den, Kaniala Masoe, and Hui Ukulele O Kalama.

The celebration will be hosted by Maui’s own Alaka’i Paleka of KPOA 93.5 FM.

Enjoy free cultural demonstrations and activities, including lei making with Na Kamehameha Pa’u riders, kapa making with University of Hawaii Maui College Hawaiian ethnobotany students, and kamani nut whistle making (oeoe) with the dedicated volunteers of Maui Nui Botanical Gardens.

‘Ono food will be available for purchase, provided by the Lahaina Hawaiian Civic Club and Maui High School’s Workplace Readiness Program.

MNBG will also be offering its signature Hawaiian sugarcane juice harvested directly from the gardens and freshly pressed to order.

Upwards of 20 organizations will share information about Hawaiian species, resource conservation and recycling. Learn about the many volunteer opportunities supporting the preservation of our beautiful island’s land and ocean resources by visiting educational displays provided by the Maui Invasive Species Committee, East Maui Watershed Partnership, Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project, Friends of Haleakala National Park, Habitat for Humanity, Kaho’olawe Island Reserve Commission and many more.

Maui Nui Botanical Gardens is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to foster appreciation and understanding of Maui Nui’s plants and their role in Hawaiian cultural expression by providing a gathering place for discovery, education and conservation.

For more information, or to make a donation to the event, contact Whit Germano at 249-2798.