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Lahaina Restoration Foundation to host breadfruit workshop, free concert

By Staff | Aug 4, 2011


LAHAINA — Learn all about breadfruit at a workshop on Saturday, Aug. 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lahaina Jodo Mission.

Sponsored by Lahaina Restoration Foundation and The Breadfruit Institute of the National Tropical Botanical Garden, the workshop, “Ho’oulu i ka ‘ulu — Let the breadfruit flourish,” will cover the culture and history, propagation, planting, pruning, fertilizing, harvesting and preparing of breadfruit.

The fee to attend is $15 payable in advance. Call the foundation office at 661-3262 to register.

The breadfruit workshop will begin with a Hawaiian cultural presentation by Cliff Pali Ahue and members of halau hula Na Maile Ku Honua.

Ian Cole, the collection manager and curator for the Breadfruit Institute, will then give a presentation on breadfruit propagation, planting, pruning, fertilizing and harvesting.

Chef James McDonald of I’o Restaurant, O’o Farm, pacific’O, ‘Aina Gourmet Market and Feast at Lele will demonstrate how to make a dessert from ripe breadfruit. Sampling of breadfruit chips and his dessert will follow.

A question and answer session will be held. Ulu (breadfruit) trees will also be sold at the event.

Lahaina Jodo Mission is located at 12 Ala Moana St. There is plenty of free parking at the site. The $15 fee does not include lunch; please bring your own. Fruit, tea, coffee and water will be provided.

In related news, pack a picnic and join the crowd on the Baldwin Home Museum lawn for a free concert with Reiko Fukino on Thursday, Aug. 11, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Fukino performs all genres of music with versatility in Hawaiian and contemporary styles. She is a seasoned artist who has worked with several of Hawaii’s leading local vocalists. Fukino released her first CD, “Timeless Classics of Hawaii,” in 1999.

For Thursday’s show, Fukino will be joined by her daughter, Nalei Pokipala, to entertain the crowd with local island favorites and contemporary tunes.

Relax under the shade trees and enjoy the free concert brought to you by Lahaina Restoration Foundation. Chairs are limited; blankets, mats and low beach chairs are welcome.

The Baldwin Home Museum is located in the heart of Lahaina on the corner of Front and Dickenson streets.

For news on other Hawaiian Music Series concerts, visit www.lahainarestoration.org.