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Maui Nui Botanical Gardens offers Kalo Workshop September 4-6, 2010

The Maui Nui Botanical Gardens hosts a Kalo (Taro) workshop lead by Hawaiian cultural practitioner and mahi`ai (farmer) Jerry Konanui as part of its new education program, Ulu Ka Hoi” (to grow interest).   This three day event will educate local farmers and practitioners on the varieties of kalo available, techniques to identify these varieties, proper cultivation methods, and cultural applications.  Participants will also have the opportunity to learn innovative wood and stone sculpting methods using modern equipment.  Space is limited and daily fees apply.  Please call 808-249-2798 to reserve your space.  

Maui Nui Botanical Gardens’ cultural workshops are sponsored by the County of Maui and the Hawaii Tourism Authority.    Please visit www.mnbg.org for a full list of upcoming events.  The Gardens are located at 150 Kanaloa Avenue in Kahului.   
 

Jerry Konanui. Photo courtesy Maui Nui Botanical Gardens.

September 4

th from 9-12pm – Kalo Identification and Cultivation

This workshop is an opportunity for local farmers and practitioners to learn about the many varieties of Hawaiian kalo, techniques to identify these varieties, proper cultivation methods, and cultural relevance.

Fee: $25.00, Limit: 25 

September 5th from 9-2pm – Pohaku Ku‘i ‘Ai (poi pounding stone making)

Participants are required to provide their own safety equipment (eye and ear protection) as well as wear appropriate clothing and foot wear.

Fee: $40.00, Limit: 15 

Sept. 6th from 9-2pm – Papa Ku‘i ‘ai (poi pounding board making)

Participants are required to provide their own safety equipment (eye and ear protection) as well as wear appropriate clothing and foot wear.

Fee $40, Limit: 15

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