Maui Nui Botanical Garden Kalo Workshop, May 31

May 19, 2014, 2:49 PM HST · Updated May 19, 2:51 PM
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Kalo file photo by Wendy Osher.

Kalo file photo by Wendy Osher.

By Maui Now Staff

The Maui Nui Botanical Gardens hosts a Kalo workshops on Saturday, May 31, to share information about unique varieties and the extraordinary significance of taro in Hawaii.

The session will run from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Maui Nui Botanical Gardens in Kahului, and will be led by kalo farmer Hōkūao Pellegrino.

The workshop is sponsored by the Fred Baldwin Foundation, Ceres Trust, County of Maui Office of Economic Development, and the Department of Water Supply.

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Participants will learn how to prepare and taste poi grown and harvested on Maui.

Reservations are required and workshop fees apply.  To RSVP, interested guests are asked to call 249-2798 or email [email protected]

Additional workshops planned at the Maui Nui Botanical Gardens over the next few months include the following:

  • Saturday, July 19, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Intro to Kapa Dye Making with Lisa Schattenburg-Raymond and Lei Ishikawa;
  • Saturday, July 26, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.: ‘Awa Workshop with Kapono‘ai Molitau;
  • Saturday, August 2, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Intro to Kapa Dye Making with Lisa Schattenburg-Raymond and Lei Ishikawa;
  • Saturday, September 27, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Mai‘a (Banana) Workshop with Angela K. Kepler
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