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Kuʻu Home: Plants That Thrive at Pāʻulaʻula

Saturday, March 9th, 2024 at 8:30 am12:00 pm


Learn  How  Native Plants  Malama ‘Āina & Kanaka Hawaiʻi

Presenters will share past & current uses for plants & trees as medicinals, food & cultural practice.  Join us as we are inspired and begin to re-patriate natives at Pāʻulaʻula and  your own backyard.

Mike DeMotta, Retired Curator of Native Living Plants Collections, NTBG His experience has shown him that, “understanding Hawaiian values & world view, and his place within it: kuleana & aloha’āina,  is key for bio cultural conservation.”

Sean Kamakea Chun; Laʻau Lapaʻau, renown healing arts practitioner, Hoʻola Lahui in Wailua will share an introduction to native medicinal plants and uses.

Pāʻulaʻula, once a thriving Wahipana & vibrant Royal Kauahale has been sadly neglected, maligned; it’s proud Hawaiian heritage overshadowed by foreign misunderstanding. Now, with Hawaiian name & history restored Friends of King Kaumualiʻi invites the community to learn how to ReConnect & RePatriate Native Plants that once thrived here; to live again at Pāʻulaʻula or your own backyard.  

Keiki to Kupuna, novice, or plant specialist will be inspired  learning to work with natives to 

nurture plant health and your own!

FREE: ADVANCE REGISTRATION. Limited Space/Donʻt Delay.
Email: Kaumualiiohana@gmail.com with Contact Info and Plant background or Interest.

Event Details:

Saturday, March 9th, 2024
8:30 am – 12:00 pm
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Friends of King Kaumualiʻi

Supported By:

Funded by Hawaii Tourism Authority

Event Location:

Pāʻulaʻula State Park, Waimea
22.01204° N, 159.70597° W
Waimea, 96796
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