MNBG Calendar

Events & Workshops 2022

Cancellations


Carve Your Own ‘Ohe Kāpala with Nalu Andrade of Na Maka Kahiko
No COVID-19 Restrictions. Masks optional.
Saturday, May 21st | 9am – 11am (FULL), 12pm–2pm, or 2:30–4:30pm (choose one)

Students will learn how to use the tools to make different cuts, profiling, form and technique from Nalu Andrade of Na Maka Kahiko. This two-hour hands on workshop offers attendees a cultural lesson creating repetitive designs used for kapa (bark cloth). With one stamp, an artist can create hundreds of different designs. Your finished stamp can be used to make designs or worn as a hairpick.
Cost (includes materials): $40 for current MNBG members, $65 for non-members (includes one-year membership).
Register at: https://forms.gle/tUQsw8sZqR9xg8L68.


Kapa Making Workshop with Lisa & Lei (In person)
Update: Proof of vaccination not required, but kumu requests that masks be worn by participants.
Saturday, May 28th | 9 am – 3 pm

This workshop series is now full, but we are still accepting registrations for the waitlist.
Mahalo!

In this in-depth, hands-on workshop, students will learn special techniques regarding the cultivation and maintenance of wauke plants, the harvesting and processing of the fiber, proper tool design and use, and traditional practices for making cloth with skilled kapa makers, Lisa Schattenburg-Raymond & Lei Ishikawa. Workshop fee includes all materials.
Cost: $100 for current garden members, or $125 (includes one-year membership).
Register at: Register at https://forms.gle/CHSvcz3VmAAwaGcV7.


Lā‘au Lapa‘au Workshop Series with Ki‘i Kaho‘ohanohano
No COVID-19 Restrictions. Masks optional.
Tuesday, May 31st–Tuesday, Sept. 13th | Eight Classes | 9am–2pm

This workshop series is now full, but we are still accepting registrations for the waitlist.
Mahalo!

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In Hawai‘i, trained practitioners use native plants to create countless traditional medicines. Practically every part of the honua (earth) is a lā‘au (medicine): fresh water, sea water, trees, roots, shrub, plants on and in the land, plants on and in the ocean, sea and stream dwellers, rain water and mists are used for healing. Cultural practitioner, Ki‘i Kaho‘ohanohano, will share traditional Hawaiian healing remedies and practices using Hawaiian plants. Classes will utilize plants growing at MNBG and will teach history, identification, and preparations. This is an eight-class series. Classes start on 5/31, then occur every 2nd and 4th Tuesday. Class dates are: 5/31, 6/14, 6/28, 7/12, 7/26, 8/9, 8/23, and 9/13. Space is limited to 13 people and participants must be able to attend all classes.
Workshop Series Cost: $440 for current MNBG members, $465 for non-members (includes one-year membership). No single class price.
Register at: https://forms.gle/HvKKWNrj59GSQ8rd8.


Moena Ulana (Lau Hala Mat Weaving) Workshop Series with Pohaku Kaho‘ohanohano
No COVID-19 Restrictions. Masks optional.
Tuesday, June 7th–Tues., Sept. 20th | Eight Classes | 9am–1pm

This workshop series is now full, but we are still accepting registrations for the waitlist.
Mahalo!

From hats and bags, fans, to bracelets and headbands, few hand-woven accessories are so subtly stunning as those made of lau hala. In this series, master weaver, Pohaku Kaho‘ohanohano, will teach participants about the history of hala plaiting, preparing leaves for plaiting, and the glossary of Hawaiian words and concepts related to plaiting. Each person will complete a full size moena (a woven mat, usually for the floor in the home) made over the course of the series. This is an eight-class series. Classes are every 1st and 3rd Tuesday, starting 6/7. Class dates are: 6/7, 6/21, 7/5, 7/19, 8/2, 8/16, 9/6, and 9/20. Space is limited to 15 people and participants must be able to attend all classes.
Workshop Series Cost: $360 for current MNBG members, $385 for non-members (includes one-year membership). No single class price.
Register at: https://forms.gle/YUwX6pGfyKUNm8ZT8.


Dye Making Workshop with Lisa & Lei (In person)
Update: Proof of vaccination not required, but kumu requests that masks be worn by participants.
Saturday, June 25th | 9 am – 3 pm

This workshop series is now full, but we are still accepting registrations for the waitlist.
Mahalo!

Participants will learn innovative processing techniques of many Hawaiian plants, and other substances, to produce traditional natural dyes used on kapa cloth. Lisa Schattenburg-Raymond and Lei Ishikawa will share information on identifying, collecting, preparing dyes, and the use of natural additives to manipulate color.
Cost: $125, or $100 for current garden members.
Register at https://forms.gle/dub1BSkS7SX54UEA8.


Manini Kalo with Namea Hoshino
Update: No COVID-19 restrictions. Masks optional.
Saturday, July 2nd | 9am–12pm

Learn about the Manini family of kalo (taro) with MNBG Hawaiian Cultivars Manager, Namea Hoshino. Participants will learn about the cultural uses of the Manini group of kalo and identification techniques. Samples for tasting will be included.
Cost: $25 for current MNBG members, $50 for non-members (includes one-year membership).
Register at: https://forms.gle/17kXD3Ch5GNfcX698


Imu Building Workshop with Ikaika Nakahashi (Two days)
No COVID-19 restrictions. Masks optional.
Saturday, July 30th | 10am–6:30pm
Sunday, July 31st | 8am–1pm

This two-day, in-depth workshop will teach many aspects and benefits of cooking in an imu (traditional Hawaiian underground oven). Hands-on instruction will include how to plan, build, and cook from an imu. Imu cooking is a healthy and delicious method of food preparation that perpetuates the Hawaiian culture and sustainability.
Cost: $100 for current MNBG members, $125 for non-members (includes one-year membership).
Register at: https://forms.gle/9VP1J7ZAr3taAVL79


Kāī Kalo with Namea Hoshino
Update: No COVID-19 restrictions. Masks optional.
Saturday, August 27th | 9am–12pm

Learn about the Kāī family of kalo (taro) with MNBG Hawaiian Cultivars Manager, Namea Hoshino. Participants will learn about the cultural uses of the Kāī group of kalo and identification techniques. Samples for tasting will be included.
Cost: $25 for current MNBG members, $50 for non-members (includes one-year membership).
Register at: https://forms.gle/dyRvyDmBGNFxwsZx5


‘Ula‘ula Kalo with Namea Hoshino
Update: No COVID-19 restrictions. Masks optional.
Saturday, September 24th | 9am - 12pm

Learn about the ‘Ula‘ula family of kalo (taro) with MNBG Hawaiian Cultivars Manager, Namea Hoshino. Participants will learn about the cultural uses of the ‘Ula‘ula group of kalo and identification techniques. Samples for tasting will be included.
Cost: $25 for current MNBG members, $50 for non-members (includes one-year membership).
Register at: https://forms.gle/K8QiyjfJoymwExUM9


Arbor Day Garden Expo & Tree Giveaway
November 5, from 9 am to 2 pm

In partnership with Hawaiian Electric Company, Maui Association of Landscape Professionals, and Kaulunani Urban and Community Forestry Program, Maui Nui Botanical Gardens will give away more than 1,000 Hawaiian trees for free, 1 tree per person, any age. The MALP Garden Expo will feature horticultural and tree care classes, a plant sale, and free activities. To learn more and receive updates on event schedule and activities, visit,
https://www.ArborDayExpo.com.
Cost: free.


Living Wreath Making with Native Plants (In Person)
Saturday, December 3
9AM–12PM & 1PM–4PM

Make a holiday wreath with living, growing native plants; cut, green and dried native plants; or both! The living wreaths made in this class will grow outdoors for months or years if watered regularly. Cut foliage wreaths need no special care. Join Executive Director Tamara Sherrill and Horticulturalist Emmely Felipe in this annual Maui Nui Botanical Gardens tradition. This class will be held twice, once in the morning and once in the afternoon.
Cost: $70, or $45 for current garden members.
Reserve your space at
https://forms.gle/hWm8LdS5DUp9T5Qm9.

Cancellations (paid workshops): Space is limited and registering without payment does not guarantee a spot. Once paid registration is full, MNBG will accept unpaid registrations in the order they are received to place you on a waitlist. Refunds for cancellations will be given only if you call 249-2798 to inform us of the cancellation at least 24 hours before the workshop begins. No-shows and cancellations less than 24 hours before a workshop will forfeit registration and membership fees.
Mahalo for your understanding.

Cancellations (free workshops): Space is limited, so if you need to cancel please call us at 249-2798 to free space for others to register.

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Weed and Pot Club 8:30 am
Weed and Pot Club
May 4 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Weed and Pot Club
If you love working with native plants, you will love the Weed & Pot Club! This volunteer gardening group meets every Wednesday morning, from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Spend...
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Growing Hawaiian ‘Awa with Ka‘iana Runnels 10:00 am
Growing Hawaiian ‘Awa with Ka‘iana Runnels
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Growing Hawaiian ‘Awa with Ka‘iana Runnels @ Maui Nui Botanical Gardens
Growing Hawaiian ‘Awa with Ka‘iana Runnels No COVID-19 Restrictions. Masks optional. Saturday, May 7th | 10 am – 1 pm This is the first class in our ‘awa series with...
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‘Awa Harvesting & Preparation Workshop with Ka‘iana Runnels 9:00 am
‘Awa Harvesting & Preparation Workshop with Ka‘iana Runnels
May 8 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
‘Awa Harvesting & Preparation Workshop with Ka‘iana Runnels @ Maui Nui Botanical Gardens
‘Awa Harvesting & Preparation Workshop with Ka‘iana Runnels No COVID-19 Restrictions. Masks optional. Sunday, May 8th | 9am – 3pm This is the second class in our ‘awa series following...
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Weed and Pot Club 8:30 am
Weed and Pot Club
May 11 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Weed and Pot Club
If you love working with native plants, you will love the Weed & Pot Club! This volunteer gardening group meets every Wednesday morning, from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Spend...
Weed and Pot Club 8:30 am
Weed and Pot Club
May 18 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Weed and Pot Club
If you love working with native plants, you will love the Weed & Pot Club! This volunteer gardening group meets every Wednesday morning, from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Spend...
Carve Your Own ‘Ohe Kāpala with Nalu Andrade of Na Maka Kahiko 9:00 am
Carve Your Own ‘Ohe Kāpala with Nalu Andrade of Na Maka Kahiko
May 21 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Carve Your Own ‘Ohe Kāpala with Nalu Andrade of Na Maka Kahiko @ Maui Nui Botanical Gardens
Carve Your Own ‘Ohe Kāpala with Nalu Andrade of Na Maka Kahiko 3 Classes on the 21st No COVID-19 Restrictions. Masks optional. Saturday, May 21st | 9am – 11pm, 12pm–2pm,...
Weed and Pot Club 8:30 am
Weed and Pot Club
May 25 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Weed and Pot Club
If you love working with native plants, you will love the Weed & Pot Club! This volunteer gardening group meets every Wednesday morning, from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Spend...
Kapa Making Workshop with Lisa & Lei (In person) 9:00 am
Kapa Making Workshop with Lisa & Lei (In person)
May 28 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Kapa Making Workshop with Lisa & Lei (In person) @ Maui Nui Botanical Gardens
Kapa Making Workshop with Lisa & Lei (In person) Proof of full vaccination required to attend. Saturday, May 28th | 9 am – 3 pm In this in-depth, hands-on workshop,...
Lā‘au Lapa‘au Workshop Series with Ki‘i Kaho‘ohanohano 9:00 am
Lā‘au Lapa‘au Workshop Series with Ki‘i Kaho‘ohanohano
May 31 @ 9:00 am – 9:15 am
Lā‘au Lapa‘au Workshop Series with Ki‘i Kaho‘ohanohano @ Maui Nui Botanical Gardens
Lā‘au Lapa‘au Workshop Series with Ki‘i Kaho‘ohanohano No COVID-19 Restrictions. Masks optional. Tuesday, May 31st–Tuesday, Sept. 13th | Eight Classes | 9am–2pmThis workshop series is now full, but we are...

Location
The Garden is located at 150 Kanaloa Avenue in Kahului, Maui, right across from the War Memorial Stadium.
(808) 249-2798

Hours of Operation
Tuesday through Saturday,
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Closed occasionally for inclement weather and Hawaii State Holidays.

Admission
Members: Free
General: $10
Kama'āina (with Hawai'i ID) & Keiki Under 12: Free

Ways to Support MNBG
Make a Donation Every dollar contributed to Maui Nui Botanical Gardens goes directly towards the preservation of Native Hawaiian Plants and the upkeep of our collection that includes some of the rarest specimens in whole world!

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Huli-and-Kalo Kalo-Overhead-scaled Huli-Detail Lā ‘Ulu - Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project booth Lā ‘Ulu - Chef Robert Andrade Lā ‘Ulu - Chef LaFaro's ‘Ulu Risotto  with Lemon and Parmesan