MNBG Calendar

Events & Workshops 2023


RESCHEDULED: Eating Invasives: Chinese Violet Workshop with Sunny Savage (In Person)
NEW DATE: Saturday, February 4, 2023 | 1 pm - 3 pm

Sunny Savage is an advocate for utilizing weedy plants that are abundant on Maui. Join the creator and author of the Savage Kitchen app to discuss the identification and uses of the common weed, Asystasia gangetica, Chinese violet, including making a tasty dish and a natural dye. Please come ready to be outdoors in any weather.
Workshop Cost: $40
Space is limited.

Kūlolo Workshop with Namea Hoshino
Saturday, March 11th | 9am - 12pm

Kūlolo is a Hawaiian dessert staple made from freshly steamed kalo (taro), coconut milk, and sugar. MNBG Hawaiian Cultivars Manager Namea Hoshino will teach participants to make kulolo using three different kalo varieties and have taste testing of each one.

Cost: $40 for current MNBG members, $65 for new members.

E kalo ʻai a koʻu makua
(The kalo that feeds is my parent - Harvesting, prepping, and cooking kalo.)

Saturday, May 27, | 9 am to 2 pm

This is a different kind of cooking class for those who want to go beyond poi, laulau, and kulolo. Hawaiian Cultivars Manager Namea Hoshino will be leading hands-on preparations of leaf, corm, and stem and sharing recipes for all three. Bring your apron and your own kalo recipes to share!

Cost: $40 for current Garden members, $65 for new members.

Registration Coming Soon.

Na ʻono i ka lau a me ke kalo
(The tasty leaf and kalo - Identifying and taste testing.)

Saturday, July 15 | 9 to 12 pm

Students will get an overview of heritage Hawaiian kalo varieties and taste test a selection of cooked corm and leaf from within the MNBG collection. Join Hawaiian Cultivars Manager Namea Hoshino to learn how taste and texture change according to variety and growing conditions.

Cost: $40 for current MNBG members, $65 for new members.

Registration Coming Soon.

Ka pili oha mai kaʻāina a ka moana ke kalo
(The interconnections between land, sea, and kalo in variety names.)

Saturday, September 23 | 9am - 12pm

photos by Jerry Konanui

ʻElepaio, ʻO‘opukai, ‘Apuwai...Hawaiian kalo cultivar names also refer to other things. Hawaiian Cultivars Manager Namea Hoshino will teach about Hawaiian land, sea, animal, and plant names and their connections to kalo varieties names. Apply your new knowledge as you practice identifying differences between heritage varieties.

Cost: $40 for current MNBG members, $65 for new members.

Registration Coming Soon.

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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.

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.

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

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Random Pictures from our Galleries

Huli-Detail Lā ‘Ulu - Chef LaFaro's ‘Ulu Risotto  with Lemon and Parmesan Lā ‘Ulu - Ho'o'ulu ka 'ulu booth Lā ‘Ulu - Hui O Wa'a Kaulua activity Lā ‘Ulu - Kahanu Gardens booth Lā ‘Ulu - kapa making demo Lā ‘Ulu - lei making with 'ulu malo activity Lā ‘Ulu - MNBG native plant sale