MNBG Calendar

Events & Workshops 2022

Cancellations


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 is full!
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!

Click to Register

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


‘Apu ‘Awa (Coconut Shell Cup) Making Workshop with Chris Ikaika Nakahashi
Saturday, 7/16/22| 9 am – 12pm

‘Awa (Piper methysticum a.k.a. Kava) is an important ceremonial plant in Hawai‘i and across Oceania. Special drinking cups, called ‘apu ‘awa, are made from a coconut shell, cut lengthwise, and used for drinking ‘awa. Make your own ‘apu ‘awa with practitioner and MNBG Vice President Chris (Ikaika) Nakahashi.
Cost: $45 for members and $60 for nonmembers.
Register at: https://forms.gle/9Yb5KgztWsrsLWSYA.


Imu Building Workshop with Ikaika Nakahashi (Two days)
No COVID-19 restrictions. Masks optional.
Friday, July 29th | 10am–6:30pm
Saturday, July 30th | 8:30am–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.

Jun
14
Tue
2022
Lā‘au Lapa‘au Workshop Series with Ki‘i Kaho‘ohanohano
Jun 14 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

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!

Click to Register

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.

Jun
15
Wed
2022
Weed and Pot Club
Jun 15 @ 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 your morning helping the Gardens thrive through weeding and propagation. Come prepared to work with covered shoes and gardening attire.

Jun
21
Tue
2022
Moena Ulana (Lau Hala Mat Weaving) Workshop Series with Pohaku Kaho‘ohanohano
Jun 21 @ 9:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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.

Jun
22
Wed
2022
Weed and Pot Club
Jun 22 @ 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 your morning helping the Gardens thrive through weeding and propagation. Come prepared to work with covered shoes and gardening attire.

Jun
25
Sat
2022
Dye Making Workshop with Lisa & Lei (In person)
Jun 25 @ 9:00 am – 9:15 am

Dye Making Workshop with Lisa & Lei (In person)
Proof of full vaccination required to attend.
Saturday, June 25th | 9 am – 3 pm

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.

Jun
28
Tue
2022
Lā‘au Lapa‘au Workshop Series with Ki‘i Kaho‘ohanohano
Jun 28 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

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!

Click to Register

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.

Jun
29
Wed
2022
Weed and Pot Club
Jun 29 @ 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 your morning helping the Gardens thrive through weeding and propagation. Come prepared to work with covered shoes and gardening attire.

Jul
2
Sat
2022
Kāī Kalo with Namea Hoshino
Jul 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

Jul
5
Tue
2022
Moena Ulana (Lau Hala Mat Weaving) Workshop Series with Pohaku Kaho‘ohanohano
Jul 5 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

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.

Jul
6
Wed
2022
Weed and Pot Club
Jul 6 @ 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 your morning helping the Gardens thrive through weeding and propagation. Come prepared to work with covered shoes and gardening attire.

Jul
12
Tue
2022
Lā‘au Lapa‘au Workshop Series with Ki‘i Kaho‘ohanohano
Jul 12 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

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!

Click to Register

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.

Jul
13
Wed
2022
Weed and Pot Club
Jul 13 @ 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 your morning helping the Gardens thrive through weeding and propagation. Come prepared to work with covered shoes and gardening attire.

Jul
16
Sat
2022
‘Apu ‘Awa (Coconut Shell Cup) Making Workshop with Chris Ikaika Nakahashi
Jul 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

‘Apu ‘Awa (Coconut Shell Cup) Making Workshop with Chris Ikaika Nakahashi
Saturday, 7/16/22| 9 am – 12pm

‘Awa (Piper methysticum a.k.a. Kava) is an important ceremonial plant in Hawai‘i and across Oceania. Special drinking cups, called ‘apu ‘awa, are made from a coconut shell, cut lengthwise, and used for drinking ‘awa. Make your own ‘apu ‘awa with practitioner and MNBG Vice President Chris (Ikaika) Nakahashi.
Cost: $45 for members and $60 for nonmembers.
Register at: https://forms.gle/9Yb5KgztWsrsLWSYA.

Jul
19
Tue
2022
Moena Ulana (Lau Hala Mat Weaving) Workshop Series with Pohaku Kaho‘ohanohano
Jul 19 @ 9:14 pm – 10:14 pm

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.

Jul
20
Wed
2022
Weed and Pot Club
Jul 20 @ 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 your morning helping the Gardens thrive through weeding and propagation. Come prepared to work with covered shoes and gardening attire.

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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