MNBG Seed Bank Newsletter Articles


  • Lāna‘i ‘Ōhi‘a Seed Collecting Trip: 2022 August 17–19

    Maui Nui Botanical Gardens staff and volunteers; Tamara Sherrill, Cathy Davenport, Emmely Felipe, Jennifer Higashino, and Bob and Doreen Hobdy spent a couple of days on Lāna‘i working alongside Kari…

  • Vulnerability of Coastal Dune Plants to Sea Level Rise

    by Dr. Kasey Barton, School of Life Sciences, UH-Mānoa Beaches are an integral part of life in Hawai‘i. Providing recreation, tranquility, a site for celebration and mourning, and even sustenance,…

  • Seeds Sprout After 120 Years!

    by Cathy Davenport, Seed Storage Technician, MNBG Dr. William James Beal began a study in 1879 to test seed dormancy. 142 years later the study is still going on, much…

  • Seed Storage Initiative Update

    by Cathy Davenport As the MNBG Seed Storage Technician, I am responsible for maintaining our Seed Bank and managing native Hawaiian seed storage projects. Seeds have fascinated me since I…

  • Seed Storage and Heritage Crop Distribution

    MNBG staff highlighting some plants that benefit from our seed storage and Hawaiian heritage crop distribution efforts.

  • ‘Ōhi‘a Seed Banking Initiative

    By Kaili Kosaka The seed bank at MNBG has gotten a lot busier these days. Rapid ‘Ōhi‘a Death (ROD) is of growing concern on Hawai‘i Island and the threat of…

  • Seed banking to support a diversity of coastal plants

    by Tamara Sherrill How many native plants grow on your favorite Maui beach? If you are like me, your favorite South shore beach has two: naupaka kahakai and pōhuehue, and…

  • Old Seeds Yield New Species – ‘ena ‘ena

    by Tamara Sherrill We recently cleaned out our seed storage refrigerator and found some seeds that had been collected and stored up to ten years ago. These seeds were at…

  • Conservation at MNBG

    By Tamara Sherrill Conservation of native plants is a multi-faceted effort and one in which the Maui Nui Botanical Gardens (MNBG) plays several important roles. First, we educate. A visit…

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8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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Upcoming Events

Mar
11
Sat
2023
9:00 am Kūlolo Workshop with Namea Hoshino
Kūlolo Workshop with Namea Hoshino
Mar 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Kūlolo Workshop with Namea Hoshino @ Maui Nui Botanical Gardens
Kūlolo is a Hawaiian dessert staple made from freshly steamed kalo (taro), coconut milk, sugar, and little else. MNBG Hawaiian Cultivars Manager Namea Hoshino will teach participants to make kūlolo...
Apr
7
Fri
2023
all-day Maui Nui Botanical Gardens is Cl...
Maui Nui Botanical Gardens is Cl...
Apr 7 all-day
Maui Nui Botanical Gardens is Closed – Good Friday Friday, April 7, 2023
May
27
Sat
2023
9:00 am E kalo ʻai a koʻu makua (The kal...
E kalo ʻai a koʻu makua (The kal...
May 27 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
E kalo ʻai a koʻu makua (The kalo that feeds is my parent - Harvesting, prepping, and cooking kalo.) @ Maui Nui Botanical Gardens
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...
Jul
4
Tue
2023
all-day Maui Nui Botanical Gardens is Cl...
Maui Nui Botanical Gardens is Cl...
Jul 4 all-day
Maui Nui Botanical Gardens is Closed – Independence Day Tuesday, July 4, 2023
Jul
15
Sat
2023
9:00 am Na ʻono i ka lau a me ke kalo (T...
Na ʻono i ka lau a me ke kalo (T...
Jul 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Na ʻono i ka lau a me ke kalo (The tasty leaf and kalo - Identifying and taste testing.) @ Maui Nui Botanical Gardens
Saturday, July 15, 9 to 12 pm – Na ʻono i ka lau a me ke kalo (The tasty leaf and kalo – Identifying and taste testing.) Students will get...