• Lā ‘Ulu - Maui Breadfruit Company booth

Lā ‘Ulu – Booths

Lā 'Ulu Breadfruit Day has been postponed.

COVID-19 cases, especially the Delta variant, are currently at their highest numbers on Maui and in our state since the beginning of the pandemic. Maui is also the least vaccinated county, at 55%. The County of Maui has decided that, for public safety, the 2021 Lā 'Ulu Breadfruit Day event scheduled for September 4 must be limited to 100-150 participants. For comparison, the 2019 Lā 'Ulu event had an attendance of 2,000. Because of this, we have decided to postpone all scheduled 2021 Lā 'Ulu activities, both virtual and in-person.

If you can, please get vaccinated!
Check back here for the new date
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The purpose of this event is to provide outreach about the use of ‘ulu to Maui residents and the Native Hawaiian community, by bringing together Hawaiian researchers, farmers, chefs, and food producers to share their work with ‘ulu. We hope that getting the word out about ‘ulu will help increase demand for traditional Hawaiian foods, increase viable crop choices for local farmers, and increase resident interest in preserving other Hawaiian plants like the unique Hawaiian cultivars of kalo, ‘uala, kō, ‘awa, and mai‘a featured at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens. Booths will be hosted by Hawaiian organizations from across the state that are involved in ‘ulu research, promotion, and growing, in addition to Maui cultural and environmental groups.


This project is sponsored by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, working to improve the lives of Native Hawaiians.

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! Purchase Chocolate MNBG is a member of Maui Ku'ia Estate Chocolate's Chocolate Laulima Program. Make a purchase from the link below and 40% of your purchase will come back to MNBG. Click here to buy chocolate and support MNBG!

Upcoming Events

Dec
4
Sat
9:00 am FULL: Living Wreath Making with ...
FULL: Living Wreath Making with ...
Dec 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
This workshop is FULL. Click here for our afternoon session. Native plants provide more than just food and habitat for wildlife: they also provide great beauty all year long!  Learn...
1:00 pm Living Wreath Making with Native...
Living Wreath Making with Native...
Dec 4 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Native plants provide more than just food and habitat for wildlife: they also provide great beauty all year long!  Learn to make a living wreath from Native Hawaiian Plants in...
Dec
8
Wed
8:30 am Weed and Pot Club
Weed and Pot Club
Dec 8 @ 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...
Dec
11
Sat
9:00 am Piko Kalo with Namea Hoshino (In...
Piko Kalo with Namea Hoshino (In...
Dec 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Learn about the Piko family of kalo (taro) with Kalo Varieties Manager, Namea Hoshino. Participants will learn about the cultural uses of the Piko group of taro and identification techniques....
Dec
15
Wed
8:30 am Weed and Pot Club
Weed and Pot Club
Dec 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...

Gallery

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