Lā ‘Ulu – Webinars

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!
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All presentations are free Zoom webinars. Please register using the form links below each description. You will be emailed a link once you register and your email will not be used for any other purpose. Information gathered from registration forms are for grant reporting purposes.

From Tree to Table - An Overview of Breadfruit Products Around the Globe,
with Diane Ragone, Director,
Breadfruit Institute, National Tropical Botanical Garden.

Entrepreneurs, chefs, community organizations and other groups and individuals are developing and bringing new breadfruit products to the marketplace. Join us on a global tour to learn about the exciting possibilities of breadfruit for food security and economic development.

a co-presentation with,
Shirley Kahaihao - Adapting everyday dishes for breadfruit

Having presented numerous breadfruit cooking demos over the past 7 years, Aunty Shirley Kauhaihao is known throughout the Pacific for her adaptations of everyday dishes to include breadfruit. Aunty Shirley will discuss her methods for adapting recipes and demonstrate her latest adaptation.


Regenerating our environment and food systems with breadfruit agroforestry,
with Craig Elevitch

Breadfruit has been grown together with numerous other crops in abundant food-producing landscapes for millennia. In this presentation, we will introduce methods of growing breadfruit in diversified cropping systems in our modern context.

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

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

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!


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