MNBG Calendar

Events & Workshops 2024

Workshop Cancellation Information

Beginning Ulana ʻIeʻie Workshop Series with Daniel Kahaʻialiʻi
Fridays in July, starting July 5th

ʻIeʻie (Freycinetia arborea) is a member of the Screwpine family, like hala, and it's aerial roots were once used extensively for weaving of hīna'i (basket, fish trap), mahiole (helmets), kiʻi, and more. In this workshop series, participants will focus on learning double weave interlocking wheft technique to create art of their own with Daniel Kahaʻialiʻi. Each class will have a different focus: piko, peʻahi, hīnaʻi, and ʻeke.

Daniel is a veteran member of the Na Koa Kau I Ka Meheu o Na Kupuna at the Na Aikane o Maui Cultural Center in Lahaina led by Keʻeaumoku Kapu where he practices and assists in teaching cultural exchange, Hawaiian chant and dance, and the Hawaiian Martial art of Lua. He is careful to spread knowledge and awareness of Hawaiian cultural practices and arts while keeping in mind not to exploit local tradition and culture.

NOTE: While this is a series of classes, participants are not required to attend all classes and must register individually for each class. There are only 10 spots available in each class. Due to the quantity of classes, we will maintain a waitlists by class subject (piko, peʻahi, etc.).

Class Schedule & Registration Links:
Piko: Friday, July 19th, 10am to 12pm
Peʻahi: Friday, July 19th, 2pm to 4pm
Hīnaʻi: Friday, July 26th, 10am to 12pm
ʻEke: Friday, July 26th, 2pm to 4pm

Members: $30.25 per class
New Members: $55 for first class, can use member rate for remaining classes. Includes Naupaka-level Garden Membership.

Imu Building Workshop with Ikaika Nakahashi
Friday, August 2nd | 10am to 6:30pm
Saturday, August 3rd | 8am to 2pm

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. Participants will get to include a pan of food for cooking in the imu.

Chris "Ikaika" Nakahashi is from Haʻikū, Maui. Ikaika is the Maui Nui Botanical Gardens Board President and a lecturer of Hawaiian Ethnobotany at the University of Hawai‘i Maui College. He is passionate about education and traditional Hawaiian cooking. He has received training and performed imu throughout the Hawaiian islands. Ikaika brings his many years of Hawaiian cooking experience to his imu workshops.

NOTE: This is a two-day workshop and attendees must be able to attend both days.

Members: $100 with promo code
New Members: $125, includes Naupaka-level Garden Membership

Arbor Day Garden Expo and Hawaiian Tree Giveaway
Saturday, November 2nd

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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 48 hours before the workshop begins. No-shows and cancellations less than 48 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
Keiki Under 12:   Free
Kama'aina:   Free
(with Hawai'i ID)

A Few Native Hawaiian Plants from the MNBG Collection