Hawai‘i Forest and Trail Presents A Grow Hawaiian Weekend February 22-24, 2013
The 9th Annual Grow Hawaiian Weekend on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, February 22, 23, and 24 is a celebration of Hawaiian cultural and natural history at Amy Greenwell Garden in Captain Cook. All of the activities are free.
On Friday, February 22, between 12 noon and 4 pm., the public is invited to the Garden Visitor Center to join Greenwell Garden staff, taro experts Jerry Konanui and Keahi Tomas, and local school children in ku‘i kalo—poi pounding. Boards and stones and cooked taro will be available for everyone from beginners to experts to try their hand at this traditional culinary art.
On Saturday, February 23, from 9:00-2:30 pm, there will be presentations on botanical gardens, taro cultivation, storytelling sessions, conservation, horticulture, and lauhala weaving, and demonstrations of ipu gourd decorating, kapa making, weaving, woodworking, lei making, taro cultivation, and Hawaiian dyes. There will be hands-on activities for the keiki and adults, plant and insect identification booths, displays, live entertainment, Hawaiian food, and much more!
On Sunday, February 24, natural and cultural interpreter Bobby Camara will lead a tour of the archaeological sites and geological features of Kalaemanō. The tour starts at the Ka‘ūpūlehu Cultural Center at 9:30 and will be finished by noon.