Plant Medicine Intensive
David Bruce Leonard will teach a 4 day intensive course on making medicine from locally available plants at the Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden in Captain Cook. Plant Medicine Intensive will be offered from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 15-18. The fee for the 4 day course is $299 ($279 for Bishop Museum and Amy Greenwell Garden members). Participants must register and pay in advance. To register, call (808) 323-3318 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mr. Leonard has studied traditional medicine with healers in Asia, North and South America, and Hawai‘i. With a Master’s Degree in traditional Chinese medicine, he has a working knowledge of more than 400 traditional Hawaiian, Chinese, and Western plants. He has been a student of Hawaiian medicine under Kahu Kawika Ka’alakea, Kaipo Kaneakua, and Na Kupuna ‘O Hawai‘i since 1992. He is the author of Medicine at Your Feet: Healing Plants of the Hawaiian Kingdom.
Plant Medicine Intensive will include instruction and practice in botany and plant anatomy, collecting protocols and practices, wild foods as medicine, the use of plants to treat inflammation and injuries, topical uses of plants, and making tinctures, pills, poultices, oils, and salves. He will work with common plants that are found as garden weeds, Hawaiian native plants and Polynesian introductions, and culinary herbs. All of these plants have long traditions of medicinal use in Asia, Hawai‘i, or the Americas, and most of them can be found growing at Amy Greenwell Garden.
Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden is Bishop Museum’s native plant arboretum located at 82-6160 Mamalahoa Hwy in Captain Cook on the Island of Hawai‘i. The Garden is open for self-guided visitors Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and closed Mondays and holidays. There is a $7 admission fee for adults and reduced fees for seniors, kama‘āina, military and children. For more information call 808.323.3318 or visit www.bishopmuseum.org/greenwell.
Volunteer Gardening Days
Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden in Captain Cook on the Island of Hawai‘i has three volunteer gardening days coming up: January 11, January 25, and February 8. This is a great way to meet people, learn about native plants, and hone your gardening skills. The volunteer gardening days start at 9:30 and last until 12 noon. Bring a lunch and stay for the Guided Hawaiian Plant Walk at 1 p.m.
Volunteers should bring gloves, hat, sunscreen, mosquito lotion, and their favorite hand tools. If you take part in the gardening day, the general admission will be waived for the Walk. The Walk is funded by an award from the County of Hawai‘i Department of Research and Development and the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority. For more information, please call 808.323.3318.
Amy Greenwell Garden is Bishop Museum’s native plant arboretum in Captain Cook on the Island of Hawai‘i. The Garden is open 9-4 every day except Mondays and holidays. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication or a modification of policies and procedures to participate in the Hawaiian Plant Walks should contact Peter Van Dyke at 808-323-3318 at least two weeks before their planned visit.
Guided Hawaiian Plant Walks--Every day, 1:00 p.m. Free with admission. The Guided Native Plant Walks are led by staff members and docents, and last about one hour. Visitors explore three zones of the Garden during their guided walk: kahakai (coastal zone), wao lama (dry forest), and māla (agricultural zone). The tour does not require reservations, and there is no extra charge for it beyond the reasonable general admission to the Garden. Funded by an award from the County of Hawai‘i Department of Research and Development and the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority. Closed Mondays and holidays. Phone 808.323.3318 or email email@example.com. No reservation required.