Hawai‘i Forest and Trail Presents A Grow Hawaiian Weekend February 21 and 22, 2014
The 10th Annual Grow Hawaiian Weekend on Friday and Saturday, February 21 and 22, is a celebration of Hawaiian cultural and natural history at Amy Greenwell Garden in Captain Cook. Admission to the Garden will be free on those two days, and all of the activities are free.
On Friday, February 21, between 1 p.m. and 4 pm., the public is invited to the Garden Visitor Center to join Greenwell Garden staff, taro experts, 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. Also on Friday at 1 p.m., the Guided Hawaiian Plant Walk is a docent led tour of the Garden landscape of the plants of Hawai‘i in the 1600s.
The Grow Hawaiian festival takes place at the Garden on Saturday, February 22 from 9:00-2:30 pm. Speakers will make presentations on taro cultivation, conservation, native birds, horticulture, and Kona lauhala weavers will present a hat show. Artisans will demonstrate 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!
Visitors can learn about the movement to provision Hawaiian voyaging canoes by using food grown in Hawai‘i so that the crews of the long distant canoes can eat healthy, sustainable, traditional foods as they travel across the Pacific and around the world. A Bishop Museum collections manager will share the stories of some of the native birds that are now extinct. There will also be a presentation on olonā cordage. The bark of olonā has strong, durable fiber that was made into fishing line, nets, and other items for traditional life.
Some of the foremost experts in native plants and Hawaiian ethnobotany will lead tours of the Garden, and authors will be on hand to sign their books. A silent auction will be held where visitors will have a chance to bid on poi boards, poi stones, and other traditional objects.
For more information call 323-3318, visit www.bishopmuseum.org/greenwell, or email email@example.com. Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden is Bishop Museum’s native plant arboretum, located 12 miles south of Kailua-Kona on Highway 11, just south of mile marker 110.
The 10th Annual Grow Hawaiian Festival is, presented by Hawai‘i Forest and Trail. Support for this event is also provided by Kūki‘o, and Kealakekua Ranch, Ltd. An award from the County of Hawai‘i Department of Research and Development and the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority funds the Guided Native Plant Walks. 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.
Hawai‘i Forest and Trail Presents
10th Annual Grow Hawaiian Festival
Bishop Museum’s Amy Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden
Saturday, February 22, 2014 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Captain Cook, Hawai‘i
Program Version as of 2/14/14—Subject to Change
Main Program (big canopy)
emcee: Hannah Springer
9:00 – 9:20 Opening and tribute to Amy Greenwell Ulalia Berman, Virginia Isbell, Meg Greenwell, Maile Melrose
9:20-10:00 Sweet Soils: Sugar Cane and Hawaiian Cropping Systems Noa Lincoln
10:00-10:30 Pāpale Kona: Lauhala Hat Show Josephine Fergestrom and the Kona Weavers
10:30-11:10 ‘Ukulele I--Kona Senior ‘Ukulele with Pam Hinch
11:10-11:30 Po‘ouli and ‘O‘o and other rarery of a Very Rare Bird Pumehana Imada
11:30-12:10 ‘Ai Pona--Voyage of Food and Health Ka‘iulani Odom
12:10-12:50 ‘Ukulele II Aunty Irma's ‘Ukulele Band
12:50-1:30 Olonā, the Cordage and the Plant Gary Eoff
1:30 - 2:10 Plant People Talking Wilds Brawner, Jen Lawson, Kealaka'i Knoche, Jackson Bauer
2:10 - 2:30 Closing and Pule
Garden Tours (meet at visitor center)
9:30 Ethnobotany and Cultural Treasures Tour - Guide Bobby Camara (Kūki‘o)
11:00 Native Plants Conservation Tour -Guide Bill Garnett (Wiliwili Botanicals),
1:00 Rare Plants tour—Guide David Orr (Waimea Valley)
Silent Auction (items on display near presentation tent)
Poi boards, poi stones, lauhala hats, other donated items. All proceeds go to Amy Greenwell Garden
Last bids 1:00 pm. Winners announced 2:00 p.m. Need not be present to win.
Book Signing (Near Garden Visitor Center)
10:30-12 noon: Caren Loebel-Fried (Naupaka, Legend of the Gourd, Pua Polū, Lono)
Other Attractions (drop in any time)
Plants & Animals
Plant Identifications – Marie Bruegmann,, Bill Garnett, David Orr, Clyde Imada
Insects - David Preston, Rob Curtis
Birds Pumehana Imada, Jackson Bauer
Kalo cultivation and ID - Jerry and Gladys Konanui
‘Opihi Roy Santana
Hawaiian Sugar Cane Noa Lincoln and Donna
Coconuts: Kona Coconut Climbers
Weaving Josephine Fergestrom, Jim Skibby, Debbie Toko, Ed Kaneko, Elizabeth Maluihi Lee
Wood Working –Isaiah Smith, Tony Aquino, Cliff Johns
Ipu Gourds- Karen Root-Pulice
Kapa making and dyes ,Moana Eisele, Lisa Raymond
Cordage and Voyaging Gary Eoff, Flynn Baggs, Kaipo Kalua‘u, Ka‘uhane Morton
‘Ai Pono Voyaging Foods Ka'iulani Odom
La‘au Lapa‘au Hawaiian Medicine Kaohu Chang Montfort
Linoleum Block Carving Caren Loebel Fried
Hawaiian Plants For Sale at Visitor Center
Lomilomi Demonstrations -, Wesley Sen, Maile Napoleon. Hawai‘i Lomilomi Association
Hands on Activities
‘Ohe kāpala stamping—George Place, Kamalu duPreez
Cordage makingFlynn Baggs, Kaipo Kau‘au, Gary Eoff
Hawaiian nose flutes Ka'uhane Morton, Albert Carbonel, Asten Carbonel
Poi Making Keahi Tomas, Ben Heloca, Tommy Hickox, Jerry Konanui
Lauhala bracelets Kona Weavers
Super J’s Hawaiian Food (near old Garden office)
Jake’s Barbeque (near old Garden office)
Displays: Many other groups will have displays and be on hand to tell you about themselves in the area around the main canopies, including: Pa Ku‘i-a-holo Lua; UH Master Gardeners, Forest TEAM, USDA, Ka'ūpūlehu Dryland Forest, Bishop Museum, Big Island Invasive Species, National Parks Service, Hawaiian Electric, OHA, UH West Hawai‘i Botany Class.
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 323-3318 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. No reservation required.