Connecting with Nature in your forest bathing practice A few months ago I went to brunch with friends and was invited to sign up for a free “green walk forest bathing experience” at the Maui Nui Botanical Gardens. It sounded interesting. What is forest bathing?, I wondered. I didn't even know we had a botanical garden in Kahului! I put my name in as soon as I found out it … [Read more...] about De-stress with Forest Bathing During This Pandemic
Health and Wellness
A Maui Oncology Nurse wears a fabric mask made by a journalist from Mauitime I can’t even describe how stressful the past week has been – but I don't have to. You know, because everyone’s been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, between the shutdowns, the quarantines, and the unknown. This virus has turned our lives upside down, and it seems like there may be weeks of this … [Read more...] about What to do About the Shortage of Medical Masks on Maui
Maui Health Emergency Room Entrance has a Yellow Tent and Increased Safety Measures for COVID-19 Following lockdown orders for Honolulu and Maui, Governor David Ige Monday announced a statewide “stay-at-home” order set to begin at 12:01am Wednesday. “The threat of COVID-19 is unprecedented and it requires even more aggressive actions,” Ige said, adding “a statewide … [Read more...] about Gov. Ige Issues Stay-At-Home Order for State
Gov. David Ige Saturday announced a mandatory 14-day quarantine for visitors and residents flying to Hawaii, set to begin at 12:01am Thursday, March 26. Calling it “the first of its kind in the nation,” Ige said he hoped it would send “a message to visitors and residents alike that we appreciate their love for Hawaii, but we are asking them to postpone their … [Read more...] about COVID-19 News Conference: Ige orders a mandatory 14-day quarantine for ALL individuals arriving or returning to the State of Hawaiʻi.
Mahi Pono, Maui’s largest landowner, sprayed the highly toxic chemical paraquat on fields near the Maui Baseyard in Pu‘unene six times last September and October, according to Hawai‘i’s Department of Agriculture Annual Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP) Reporting Forms. MauiTime obtained the forms through a Uniform Information Practices Act (UIPA) request. Based on weather data for … [Read more...] about Mahi Pono’s Pesticide Files: Mahi Pono uses paraquat and another chemical toxic to marine life and bees. Is it practicing sustainable agriculture?