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
250 years ago, Native Hawaiians had already met and exceeded a goal set forth by Governor David Ige in 2016: They nourished and maintained a complex system of agriculture that sustainably fed a population estimated to number approximately 800,000 – that’s 100 percent local food production. It’s a figure that in today’s world of convenience and globalization seems far out of … [Read more...] about Pre-Contact Hawaiian Agriculture Systems Provide Opportunities for the Future, Study Finds
To the landowner who just cut down two of the most beautiful trees on one of the last remaining large flat grasslands before the intersection Upcountry: Why did you have to cut them down? There ought to be a law protecting 50-year-old trees from meeting their demise by a chainsaw in an afternoon's work. Where once a mighty tree stood that gave us oxygen, shade, and a place for … [Read more...] about Eh Brah! There should be a law against what you did!
Pianist Hunter Noack, who is currently the Artist in Residence at Haleakala National Park, will give a free concert for the public on Monday, Dec. 18. “We are pleased to partner with the National Parks Arts Foundation and Mr. Noack as he experiences the beauty, solitude, and wilderness that has inspired generations of artists who have explored Haleakalā,” said superintendent … [Read more...] about Pianist Hunter Noack to give free concert at Seabury Hall
The Local Wild Food Challenge, which will take place at Lumeria Maui on Saturday, Nov. 11, is a family run business that holds culinary competitions internationally, showcasing peoples' ability to forage. The contest originated in Eastbourne, New Zealand, and this year will be premiering for the first time on Maui. “Maui has so many microclimates and elements on which to … [Read more...] about Lumeria to host first Maui Local Wild Food Challenge