New gardens director to infuse more native culture

KAHULUI The new executive director of Maui Nui Botanical Gardens wants to cultivate public interest in what she calls “a cultural gem in the middle of Kahului.” Joylynn Jennifer-Nedine Mailemekalokelanionakupuna Nakoa Kaho’okele Paman took over as head of the 7-acre facility last week. She succeeds Lisa Schattenburg-Raymond, who is teaching at the University of...

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South Africa protects endangered cycads

Beautiful plants from the time of the dinosaurs now threatened by thieves. By Erin Conway-Smith — Special to GlobalPost Published: March 9, 2010 07:06 ET JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — The thieves knew exactly what they were looking for when they broke into the Durban Botanic Gardens on a Saturday night. They smashed open the...

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