Maui Nui Seabird project lauded

The Maui Nui Seabird Recovery Project has been singled out as one of 111 Harvard Bright Ideas.

The recognition program is administered by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

It cited the Maui project for engaging the community in the protection of endangered seabird colonies.

Among the winners were school districts, federal, state, city and county agencies and public-private partnerships, that were evaluated and selected by a team of policy experts from academic and public sectors.

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Taro expert to appear at workshop


KAHULUI – Maui Nui Botanical Gardens will host a kalo (taro) workshop Sept. 4 to 6 led by Hawaiian cultural practitioner and mahi’ai (farmer) Jerry Konanui as part of its new education program, “Ulu Ka Hoi” (to grow interest).

This three-day event will educate local farmers and practitioners on the varieties of kalo available, techniques to identify these varieties, proper cultivation methods and cultural applications. Participants also will have the opportunity to learn innovative wood- and stone-sculpting methods using modern equipment.

Space is limited and daily fees apply. Call 249-2798 to reserve a place.