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‘Language of Flowers, Hawaiian Style’ at KCC Tuesday

Molly “Ka‘imi” Summers The National Tropical Botanical Garden is holding a special presentation on Hawaiian plants at the Kaua‘i Community College campus in Puhi Tuesday evening. Molly “Ka‘imi” Summers will be the featured speaker at “Language of Flowers, Hawaiian Style,” a free presentation open to the public in the KCC cafeteria, as part [...]

By |February 7th, 2016|0 Comments

Plant a Tree of Life — Grow ‘Ulu

Diane Ragone, director at the Breadfruit Institute, is seen here standing by a breadfruit tree planted at the National Tropical Botanical Garden in Lawa‘i in 2008. The site for your breadfruit should be sunny and have space for a tree, that with careful pruning, you can keep to about 15-20 feet tall and [...]

By |September 14th, 2015|0 Comments

Ho‘oulu ka ‘Ulu o Hawai‘i Nei

By Léo Azambuja Diane Ragone, director of the Breadfruit Institute. A food crop that once played a major role in providing food security for hundreds of thousands of native Hawaiians could be the key to unlock sustainability for millions of people living in some of the most hunger-ridden areas in the world. “People [...]

By |September 1st, 2015|0 Comments

Holiday Craft Fair at NTBG South Shore Visitor Center

NTBG Volunteer Marie shows off painted gourd Santas, available at NTBG fair. Courtesy photo NTBG presents its 9th Annual Holiday Craft Fair at its South Shore Visitors Center across from Spouting Horn. On Sunday, Dec. 2, from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. there will be crafts and products galore, perfect for gift giving to your [...]

By |December 1st, 2012|0 Comments

Weekend Round Up: Moonlight and Music in the Garden Sat. Aug 25

Dave Kane and Sharron Wagner at Moonlight & Music, the annual National Tropical Botanical Garden fundraiser. Photo courtesy of NTBG Moonlight and Music in the Garden Saturday, August 25   The National Tropical Botanical Garden presents its 5th Annual fundraising event entitled “Moonlight and Music in the Garden,” to be held Saturday, August [...]

By |August 24th, 2012|0 Comments

NTBG Program Youth Wins International Award

Kealaokekai Rapozo has won an international competition in creating an Olympic lei. Photo courtesy of NTBG. A Kaua‘i youth participating in an education program at the National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG) has taken the top award in a prestigious international competition. Kealaokekai Rapozo and 10 other students in NTBG’s Kōkua ‘Āina Youth Initiative [...]

By |July 21st, 2012|0 Comments

Mother’s Day Open House at NTBG

Once again, the National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG) is offering a free Mother’s Day Open House in the Allerton Garden on Sunday, May 13. This family event provides a special opportunity for Kaua‘i residents to explore a garden that National Geographic Traveler magazine named as one of “50 Places of a Lifetime.” All [...]

By |May 9th, 2012|0 Comments