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Why Some Seeds Sleep and Others Don’t, Part of the NTBG-KCC Lecture Series

Why Some Seeds Sleep and Others Don’t Free Talk on May 24 at KCC “The Nature of Seeds: Why Some Seeds Sleep and Other Curious Questions” is the title of a free public lecture by Dr. Carol Baskin on Tuesday, May 24 at 5:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at the KCC Campus Center in Puhi. The fifth [...]

By | May 12th, 2016|0 Comments

NTBG’s Breadfruit Director Nationally Recognized Dr. Diane Ragone to receive The Garden Club of America’s Medal of Honor

The National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG) is pleased to announce that The Garden Club of America (GCA) has named Dr. Diane Ragone, Director of NTBG’s Breadfruit Institute, as the recipient of its 2016 Medal of Honor. The medal, which is given for outstanding service to horticulture, will be presented in a ceremony at GCA’s annual meeting in Minneapolis on [...]

By | May 11th, 2016|0 Comments

For Kauai Calendar Events

Calendar Events for May 2016 See all of these events and more on the For Kauai Calendar  May 6-July 10, 9:30am-3:30 pm Nature Connects: Art with Lego Bricks in McBryde Garden Using 370,000 individual LEGO® bricks, the renowned artist and children’s author Sean Kenney has created 14 enchanting, nature-inspired sculptures. Self guided tour. $30/15. Info [...]

By | April 27th, 2016|0 Comments

Rare Book Tour

The Kaua‘i Historical Society will hold a unique Rare Book Tour tomorrow; a behind the scenes private expedition through four locations where some of the rarest books about Hawai‘i have been collected and preserved through many decades. Starting at the Kaua‘i Historical Society in the Historic County Building in Lihu‘e, attendees will walk to the [...]

By | April 19th, 2016|0 Comments

“Zanthoxylum: What’s in a (plant’s) Name?” Free Public Lecture

Exploring the roots of plant names Free Talk on April 12 at KCC “Zanthoxylum: What’s in a (plant’s) name?” is the title of a free public lecture on Tuesday, April 12 from 5:30 p.m. In this fourth offering of the National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG) and Kaua‘i Community College (KCC)’s ‘What in the World’ public series, Puanani Anderson-Fung [...]

By | April 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

NTBG to Open Free Art Exhibition in March, Paintings and Poetry by Geraldine King Tam and Reuben Tam

National Tropical Botanical Garden has announced the opening of a free art exhibition on March 28 entitled “A Rainbow Came Down.” The two-month exhibition will feature the works of renowned artists Geraldine King Tam and Reuben Tam and be open to the public most weekdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m., as well as during two special Saturday showings on April [...]

By | March 18th, 2016|0 Comments

The National Tropical Botanical Garden Accepting Applications for its 13-week Horticultural Internships

The National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG) is now accepting applications for its 13-week horticultural internships. The educational program runs from Sept. 19-Dec. 16, 2016. NTBG has offered its Horticultural Internship Program (HIP) since the 1970s. Now an annual work-study program, HIP is aimed at college- and university-level students and other adults interested in expanding their knowledge of plants and [...]

By | March 10th, 2016|0 Comments

‘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