Tropical Plant Week

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Aaron Habermann, Alan Akana, All Red Eye Hawaii, Banana Patch Studio,Inc, Bonita Hensley, Catherine and Michael Topham, Catherine Steinman, Corinne Travillion, Doug Kinney, Eileen Kechloian, Fred Cowell, Kauai Coffee, Gail Burke, Goldsmiths Kauai Hanako, Hau’oli Wichman, Hawaii Land Trust, Hokuala Kauai, Holo Holo Charters, Hukilau Lanai, Island Laser Arts, Jane Goldsmith, Janet Mayfield, Japanese Grandma’s Cafe, Jessica Clabo, Jo Ellen Nichols, Judy Webb, Kalaheo Dental Group, Kathy Richardon, Kauai Fine Arts, Kauai Sea Tours, Kauai Seascapes Nursery, Inc, Kawailoa Development, Kealopiko, Keoki’s Paradise, Kiawe Roots, Kipu Ranch Adventures, KJ Designs, Koloa Rum Co., Koloa Village, Kopelani Kauai, Liz Grechi, Mailelani’s, Mary Griffith, Maureen Murphy, Michael Harburg, Noe’s Creation, Ola Massage, Par Pacific, Princeville Ranch, Pacific Service & Development, Poipu Bay Golf Course, Robin Clark and Mary Mackiernan, Ronnie Klindt, Royal Sonesta Kauai Resort, Sabina Hudson, Sandy Gage, Sea Sport Divers, Shell of A Life, Southwest Airlines, Spolia Painted Purses, Tese Lugo, Thatcher and Nina Magoun, The Biltmore Hotel, The Club at Kukuiula, The Grand Hyatt Kauai, The Right Slice, The Smart Fit Method Koloa, The Tasting Room ,The Wine Shop, Tire Warehouse Kauai, Tom Hewitt, Tom and Teita Reveley, Yuki Reiss

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By Jon Letman, Bulletin Editor The Hawaiian flora is comprised of a remarkable variety of rare flowering plants, many of which grow nowhere else. But the islands are also home to one of the most prolific plant families, Asteraceae, which includes chrysanthemums, daisies, and sunflowers.  Among the approximately 25,000 Asteraceae species worldwide is the genus…

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Tropical Botany student Jenny Morris taking field notes in Costa Rica. Photo by Danielle Ward. By Jon Letman, Bulletin Editor Among the many shortages the world faces today, one often overlooked is a lack of botanists. At a time of unprecedented crises, including a dramatic loss of biodiversity, highly trained botanists are in short supply….

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Weaving hala leaves for a pāpale (hat). Photo by Shandelle Nakanelua Defining our approach to restoring relationships between plants, people, and places. At its heart, biocultural conservation recognizes the inseparable bonds between humanity and nature. Many Indigenous cultures share concepts of kinship across species, elements, and places. In Hawaiʻi, the idea of ʻohana (family) transcends…

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Noah Kaʻaumoana, mālama ʻāina specialist, harvesting kale in Limahuli Garden. Photo by Joshua Diem. By Joshua Diem, Mālama ʻĀina Tech II Here, in Limahuli Valley, the mountains rise above the clouds, as though tethered to earth by the roots and vines of a changing landscape, their black volcanic faces gazing out across the vast Pacific….

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The exhibit features 35 local and international artists whose works cross disciplines to explore Biscayne Bay’s cultural, historical, and ecological significance.

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We express our sadness and solidarity with all who are affected by the devastating fires on Maui and Hawaiʻi.

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