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Hybrid Forest Restoration Benefits Communities and Increases Resilience

An interdisciplinary research team from the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa (UHM) and the National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG) demonstrated how collaboratively-developed forest restoration in Limahuli Garden & Preserve (Limahuli) can increase community benefits and improve resilience at lower cost than standard forest restoration programs.

Rise and shine with Yoga

Join us at The Kampong for gentle morning vinyasa yoga. This class combines movement, relaxation, meditation and will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. You are invited to explore the Kampong after class, bring a picnic or just relax on the lawn. All levels are welcome, please bring your own mat.

The cost of the class is $20 for non-members and $10 for members.

Hawaii Senator Mazie Hirono Introduces Bill to Promote Botanical Research

Hawaii Senator Mazie Hirono Introduces Bill to Promote Botanical Research
Legislation would support research, restoration, and use of native plants


Kalāheo, Kaua‘i, Hawai‘i (July 23, 2018) – Hawai‘i Senator Mazie Hirono has introduced a bill that would support native plant research, encourage the hiring of botanists, and promote the use of native plants for projects on federal lands whenever possible.

NTBG Statement on Rapid Ohia Death

The news that one of the two fungal pathogens known to cause Rapid Ohia Death or ROD is now confirmed to be on Kauai is a serious concern. Ohia (Metrosideros spp.), the most abundant native tree in the state of Hawaii, is a foundation species that is essential to all of our wet and mesic forest ecosystems. As we learn more about this situation, I encourage the public to get informed about how to protect our forests and prevent the spread of this pathogen.

Free Weekly Hula Shows

National Tropical Botanical Garden invites you to experience a traditional hula show by Kauai's award winning Halau Ka Lei Mokihana o Leinaala every Thursday at the South Shore Visitors Center in Poipu from 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Come see this traditional show highlighting the wahi pane (sacred places) of Kauai along with intriguing stories of our Hawaiian people, their connection to and dependence on plants both wild and cultivated.

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