Prince Kuhio Day

Prince Kuhio Day

Prince Kuhio Day is celebrated every year on March 26 to honor Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole. An heir to Kaumualii of Kauai, and orphaned at the age of 13, he was hanai to Kapiolani and Kalakaua.  Kuhio was an elected…

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Wiliwili Festival

Wiliwili Festival

The Waikoloa Dry Forest Initiative hosts a Wiliwili Festival every year, and for that week I enjoy replacing the phrase “really really” with “wiliwili”. It’s usually wiliwili funny the first few days and then my co-workers and roommates become unamused.…

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Ginger

With exquisite fragrance in the blossoms, glorious spice in the roots, and multiple powers as medicine, gingers have been favorite plants for millennia, worldwide. Comprising perennial herbs packed with aromatic oils, the overall ginger family (Zingiberaceae) is large and complex.…

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Coffee

Related to gardenia, coffee (coffee arabica) shows it intrinsic beauty especially when in bloom with sweet and fragrant white flowers, or when its branches bow under the weight of vermilion cherry clusters. Coffee plants first came to the islands in…

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