Mānoa Heritage Center

E Komo Mai

Welcome to Mānoa Heritage Center — a 3.5-acre living classroom that promotes the understanding of Hawaiʻi’s natural and cultural heritage.

Visit the Center

Come and be inspired!

A guided tour of Mānoa Heritage Center gardens and Kūkaʻōʻō Heiau introduces visitors to the beauty of Hawaiʻi’s unique cultural and natural heritage.

MHC Public Programming Update

Aloha mai kākou,

We have reopened for tours of 8 people (max) on weekday afternoons and select Saturday mornings. Please see Event Calendar for specific dates and times.

Please visit the Event Calendar above to register for a tour.

In addition, we ask if you are not feeling well, to please consider staying home and rescheduling your visit.

Thank you for helping us to keep our community safe. We hope to see you soon!

During these uncertain times, we want to leave you with this quote shared by our friends at the Polynesian Voyaging Society:

“We are each made for goodness, love, and compassion.  Our lives are transformed as much as the world is when we live with these truths.”

– Archbishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu

PLAN A VISIT

Enjoy this introduction to Mānoa Heritage Center created by recent Mid-Pacific graduate Garrison Lagapa (class of 2018). This short film was a senior project, and part of receiving his Hawaiian Studies certificate.

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We are committed to working with the community to nurture responsible stewardship practices and invite you to join our ʻohana as volunteers and partners.

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Weʻve got some fun things coming up in June!  🔖 Advanced Papermaking: Shape to Form to Art: Use adhesive-backed foam to create positive and negative shapes that will be connected to other materials such as wire and fabric as you create a work of art. Special hand-dyed tissue will be available to add color.  🎼 Bamboo Hand-Flute Making: Make a hand-flute out of locally harvested bamboo to take home along with an intro to basic flute techniques.  🔖 Intro to Papermaking for High School Students: Learn about the history of papermaking and its contemporary uses while also making your own using moulds, deckles, and fibers pulped in a Holland beater  🦎 Elemental Mapping of Abundance: Ms. Fujikane will be discussing the moʻolelo of Keaomelemele and its relevance for our understanding of climate change events happening today.  🌺 Botanical Body Scrub & Powder Face Mask: Create your own good-for-the-body natural skincare with Moani Hibbard of @aoolaskin. Participants will make an exfoliating salt body scrub and refreshing fruit or chocolate face mask.  ✨✨ For more information and to register visit our website ✨✨  #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #MaKaHanaKaIkeWorkshops #BambooHandFlute #JesseK#BotanicalBodyScrub #AoOlaSkin #BotanicalFaceMask #Papermaking #MHCPaperClub #PapermakingClasses #VitrtualKahaukaniConversations #ElementalMappingOfAbundance #CandaceFujikane #ClimateChange #KeaomelemeleMoolelo
Weʻve got some fun things coming up in June!  🔖 Advanced Papermaking: Shape to Form to Art: Use adhesive-backed foam to create positive and negative shapes that will be connected to other materials such as wire and fabric as you create a work of art. Special hand-dyed tissue will be available to add color.  🎼 Bamboo Hand-Flute Making: Make a hand-flute out of locally harvested bamboo to take home along with an intro to basic flute techniques.  🔖 Intro to Papermaking for High School Students: Learn about the history of papermaking and its contemporary uses while also making your own using moulds, deckles, and fibers pulped in a Holland beater  🦎 Elemental Mapping of Abundance: Ms. Fujikane will be discussing the moʻolelo of Keaomelemele and its relevance for our understanding of climate change events happening today.  🌺 Botanical Body Scrub & Powder Face Mask: Create your own good-for-the-body natural skincare with Moani Hibbard of @aoolaskin. Participants will make an exfoliating salt body scrub and refreshing fruit or chocolate face mask.  ✨✨ For more information and to register visit our website ✨✨  #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #MaKaHanaKaIkeWorkshops #BambooHandFlute #JesseK#BotanicalBodyScrub #AoOlaSkin #BotanicalFaceMask #Papermaking #MHCPaperClub #PapermakingClasses #VitrtualKahaukaniConversations #ElementalMappingOfAbundance #CandaceFujikane #ClimateChange #KeaomelemeleMoolelo
Weʻve got some fun things coming up in June!  🔖 Advanced Papermaking: Shape to Form to Art: Use adhesive-backed foam to create positive and negative shapes that will be connected to other materials such as wire and fabric as you create a work of art. Special hand-dyed tissue will be available to add color.  🎼 Bamboo Hand-Flute Making: Make a hand-flute out of locally harvested bamboo to take home along with an intro to basic flute techniques.  🔖 Intro to Papermaking for High School Students: Learn about the history of papermaking and its contemporary uses while also making your own using moulds, deckles, and fibers pulped in a Holland beater  🦎 Elemental Mapping of Abundance: Ms. Fujikane will be discussing the moʻolelo of Keaomelemele and its relevance for our understanding of climate change events happening today.  🌺 Botanical Body Scrub & Powder Face Mask: Create your own good-for-the-body natural skincare with Moani Hibbard of @aoolaskin. Participants will make an exfoliating salt body scrub and refreshing fruit or chocolate face mask.  ✨✨ For more information and to register visit our website ✨✨  #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #MaKaHanaKaIkeWorkshops #BambooHandFlute #JesseK#BotanicalBodyScrub #AoOlaSkin #BotanicalFaceMask #Papermaking #MHCPaperClub #PapermakingClasses #VitrtualKahaukaniConversations #ElementalMappingOfAbundance #CandaceFujikane #ClimateChange #KeaomelemeleMoolelo
Weʻve got some fun things coming up in June!  🔖 Advanced Papermaking: Shape to Form to Art: Use adhesive-backed foam to create positive and negative shapes that will be connected to other materials such as wire and fabric as you create a work of art. Special hand-dyed tissue will be available to add color.  🎼 Bamboo Hand-Flute Making: Make a hand-flute out of locally harvested bamboo to take home along with an intro to basic flute techniques.  🔖 Intro to Papermaking for High School Students: Learn about the history of papermaking and its contemporary uses while also making your own using moulds, deckles, and fibers pulped in a Holland beater  🦎 Elemental Mapping of Abundance: Ms. Fujikane will be discussing the moʻolelo of Keaomelemele and its relevance for our understanding of climate change events happening today.  🌺 Botanical Body Scrub & Powder Face Mask: Create your own good-for-the-body natural skincare with Moani Hibbard of @aoolaskin. Participants will make an exfoliating salt body scrub and refreshing fruit or chocolate face mask.  ✨✨ For more information and to register visit our website ✨✨  #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #MaKaHanaKaIkeWorkshops #BambooHandFlute #JesseK#BotanicalBodyScrub #AoOlaSkin #BotanicalFaceMask #Papermaking #MHCPaperClub #PapermakingClasses #VitrtualKahaukaniConversations #ElementalMappingOfAbundance #CandaceFujikane #ClimateChange #KeaomelemeleMoolelo
Weʻve got some fun things coming up in June!  🔖 Advanced Papermaking: Shape to Form to Art: Use adhesive-backed foam to create positive and negative shapes that will be connected to other materials such as wire and fabric as you create a work of art. Special hand-dyed tissue will be available to add color.  🎼 Bamboo Hand-Flute Making: Make a hand-flute out of locally harvested bamboo to take home along with an intro to basic flute techniques.  🔖 Intro to Papermaking for High School Students: Learn about the history of papermaking and its contemporary uses while also making your own using moulds, deckles, and fibers pulped in a Holland beater  🦎 Elemental Mapping of Abundance: Ms. Fujikane will be discussing the moʻolelo of Keaomelemele and its relevance for our understanding of climate change events happening today.  🌺 Botanical Body Scrub & Powder Face Mask: Create your own good-for-the-body natural skincare with Moani Hibbard of @aoolaskin. Participants will make an exfoliating salt body scrub and refreshing fruit or chocolate face mask.  ✨✨ For more information and to register visit our website ✨✨  #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #MaKaHanaKaIkeWorkshops #BambooHandFlute #JesseK#BotanicalBodyScrub #AoOlaSkin #BotanicalFaceMask #Papermaking #MHCPaperClub #PapermakingClasses #VitrtualKahaukaniConversations #ElementalMappingOfAbundance #CandaceFujikane #ClimateChange #KeaomelemeleMoolelo
Weʻve got some fun things coming up in June!  🔖 Advanced Papermaking: Shape to Form to Art: Use adhesive-backed foam to create positive and negative shapes that will be connected to other materials such as wire and fabric as you create a work of art. Special hand-dyed tissue will be available to add color.  🎼 Bamboo Hand-Flute Making: Make a hand-flute out of locally harvested bamboo to take home along with an intro to basic flute techniques.  🔖 Intro to Papermaking for High School Students: Learn about the history of papermaking and its contemporary uses while also making your own using moulds, deckles, and fibers pulped in a Holland beater  🦎 Elemental Mapping of Abundance: Ms. Fujikane will be discussing the moʻolelo of Keaomelemele and its relevance for our understanding of climate change events happening today.  🌺 Botanical Body Scrub & Powder Face Mask: Create your own good-for-the-body natural skincare with Moani Hibbard of @aoolaskin. Participants will make an exfoliating salt body scrub and refreshing fruit or chocolate face mask.  ✨✨ For more information and to register visit our website ✨✨  #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #MaKaHanaKaIkeWorkshops #BambooHandFlute #JesseK#BotanicalBodyScrub #AoOlaSkin #BotanicalFaceMask #Papermaking #MHCPaperClub #PapermakingClasses #VitrtualKahaukaniConversations #ElementalMappingOfAbundance #CandaceFujikane #ClimateChange #KeaomelemeleMoolelo
Weʻve got some fun things coming up in June! 🔖 Advanced Papermaking: Shape to Form to Art: Use adhesive-backed foam to create positive and negative shapes that will be connected to other materials such as wire and fabric as you create a work of art. Special hand-dyed tissue will be available to add color. 🎼 Bamboo Hand-Flute Making: Make a hand-flute out of locally harvested bamboo to take home along with an intro to basic flute techniques. 🔖 Intro to Papermaking for High School Students: Learn about the history of papermaking and its contemporary uses while also making your own using moulds, deckles, and fibers pulped in a Holland beater 🦎 Elemental Mapping of Abundance: Ms. Fujikane will be discussing the moʻolelo of Keaomelemele and its relevance for our understanding of climate change events happening today. 🌺 Botanical Body Scrub & Powder Face Mask: Create your own good-for-the-body natural skincare with Moani Hibbard of @aoolaskin. Participants will make an exfoliating salt body scrub and refreshing fruit or chocolate face mask. ✨✨ For more information and to register visit our website ✨✨ #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #MaKaHanaKaIkeWorkshops #BambooHandFlute #JesseK#BotanicalBodyScrub #AoOlaSkin #BotanicalFaceMask #Papermaking #MHCPaperClub #PapermakingClasses #VitrtualKahaukaniConversations #ElementalMappingOfAbundance #CandaceFujikane #ClimateChange #KeaomelemeleMoolelo
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Today is such a special day! Not only is it #EndangeredSpeciesDay, it’s also #WorldBeeDay!  Here at MHC we have several endangered native plants in our gardens such as: Munroidendron, Koʻoloaʻula, ʻIhiʻihilauākea (the Hawaiian 4-leaf clover), Maʻo Hau Hele (Hawaiʻi’s state flower), ʻUhiʻuhi, and Bonamia.  We also love bees 💛🐝 They’re great pollinators and help to keep our ʻāina healthy! Some bee favorites in our gardens are munroidendron, comfrey, ʻilima, and ʻōhiʻa mamo.  #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #EndemicEndangeredSpecies #EndemicHawaiianPlants #NativeHawaiianPlants #EndangeredSpeciesDay #Munroidendron #Kooloaula #Ihiihilauākea #MaoHauHele #Uhiuhi #Bonamia #BeeLover #Bees🐝 #Ilima #SidaFallax #Comfrey #OhiaMamo #OhiaLove
Today is such a special day! Not only is it #EndangeredSpeciesDay, it’s also #WorldBeeDay!  Here at MHC we have several endangered native plants in our gardens such as: Munroidendron, Koʻoloaʻula, ʻIhiʻihilauākea (the Hawaiian 4-leaf clover), Maʻo Hau Hele (Hawaiʻi’s state flower), ʻUhiʻuhi, and Bonamia.  We also love bees 💛🐝 They’re great pollinators and help to keep our ʻāina healthy! Some bee favorites in our gardens are munroidendron, comfrey, ʻilima, and ʻōhiʻa mamo.  #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #EndemicEndangeredSpecies #EndemicHawaiianPlants #NativeHawaiianPlants #EndangeredSpeciesDay #Munroidendron #Kooloaula #Ihiihilauākea #MaoHauHele #Uhiuhi #Bonamia #BeeLover #Bees🐝 #Ilima #SidaFallax #Comfrey #OhiaMamo #OhiaLove
Today is such a special day! Not only is it #EndangeredSpeciesDay, it’s also #WorldBeeDay!  Here at MHC we have several endangered native plants in our gardens such as: Munroidendron, Koʻoloaʻula, ʻIhiʻihilauākea (the Hawaiian 4-leaf clover), Maʻo Hau Hele (Hawaiʻi’s state flower), ʻUhiʻuhi, and Bonamia.  We also love bees 💛🐝 They’re great pollinators and help to keep our ʻāina healthy! Some bee favorites in our gardens are munroidendron, comfrey, ʻilima, and ʻōhiʻa mamo.  #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #EndemicEndangeredSpecies #EndemicHawaiianPlants #NativeHawaiianPlants #EndangeredSpeciesDay #Munroidendron #Kooloaula #Ihiihilauākea #MaoHauHele #Uhiuhi #Bonamia #BeeLover #Bees🐝 #Ilima #SidaFallax #Comfrey #OhiaMamo #OhiaLove
Today is such a special day! Not only is it #EndangeredSpeciesDay, it’s also #WorldBeeDay!  Here at MHC we have several endangered native plants in our gardens such as: Munroidendron, Koʻoloaʻula, ʻIhiʻihilauākea (the Hawaiian 4-leaf clover), Maʻo Hau Hele (Hawaiʻi’s state flower), ʻUhiʻuhi, and Bonamia.  We also love bees 💛🐝 They’re great pollinators and help to keep our ʻāina healthy! Some bee favorites in our gardens are munroidendron, comfrey, ʻilima, and ʻōhiʻa mamo.  #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #EndemicEndangeredSpecies #EndemicHawaiianPlants #NativeHawaiianPlants #EndangeredSpeciesDay #Munroidendron #Kooloaula #Ihiihilauākea #MaoHauHele #Uhiuhi #Bonamia #BeeLover #Bees🐝 #Ilima #SidaFallax #Comfrey #OhiaMamo #OhiaLove
Today is such a special day! Not only is it #EndangeredSpeciesDay, it’s also #WorldBeeDay!  Here at MHC we have several endangered native plants in our gardens such as: Munroidendron, Koʻoloaʻula, ʻIhiʻihilauākea (the Hawaiian 4-leaf clover), Maʻo Hau Hele (Hawaiʻi’s state flower), ʻUhiʻuhi, and Bonamia.  We also love bees 💛🐝 They’re great pollinators and help to keep our ʻāina healthy! Some bee favorites in our gardens are munroidendron, comfrey, ʻilima, and ʻōhiʻa mamo.  #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #EndemicEndangeredSpecies #EndemicHawaiianPlants #NativeHawaiianPlants #EndangeredSpeciesDay #Munroidendron #Kooloaula #Ihiihilauākea #MaoHauHele #Uhiuhi #Bonamia #BeeLover #Bees🐝 #Ilima #SidaFallax #Comfrey #OhiaMamo #OhiaLove
Today is such a special day! Not only is it #EndangeredSpeciesDay, it’s also #WorldBeeDay!  Here at MHC we have several endangered native plants in our gardens such as: Munroidendron, Koʻoloaʻula, ʻIhiʻihilauākea (the Hawaiian 4-leaf clover), Maʻo Hau Hele (Hawaiʻi’s state flower), ʻUhiʻuhi, and Bonamia.  We also love bees 💛🐝 They’re great pollinators and help to keep our ʻāina healthy! Some bee favorites in our gardens are munroidendron, comfrey, ʻilima, and ʻōhiʻa mamo.  #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #EndemicEndangeredSpecies #EndemicHawaiianPlants #NativeHawaiianPlants #EndangeredSpeciesDay #Munroidendron #Kooloaula #Ihiihilauākea #MaoHauHele #Uhiuhi #Bonamia #BeeLover #Bees🐝 #Ilima #SidaFallax #Comfrey #OhiaMamo #OhiaLove
Today is such a special day! Not only is it #EndangeredSpeciesDay, it’s also #WorldBeeDay!  Here at MHC we have several endangered native plants in our gardens such as: Munroidendron, Koʻoloaʻula, ʻIhiʻihilauākea (the Hawaiian 4-leaf clover), Maʻo Hau Hele (Hawaiʻi’s state flower), ʻUhiʻuhi, and Bonamia.  We also love bees 💛🐝 They’re great pollinators and help to keep our ʻāina healthy! Some bee favorites in our gardens are munroidendron, comfrey, ʻilima, and ʻōhiʻa mamo.  #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #EndemicEndangeredSpecies #EndemicHawaiianPlants #NativeHawaiianPlants #EndangeredSpeciesDay #Munroidendron #Kooloaula #Ihiihilauākea #MaoHauHele #Uhiuhi #Bonamia #BeeLover #Bees🐝 #Ilima #SidaFallax #Comfrey #OhiaMamo #OhiaLove
Today is such a special day! Not only is it #EndangeredSpeciesDay, it’s also #WorldBeeDay!  Here at MHC we have several endangered native plants in our gardens such as: Munroidendron, Koʻoloaʻula, ʻIhiʻihilauākea (the Hawaiian 4-leaf clover), Maʻo Hau Hele (Hawaiʻi’s state flower), ʻUhiʻuhi, and Bonamia.  We also love bees 💛🐝 They’re great pollinators and help to keep our ʻāina healthy! Some bee favorites in our gardens are munroidendron, comfrey, ʻilima, and ʻōhiʻa mamo.  #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #EndemicEndangeredSpecies #EndemicHawaiianPlants #NativeHawaiianPlants #EndangeredSpeciesDay #Munroidendron #Kooloaula #Ihiihilauākea #MaoHauHele #Uhiuhi #Bonamia #BeeLover #Bees🐝 #Ilima #SidaFallax #Comfrey #OhiaMamo #OhiaLove
Today is such a special day! Not only is it #EndangeredSpeciesDay, it’s also #WorldBeeDay!  Here at MHC we have several endangered native plants in our gardens such as: Munroidendron, Koʻoloaʻula, ʻIhiʻihilauākea (the Hawaiian 4-leaf clover), Maʻo Hau Hele (Hawaiʻi’s state flower), ʻUhiʻuhi, and Bonamia.  We also love bees 💛🐝 They’re great pollinators and help to keep our ʻāina healthy! Some bee favorites in our gardens are munroidendron, comfrey, ʻilima, and ʻōhiʻa mamo.  #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #EndemicEndangeredSpecies #EndemicHawaiianPlants #NativeHawaiianPlants #EndangeredSpeciesDay #Munroidendron #Kooloaula #Ihiihilauākea #MaoHauHele #Uhiuhi #Bonamia #BeeLover #Bees🐝 #Ilima #SidaFallax #Comfrey #OhiaMamo #OhiaLove
Today is such a special day! Not only is it #EndangeredSpeciesDay, it’s also #WorldBeeDay!  Here at MHC we have several endangered native plants in our gardens such as: Munroidendron, Koʻoloaʻula, ʻIhiʻihilauākea (the Hawaiian 4-leaf clover), Maʻo Hau Hele (Hawaiʻi’s state flower), ʻUhiʻuhi, and Bonamia.  We also love bees 💛🐝 They’re great pollinators and help to keep our ʻāina healthy! Some bee favorites in our gardens are munroidendron, comfrey, ʻilima, and ʻōhiʻa mamo.  #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #EndemicEndangeredSpecies #EndemicHawaiianPlants #NativeHawaiianPlants #EndangeredSpeciesDay #Munroidendron #Kooloaula #Ihiihilauākea #MaoHauHele #Uhiuhi #Bonamia #BeeLover #Bees🐝 #Ilima #SidaFallax #Comfrey #OhiaMamo #OhiaLove
Today is such a special day! Not only is it #EndangeredSpeciesDay, it’s also #WorldBeeDay! Here at MHC we have several endangered native plants in our gardens such as: Munroidendron, Koʻoloaʻula, ʻIhiʻihilauākea (the Hawaiian 4-leaf clover), Maʻo Hau Hele (Hawaiʻi’s state flower), ʻUhiʻuhi, and Bonamia. We also love bees 💛🐝 They’re great pollinators and help to keep our ʻāina healthy! Some bee favorites in our gardens are munroidendron, comfrey, ʻilima, and ʻōhiʻa mamo. #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #EndemicEndangeredSpecies #EndemicHawaiianPlants #NativeHawaiianPlants #EndangeredSpeciesDay #Munroidendron #Kooloaula #Ihiihilauākea #MaoHauHele #Uhiuhi #Bonamia #BeeLover #Bees🐝 #Ilima #SidaFallax #Comfrey #OhiaMamo #OhiaLove
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Happy Birthday to MHC’s badass Digital Content Specialist - the woman behind the posts. We love you @elfishangel83 ❤️!
Happy Birthday to MHC’s badass Digital Content Specialist - the woman behind the posts. We love you @elfishangel83 ❤️!
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There’s still time to sign up for our Virtual Kahaukani Conversations coming up on Thursday, May 19 with Pinay scholar and educator Shannon Cristobal.  Her presentation will look at the stories of Pinay women and their foodways during the plantation era and beyond. These stories can illuminate the ways in which history, culture, and household knowledge or informal knowledge are vital forms of education. Women's work has been used as a colonizing agent through domestic science education that aimed to remove the culture and knowledge of the Filipino people. Ms. Cristobal's research is aimed at recovering this particular knowledge to aid in the decolonizing process and healing for Filipina/o/x today and for future generations.  Register at the link in our bio!  #KahaukaniConversations #VirtualKahaukaniConversations #FilipinoFoodways #FilipinoFood #FilipinoCulture #Decolonization #PinayScholar #ShannonCristobal #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley
There’s still time to sign up for our Virtual Kahaukani Conversations coming up on Thursday, May 19 with Pinay scholar and educator Shannon Cristobal. Her presentation will look at the stories of Pinay women and their foodways during the plantation era and beyond. These stories can illuminate the ways in which history, culture, and household knowledge or informal knowledge are vital forms of education. Women's work has been used as a colonizing agent through domestic science education that aimed to remove the culture and knowledge of the Filipino people. Ms. Cristobal's research is aimed at recovering this particular knowledge to aid in the decolonizing process and healing for Filipina/o/x today and for future generations. Register at the link in our bio! #KahaukaniConversations #VirtualKahaukaniConversations #FilipinoFoodways #FilipinoFood #FilipinoCulture #Decolonization #PinayScholar #ShannonCristobal #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley
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On this last day of #NativeHawaiianPlantMonth we highlight the endemic ʻukiʻuki (Dianella sandwicensis). With long, thin leaves and light blue flowers that bloom year round ʻukiʻuki is a good understory plant (can be planted under/around trees) and ground cover.  ʻUkiʻuki is best known for its blue-purple fruit that was used as a dye for kapa. The color hue could be anywhere from light blue to violet. In addition, the leaves were used for thatching or braided into cordage and the fruit were used for seed lei.  Even though #NativeHawaiianPlantMonth is coming to an end, we continue to celebrate our Islands’ unique flora and fauna all year round 😊💚  #NativeHawaiianPlantMonth #EarthMonth2022 #EndemicHawaiianPlants #MalamaĀina #NativeHawaiianPlants #Ukiuki #DianellaSandwicensis #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley
On this last day of #NativeHawaiianPlantMonth we highlight the endemic ʻukiʻuki (Dianella sandwicensis). With long, thin leaves and light blue flowers that bloom year round ʻukiʻuki is a good understory plant (can be planted under/around trees) and ground cover.  ʻUkiʻuki is best known for its blue-purple fruit that was used as a dye for kapa. The color hue could be anywhere from light blue to violet. In addition, the leaves were used for thatching or braided into cordage and the fruit were used for seed lei.  Even though #NativeHawaiianPlantMonth is coming to an end, we continue to celebrate our Islands’ unique flora and fauna all year round 😊💚  #NativeHawaiianPlantMonth #EarthMonth2022 #EndemicHawaiianPlants #MalamaĀina #NativeHawaiianPlants #Ukiuki #DianellaSandwicensis #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley
On this last day of #NativeHawaiianPlantMonth we highlight the endemic ʻukiʻuki (Dianella sandwicensis). With long, thin leaves and light blue flowers that bloom year round ʻukiʻuki is a good understory plant (can be planted under/around trees) and ground cover.  ʻUkiʻuki is best known for its blue-purple fruit that was used as a dye for kapa. The color hue could be anywhere from light blue to violet. In addition, the leaves were used for thatching or braided into cordage and the fruit were used for seed lei.  Even though #NativeHawaiianPlantMonth is coming to an end, we continue to celebrate our Islands’ unique flora and fauna all year round 😊💚  #NativeHawaiianPlantMonth #EarthMonth2022 #EndemicHawaiianPlants #MalamaĀina #NativeHawaiianPlants #Ukiuki #DianellaSandwicensis #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley
On this last day of #NativeHawaiianPlantMonth we highlight the endemic ʻukiʻuki (Dianella sandwicensis). With long, thin leaves and light blue flowers that bloom year round ʻukiʻuki is a good understory plant (can be planted under/around trees) and ground cover.  ʻUkiʻuki is best known for its blue-purple fruit that was used as a dye for kapa. The color hue could be anywhere from light blue to violet. In addition, the leaves were used for thatching or braided into cordage and the fruit were used for seed lei.  Even though #NativeHawaiianPlantMonth is coming to an end, we continue to celebrate our Islands’ unique flora and fauna all year round 😊💚  #NativeHawaiianPlantMonth #EarthMonth2022 #EndemicHawaiianPlants #MalamaĀina #NativeHawaiianPlants #Ukiuki #DianellaSandwicensis #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley
On this last day of #NativeHawaiianPlantMonth we highlight the endemic ʻukiʻuki (Dianella sandwicensis). With long, thin leaves and light blue flowers that bloom year round ʻukiʻuki is a good understory plant (can be planted under/around trees) and ground cover. ʻUkiʻuki is best known for its blue-purple fruit that was used as a dye for kapa. The color hue could be anywhere from light blue to violet. In addition, the leaves were used for thatching or braided into cordage and the fruit were used for seed lei. Even though #NativeHawaiianPlantMonth is coming to an end, we continue to celebrate our Islands’ unique flora and fauna all year round 😊💚 #NativeHawaiianPlantMonth #EarthMonth2022 #EndemicHawaiianPlants #MalamaĀina #NativeHawaiianPlants #Ukiuki #DianellaSandwicensis #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley
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5/9
Not only is today the second to last day of #NativeHawaiianPlantMonth, its also #ArborDay. In honor of both we share one of our favorite trees: Loulu (Pritchardia ssp.)d. Once spread throughout all the islands (there is fossil evidence of this), Loulu is a great shade plant that had many uses in Early Hawaiʻi. Wood was used for hale posts, altars, drums, canoe, and spears (taller species); leaves were used for thatching, woven into fans, hats, and baskets; a seasonal heiau of loulu fronds was built to appease fishing gods; and the fruit (hāwane or wāhane) was picked when young, peeled and eaten.  At MHC we have 3 Loulu behind our classroom (1), 4 near Kūkaʻōʻō heiau (2-3), one really tall one in the Kaʻahaʻaina Garden (4), and one by the Hogan House lawn (5-8). Unfortunately, we do not know what subspecies we currently have.  Loulu fun facts!
🌴 There are 22 endemic species of Loulu, 9 are endangered
🌴 Each of the main Hawaiian Islands has at least 1 distinct Pritchardia species
🌴 Many palms marketed as “Loulu” are not native. The best way to make sure you have a native Loulu is to get it from a native nursery  #NationalArborDay #ArborDay #NativeHawaiianPlantMonth #LouluPalm #Loulu #Pritchardia #PritchardiaSsp #NativePalm #NativeHawaiianPalm #NativeHawaiianTree #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley
Not only is today the second to last day of #NativeHawaiianPlantMonth, its also #ArborDay. In honor of both we share one of our favorite trees: Loulu (Pritchardia ssp.)d. Once spread throughout all the islands (there is fossil evidence of this), Loulu is a great shade plant that had many uses in Early Hawaiʻi. Wood was used for hale posts, altars, drums, canoe, and spears (taller species); leaves were used for thatching, woven into fans, hats, and baskets; a seasonal heiau of loulu fronds was built to appease fishing gods; and the fruit (hāwane or wāhane) was picked when young, peeled and eaten.  At MHC we have 3 Loulu behind our classroom (1), 4 near Kūkaʻōʻō heiau (2-3), one really tall one in the Kaʻahaʻaina Garden (4), and one by the Hogan House lawn (5-8). Unfortunately, we do not know what subspecies we currently have.  Loulu fun facts!
🌴 There are 22 endemic species of Loulu, 9 are endangered
🌴 Each of the main Hawaiian Islands has at least 1 distinct Pritchardia species
🌴 Many palms marketed as “Loulu” are not native. The best way to make sure you have a native Loulu is to get it from a native nursery  #NationalArborDay #ArborDay #NativeHawaiianPlantMonth #LouluPalm #Loulu #Pritchardia #PritchardiaSsp #NativePalm #NativeHawaiianPalm #NativeHawaiianTree #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley
Not only is today the second to last day of #NativeHawaiianPlantMonth, its also #ArborDay. In honor of both we share one of our favorite trees: Loulu (Pritchardia ssp.)d. Once spread throughout all the islands (there is fossil evidence of this), Loulu is a great shade plant that had many uses in Early Hawaiʻi. Wood was used for hale posts, altars, drums, canoe, and spears (taller species); leaves were used for thatching, woven into fans, hats, and baskets; a seasonal heiau of loulu fronds was built to appease fishing gods; and the fruit (hāwane or wāhane) was picked when young, peeled and eaten.  At MHC we have 3 Loulu behind our classroom (1), 4 near Kūkaʻōʻō heiau (2-3), one really tall one in the Kaʻahaʻaina Garden (4), and one by the Hogan House lawn (5-8). Unfortunately, we do not know what subspecies we currently have.  Loulu fun facts!
🌴 There are 22 endemic species of Loulu, 9 are endangered
🌴 Each of the main Hawaiian Islands has at least 1 distinct Pritchardia species
🌴 Many palms marketed as “Loulu” are not native. The best way to make sure you have a native Loulu is to get it from a native nursery  #NationalArborDay #ArborDay #NativeHawaiianPlantMonth #LouluPalm #Loulu #Pritchardia #PritchardiaSsp #NativePalm #NativeHawaiianPalm #NativeHawaiianTree #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley
Not only is today the second to last day of #NativeHawaiianPlantMonth, its also #ArborDay. In honor of both we share one of our favorite trees: Loulu (Pritchardia ssp.)d. Once spread throughout all the islands (there is fossil evidence of this), Loulu is a great shade plant that had many uses in Early Hawaiʻi. Wood was used for hale posts, altars, drums, canoe, and spears (taller species); leaves were used for thatching, woven into fans, hats, and baskets; a seasonal heiau of loulu fronds was built to appease fishing gods; and the fruit (hāwane or wāhane) was picked when young, peeled and eaten.  At MHC we have 3 Loulu behind our classroom (1), 4 near Kūkaʻōʻō heiau (2-3), one really tall one in the Kaʻahaʻaina Garden (4), and one by the Hogan House lawn (5-8). Unfortunately, we do not know what subspecies we currently have.  Loulu fun facts!
🌴 There are 22 endemic species of Loulu, 9 are endangered
🌴 Each of the main Hawaiian Islands has at least 1 distinct Pritchardia species
🌴 Many palms marketed as “Loulu” are not native. The best way to make sure you have a native Loulu is to get it from a native nursery  #NationalArborDay #ArborDay #NativeHawaiianPlantMonth #LouluPalm #Loulu #Pritchardia #PritchardiaSsp #NativePalm #NativeHawaiianPalm #NativeHawaiianTree #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley
Not only is today the second to last day of #NativeHawaiianPlantMonth, its also #ArborDay. In honor of both we share one of our favorite trees: Loulu (Pritchardia ssp.)d. Once spread throughout all the islands (there is fossil evidence of this), Loulu is a great shade plant that had many uses in Early Hawaiʻi. Wood was used for hale posts, altars, drums, canoe, and spears (taller species); leaves were used for thatching, woven into fans, hats, and baskets; a seasonal heiau of loulu fronds was built to appease fishing gods; and the fruit (hāwane or wāhane) was picked when young, peeled and eaten.  At MHC we have 3 Loulu behind our classroom (1), 4 near Kūkaʻōʻō heiau (2-3), one really tall one in the Kaʻahaʻaina Garden (4), and one by the Hogan House lawn (5-8). Unfortunately, we do not know what subspecies we currently have.  Loulu fun facts!
🌴 There are 22 endemic species of Loulu, 9 are endangered
🌴 Each of the main Hawaiian Islands has at least 1 distinct Pritchardia species
🌴 Many palms marketed as “Loulu” are not native. The best way to make sure you have a native Loulu is to get it from a native nursery  #NationalArborDay #ArborDay #NativeHawaiianPlantMonth #LouluPalm #Loulu #Pritchardia #PritchardiaSsp #NativePalm #NativeHawaiianPalm #NativeHawaiianTree #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley
Not only is today the second to last day of #NativeHawaiianPlantMonth, its also #ArborDay. In honor of both we share one of our favorite trees: Loulu (Pritchardia ssp.)d. Once spread throughout all the islands (there is fossil evidence of this), Loulu is a great shade plant that had many uses in Early Hawaiʻi. Wood was used for hale posts, altars, drums, canoe, and spears (taller species); leaves were used for thatching, woven into fans, hats, and baskets; a seasonal heiau of loulu fronds was built to appease fishing gods; and the fruit (hāwane or wāhane) was picked when young, peeled and eaten.  At MHC we have 3 Loulu behind our classroom (1), 4 near Kūkaʻōʻō heiau (2-3), one really tall one in the Kaʻahaʻaina Garden (4), and one by the Hogan House lawn (5-8). Unfortunately, we do not know what subspecies we currently have.  Loulu fun facts!
🌴 There are 22 endemic species of Loulu, 9 are endangered
🌴 Each of the main Hawaiian Islands has at least 1 distinct Pritchardia species
🌴 Many palms marketed as “Loulu” are not native. The best way to make sure you have a native Loulu is to get it from a native nursery  #NationalArborDay #ArborDay #NativeHawaiianPlantMonth #LouluPalm #Loulu #Pritchardia #PritchardiaSsp #NativePalm #NativeHawaiianPalm #NativeHawaiianTree #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley
Not only is today the second to last day of #NativeHawaiianPlantMonth, its also #ArborDay. In honor of both we share one of our favorite trees: Loulu (Pritchardia ssp.)d. Once spread throughout all the islands (there is fossil evidence of this), Loulu is a great shade plant that had many uses in Early Hawaiʻi. Wood was used for hale posts, altars, drums, canoe, and spears (taller species); leaves were used for thatching, woven into fans, hats, and baskets; a seasonal heiau of loulu fronds was built to appease fishing gods; and the fruit (hāwane or wāhane) was picked when young, peeled and eaten.  At MHC we have 3 Loulu behind our classroom (1), 4 near Kūkaʻōʻō heiau (2-3), one really tall one in the Kaʻahaʻaina Garden (4), and one by the Hogan House lawn (5-8). Unfortunately, we do not know what subspecies we currently have.  Loulu fun facts!
🌴 There are 22 endemic species of Loulu, 9 are endangered
🌴 Each of the main Hawaiian Islands has at least 1 distinct Pritchardia species
🌴 Many palms marketed as “Loulu” are not native. The best way to make sure you have a native Loulu is to get it from a native nursery  #NationalArborDay #ArborDay #NativeHawaiianPlantMonth #LouluPalm #Loulu #Pritchardia #PritchardiaSsp #NativePalm #NativeHawaiianPalm #NativeHawaiianTree #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley
Not only is today the second to last day of #NativeHawaiianPlantMonth, its also #ArborDay. In honor of both we share one of our favorite trees: Loulu (Pritchardia ssp.)d. Once spread throughout all the islands (there is fossil evidence of this), Loulu is a great shade plant that had many uses in Early Hawaiʻi. Wood was used for hale posts, altars, drums, canoe, and spears (taller species); leaves were used for thatching, woven into fans, hats, and baskets; a seasonal heiau of loulu fronds was built to appease fishing gods; and the fruit (hāwane or wāhane) was picked when young, peeled and eaten.  At MHC we have 3 Loulu behind our classroom (1), 4 near Kūkaʻōʻō heiau (2-3), one really tall one in the Kaʻahaʻaina Garden (4), and one by the Hogan House lawn (5-8). Unfortunately, we do not know what subspecies we currently have.  Loulu fun facts!
🌴 There are 22 endemic species of Loulu, 9 are endangered
🌴 Each of the main Hawaiian Islands has at least 1 distinct Pritchardia species
🌴 Many palms marketed as “Loulu” are not native. The best way to make sure you have a native Loulu is to get it from a native nursery  #NationalArborDay #ArborDay #NativeHawaiianPlantMonth #LouluPalm #Loulu #Pritchardia #PritchardiaSsp #NativePalm #NativeHawaiianPalm #NativeHawaiianTree #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley
Not only is today the second to last day of #NativeHawaiianPlantMonth, its also #ArborDay. In honor of both we share one of our favorite trees: Loulu (Pritchardia ssp.)d. Once spread throughout all the islands (there is fossil evidence of this), Loulu is a great shade plant that had many uses in Early Hawaiʻi. Wood was used for hale posts, altars, drums, canoe, and spears (taller species); leaves were used for thatching, woven into fans, hats, and baskets; a seasonal heiau of loulu fronds was built to appease fishing gods; and the fruit (hāwane or wāhane) was picked when young, peeled and eaten. At MHC we have 3 Loulu behind our classroom (1), 4 near Kūkaʻōʻō heiau (2-3), one really tall one in the Kaʻahaʻaina Garden (4), and one by the Hogan House lawn (5-8). Unfortunately, we do not know what subspecies we currently have. Loulu fun facts! 🌴 There are 22 endemic species of Loulu, 9 are endangered 🌴 Each of the main Hawaiian Islands has at least 1 distinct Pritchardia species 🌴 Many palms marketed as “Loulu” are not native. The best way to make sure you have a native Loulu is to get it from a native nursery #NationalArborDay #ArborDay #NativeHawaiianPlantMonth #LouluPalm #Loulu #Pritchardia #PritchardiaSsp #NativePalm #NativeHawaiianPalm #NativeHawaiianTree #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley
4 weeks ago
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6/9
Our friends at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaiʻi @jcchawaii are excited to host their first Hanafuda Hangout on May 7, 2022 from 10 am to 1 pm! Learn to play the traditional Japanese card game, hanafuda, the Hawaiʻi way. This all-age event will include an introductory lesson from Hanafuda Hawaiʻi Style and the opportunity to meet and play with others. There will also be a keiki area with Children's Day and Hanafuda-themed activities! No experience is necessary. Food and refreshments will be provided.  SPECIAL OFFER: Each adult registration includes one FREE deck of Hanafuda Hawaii Style XL cards.  For questions/availability, inquire with info@jcch.com.  Where: JCCH 5th Floor Ballroom (2454 S. Beretania Street)
Tickets: Adults (JCCH Member) - $10; Adults (Non-Member) - $12; Kids (Ages 17 & younger) - FREE. JCCH parking is included in registration.
Register: bit.ly/hanafudahangout  #JapaneseCulturalCenterOfHawaii #JCCH #HanafudaHangout #HanafudaHawaiiStyle
Our friends at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaiʻi @jcchawaii are excited to host their first Hanafuda Hangout on May 7, 2022 from 10 am to 1 pm! Learn to play the traditional Japanese card game, hanafuda, the Hawaiʻi way. This all-age event will include an introductory lesson from Hanafuda Hawaiʻi Style and the opportunity to meet and play with others. There will also be a keiki area with Children's Day and Hanafuda-themed activities! No experience is necessary. Food and refreshments will be provided.  SPECIAL OFFER: Each adult registration includes one FREE deck of Hanafuda Hawaii Style XL cards.  For questions/availability, inquire with info@jcch.com.  Where: JCCH 5th Floor Ballroom (2454 S. Beretania Street)
Tickets: Adults (JCCH Member) - $10; Adults (Non-Member) - $12; Kids (Ages 17 & younger) - FREE. JCCH parking is included in registration.
Register: bit.ly/hanafudahangout  #JapaneseCulturalCenterOfHawaii #JCCH #HanafudaHangout #HanafudaHawaiiStyle
Our friends at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaiʻi @jcchawaii are excited to host their first Hanafuda Hangout on May 7, 2022 from 10 am to 1 pm! Learn to play the traditional Japanese card game, hanafuda, the Hawaiʻi way. This all-age event will include an introductory lesson from Hanafuda Hawaiʻi Style and the opportunity to meet and play with others. There will also be a keiki area with Children's Day and Hanafuda-themed activities! No experience is necessary. Food and refreshments will be provided. SPECIAL OFFER: Each adult registration includes one FREE deck of Hanafuda Hawaii Style XL cards. For questions/availability, inquire with info@jcch.com. Where: JCCH 5th Floor Ballroom (2454 S. Beretania Street) Tickets: Adults (JCCH Member) - $10; Adults (Non-Member) - $12; Kids (Ages 17 & younger) - FREE. JCCH parking is included in registration. Register: bit.ly/hanafudahangout #JapaneseCulturalCenterOfHawaii #JCCH #HanafudaHangout #HanafudaHawaiiStyle
4 weeks ago
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7/9
Our special Earth Day month microplastics art workshop in partnership with @sustainablecoastlineshawaii is now FREE!!!  Come and create a one-of-a-kind art piece to take home while learning about how we can help protect our oceans from plastic pollution and how you can upcycle plastic at home.  Limited to 20 participants.  Ages 7 and up are welcome to participate individually. Keiki younger than 7 should have an accompanying adult.  Register at the link in our bio!  #SustainableCoastlinesHawaii #MicroplasticArt  #Microplastics #ReduceReuseRecycle #PlasticFreeOceans #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #MālamaĀina #MālamaKai #EarthDay2022 #EarthMonth2022 #UpcyclePlastic
Our special Earth Day month microplastics art workshop in partnership with @sustainablecoastlineshawaii is now FREE!!! Come and create a one-of-a-kind art piece to take home while learning about how we can help protect our oceans from plastic pollution and how you can upcycle plastic at home. Limited to 20 participants. Ages 7 and up are welcome to participate individually. Keiki younger than 7 should have an accompanying adult. Register at the link in our bio! #SustainableCoastlinesHawaii #MicroplasticArt #Microplastics #ReduceReuseRecycle #PlasticFreeOceans #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #MālamaĀina #MālamaKai #EarthDay2022 #EarthMonth2022 #UpcyclePlastic
1 month ago
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8/9
Happy Earth Day! 🌏💚Earth Day is everyday here at MHC and though we don’t have an Earth Day specific event this weekend, there are many others you can take part in such as those from @sustainablecoastlineshawaii and @malama.manoa 😊Celebrate by doing even something small to mālama the ʻāina 💚💚  We have a special plant for a special day. Lama (Diospyros hillebrandii) is an endemic tree found only on Kauaʻi and Oʻahu and is also known as Hillebrand’s persimmon. With small pink or white flowers that later become small orange to red fruit, lama leaves are generally a thick and leathery green but liko (leaf buds) can be magenta, orange, pink, or red. Lama prefers full sun but can grow in moderate shade and once established is tolerant to drought, only needing water once a month during dry months. MHC’s lama is located near the Hogan House Lawn by the pili grass.  Early Hawaiians used lama wood for hale (house) framework and temple construction sticks (ʻaukā) were used to strengthen larger one-way-in-no-way-out fish traps, the ate the edible fruits called piʻoi, lama was a secondary ingredient in many remedies, and a block of lama wood was often placed on the kuahu (altar) of hālau hula representing Laka the goddess of hula.  Fun facts:
🌿 Female lama plants bloom and produce fruit once a year
🌿 Scientists have found fossilized leaf impressions of Diospyros hillebrandii in solidified volcanic ash from vents in Moanalua and Hālawa!
🌿 Related to ebony (prized for its black wood) and persimmon (known for its sweet fruit)  #Lama #DiospyrosHillebrandii  #EndemicHawaiianPlants #MālamaHōnua  #NativeHawaiianPlantMonth #EarthMonth2022 #EarthDay #EarthDay2022 #EarthDayEveryday #MalamaĀina #NativeHawaiianPlants #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #FlowerFriday #FridayFlower
Happy Earth Day! 🌏💚Earth Day is everyday here at MHC and though we don’t have an Earth Day specific event this weekend, there are many others you can take part in such as those from @sustainablecoastlineshawaii and @malama.manoa 😊Celebrate by doing even something small to mālama the ʻāina 💚💚  We have a special plant for a special day. Lama (Diospyros hillebrandii) is an endemic tree found only on Kauaʻi and Oʻahu and is also known as Hillebrand’s persimmon. With small pink or white flowers that later become small orange to red fruit, lama leaves are generally a thick and leathery green but liko (leaf buds) can be magenta, orange, pink, or red. Lama prefers full sun but can grow in moderate shade and once established is tolerant to drought, only needing water once a month during dry months. MHC’s lama is located near the Hogan House Lawn by the pili grass.  Early Hawaiians used lama wood for hale (house) framework and temple construction sticks (ʻaukā) were used to strengthen larger one-way-in-no-way-out fish traps, the ate the edible fruits called piʻoi, lama was a secondary ingredient in many remedies, and a block of lama wood was often placed on the kuahu (altar) of hālau hula representing Laka the goddess of hula.  Fun facts:
🌿 Female lama plants bloom and produce fruit once a year
🌿 Scientists have found fossilized leaf impressions of Diospyros hillebrandii in solidified volcanic ash from vents in Moanalua and Hālawa!
🌿 Related to ebony (prized for its black wood) and persimmon (known for its sweet fruit)  #Lama #DiospyrosHillebrandii  #EndemicHawaiianPlants #MālamaHōnua  #NativeHawaiianPlantMonth #EarthMonth2022 #EarthDay #EarthDay2022 #EarthDayEveryday #MalamaĀina #NativeHawaiianPlants #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #FlowerFriday #FridayFlower
Happy Earth Day! 🌏💚Earth Day is everyday here at MHC and though we don’t have an Earth Day specific event this weekend, there are many others you can take part in such as those from @sustainablecoastlineshawaii and @malama.manoa 😊Celebrate by doing even something small to mālama the ʻāina 💚💚  We have a special plant for a special day. Lama (Diospyros hillebrandii) is an endemic tree found only on Kauaʻi and Oʻahu and is also known as Hillebrand’s persimmon. With small pink or white flowers that later become small orange to red fruit, lama leaves are generally a thick and leathery green but liko (leaf buds) can be magenta, orange, pink, or red. Lama prefers full sun but can grow in moderate shade and once established is tolerant to drought, only needing water once a month during dry months. MHC’s lama is located near the Hogan House Lawn by the pili grass.  Early Hawaiians used lama wood for hale (house) framework and temple construction sticks (ʻaukā) were used to strengthen larger one-way-in-no-way-out fish traps, the ate the edible fruits called piʻoi, lama was a secondary ingredient in many remedies, and a block of lama wood was often placed on the kuahu (altar) of hālau hula representing Laka the goddess of hula.  Fun facts:
🌿 Female lama plants bloom and produce fruit once a year
🌿 Scientists have found fossilized leaf impressions of Diospyros hillebrandii in solidified volcanic ash from vents in Moanalua and Hālawa!
🌿 Related to ebony (prized for its black wood) and persimmon (known for its sweet fruit)  #Lama #DiospyrosHillebrandii  #EndemicHawaiianPlants #MālamaHōnua  #NativeHawaiianPlantMonth #EarthMonth2022 #EarthDay #EarthDay2022 #EarthDayEveryday #MalamaĀina #NativeHawaiianPlants #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #FlowerFriday #FridayFlower
Happy Earth Day! 🌏💚Earth Day is everyday here at MHC and though we don’t have an Earth Day specific event this weekend, there are many others you can take part in such as those from @sustainablecoastlineshawaii and @malama.manoa 😊Celebrate by doing even something small to mālama the ʻāina 💚💚  We have a special plant for a special day. Lama (Diospyros hillebrandii) is an endemic tree found only on Kauaʻi and Oʻahu and is also known as Hillebrand’s persimmon. With small pink or white flowers that later become small orange to red fruit, lama leaves are generally a thick and leathery green but liko (leaf buds) can be magenta, orange, pink, or red. Lama prefers full sun but can grow in moderate shade and once established is tolerant to drought, only needing water once a month during dry months. MHC’s lama is located near the Hogan House Lawn by the pili grass.  Early Hawaiians used lama wood for hale (house) framework and temple construction sticks (ʻaukā) were used to strengthen larger one-way-in-no-way-out fish traps, the ate the edible fruits called piʻoi, lama was a secondary ingredient in many remedies, and a block of lama wood was often placed on the kuahu (altar) of hālau hula representing Laka the goddess of hula.  Fun facts:
🌿 Female lama plants bloom and produce fruit once a year
🌿 Scientists have found fossilized leaf impressions of Diospyros hillebrandii in solidified volcanic ash from vents in Moanalua and Hālawa!
🌿 Related to ebony (prized for its black wood) and persimmon (known for its sweet fruit)  #Lama #DiospyrosHillebrandii  #EndemicHawaiianPlants #MālamaHōnua  #NativeHawaiianPlantMonth #EarthMonth2022 #EarthDay #EarthDay2022 #EarthDayEveryday #MalamaĀina #NativeHawaiianPlants #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #FlowerFriday #FridayFlower
Happy Earth Day! 🌏💚Earth Day is everyday here at MHC and though we don’t have an Earth Day specific event this weekend, there are many others you can take part in such as those from @sustainablecoastlineshawaii and @malama.manoa 😊Celebrate by doing even something small to mālama the ʻāina 💚💚  We have a special plant for a special day. Lama (Diospyros hillebrandii) is an endemic tree found only on Kauaʻi and Oʻahu and is also known as Hillebrand’s persimmon. With small pink or white flowers that later become small orange to red fruit, lama leaves are generally a thick and leathery green but liko (leaf buds) can be magenta, orange, pink, or red. Lama prefers full sun but can grow in moderate shade and once established is tolerant to drought, only needing water once a month during dry months. MHC’s lama is located near the Hogan House Lawn by the pili grass.  Early Hawaiians used lama wood for hale (house) framework and temple construction sticks (ʻaukā) were used to strengthen larger one-way-in-no-way-out fish traps, the ate the edible fruits called piʻoi, lama was a secondary ingredient in many remedies, and a block of lama wood was often placed on the kuahu (altar) of hālau hula representing Laka the goddess of hula.  Fun facts:
🌿 Female lama plants bloom and produce fruit once a year
🌿 Scientists have found fossilized leaf impressions of Diospyros hillebrandii in solidified volcanic ash from vents in Moanalua and Hālawa!
🌿 Related to ebony (prized for its black wood) and persimmon (known for its sweet fruit)  #Lama #DiospyrosHillebrandii  #EndemicHawaiianPlants #MālamaHōnua  #NativeHawaiianPlantMonth #EarthMonth2022 #EarthDay #EarthDay2022 #EarthDayEveryday #MalamaĀina #NativeHawaiianPlants #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #FlowerFriday #FridayFlower
Happy Earth Day! 🌏💚Earth Day is everyday here at MHC and though we don’t have an Earth Day specific event this weekend, there are many others you can take part in such as those from @sustainablecoastlineshawaii and @malama.manoa 😊Celebrate by doing even something small to mālama the ʻāina 💚💚  We have a special plant for a special day. Lama (Diospyros hillebrandii) is an endemic tree found only on Kauaʻi and Oʻahu and is also known as Hillebrand’s persimmon. With small pink or white flowers that later become small orange to red fruit, lama leaves are generally a thick and leathery green but liko (leaf buds) can be magenta, orange, pink, or red. Lama prefers full sun but can grow in moderate shade and once established is tolerant to drought, only needing water once a month during dry months. MHC’s lama is located near the Hogan House Lawn by the pili grass.  Early Hawaiians used lama wood for hale (house) framework and temple construction sticks (ʻaukā) were used to strengthen larger one-way-in-no-way-out fish traps, the ate the edible fruits called piʻoi, lama was a secondary ingredient in many remedies, and a block of lama wood was often placed on the kuahu (altar) of hālau hula representing Laka the goddess of hula.  Fun facts:
🌿 Female lama plants bloom and produce fruit once a year
🌿 Scientists have found fossilized leaf impressions of Diospyros hillebrandii in solidified volcanic ash from vents in Moanalua and Hālawa!
🌿 Related to ebony (prized for its black wood) and persimmon (known for its sweet fruit)  #Lama #DiospyrosHillebrandii  #EndemicHawaiianPlants #MālamaHōnua  #NativeHawaiianPlantMonth #EarthMonth2022 #EarthDay #EarthDay2022 #EarthDayEveryday #MalamaĀina #NativeHawaiianPlants #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #FlowerFriday #FridayFlower
Happy Earth Day! 🌏💚Earth Day is everyday here at MHC and though we don’t have an Earth Day specific event this weekend, there are many others you can take part in such as those from @sustainablecoastlineshawaii and @malama.manoa 😊Celebrate by doing even something small to mālama the ʻāina 💚💚 We have a special plant for a special day. Lama (Diospyros hillebrandii) is an endemic tree found only on Kauaʻi and Oʻahu and is also known as Hillebrand’s persimmon. With small pink or white flowers that later become small orange to red fruit, lama leaves are generally a thick and leathery green but liko (leaf buds) can be magenta, orange, pink, or red. Lama prefers full sun but can grow in moderate shade and once established is tolerant to drought, only needing water once a month during dry months. MHC’s lama is located near the Hogan House Lawn by the pili grass. Early Hawaiians used lama wood for hale (house) framework and temple construction sticks (ʻaukā) were used to strengthen larger one-way-in-no-way-out fish traps, the ate the edible fruits called piʻoi, lama was a secondary ingredient in many remedies, and a block of lama wood was often placed on the kuahu (altar) of hālau hula representing Laka the goddess of hula. Fun facts: 🌿 Female lama plants bloom and produce fruit once a year 🌿 Scientists have found fossilized leaf impressions of Diospyros hillebrandii in solidified volcanic ash from vents in Moanalua and Hālawa! 🌿 Related to ebony (prized for its black wood) and persimmon (known for its sweet fruit) #Lama #DiospyrosHillebrandii #EndemicHawaiianPlants #MālamaHōnua #NativeHawaiianPlantMonth #EarthMonth2022 #EarthDay #EarthDay2022 #EarthDayEveryday #MalamaĀina #NativeHawaiianPlants #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #FlowerFriday #FridayFlower
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