Plants of Hawai‘i

Plants of Hawai‘i Home Page He keiki aloha nā mea kanu. Beloved children are the plants. It is said of farmers that their plants are like beloved children, receiving much attention and care. ʻŌlelo Noʻeau no. 684, Mary Kawena Pukui. Naupaka kahakai (Scaevola taccada) Learn More The naupaka plant is known in several stories which provide the backstory for the flowers’ […]

Pōhaku of Hawai‘i

Pōhaku of Hawai‘i Home Page In Hawai‘i as well as other parts of the Pacific, our islands are composed of an igneous rock called basalt. As a resource so readily accessible at our fingertips, it isn’t surprising that a lot of historic materials found in our islands are made of this type of rock. These […]

What is Earth Day?

What is Earth Day? Home Page What is Earth Day? Wednesday, April 22, 2020, is Earth Day! Earth Day is a day set aside to recognize the importance of taking care of our planet, or as we call it in Hawaiʻi, mālama hōnua (taking care of the earth). The theme for this year’s Earth Day […]