The UH Maui Cooperative Extension’s floriculture field day featuring Dr. Cynthia Nazario-Leary’s presentation on how to grow various cultivars of sunflowers for cut flower production on Maui was a colorful and educational event. And the bee house tour, hosted by Maui Master Gardener Volunteers, was very informative and the honey they had for sale was delicious!
Hands-on, interactive pesticide safety training for growers covers:
- General Pesticide Safety
- Hazard Communication
- Worker Protection Standard Training Elements
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Pesticide Application Compliance
- Employer Responsibilities
- Employee Rights
Training includes a Grower Compliance Kit:
- Visual aids and training tools to use with employees
- Sample compliance and training forms
- The compliance kit will be available in the following languages: English, Thai, Mandarin, Tagalog, Korean and llokano
Approved for 3.0 Continuing Education Credits by HI Department of Agriculture
|May 2, 2019||UH Maui College Community|
Service Building, 310
Kaahumanu Ave, Bldg. 205
Kahului, HI 96732
8 am- 11:30 am
Coffee, pastries & lunch
|May 2, 2019||Tavares Community Center|
91 Pukalani St.
Makawao, HI 96768
|5:30 pm-9 pm
Coffee, pastries & dinner
Training is FREE – Includes prizes
RSVPs appreciated for food planning
Call or text Amy Wolfe with AgSafe at 209-499-4091 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The mission of AgSafe is to advance the food and farming industries commitment to a safe, sustainable workforce and food supply, by providing practical education’ and resources. Since 1991 we have trained over 75,000 employers, supervisors and farm workers in the most critical issues impacting worker safety, human resources, pesticide safety and food safety.
This project was undertaken in connection with the settlement of an enforcement action against Syngenta Seeds, LLC, taken by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for alleged violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FfFRA) and the Worker Protection Standard.
The last time the By-Laws of the Maui Association of Landscape Professionals were updated and approved was in 1994.
After a year of effort, the MALP Board of Directors have come up with a modern version that is scheduled for a vote for approval (or not) at the May 28th 2019 educational meeting.
So please attend the May Meeting and show your support for the new version and/or to discuss the changes you would like to include in the document which hopefully will stand the test of time as well as the original did.
As guest speaker we are honored to have MALP member Bob Hobdy. More details soon!
|Place||Maui Community Service Bldg next to CTHAR Extension Services (Map) on the UH Maui campus.|
|Time||Meeting begins at 6:30 pm|
Pupus will be served
This event is free and open to the public.
Little Fire Ants – An update from MISC with Brook Mahnken
JOIN Brooke Mahnken from the Maui Invasive Species Committee for an update on the status of little fire ants on Maui. He will discuss MISC’s efforts to eradicate the tiny pest and what you can do to protect your business from the impacts of little fire ants.
Brooke V. Mahnken received a B.S. in botany and a B.S. in biology from the University of Washington in Seattle in 2003. He has worked with the Maui Invasive Species Committee since 2005 in a variety of different roles. In 2018 he transitioned back into his former and now current position as Operations/GIS Specialist wherein he performs data analysis and management. Precedent to that Brooke worked for 2 years as the Little Fire Ant Coordinator at MISC.
Pests & Diseases in Maui’s Landscapes with Allison Wright
SPRING has arrived, and with the warmer weather, our local plant pests & diseases are going to return with a fury. We will be reminded of the usual suspects such as whiteflies, scales, loopers and fungal infestations, as well as learn about a few new pests & diseases you will most likely encounter in your landscapes. This will include timelines for when to anticipate their activity to increase, the signs & symptoms to look for, and the best times for treatments. For both homeowners & landscape managers, this is your opportunity to learn what to expect to see here on Maui!
Allison Wright has a B.S in plant biology from James Madison University in Virgina. She has worked on Maui since 2003 for Island Plant Company, LLC where she is a Superintendent, managing over 100 acres of manicured landscapes, as well as a plant nursery. She is also a co-owner of Valhalla Flower Farm, shipping cut flowers throughout the Unites States. Allison is the current president of MALP.
LICT Credits: 2.0 hours
Certified Arborist: 2.0 hours
Please Join Us!!!
MALP Member Appreciation Dinner
at Cafe O’Lei’s Dunes at Maui Lani location.
A buffet dinner will be served! Cash bar available.
Tuesday, February 5 at 6:00 PM
This is another MALP FREE EVENT!!!
OVER $1000 IN RAFFLE PRIZES WILL BE GIVEN AWAY!
PLEASE RSVP by FEBRUARY 3 TO ALLISON 808-268-6927 OR MALP.MAUI@GMAIL.COM
We are also inviting other industry associates to introduce them to our organization.
Board elections will also be held at this dinner
Want to participate and not a member yet?
We can fix that!!!
or join as a business here:
Thank you for your Support!!!
See you at the PARTY!!!
Join the Maui Invasive Species Committee (MISC) and Kamehameha Schools Maui on Saturday, December 1st for a screening of two documentaries: “Saving ʻŌhiʻa, Hawaiʻi’s Sacred Tree” about the efforts throughout Hawaiʻi to prevent the loss of Hawaiʻi’s most important native tree to a disease called Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death, and “Moananuiākea, One Ocean, One People, One Canoe,” documenting the three year journey of the Hōkūleʻa’s historic worldwide voyage.
Kamehameha Schools Maui will be hosting the event. “We invite our ʻohana and community to come and enjoy a day with us on campus.” said Dr. Scott Parker, Head of Schools at Kamehameha Schools Maui. The event will be held at the Keōpūolani Hale and Courtyard on the high school campus at 270 ʻAʻapueo Parkway in Pukalani. Families are welcome to bring a cooler and picnic lunch. The Middle School ʻukulele group will open in the morning, and the High School Ensemble will perform mid-day. The event is free and begins at 9:00 a.m. Conservation groups will be present, and keiki ʻōhiʻa activities will be set up from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is an alcohol and drug-free event.
“Saving ʻŌhiʻa, Hawaiʻi’s Sacred Tree” will be shown at 10 a.m. followed by a panel discussion about the significance of ʻōhiʻa and Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death (ROD) from 10:40 to 11:45 a.m. Conservation groups will be on hand at 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. to discuss their work and answer questions about ROD prevention efforts here on Maui. At this time, ROD has not be detected on the Valley Isle.
“Saving ʻŌhiʻa, Hawaiʻi’s Sacred Tree” was funded through a grant from the Hawaiʻi Invasive Species Council to the University of Hawai’i– Coordinating Group on Alien Pest Species (CGAPS). Club Sullivan, a Hawaiʻi Island production company, concluded filming in late 2017, although additional footage continued to be added throughout post-production as new information and events unfolded, pushing the final back to July 2018.
“Moananuiākea, One Ocean, One People, One Canoe” will screen from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., and filmmakers will be available to answer questions following the screening from 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The film was produced by ʻŌiwi TV in partnership with Palikū Documentary Films and sponsored in part by Kamehameha Schools and Olukai with support from the Polynesian Voyaging Society. The feature-length film was created from over 4,000 hours of footage and half a million still-pictures and captured the prestigious closing night film spot for the 2018 Hawaiʻi International Film Festival.
About Maui Invasive Species Committee
The Maui Invasive Species Committee project of the University of Hawai’i- Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit. The Committee is voluntary partnership of government, private and non-profit organizations, and concerned individuals working to prevent, control, or eliminate the most threatening invasive plant and animal species to protect Maui’s watersheds, ecological resources, agriculture, and community.
About Kamehameha Schools
Founded in 1887 by Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, Kamehameha Schools (KS) is a private, educational, charitable Native Hawaiian trust committed to improving the capability and well-being of our people through education. Income generated from its endowment portfolio of commercial real estate and other diverse investments funds more than 96 percent of KS’ educational mission.
In 2015, Kamehameha Schools embarked on a bold, exciting voyage that envisions, in one generation, a thriving Lāhui in which all learners achieve post-secondary educational success, enabling good life and career choices. Grounded in Christian and Hawaiian values, learners will be leaders who contribute to their communities locally and globally.
At the heart of this journey are those who share this vision to ensure that all Native Hawaiians have the opportunity to succeed. Strong community collaborations, donor participation and key state, national and international partnerships are vital to creating the means to propel learners onto knowledge and career paths of their choice. Visit ksbe.edu for more information.
The Malama the Trees Educational Seminar was a GREAT success! Your speakers, Elaine Malima, Jeannie Pezzoli, Adam Wright and Ernie Rezents were entertaining, informative and totally reinforced the importance to establish and care for the Urban Forest on Maui! ... oh, and Mahalo for the CEUs too!
Recognizing the Importance & Care of Our Urban Forest
FREE EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
Open to the Community, Arborists, and Landscape Professionals
Saturday, November 10th
Location: UH Maui College Ka Lama Building Room 103 (MAP)
ISA Certified Arborist: 3.75 CEU’s (continuing education units approved by WCISA)
8:15 am Registration
8:45am Maui Green & Beautiful Board President, ISA Certified Arborist Elaine Malina
Introducing our 2 campaigns to plant at least 50 trees by 2020, the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day and the goal of creating a tree ordinance to protect mature healthy trees & promote correct pruning in Maui County. Quick Introduction to the itreetool.org website.
9am-10am Guest Speaker-Jeannie Pezzoli-Tree Educator, former member Maui County Arborist Committee; Maui Outdoor Circle –past president; UH Maui College-Professor
Trees are Cool-Count the Ways-also explaining the “sustainable justifications” behind the new tree plantings on UHMC campus-saving AC costs by shading sidewalks to keep students cool between buildings and by shading building facades.
10am-11:30 Guest Speaker-Adam Wright, ISA Certified Arborist, Adam’s Creations LLC
The Wisdom of the Forest-general tree talk, including topics on the value of trees, tree biology, soil science, tree planting, plant health care with the emphasize on correct pruning.
11:30am-12:30 Guest Speaker-Ernie Rezents-Professor Emeritus Agriculture UH Maui/MCC, ASCA Register Consulting Arborist, ISA Certified Arborist
Tree Walk -around the UH Maui Campus-starting at a full shaded parking lot cooling effect, introducing the variety of trees on campus, correct pruning, and the benefits of trees. Ryan Wilson, Ehu Kai Tree Preservation assisting.
www.mauibeautiful.org email@example.com 879-9169
This year marks the 15th Annual Arbor Day Hawaiian Tree Giveaway at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens (MAP).
- Free hands-on Hawaiian cultural activities and tree care advice from certified arborists.
- Learn about the great works of many local nonprofit conservation groups and how you can get involved in your community.
- 1,500 FREE Hawaiian trees courtesy of MNBG & Maui Electric Company include ‘a‘ali’i, hala, hame, hao, kamani, koa, koki‘o, kou, loulu, milo, nānū, ‘ōhai, ‘ōhi‘a lehua, pōkalakala, wauke and more!
- Free Parking, Free Admission, and a Free Hawaiian Tree!
Free Hawaiian cultural activities include:
Kapa Making with Lisa Schattenburg-Raymond:
Lisa Schattenburg-Raymond of Kula, Maui, is a kapa maker, Hawaiian ethnobotany, and fiber arts lecturer at U.H. Maui College. Lisa has taught several workshops at MNBG, including kapa making, native plant dyes for kapa, kaula (cordage) and net-making, and ‘ipu gourd dying and decorating. Lisa will demonstrate kapa making using using wauke, and display handmade kapa pieces.
Hala weaving with Ron & Becky Lau:
Long time MNBG volunteers, Ron & Becky Lau, were trained in hala weaving by Pohaku Kaho’ohanohano. They will teach guests to make hala bracelets and other accessories.
Lei Making with the Native Hawaiian Plant Society:
NHPS Volunteers will teach attendees the wili style of lei making with a wide variety of native plants from the MNBG landscape.
Makahiki Games with Unda Kava 808, Inc:
‘ulu maika (bowling with stone discs that were originally made from ‘ulu fruit), koa wood moa pahe‘e (wooden dart sliding), ‘o’o ‘ihe (spear target practice with banana stump targets), konane (a game like checkers with black basalt and white coral stones), and hukihuki (tug-of-war).
Confirmed conservation organizations attending include:
Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project, Friends of Haleakala National Park, Friends of Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge, Leeward Haleakala Watershed Restoration Partnership, Malama Kahalawai Watershed Partnership, and Maui Green & Beautiful.
This year’s “Ask an Arborist” booth will be hosted by:
Ernie Rezents, Donna Mann, Susi Mastroianni, and other Certified Arborists. The event will also include a Planting and Pruning Demonstrations by Certified Arborist Terry Nutt; a Tree Climbing Demonstration by Certified Arborist Jake Kane of Kane’s Legacy Tree Services and Z.E.L.M. Zero Emission Landscape Maintenance, and more!
1,500 Free trees include:*
'A'ali'i (Dodonaea viscosa)
Alaheʻe (Psydrax odorata)
'Ānapanapa (Colubrina asiatica)
Hala (Pandanus tectorius)
Hala pepe (Pleomele auwahiensis)
Hame (Antidesma pulvinatum)
Hao (Rauvolfia sandwicencis)
Kamani (Calophyllum inophyllum)
Koa (Acacia koa)
Koai'a (Acacia koa var. koaia)
Kokio ke'o ke'o (Hibiscus arnottianus ssp. arnottianus)
Kokiʻo keʻokeʻo (Hibiscus arnottianus ssp. immaculatus)
Kokio ‘ula’ula (Hibiscus kokio ssp. kokio)
Kokio ‘ula’ula (Hibiscus kokio ssp. saintjohnnianus)
Kou (Cordia subcordata)
Loulu (Pritchardia remota)
Maʻo (Gossypium tomentosum)
Milo (Thespesia populnea)
Naio (Myoporum sandwicense)
Nānū (Gardenia brighamii)
ʻOhiʻa (Metrosideroa polymorpha)
'Ohai (Sesbania tomentosa)
Pohinahina (Vitex rotundifolia)
Pōkalakala (Polyscias racemosum)
Wauke (Broussonetia papyrifera)
*The Maui Master Gardeners Program will be on site to help guests with plant selection.
The Lahainaluna Future Farmers of America (FFA) program will be holding a Pumpkin Patch for our West Side families at our schools agriculture field. Families and keikis are invited to come on up to our school and pick out a fresh, locally-grown pumpkin to carve out for your Halloween festivities!
Pumpkins of all shapes and sizes will be sold, and price will be determined by the size of the pumpkin you choose. Light refreshments and snacks will make a perfect day for you and your keiki.
Only cash will be accepted. The funds raised will be used to support our Lahainaluna FFA members in travel costs to our State FFA Conferences, Leadership camps, field trips, and to provide scholarships for our graduating seniors.