Aloha MALP Members!
We will be having a booth at the 24th Annual Haiku Ho`olaule`a and Flower Festival which will be held this Saturday, April 22 at the Haiku Community Center and Haiku Elementary School grounds in Haiku, Maui. The event itself is FREE!
As always, we are making available space for you to sell your plants or man the booth and pass out your information to the public.
If you sell plants, MALP receives 20% of the sales to cover booth costs.
Plants should be good quality. Owners of the plants are responsible for inventory, drop off and pick up of the plants. Monies for the sales will be distributed at the end of the day. It is best if the plant owners are available to sell as well.
If you would like to sell plants, please contact Allison at 808-268-6927.
This colorful and entertaining event is to benefit Haiku Elementary School, Haiku Community Association and the Boys & Girls Club of Maui-Haiku.
Educational Events: You have ideas for speakers and tours. We know you do! Join the team to invite speakers to our events! Someone makes the fliers, sends the mail, sets up & breaks down the room, gathers prizes, coordinates CEU’s with ISA, Pesticide Certification & NALP, buys food and entertains the speakers and hosts!
Events Coordinator: The MALP Lawn & Garden Fair has been around for over 20 years & needs a new coordinator!
Public Relations: Sending press releases is easy! Through websites, you are able to copy & download information on events and hit send! And you could send out emails to all of our members regularly! It’s always fun to get reminders in the inbox!
Social Media Specialist: Can you post to Facebook? Are you able to take pictures of your fellow members and share?
LICT Program Coordinator: Help set the program, teach and/or lead classes, set up speakers and run the test days!
The real “jobs” are the board positions listed below & need to be filled:
MALP Treasurer: Coordinates with bookkeeper to keep all financial information up to date. Helps bookkeeper send out membership renewals. Helps gather information for grants from Maui County. Reports to the board the state of the MALP accounts.
MALP Secretary: Helps take notes for all board meetings. Disseminates notes to board as needed and to membership if requested.
MALP Vice-President: Helps run meetings and gather information needed for events.
MALP President: Coordinates & runs board meetings. Helps recruit for events. Designates people to help with all activities. Helps write annual grant request to Maui County Farm Bureau. This is typically a 2 year position.
Vocal Members: Thoughts and ideas to board during meetings. We’re always looking for more people.
Future Expansion: We are always looking to expand! We need help with recruitment ideas, article writing for the website (there’s an online MALP magazine). What about setting up new programs for members?
It is time for new board members to join the team. All positions are open! President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary & Vocal positions! There is also the position of Past-President, waiting to be filled – by me!
We get a lot of suggestions, requests for information! The growth of the landscape industry on Maui has been phenomenal! There is so much room for growth in this organization!
I have been the President of the MALP board for the past 2 years and I can see the potential of this group! It’s time for a new president!
at 6:30 pm after our January educational meeting!
We hope to see all of you there!
If you are interested, feel free to contact myself or anyone on the board – go to malp.org and the board members are listed on the home page!
On September 10th 2016 MALP members were treated to a tour of the Dr. Angela Kepler and Frank Rust’s spectacular Estate/farm on an ocean cliff in East Maui. Because of the large variety of edibles it could be considered a farm except that the arrangement of the plantings are so highly aesthetically pleasing and artful.
Her supreme botanical knowledge, which she eagerly shared, and the wide variety of rare plants from all over the tropical world provided lesson after lesson for even the most experienced horticulturalists who made up the majority of the small group in attendance.
The tour itself would, with Dr. Kepler as guide, would have been enjoyable and educational on its own but she wasn’t content with just showing her collection, rather she challenged the group to take cuttings, seeds, plant keiki of all types and expand the collective knowledge of where else these interesting and beneficial plants could thrive on Maui. So our group witnessed Dr. Kepler harvesting plant material with a shovel, sickle, even climbing trees (all while barefoot)
then bagging and labeling the specimens so that the plant names wouldn’t get mixed up.
The environment itself is a tribute to her nurturing organic practices. No whitefly, no mosquitoes, and the only use of poison was pointed out in a protected rat bait station. Everything else green and flourishing from persistently using common sense and lots of mulch. The group was treated to the blood curdling account of her eradicating African snails, going after them after dark and assassinating them one by one ninja like.
Frank Rust, Angela’s husband explained that, improbable as it seems considering the excellent condition of the estate, Angela equally divides her time between the garden and writing. Author of 18 books including, with Frank, the magnificent The World of Bananas in Hawaii: Then and Now. Her latest project is a book on Polynesian fishing canoes the research for is from her extensive library of material shes collected during her life as scientist with some help from NASA who are providing satellite photos.
Thank you Dr. Kepler for the enjoyable, educational and inspirational experience and for the wonderful hospitality.
Saturday, September 10 at 9:00 AM to Noon
This event is FREE for MALP MEMBERS plus 1 Guest
Sitting atop spectacular 400-foot cliffs overlooking beautiful Waipio Bay, Pali-O-Waipio Farmlet is a one-of-a-kind, very well-maintained, healthy landscape. Angela Kepler (botanist, ornithologist, author of 18 natural history books) works very hard to maintain a high degree of self-sufficiency year-round, despite its windward location. There is always a bounty of flowering plants, bromeliads, heliconias, seasonal fruits … and stunning ocean views bordered by native plants.
The property is domestic, pesticide-free and includes the following features:
140 fruit trees both common & unusual, 30 edible varieties of bananas, plus attractive ornamentals ,including the largest collection of Hawaiian traditional bananas in the world (Angela is the foremost international authority on Hawaiian bananas). The property also includes, a mini-coffee plantation (17 plants), vanilla orchid vines, black pepper vines, a pineapple patch, several vegetable gardens (~ 30 different veggies), herbs, including cardamom, curry leaf, Thai ginger, 60-something ducks and chickens, an ornamental pond with tilapia and waterscape plants and a homemade compost area. Is that enough to keep you busy?
What to bring: Camera & Lunch (enjoy a picnic overlooking the bay) if you wish
Come for a tour of this amazing collection!
This tour is open to MALP members plus 1 guest.
Please RSVP. Once you have sent an RSVP, directions will be sent to you.
To sign up, contact Allison Wright at 808-268-6927 or Email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope to see you there!
Why should you or your staff get trained & certified?
- Having trained workers reduces liability to your company.
- Allows you to keep up to date on industry standards.
- Teaches you how to do things correctly.
- Makes your company more attractive to clients.
- Increases your qualifications to prospective employers.
- Much like having an arborist certification, use this certification to enhance your other credentials.
- Hawaii state contracts may require that you have a LICT on staff.
Join us in honoring Tamara Sherrill, director of Maui Nui Botanical Gardens, this Saturday, 6/18, 11 AM at the Maui Mall as part of the MALP Lawn & Garden Fair. Tamara is this year’s recipient of the Mālama i ka ʻĀina Award recognizing her efforts to prevent the spread of invasive species in Maui County.
The award is a collaboration between the Maui Invasive Species Committee, Maui Association of Landscape Professionals, and the County of Maui. This year’s award features a glass sculpture of a Kamehameha butterfly by local artist Jupiter Nielsen.
Join MALP at the The 23rd Annual Ha`iku Ho’olaule’a and Flower Festival to benefit Haiku Elementary School, Haiku Community Association and Boys & Girls Club Maui-Haiku.
The Ho’olaule’a will be held Saturday, April 23, 2016 at the Haiku Elementary School in Haiku, Maui from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. The event is FREE.
MALP will be manning a booth to answer plant questions and there will be plants for sale so please stop by to show your support.
Aloha fellow MALP members.
First off I would like to introduce myself, my name is John Takitani and am one of the newest members of the MALP board. I am looking forward to working and meeting with you all in the near future. Our first task however is coming up real soon. The Maui County Ag fest will be held on Saturday, April 2nd at the Tropical Plantation. We will have two booths, the first will be ran by me, with tips for efficient watering and irrigation systems along with a few display items. The second booth will be available for any members who would like to participate in a plant sale. We can use all the help that we can get! So please contact Allison Wright to inquire about the plant sale or myself about volunteering at the booth.
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On Saturday, November 28 MALP members toured the celebrated Merwin Conservancy garden.