This year’s Lawn and Garden Fair was a spectacular productive success and it was a FUN event for all ages!
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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1255 Kuala St, Pearl City,Hi 96782
Cell: (808) 264-2016
On Saturday, November 28 MALP members toured the celebrated Merwin Conservancy garden.
You’re Invited to MALP’s Annual Holiday Party
|Date||Friday, December 11|
|Place||Hawaii Grower Products
400 Lehuakona Street, Kahului
This year bring a present to pass and we’ll create a raffle out of what you bring.
Please RSVP to Allison @ 808-268-6927 or email@example.com
Saturday, November 28 at 9:00 AM
MALP is excited to announce we will have a tour of The Merwin Conservancy for members.
The Merwin Conservancy’s mission is to “preserve the living legacy of W.S. Merwin, his home and palm forest, for future retreat and study for botanists and writers, for environmental advocacy and community education.”. During his travels throughout the world, he has collected almost 500 species of palms. They are all currently on display in his Haiku retreat, where they stand as a living collection for future generations to study and admire. For more information on W.S. Merwin, a Pulitzer Prize winning author and distinguished Poet Laureate, visit the website at www.merwinconservancy.org.
Come for a tour of this amazing collection!
This tour is open to MALP members plus 1 guest.
You must register! Tours are limited to 15 people. Tours will last 1 1/2 hours. If the first tour fills, a second tour will open. Once you are registered, directions will be sent to you.
Sturdy shoes are REQUIRED. The hike can be precarious. If you do not have proper foot attire, you will not be allowed to attend.
To sign up, contact Allison Wright at 808-268-6927 or Email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Malama i ka Aina Award is presented annually to a landscaper, plant provider (retail and wholesale nurseries and garden shops), or commercial/agricultural property owner/manager to recognize their efforts to keep invasive species out of Maui County.
The award is a cooperative effort of the Maui Association of Landscape Professionals, the Maui Invasive Species Committee, and the County of Maui. The award was presented June 20th at the Maui Association of Landscape Professional’s Lawn & Garden Fair at the Maui Mall.
Angela Kay Kepler is a New Zealand-born naturalist and author. She is a graduate of the University of Canterbury, New Zealand and has a Master’s degree from the University of Hawaii and a doctorate from Cornell University, New York. She also studied at Oxford University.
She has conducted research in Hawaii, Alaska, Russia and the Caribbean. Two bird species have been named for her: the Elfin-woods Warbler (Dendroica angelae), a Puerto Rican endemic; and the extinct Hawaiian rail Porzana keplerorum.
She has a farm on Maui and grows some 32 different banana varieties.
Publications by Angela Kepler:
- The World of Bananas in Hawaii: Then and Now – 2012
- West Maui: A Natural History Guide – 2007
- Haleakala: From Summit to Sea – 2005
- A Pocket Guide To Maui’s Hana Highway: A Visitor’s Guide – May 2004
- Exotic Tropicals of Hawaii: Heliconias, Gingers, Anthuriums, and Decorative Foliage – 1999
- Hawaiian Heritage Plants – 1998
- Maui’s Floral Splendor – 1995
- Haleakala: A Guide to the Mountain – 1992
- Majestic Molokai: A Nature Lover’s Guide – 1992
- Sunny South Maui: A Guide to Kihwailea & Makena Including Kahoolawe – 1992
- Trees of Hawai’i – 1991
- Proteas in Hawaii – 1988