See the stand on Exmark Spreader Sprayer in action. You can either boom spray, spot spray or spread fertilizer with this easy to use stand on spreader sprayer. Cuts down on labor costs and is easy to transport from location to location.
Tuesday October 11th Demo of Exmark Spreader Sprayer on the Southside at Maui Sunset 10:30am – with sodas and snacks.
Tuesday October 11th Demo of Exmark Spreader Sprayer at the HGP Baseyard in Kahului 3:30pm – with beverages and pupus.
Wednesday October 12th Demo of Exmark Spreader Sprayer on the Westside at Honua Kai 10:30am – with sodas and snacks.
On September 10th 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 email@example.com.
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.
|Date||Tuesday July 26, 2016|
|Place||Maui Community Service Bldg next to CTHAR Extension Services (Map) on the UH Maui campus.|
|Time||Featured Speaker at 6:30 pm|
Pupus will be served
The use of Hawaiian native plants in landscapes is becoming more commonplace in both private residences and commercial properties. Naupaka, pohinahina and akia are of course staples, but there are so many more options. Tamara will be sharing with us the best native plants for use in landscapes. She will include common varieties but will also introduce us to other less commonly used plants to increase the diversity in our gardens. She will also speak on the best cultural practices for these plants in landscape situations.
Tamara Sherrill holds a degree in Natural Resources and environmental Management from UH-Manoa. She began working at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens in 2002 as the Nursery Manager and Curator. Tamara is currently the Executive Director of Maui Nui Botanical Gardens.
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.
The main topic of this conversation is the 2016 Maui Association of Landscape Professionals Lawn and Garden Fair being held Saturday June 18th at the Maui Mall starting at 10am and ending 3pm.
Saturday, June 18, 2016 at the
21st Annual Lawn & Garden Fair at the Maui Mall
Sponsored by the Maui Association of Landscape Professionals.
- The project must include 50% plant material minimum.
- It must fit into a 7ft x 9ft space.
- Set up is Friday, June 17 from 5 pm to 7pm & Saturday June 18 from 7:30am to 9:30 am. Removal of the display is required by 5 pm June 18.
- It can be any design (a landscape, a portrait, a comedic play on plants).
- Be creative! Be simple!
- CASH PRIZES FROM $300 down to $100!!
Call Allison Wright at 808-268-6927 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP to enter.
“Fire! Little Fire Ants in Hawaii”, a new documentary on the little fire ant, will air this Saturday, 6:30 pm, on KITV channel 4 and again the following Saturday, June 4th at 6:30pm.
This 30-minute documentary examines the spread of the little fire ant across our Islands and the people who work to address one of the most significant invasive species problems we face
Until recently, little fire ants were limited primarily to Hawaii Island but as the infestations have grown there, so has the inevitability of their spread.
First introduced to Puna in 1999, and shortly thereafter to Kauai, these ants are one of the worst invasive species imaginable in Hawaii. They invade houses, gardens, and forests. The ants are also arboreal; they swarm up plants and trees. When disturbed, they drop off, falling onto people and animals. Unsuspecting victims are left with painful stings.
In January of 2014 little fire ants were detected on Oahu, leading to a multi-agency response resulting in containment and eradication. These tiny pests have hitchhiked to Maui and Lanai as well. Meanwhile Hawaii Island residents are faced with creating sanctuaries amidst a sea of stinging ants. Find out more on stoptheant.org
Funding and support for this video was provided in part by the Hawaii Invasive Species Council and the County of Maui – Office of Economic Development.”
Find the embedded video here: http://stoptheant.org/fire-little-fire-ants-in-hawaii/ or play the video below.