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What Is Permaculture?

What Is Permaculture?

Many folks look back and long for the “good old days” but looking back to the plantations days of the 20th century in Hawaii, it wasn’t that great for many. We used to spray pesticides like DDT, Chlordane and Dieldrin to keep pests from our crops. We used mercury and...
Gingers – For Fragrance and Color

Gingers – For Fragrance and Color

We often take for granted that which we have in abundance. When we are in good health, we sometimes we don’t appreciate it until we get sick. The same holds true when it comes to our amazing gardens. Hawaii is blessed with a vast array of flowers, and we use them in...
May Day Is Lei Day

May Day Is Lei Day

Today is May Day and Lei Day in Hawaii. We celebrate flowers of all kinds. Traditionally, everyone should be wearing flowers. Fragrant Plumeria, pikake, tuberose, and orchid leis are appropriate gifts today and for that matter all week through Mother’s Day, May 8th....
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