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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, November 2, 2007

Home and garden calendar

Advertiser Staff

The Plant Doctor offers advice on how to monitor your plants' health; 9-10 a.m.; Nov. 2; Wahiawa Botanical Garden; free; reservations: 621-5463.

Arbor Day tree and plant giveaways on Nov. 3:

  • Honolulu, Kailua, North Shore, Pearl City, Wahiawa, Wai'anae; one plant per family; 7 a.m., North Shore 9 a.m.; free; locations: www.arbordayhawaii.org.

  • Amy Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden, Captain Cook, Big Island; two plants per individual; 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.; free with $4 admission to garden; 808-323-3318.

  • Maui Nui Botanical Gardens, Kahului; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; free; 808-249-2798.

    Nov. 3 workshops at The Green House, 224 Pakohana St. $15 each. Registration: 524-8427, thehawaiigreenhouse@hawaiiantel.net.

  • Make a rain barrel catchment system, learn how to collect rooftop runoff to reduce monthly bills and impact on the environment; 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

  • Grow your own probiotic medicine, learn health benefits of beverages made with kombucha and how to grow the organism; 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

  • Water catchment gardening, learn water-cycling techniques for your garden; 1:30-3:30 p.m.

    "Family, Genus, Species," learn how to identify and classify plants; 9-10 a.m.; Nov. 8; Wahiawa Botanical Garden; free; reservations: 621-5463.


    Garden guided tour, tour highlighting native Hawaiian medicinal plants; 1 p.m. Fridays, focusing on canoe plants (plants brought to the Islands during Polynesian migration), and 1 p.m. Wednesdays; Amy Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden, Kona, Big Island; $4 suggested donation; 808-323-3318.

    Self-guided garden walking tour, view more than 50 native Hawaiian and tropical plants and flowers surrounding The Royal Hawaiian hotel, tour pamphlet available at the concierge desk; daily; free; 923-7311.

    Niaulani Nature Walk, guided tour through an old-growth Hawaiian forest; 9:30 a.m. Mondays; Volcano Art Center's Niaulani Campus, Volcano Village, Big Island; donations accepted; 808-967-8222, www.volcanoartcenter.org.

    Guided tours, view plants of the rainforest; 10-11:30 a.m. Mondays-Fridays; Lyon Arboretum, Manoa Valley; free; reservations: 988-0461.

    Garden tours, 1-mile (1.5-hour) easy guided walk to view the Kane'ohe garden's flowers, plants and trees; 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. daily (keiki-focused tour, 1 p.m. Sunday); Senator Fong's Plantation and Gardens, 47-285 Pulama Road; $14.50, discounts for kama'aina; 239-6775.

    Guided tours; 1 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, with special topics on selected Saturdays; Foster Botanical Garden; included with admission of $5 general, $3 kama'aina, $1 ages 6-12; 522-7066.

    Manoa Heritage Center tours, visit a cultural and historical site in Manoa Valley, with guided tours of the native Hawaiian plant garden surrounding a traditional heiau (sacred site); 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; Manoa Heritage Center; $7 adults, $4 children and students; guided tour reservations: 988-1287.

    Furniture workshop tours, learn about the history and craft of Hawaiian furniture; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Wednesdays; Martin & MacArthur Workshop and Showroom, 1815 Kahai St.; free; reservations: 845-6688.

    Send announcements, with contact name and phone number, to: Island Life, The Advertiser, P.O. Box 3110, Honolulu, HI 96802; or islandlife@honoluluadvertiser.com, with "Home & Garden Cal" in the subject line.