Home and garden calendar
MAUI NATIVE HAWAIIAN PLANT SALE, including 'ohai, 'ohi'a, rare kalo (taro) varieties, 'ahinahina, 'ilima and various hibiscus species; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Aug. 29, Maui Nui Botanical Gardens, Kahului, Maui; information, 808-249-2798, www.mnbg.org.
HOME RAIN BARREL CATCHMENT SYSTEM WORKSHOP, taught by environmental engineer Jeremai Cann, 1:30-3 p.m. Sept. 5; The Green House, 224 Pakohana St., Pauoa Valley; $20; required registration, 524-8427, www.thegreenhousehawaii.com.
FREE GARDEN MULCH:
HO'OMALUHIA FAMILY CATCH AND RELEASE FISHING, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, yearlong, Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden, Kane'ohe; recommended: walking shoes, insect repellent, rain protection, barbless hooks and fishing gear; free; reservations, 233-7323.
BOTANICAL DRAWING AND PAINTING, rendering of plants, flowers, seeds and pods from the garden; 9:30 a.m.-noon Wednesdays, Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden, Kane'ohe; recommended: No. 4 round brush, bristol paper, watercolor set or pencils; free; reservations, 233-7323.
LYON ARBORETUM classes, including workshops on invasive plants, organic gardening, traditional Hawaiian crafts, flower arranging, garden photography, field sketching and nature journaling, and special children's classes, at the arboretum, 3860 Manoa Road; full schedule at www.hawaii.edu/lyonarboretum; register: 988-0461.
GARDEN TOUR, one-mile (1 1/2-hour) "easy" guided walk; 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. daily (keiki-focused tour at 1 p.m. Sundays); Senator Fong's Plantation and Gardens; $14.50, discounts for kama'aina; 239-6775.
NIAULANI NATURE WALK, guided tour through an old-growth forest; 9:30 a.m. Mondays; Volcano Art Center's Niaulani campus, Volcano Village, Big Island; 808-967-8222, www.volcanoartcenter.org.
MANOA HERITAGE CENTER, discover an old Hawaiian heiau and native plants while learning Manoa Valley's history; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; Manoa Heritage Center; $7 general, $4 seniors and military, students free; visits and tours by reservation only: 988-1287, www.manoaheritagecenter.org.
PLANTS OF PARADISE GARDEN TOUR of the Bishop Museum gardens, 11 a.m. daily (meet at Hawaiian Hall entrance); museum admission required; 847-3511.
GUIDED TOURS, view plants of the rain forest; 10 a.m. Mondays-Saturdays; Lyon Arboretum, Manoa Valley; $5; reservations: 988-0461.
SELF-DIRECTED DRAWING AND PAINTING of plants, flowers and seed pods from the garden; 9-10 a.m. Wednesdays; Wahiawa Botanical Garden; reservations: 621-5463.
NATURE SEEDLINGS PARENT/CHILD PROGRAM, a mini-forest nature trail exploration for ages 3-5, followed by story time and arts and crafts, 10-11:30 a.m., first Sunday monthly, Hawai'i Nature Center; $20/nonmember parent-and-child team; 955-0100.
WHAT'S BLOOMING/WHAT'S BEARING FRUIT WITH DAVID ORR, walking tour of Waimea Valley with botanical collections specialist David Orr, 2-3 p.m., first and third Sundays; recommended: snack, insect repellent, sunscreen, hat, water and sturdy shoes; free with paid park admission; reservations, 638-7766.
SECOND SATURDAY AT THE GARDEN, stroll and learn about home gardening from certified Hawai'i master gardeners and Urban Garden Center volunteers; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. second Saturday of each month; Pearl City Urban Garden Center; free; 453-6050, www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/ougc.
FOSTER BOTANICAL GARDEN seeks volunteers to help maintain butterfly garden, including ongoing deadheading, replanting and general maintenance; 373-4200.
TUESDAYS AT KANAHA, weekly beach cleanup and plant maintenance, coordinated by Community Pride at Kanaha Beach Park, Maui, 8-10 a.m. Tuesdays, at the park; Valerie Vines Magee, 808-264-1454.
WEED & POT CLUB at Maui Nui Botanical Garden meets 8:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, 150 Kanaloa Ave., Kahului, Maui, to do beautification and maintenance work; tools, gloves, drinking water provided; wear shoes; 808-249-2798.
LYON ARBORETUM WORKDAY, weeding and garden maintenance with arboretum grounds crew, first Saturday monthly; times/information: 988-0455.
NIAULANI FOREST WORKDAY, volunteers needed, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., third Sunday of each month; Volcano Art Center, Niaulani campus, Volcano Village, Big Island; 808-967-8222.
MAKIKI FOREST RESTORATION PROJECT, volunteers needed as part of Makiki Watershed Awareness Initiative forest restoration project, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., fourth Saturday of each month; 973-9782.
NATIONAL GARDEN HELP, volunteers needed to protect rare plants and ecosystems at National Tropical Botanical Garden, Kaua'i; 808-332-7324, ext. 228, or email@example.com.