It's hard to believe that this year, we are celebrating the 10 year anniversary of Kaha Native Plant Garden! 10 years ago our community came together to celebrate the blessing of Kaha Native Plant Garden in Kawainui Neighborhood Park.
To the right is a photo of Kaha Gardens when it was first installed in 2007.
The project replaced grass and invasive species along 150 yards of stream bank with native Hawaiian plants which can be used for soil stabilization, bio-filtration and water conservation. All plant species in the garden can be found naturally in dry coastal areas throughout the Hawaiian Islands and can thrive with only the water provided by rain events and occasional summer watering.
Over the years, the xieriscape garden has changed but it has always been a great example for park goers of how native plants grow and has provided landscaping ideas on what types of drought tolerant native plants could be planted in their own gardens.
Mahalo Nui Loa to all the volunteers who have committed their time to the garden over the past decade. If you would like to donate your time at this project site, click here for a listing of upcoming service days.
Click here to check out a video of a local youth soccer team as they discuss the work they did at Kaha Graden in 2014.
Kaha Garden, July 2017. Preparing an area for more 'akia and 'ulei to be out-planted.
The mission of Hui o Ko`olaupoko is to protect ocean health by restoring the `aina: mauka to makai. This is done in partnership with stakeholders including interested citizens, non-governmental organizations, government, educational institutions and businesses while using and focusing on sound ecological principles, community input, and cultural heritage.