The Blessing of the Waimea Outdoor Circle's Educational Pavilion kicked off their Spring Plant Sale on Saturday, April 9th at Ulu La‘au the Waimea Nature Park. The education center has been a long range goal of WOC and was made possible through generous monetary and in-kind donations from private foundations and individuals. It will provide a much needed venue for a wide range of classes, workshops and community events at the nature park.
The plant sale offered free heirloom seeds and plants and complimentary Tropical Dreams ice cream and cake. Native plants and trees, fruit trees, herbs and vegetable starts, along with ornamentals, arts, crafts and more were also available for sale, as well as informational exhibits, including a demonstration on how to use GPS coordinates to map the trees in the park.
Diana Duff, organic farmer, educator and writer assisted with a seed exchange fir members to share or trade. Members also learned more about the Ohia Wilt (Rapid Ohia Death) and how to keep the community Coqui free. Keiki activities included a free “paint a pot and plant a flower, participants took their creations home with them.
The Nature Park is located behind Canada France Hawaii Telescope and plenty of parking is available. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 443-4482 and leave a message.
By: Cheryl Langton
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