Visit Kaha Gardens & Help It Thrive

by Hui o Ko'olaupoko (HOK)

Kaha Gardens in Kailua, on the windward side of Oahu is a living example of how individual homeowners can help improve the local environment through the use of native vegetation. 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. Visitors can walk the garden pathways to see how plantings might appear in their own backyard.

Highlights

  • Visit a beautiful side of the island in a real Hawaiian garden
  • Learn about native plants and their importance to the ecosystem
  • Help clear invasive plants species from the garden using small hand tools
  • Meet the local community and make new friends
  • Ideal for volunteers of all ages

Requirements

• Participants under age 16 must have adult supervision.
• Participants under the age of 18, attending without their parent or legal guardian must bring the signed waiver.
• ability to perform gardening tasks while bending, kneeling, lifting, and stretching

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