March-April 2009

March-April 2009 issue of Maui Nō Ka ʻOi Magazine

rubber

What Erased Maui’s Rubber Plantations?

A century ago, Maui’s business leaders were excited about a new crop: rubber.
Bob and Lisa Richardson

Environmental Heroes 2009

Meet some ordinary people whose super power is an unflagging commitment to Maui's natural environment.
organic gardening

10 Organic Gardening Tips

How do you keep your garden green? Kula farmer Ann Carter shares her organic wisdom.

Plant Warriors

Maui Cultural Lands (MCL), a nonprofit dedicated to the reforestation of native flora, leads a weekly expedition up to Hana‘ula on the slopes of Mauna Kahalawai (the West Maui Mountains); planting, watering, weeding and clearing invasive foliage.
Kula Maui home

Place of Peace

Surrounded by acres of organic farm, this Kula home is a haven for native plants and human beings.
poi pounding

Side Dish: Poi Poundin’

Gossip Gourmet pounds some poi at the Maui Ag Fest.

Eco-friendly Kitchen Cleaners

Who really wants to eat off of a plate that’s been scrubbed down with toxins?
celebration of the arts

Celebration of the Arts

Every Easter weekend, the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, goes all out with its Celebration of the Arts: a celebration of all things Hawaiian.
Lahaina Grill Ahi

Two Servings of Green

Isle restaurateurs lead the way to sustainable tables.
maui cruisers

What Goes Around

Find our how the writer's brown Nissan ended up with blue doors, blue hood, blue hatch and blue gas-cap cover.
girls night out

Girls’ Night Out

Girls’ Night Out features fashion, a four-course menu and drink specials.
Tita Kathy Collins

Spring Fevah

“April showahs bring May flowahs.”
Wine sommelier

A Second Look at Organic Wines

It wasn’t that long ago that organic wines weren’t taken seriously.
publisher's note

Publisher’s Note

If the honu can survive the dinosaurs, the ice age, man and mysterious disease, certainly we humans can survive a little economic blip.