March-April 2009

March-April 2009 issue of Maui Nō Ka ʻOi Magazine

wiliwili

Saving the Wiliwili

A tiny wasp from Tanzania may be the last, best hope for one of the native Hawaiian wiliwili trees.

An Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Eco-sensitive Bikini

For swimwear designer and professional windsurfer Lisa Letarte Cabrinha, green has always been center stage.
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.
Wine sommelier

A Second Look at Organic Wines

It wasn’t that long ago that organic wines weren’t taken seriously.
Lahaina Grill Ahi

Two Servings of Green

Isle restaurateurs lead the way to sustainable tables.
rubber

What Erased Maui’s Rubber Plantations?

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

Eco-friendly Kitchen Cleaners

Who really wants to eat off of a plate that’s been scrubbed down with toxins?
girls night out

Girls’ Night Out

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

Watch out for Wedgies!

Wedge-tailed shearwaters spend the majority of their lives at sea, where they feed on baitfish and squid. They return to Hawai'i each spring to nest.
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.
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.
Kula Maui home

Place of Peace

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