March-April 2009

March-April 2009 issue of Maui Nō Ka ʻOi Magazine

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.
Lahaina Grill Ahi

Two Servings of Green

Isle restaurateurs lead the way to sustainable tables.
girls night out

Girls’ Night Out

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

Eco-friendly Kitchen Cleaners

Who really wants to eat off of a plate that’s been scrubbed down with toxins?
organic gardening

10 Organic Gardening Tips

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

Spring Fevah

“April showahs bring May flowahs.”
wiliwili

Saving the Wiliwili

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

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.

Home Grown

Maui's farmers face a host of challenges. Here's what some are doing to survive—and why we all need to help.
Hawaii Queen Liliuokalani

“The Queen’s Jubilee”

A talented and prolific composer as well as the heir to Hawai‘i’s throne, Liliuokalani was inspired to write several songs, one of which is named “The Queen’s Jubilee.”
Kula Maui home

Place of Peace

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

The Weapon Maker’s Art

Wood and cordage, tooth and bone are used to recreate the ancient Hawaiian instruments of war. A modern weapons maker finds connection to a culture.