Volunteer this year at garden


Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden on Highway 11 in Captain Cook has three volunteer gardening days coming up on Saturdays, Jan. 11, Jan. 25 and Feb. 8.

“This is a great way to meet people, learn about native plants and hone your gardening skills,” said garden manager Peter Van Dyke.

The volunteer gardening days start at 9:30 a.m. and last until noon. Bring a lunch and stay for the Guided Hawaiian Plant Walk at 1 p.m. Volunteers should bring gloves, hat, sunscreen, mosquito lotion, and their favorite hand tools.

If you take part in the gardening day, the general admission will be waived for the walk. The walk is funded by an award from the county Department of Research and Development and the Hawaii Tourism Authority.

For more information, call 323-3318. Amy Greenwell Garden is Bishop Museum’s native plant arboretum in Captain Cook. The garden is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day except Mondays and holidays. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication or a modification of policies and procedures to participate in the Hawaiian Plant Walks should contact Van Dyke at least two weeks before the planned visit.

 

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