Kihei youth active in conservation

Kihei Youth Center members learned proper planting and mulching methods on an educational field trip to the Fleming Arboretum at Pu’u Mahoe on Dec. 28.

Each student learned to demonstrate proper planting, practicing as an instructor and project leader. Students then worked together to complete planting a 50-foot area with an attractive combination of native plants.

The arboretum provides educational programs to train and actively involve the community in conservation work, caring for some of Maui’s rarest species while restoring Pu’u Mahoe’s native forest.

The Kihei Youth Center youth participate each semester in an educational program at the arboretum.