Cultural practices on display

FIRST PHOTO: Pono Masoe dances with sister Leah Masoe while performing with Ke Kani Malie on Saturday at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens’ Ola Ka Honua 2014.

SECOND PHOTO: Maui Nui Botanical Gardens garden technician Alex Quintana uses a machete to cut Hawaiian varieties of sugar cane into sections. The cane was being squeezed into sugar juice. The free family event celebrated Hawaiian cultural practices and showcased local efforts to protect the island environment.