ULUPALAKUA - Friends of the D.T. Fleming Arboretum at Pu'u Mahoe will host a rock wall construction workshop June 30.
The workshop will be taught by Paul Rice, known as "Rock Man" for his stone construction. He will teach the basics of building a functional yet aesthetic dry stack (with no mortar) stone wall. A 30-inch-high, 8-foot-long retaining wall will be constructed from start to finish at the Fleming Arboretum from lava rock collected within Pu'u Mahoe's boundaries.
Workshop participants will meet in Kula at 8:30 a.m. to caravan to the arboretum. One hour of classroom instruction on the basics of rock construction will be followed by a two-hour demonstration. After a picnic lunch, there will be a question-and-answer session. Participants should bring their own lunch. Mamaki tea and island-grown fruit will be served.
There is a $20 registration fee. The class is limited to 20 participants. For reservations , send email to email@example.com or call 572-1072.
D.T. Fleming Arboretum educational programs are supported by a Maui County Community Partnership Grant and volunteer hours. More information about the arboretum is available at www.flemingarboretum.org.