Native Plant Roadshow coming to Maui

The Native Plant Roadshow, a series of classes presented by The Sustainable Living Institute of Maui, will give participants the opportunity to visit a variety of settings, see diverse native plants and learn from six experts.

The four classes, starting Sept. 22, will run four Tuesdays from 3 to 5 p.m.

The first class takes place at University of Hawaii Maui College to introduce all to the ways natives can be used and the best strategies for success. Ethan Romanchak and Jonathan Keyser, owners of Native Nursery in Kula, will present.

The second class takes place at the Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort with Duane Sparkman, landscape manager and engineer.

He will focus on shoreline natives and tour the native plantings at the resort.

The third class visits the Native Nursery in Kula and the Ho’olawa Nursery in Haiku, two well-known Maui native nurseries.

The guided tours of these two nurseries will introduce participants to native stock and how best to use it.

The last class journeys to Olinda to the native landscapes of Kim and Forest Starr. These naturalists are known for their photos of Hawaiian vegetation shared online.

Manicured house landscape and reforested gulch both display a wide array of Upcountry natives.

To register for this series, visit edventuremaui.com or call 984-3231. A 10 percent discount is available until Thursday. The class costs $199.

For more information, contact Melanie Stephens at mvstephe@hawaii.edu or call 984-3502.