July-August 2012

July-August 2012 issue of Maui Nō Ka ʻOi Magazine

Planted with Purpose

Discover how the nonprofit Maui Nui Botanical Gardens is planting the seeds of today and working to preserve Hawaiian culture for the future.
Napili Kai Beach Resort

Oceanfront, Earth Friendly

Located on the West side of Maui, Napili Kai Resort has transformed from an environmentally unfriendly condo complex to model of green living.
EVA smart grid Maui

Maui EVA & the Smart Grid

The Maui Electric Vehicle Alliance is working to jump start an electric car revolution on the island, helping the environment and gas prices.
Japan tsunami debris chart

Homeward Bound

Researchers following debris along the Pacific Ocean, generated by the 2011 Japanese earthquake, return to the Maui to share their findings.
Waihee ridge trail

Trial by Trail

Hiking the Waihee Ridge Trail is one of the wonders of Maui. Located along the West Maui Mountains, getting there is an adventure in itself.
Kathy Collins as Tita

Eh, Show Respeck!

This popular legend set in the forests of Kauai shares the story of Hawaiian fire goddess Pele and her sacred ohelo berries.
feng shui home on maui

East Meets Zest

Designed for acclaimed Maui chef Jennifer Nguyen, this home at Wailuku Country Estates is a beautiful, bold and tasteful blend of east and west.
maui school gardens program

Growing Some Good

Top Maui chefs are rolling up their sleeves and heading back into the classroom to encourage island students to grow their own garden fresh food.

Interior Motifs

Create an indoor space that is as environmentally friendly as it is beautiful with our Great Find shopping guide that highlights local Maui shops.
wood veneer

Beautifully Sustainable

Ed Takayesu of Maui Custom Woodworks shows us how to utilize the beauty of wood in design while remaining environmentally friendly at the same time.
maui restaurants

Barstool Gourmet at Lahaina Grill, Roy’s, Duke’s & Merriman’s

When eating out, the setting need not be fancy to be delicious. Need proof? Pull up a chair and go gourmet at these four great Maui restaurants.
wine advice by Charles Fredy

Sweet Complexity

Wine expert Charles Fredy talks about the flavors and complexity of sweet wines and how to chose the perfect pair, whether dining out or eating in.
Maui chef kitchen

Chef’s Kitchen

Dining editor Marti Rosenquist samples brand new Maui eatery, 100 Wines, and talks with Chef Lyndon Honda about this latest culinary concept.
island essence lotions

Great Finds: Everyday Ecology

This environmentally friendly Great Finds shopping guide shows you eight little ways to make a big difference. Mother Earth will thank you.
gofing lanai

Golfing Lanai

From the mountainous Experience at Koele to the coastal Challenge at Manele, golfers heading to Lanai have premier golf experiences awaiting them.
Maxine Hong Kingston

Healing the Wounds of War

Maxine Hong Kingston talks about her new book and how she continues to help veterans and families come to terms with their war experiences.
papala

Grow Your Own Fireworks

Celebrate the Fourth of July with a different kind of firecracker, the papala. This endemic Hawaiian plant is a Roman candle made by nature.

Publisher’s Note

Maui No Ka Oi Publisher Diane Haynes Woodburn talks about the disappearing honeybees and the environmental heroes making a difference on Maui.