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Maui Nui Botanical Gardens to Hold Kō Workshop

February 21, 2017, 11:04 AM HST
* Updated February 21, 11:05 AM
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Ko is a variety of Hawaiian sugarcane that can be found growing at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens. Photo by Maui Nui Botanical Gardens.

Maui Nui Botanical Gardens, in partnership with Hale Ho‘ike‘ike (Bailey House Museum), will host its “Hawaiian Sugarcane Workshop” on Saturday, March 4, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Dr. Noa Lincoln will teach participants how to identify Hawaiian varieties of kō, discuss their role in traditional Hawaiian agriculture and share planting techniques.

This will be followed by a varietal tasting of fresh-squeezed sugarcane juice comparing different cultivars.

For reservations or more information, call 249-2798.

Maui Nui Botanical Gardens is located at 150 Kanaloa Ave. in Kahului, across from the War Memorial Stadium Complex.

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