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Sugarcane expert will teach you all about the indigenous crop at free workshops

January 13, 2022, 1:10 PM HST
* Updated January 13, 2:44 PM
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Dr. Noa Lincoln, assistant professor of Indigenous Crops and author of : An Ethnobotanical Guide to Hawaiian Sugarcane Cultivars, will be the featured speaker at two free workshops hosted by the Hawaiʻi Farmers Union United.

The Hawaiʻi Farmers Union United is offering two free in-person educational workshops about Hawaiian sugarcane featuring Dr. Noa Lincoln, assistant professor of Indigenous Crops at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoaand author of : An Ethnobotanical Guide to Hawaiian Sugarcane Cultivars.

Dr. Lincoln will explain sugarcane’s lore, uses, identification of varieties and cultivation. 

The workshops:

  • Feb. 18: Maui Nui Botanical Gardens (150 Kanaloa Ave. in Kahului), 9 a.m. to noon, followed by lunch and talk story. To register or for information, contact [email protected]
  • Feb. 19: Kahanu Garden (650 Ulaino Rd. in Hāna), 9 to 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch and talk story. At 12:30 p.m., cane collection and juicing is available until 4 p.m. To register or for information, contact [email protected]

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