Thursday, June 30, 2016

July 2016 Maui Events At A Glance





July - a time for rodeo, parades, fireworks, bon dances, and lots of guitar concerts. Also, help break ground on Maui's first trout farm. 


Please visit the websites to make sure the event dates, locations and times are still correct. Abbreviations: MACC stands for Maui Arts and Cultural Center.
For a list of ongoing Maui events, which are held monthly, scroll to the bottom.

Click here for a Maui Bon Dance Schedule.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Wild Drinks Workshop - Saturday Stream of Consciousness Post


I’ve been wanting to write a blog post about the Wild Drinks Workshop last month with Sunny Savage of Wild Food Plants of Hawaii and Emily Han of Wild Drinks and Cocktails, but often I prefer to take my time to develop the post and edit and reedit. 

Wild Food Plants of Hawaii book by Sunny Savage and Wild Drinks and Cocktails by Emily Han

So here is a Stream of Consciousness Saturday post, part of a blog hop hosted by Linda G. Hill, in which the theme is drink. I’m not allowed to edit, other than correct typos!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Tour of the First Hemp House on Maui



At first thought, building a house out of hemp sounds a bit preposterous. Crazy. Like something a pot smoking hippie on Maui would concoct, a DIY duct tape project on instructables.com. But not only is it possible, it’s very impressive. 

A cottage built of hemp. The first hemp building on Maui and in the state of Hawaii.
My first exposure to hemp as a building material was at a Hawaii Farmers Union United (HFUU) potluck. At the meeting, we passed around a grayish square block of hempcrete. The hempcrete looked porous and felt lightweight yet had some substance. 

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Amber on Maui, Stream of Consciousness Saturday



This is rare for me to write a stream of consciousness narrative without much editing. I love editing, but we’ll try this experiment, with the blog hop theme of “mb” to include the letters mb together or to use them as a topic for inspiration. The host of this blog hop is Linda G. Hill.

Amber – it’s a name but also a type of gem, although it’s not truly a gemstone. I was so surprised to find amber from the Baltic Sea at the Maui Swap Meet last month. This is the opposite place on the earth as far as I’m concerned, from Hawaii. The proprietor of the amber booth still has family in Lithuania or Latvia and they ship her quality pieces of amber.

The Baltic Amber booth at the Maui Swap Meet. I was thinking about cropping this photo but decided it violates the spirit of stream of consciousness writing to edit a photo! LOL. This amber booth is next to the Maui Christmas booth.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

June 2016 Events At A Glance




Please visit the websites to make sure the event dates, locations and times are still correct. Abbreviations: MACC stands for Maui Arts and Cultural Center.
For a list of ongoing Maui events, which are held monthly, scroll to the bottom.