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Intro to Hawaiian Ethnobotany

Learn the fundamentals of Hawaiian Ethnobotany in-class and outside at Kauluwehi, a new on-campus ethnobotanical garden serving as a living, learning lab. Gain skills in plant identification of endemic, indigenous and Polynesian introduced flora and hands-on training in ethnobotanical uses of plants in Hawaiian culture for cordage, clothing, housing, health, food, fishing and sailing, referencing the book by Hawaiian scholar Samuel Kamakau, “Na Hana a ka Po`e Kahiko”.

Kauluwehi Garden
Kauluwehi, a new ethnobotanical garden at UHMC hosting the Intro to Hawaiian Ethnobotany courses

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