Happy Camper for April 20, 2016

Kudos to Laurie Ho and all her minions (that’s a Tori Kagawa term) on a great Garden Fair presented by the Kauai County Farm Bureau and the University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources at the Kauai Community College (poor thing, Chancellor Helen Cox who was stuck in Honolulu for meetings).

Kalbi and kim chee are the bomb, and in addition to the plate, Ferdinand Dosono said Kauai Kim Chee unveiled its new logo.

Tiare Makua had samples from the Aloha Aina Poi Company from Waimea available for customers, and she said this was the first time they were participating in the Garden Fair and Ed Kawamura (Disabled Veterans convention coming up after the M. Kawamura Farm Enterprise expo!) was talking about how good the long-reach pruner was in cutting back jabong trees.

George Mukai (he’s getting ready for the Kauai County Farm Bureau Fair, already) had a lot of new anthuriums, and where did Sam Lee disappear to?

Liz Ronaldson (it’s not a Garden Fair without her fancy plantings like the varigated desert rose) found a copy of the Hurricane Iniki special edition, and Tiffany Keanini of the Kauai Invasive Species Committee had information on the Pono program which is intended to curb invasive species like the coqui frog.


Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 245-0453 or dfujimoto@thegardenisland.com.


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