Polynesian Introduced Plants

A Gift from Our Ancestors

Polynesian-introduced plants are living gifts from our ancestors. They arrived on our shores centuries ago, carried by the brave Polynesian voyagers who navigated the vast Pacific Ocean to make Hawaii their home. These plants reflect the wisdom and resourcefulness of our forebears.

Cultural Connection: Bridging the Past and Present

These plants aren't just botanical specimens; they are cultural bridges connecting us to our Polynesian roots. Our ancestors cultivated and used these plants for sustenance, medicine, and building materials. Today, they continue to remind us of our shared heritage with Polynesia.

A Part of Our Daily Lives

Polynesian-introduced plants have become an integral part of Hawaii's daily life. From taro and sweet potato to breadfruit and sugar cane, these plants have shaped our cuisine, traditions, and even our language. They are a testament to the enduring influence of our Polynesian ancestors.

Guardians of Tradition

Preserving these plants is not just about safeguarding our botanical heritage; it's about preserving our cultural traditions. Traditional practices like hula and lua (Hawaiian martial arts) often incorporate the use of these plants, keeping our cultural flame burning bright.

Embrace, Protect, and Celebrate

Exploring the significance of Polynesian-introduced plants is an enriching journey into the heart of our culture and heritage. By embracing their importance, sharing their stories, and actively participating in conservation efforts, we can ensure that these botanical treasures continue to thrive for generations to come.
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Aloha For Maui

A lei of lokelani and love for Maui and their families.

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Pule For Maui

Keeping a prayer always in our hearts no matter where we are in the world for all those who perished in the fire and also those who survived it.

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Nani O Haleakala

A beacon of light and hope. Haleakala, the home of the sun, gives all of Hawaii hope for better days ahead and a reason to keep giving to and supporting one another.

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