2022 NURSERY EXPANSION
Help Us Grow Plants in a Bigger, Better Nursery!
Will you please help us raise more plants?
Growing native plants is essential to healing ʻāina
and creating healthier communities.
Planting native vegetation at restoration sites
provides important benefits, including:
- Reducing erosion and runoff,
- Slowing the spread of invasive species,
- Creating healthy habitats for native wildlife, and
- Capturing carbon dioxide for a cleaner climate.
We are also growing a variety of plants in our nurseries
for our Urban ʻĀina project to:
- Teach people how to grow native, edible, and culturally significant plants,
- Experiment with organic growing techniques,
- Make plants and produce more accessible, and
- Inspire people to grow plants wherever they live.
Community interest in growing plants is also increasing—
a great boost for urban landscapes and sustainable living.
Plant giveaways have been depleted quickly
(the 2020 Arbor Day events in Leeward Oʻahu were over in 2 hours)
and local organizations are starting to order native plants!
Volunteers are ready and willing to work at our nursery
and restoration sites (following COVID safety guidelines).
Our nursery in Pālehua is growing thousands of young plants
for our projects throughout Leeward Oʻahu.
Advancing the progress made thus far, however,
will require raising native plants on an even larger scale.
We ask for your help now
to expand our native plant nursery!
Your donation will fund these purchases:
- An urgently needed 10,000 gallon water tank with installation
- Concrete pad for the water tank
- Weather-resistant nursery tables
- Irrigation, shade cloth, and plant propagation supplies.
We've already raised a quarter of
our $10,000 goal.
PLEASE DONATE TODAY!
You can also mail a check to Mālama Learning Center, P.O. Box 1662, Honolulu, HI 96806-1662.
The Mālama Learning Center is a nonprofit organization with 501(c)3 status.
Your contribution is fully tax deductible as allowed by law.
Mahalo Nui Loa!