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NAJGA Regional in Hilo

Started by K.T. Cannon-Eger, September 07, 2017, 04:36:57 pm

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K.T. Cannon-Eger

The first NAJGA Regional event to be held outside the continental US and Canada will be held in Hilo, Hawaii, from Thursday, September 14, through late in the evening of Saturday, September 16.

Friday 9/15 is a hands-on workshop day in Lili`uokalani Gardens with Takuhiro Yamada and David Tamura on stone setting, Fred Nonaka and Rob Frost on small tree pruning, and Mike Sasaki on lantern placement.

Friday evening at "golden hour" a tour through the gardens will be offered (included in registration fee) with a professional photographer.

Friday evening, an add-on banquet will feature the Christy Lassiter Trio at cocktail hour 5:30 to 6:30 followed by Hawaiian-style menu and volunteer recognition.

Saturday 9/16 begins with an (optional) team participation in the Alzheiimer's Walk in Lili`uokalani Gardens at 7 a.m registration and 8 a.m. walk.

Saturday panel presentations will feature Wellness in the Gardens with Dr. Craig Kadooka of Walk with a Doc and Jade Iokepa of Blue Zones Hawaii. After coffee break, another panel will deal with "What Grows Here?" with David Tamura, Fred Nonaka, and Raymond Tanouye. Kendall Brown will speak on his new book and K.T. Cannon-Eger will offer a little history of Lili`uokalani Gardens.

Vans will transport regional event participants to Panaewa Rainforest Zoo for lunch followed by private residential gardens in Volcano Village. Dinner will be at Volcano House followed by an early evening visit to the Jagger Museum and Halema`uma`u Crater.

Thursday is an optional tour of Hilo gardens and tsunami sites.

Advance registration is necessary through najga.org

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