The second Saturday of every month Pacific Quest puts on their work gloves and heads off the farm over to the Naohuleua Historical Garden. Students volunteer to work with Ka’u Main Street in an effort to keep the native garden blooming. Ka’u Main street is a Non-profit organization that was formed in 1991 to protect the economic future of the Ka’u downtown areas and rural communities.
Naohuleua Historical Garden is located on a beautiful 1864 Roman Catholic church site, rescued from being torn down 3 years ago, Ka’u Main Street was able to save the church and plant native Hawaiian plants as well as Canoe plants ( plants brought over to the island by the Polynesians ) on the surrounding property.
Pacific Quest is able to contribute by planting, weeding and developing the Historical Garden to its fullest. Students also help by collecting Kukui nuts and seed clippings of the Hibiscus (Hawaii’s state flower). This was a big job, and great service work to contribute to help preserve the town history. In addition, On March 11 the students of Pacific Quest created a detailed map to scale of the Garden. The map will be published and colored.
Click here to find out more about Ka’u Main street and the Historical Garden Project