Wild Food Foraging and Native Hawaiian Plants on Oahu

I recently came across this video from 5 years ago that I never uploaded and shared. Surprise! So glad I found Part 2 of a hike with Mashuri Waite, which highlights wild food plants and Hawaiian native plants found on the Manoa Cliff Trail, Oahu. This trail is getting regular love from a group of dedicated volunteers at the Manoa Cliff Native Forest Restoration Project.

Get a glimpse at Hawaii’s natives: koa (Acacia koa), kupukupu fern (Nephrolepis exaltata), olona (Touchardia latifolia), and ohia ha (Syzygium sandwicensis). And these non-native edibles: oriental hawksbeard (Youngia japonica) and shin san cho (Erechtites valerianifolia).

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  1. Sunny,
    I want to do foraging tours too!
    I’d love to meet you.
    I’m Marilyn

    Aloha

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    • I want to meet you too Marilyn! More classes coming in the new year.

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      • Aloha Sunny-will there be any classes on Oahu in the near future? My name is Glenn-I look forward to hearing from you 06/15/16

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      • Any classes on Oahu this time of year?

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        • Aloha Brendan! I do not have any trips to Oahu planned this year. Would be lovely to come over and do some classes, but I’m adventuring into a new wild food truck business here. Have you connected with Nat Bletter? He offers foraging hikes through Slow Food Oahu. If you sign up for their newsletter you’d be sure to receive any current happenings. They just did a big slow food invasives dinner over there…i would have LOVED to come over for that!!!

          wild blessings, ~sunny

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