Just posted at DOE Hawaii: Military Recruiting Opt-Out Notice [pdf] “The Federal Every Student Succeeds Act, (ESSA) requires the Department of Education (DOE) to provide to military recruiters, upon their request, the name, address, and telephone number of secondary school students. Although military recruiters focus their efforts on high school […]

Mint A fragrant plant used in many different cultural dishes.  It can be crushed and used in drinks or to add zest to a salad.  Mint propagates by root and spreads rapidly.  It is a water-loving plant, but tolerates an occasional skipping.  Keep in partial shade to full sun.

Green Onion Also known as scallion or negi, green onion is a culinary herb used extensively in Asian food.  The plant needs a replenishment of fertilizer regularly for best results (but really, what plant doesn’t?).  Harvesting can be done through the “cut and come again” method of  simply chopping it […]

Mugwort Mugwort is said to be drought-tolerant and grows to approximately 2.60 feet. Flowers are deep yellow in color and occur in late summer.  Blooms are a great attractor for butterflies and bees.  In a container however, mugwort requires a lot of water and spreads rapidly through roots.  The plant […]

Creeping Thyme Creeping thyme  is an easily grown, spreading thyme variety. It is excellent planted as a lawn substitute or among stepping stones or pavers to create a living patio. Creeping thyme is both edible and aromatic.  The plant grows in full or partial sun and prefers soil that is […]

Kupukupu Fern Indigenous Hawaii plant popular for haku leis.  Kupukupu is hardy and can tolerate most soil conditions, but it grows best in a moist, well drained soil or medium. The fern grows well in full sun and partial shade.  Indoors, it can be kept on partially lit windowsills with […]

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