Healing gardens to create peace of mind

The Old Kona Airport landscaping by the Kona Lions Club and Kona Outdoor Circle in the 1980s changed this makai strip from a barren desert to a green oasis. The community, county and state work together to keep it a place where island families can find times to heal our minds, bodies and souls. (Voltaire Moise/Special to West Hawaii Today)

Last year, folks were complaining about wet weather in West Hawaii and too little rain in East Hawaii. Now West Hawaii is getting much more rain than usual. Even the koa haole and kiawe are green from makai Kona to Kohala. Climate warming definitely seems to be affecting us locally as temperatures have also hit record highs this year. How does this affect our gardening practices and our state of mind?