Hometown Heroes: Hawaii Forest Institute receives grant to promote growing native, canoe plants

The Hawaii Forest Institute (HFI) has been awarded a $10,000 grant to encourage Hawaii’s residents and businesses to grow Native Hawaiian and Polynesian-introduced (“canoe”) plants, as well as to increase public awareness of the value and benefits of planting native plants and trees. Seen here is the aalii. (Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

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