Harvesting Kahili Ginger with The Nature Conservancy

Sunny Savage harvesting kahili ginger rhizomes at Waikamoi Preserve.

Interested in joining the team to save endemic Hawaiian plants? The Nature Conservancy on Maui manages the Waikamoi Preserve and they need your help. Contact  hike_waikamoi@tnc.org for more information on their quarterly service trips. Kahili ginger (Hedychium gardnerianum) is an invasive plant species that is taking over in the area and it is also a powerful aromatic and medicinal plant that we can incorporate into our lives.