An important value for native Hawaiians and Hawaii locals is the idea of “malama aina” or care for the land. On Maui there are a variety of activities visitors can explore to see how native Hawaiians of the past worked the land, and how locals today are keeping Hawaii more sustainable for generations to come.
Visit Kula in Upcountry Maui to take a farm tour and see the farm-to-table process that is such a vital part of Hawaii Regional Cuisine. Explore one of Maui’s botanical gardens or farms featuring native Hawaiian plants, orchids, protea, coffee and even lavender. Or travel to the slopes of Haleakala National Park for a once in a lifetime opportunity to see endangered plants and animals like the Nene goose and the silversword.