Kahua Seed Orchard Planting (at Schofield)


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Join our rare plant staff and help plant native species in the Oahu Natural Resource Program’s (ONRP) seed orchard, know as “Kahua,” located around the corner from our Schofield Baseyard.

PROJECT: We will plant nearly 600 native Carex wahuensis at our new seed orchard to provide a future seed source for native forest restoration projects. ONRP staff will prep the site and transport plants to the work site, but volunteers are needed to help with the planting efforts.  We will be using small trowels and shovels.  All tools and gloves will be provided.

LOGISTICS:  ONRP staff will transport volunteers to our seed orchard from morning meeting site in work trucks.  Meeting site will be specified once sign-ups are confirmed.

DIFFICULTY: Easy, 5 min. walk from parking area.  Planting will take place on a gentle slope in the seed orchard;  hot & sunny conditions with no shade options.

WHAT TO BRING: Wear long pants, shirt and shoes that can get dirty. Bring ample sunscreen, a hat, and water, along with lunch/snacks.  There will be no restrooms at the planting site.   Please review the suggested packing list.


  • Introduction to Kahua, safety briefing (~15 minutes)
  • Discuss planting techniques; planting demonstration (~10 minutes)
  • Planting (~2 hours)
  • Lunch at Natural Resource Baseyard (at Schofield) (1/2 hour)
  • Return drive to morning meeting site