Fairmont Orchid brings the Ulu Pono garden experience to its guests

Honolulu (KHON2) – The Fairmont Orchid on the island of Hawai’i offers guests the opportunity to connect with the land and learn the stories of Hawaii’s plants and people with the opening of its all new Ulu Pono Garden Experience.

“My role is to guide the cultural activities of this property to ensure that we are pony and firmly rooted in Hawai’i. We train our colleagues on the cultural significance of our special destination and also teach our customers why it is important to take care of the ‘āina (earth) and Kai (ocean) in the hope that they will take care of this place during their visit. Whether it’s keeping our coastline clean, protecting our Honu and doing little exercises to leave every place we walk in better condition than when we found it,” says Ka’iulani Blankenfield, Hawaiian Culture Director, Fairmont Orchid.

According to Blankenfield, she hopes this tour will inspire guests not just to care about the land of Hawaii, but to think about how the concept of mālama applies to how we do everything in life.

Blankenfield says, “Our job is to be stewards of the land so that it can take care of us, so that what we produce there is nutritious and helps us grow. During this tour, we will share mo’olelo (stories) about special plants native to Hawaii such as ‘ulu and kalo (taro) as we work together in the garden.”

To learn more about the Fairmont Orchid Ulu Pono Garden Experience and other programs, guests are encouraged to log on to the resort’s official website.

Fairmont Orchid

Website: www.fairmontorchid.com

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