Tropical Garden A

This Garden is Now Resting Under Lava

As we try to rebuild, we will always remember our past.

As an eco-community we practiced what we preached. In our 14-year history, the Hedonisia community developed a number of websites, ebooks, eCourses that show how to make a living in our EcoFeminist Entrepreneur Web Portfolio..

With our approach to community living based on ecotourism and ecofeminism, we attracted wonderful people from around the world. We hope to be able to continue doing so in the future. We plan to start rebuilding in December 2021.

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  • Front gate of property between Hinalo Street Border and street side crater edge
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Lodgings and/or Facilities in areas of Garden:

This Decorative Garden has the following plants:

  • Lauhala
  • Copper Leaf Plant
  • Bamboo
  • Avocado Tree (1)
  • Coleus
  • Orchids
  • Mexican Sunflower
  • Alexander Palm (Archontophoenix alexandrae)
  • Ti Tree
  • Queen Emma Lily
  • Camel's Foot Tree
  • Croton

Maintenance Activities For This Garden:

  • Main Weeds: Cane Grass & Albizia Trees
    • Eradicate cane grass as close to the base as possible using Kama and pickax out if accessible
    • Cut down baby Albezia's when you see them crop up. Verify before cutting, ask someone if you're not sure.
  • Identification and Labeling:
    • Tag and label  transplanted trees with bright color tree ribbon,
    • Date the tree with date it was transplanted (only babies so we can see the growth process)
    • Update plant pages if any are added or deleted from the garden.
  • Borders & Maintenance:
    • Keeping the street borders and rock borders free of weeds and mosses is easy and can be done weekly during Spring/Summer, bi-weekly Fall/Winter 15 minutes during a shift.
    • Hand weed around each tree/large plant in a 3-4 foot circumference
    • Use weed whacker to trim grasses in between each tree outside of the circumference created above, making sure NOT to hit the trunks.
    • Fine hand weeding in the rest of the garden using a Kama to remove choking weeds and climbers
    • Add soil to smaller plants, trim and mulch tree bases as in propagation section above.
    • We also collect wood shavings to use as a decorative mulch in non-food beds. Guava inhibit plant and weed growth, so use in decorative areas only.
    • If you have processed compost, mix in equal amounts with soil for feeding.
  • Harvesting:
    • Harvesting regularly promotes budding and growth low to the ground. Keep an eye out to see if it's needed weekly or bi-weekly (fruiting trees as Avocado)
    • Some trees need topping or harvesting is impossible, and food will be damaged and unusable,
    • Check with the director first about topping a tree, or if you have any ideas for new red plants in this area.