Good to know – from the garden


Aloha Gardener’s,

Josie received some information from Anne Gachuhi that she would like to share regarding Natural Pesticides.

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From: Anne Gachuhi <>

Welcome to this Week’s Gardening Updates

Do you know what to look for when purchasing Natural Pesticides ? Where would you purchase them in Maui?

Natural pesticides  often have the following descriptions on their labels: OMRI (Organic Materials Review Institute ), Natural,  Organic,  Botanical, Biological, Microbial, Biopesticides, Biorational pesticides.

Recently, I embarked on getting these answers. I went to several Maui Garden Centers (Lowes, Home Depot, Hawaii Growers Products Inc, Kula Ace (True Value) and Mermac Ace) to find out what organic or natural products they carry.

I found out that Kula Ace (True Value), carries the most organic products. Hawaii Growers Products gave me a link to their catalogue online. Lowes provided me with a computer generated list of outdoor organic pesticides.

Click on attached lists for more information on Natural Pesticides for the Home Gardener


Anne Gachuhi

Founder/CEO, Home Gardening Support Network, L.L.C

Tel. 808-446-2361



About napiligarden

We are a community organization of gardeners farming 180 individual plots to organically grow food for our families and community. Our mission is to cultivate a community rooted in sustainability by providing a place for cooperative organic gardening. The Napili Community Garden organizating council is made up of an active, enthusiastic and engaged group of gardeners who have been busy building infrastructure and have just formalized the structure and governance of our community organization. Ulupono Initiative has generously subleased a 3.6 acre of land just above Honoapi'ilani Hwy for use as the Napili Community Garden. The garden is located on former pineapple lands that have been out of production for a sufficient period of time to be eligible for organic certification.

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