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 Hedonisia Lava to Lotus Post-Volcano Web Portfolio..

With our approach to community living based on ecotourism and ecofeminism, we attracted wonderful people from around the world.


  • Front gate of property between Hinalo Street Border and street side crater edge
Rainforest Volunteers in Hawaii
Rainforest Volunteers in Garden A!

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.