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IPS Biennial - Ouer Garden Info and Photos

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Those attending the IPS Biennial to Hawaii will have an “off day” from the daily planned tours and activities in order to explore on their own - or sign up for one of the several “smaller” optional events to see gardens on another side of the island, the Volcano National Park, or the Pritchardia forest, etc.

Below is a brief description and some photos of what they can see if the sign up for the Ouer Garden and Bezona Cloud Forest Sanctuary and Preserve option. (Click link for Bezona info)

“Mana Mauka” (the Ouer Garden) is located at a cooler elevation near the northern end of the Kona Coffee Belt - on the lower slopes of the Kona Coast of West Hawaii Island. This elevation on the “dry” side of the island is often graced with afternoon showers and allows for a an extensive natural forest.

Long time IPS Member (and 15 year IPS PalmTalk Forum Admin/Moderator) Dean Ouer has worked on enhancing the 3 acre forested property with palms, aroids, and other tropical fauna for 14 years.

East and West (Hilo and Kona) (Windward and Leeward) sides of the Big Island are like two different islands. So for those wishing to see more of Hawaii Island, a trip to this side also includes a drive through the central “saddle” of the island with sweeping views of the volcanoes and a feel for the expanse of this unique and biggest island of the Hawaiian Archipelago.

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Palmarum

Wow, it doesn't seem like 14 years...

Ryan

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Dypsisdean
25 minutes ago, Palmarum said:

Wow, it doesn't seem like 14 years...

Ryan

I hear you. How old today is that kid named Ryan I met on the Costa Rica Biennial. :)

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pohonkelapa

Looks great! Grown a lot since Matt and I were there!

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Darold Petty

Great to see you posting again, Paul!   :greenthumb:   

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Cindy Adair

I am signed up and can’t wait! Thanks so much Dean!

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