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Kupuna Butch Richards teaches coconut palm frond weaving just before sunset on the lanai of the Eva Parker Woods Cottage at Kalahuipua'a. Later in the evening, Uncle Butch gave a talk about Hawaiian medicinal plants.

 

Many of his stories of learning about plants from his elders as a young boy involved getting the belt or the stick as incentive for not making mistakes. I think Uncle Butch's teaching methods are a little gentler.

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Taken on June 10, 2006