Tropical Gardening: Healing gardens to create peace of mind

Courtesy of VOLTAIRE MOISE The Old Kona Airport Park landscaping by the Kona Lions Club and Kona Outdoor Circle in the 1980s changed this makai strip from a barren desert to a green oasis. Hawaii County, the state and the Kona community work together to keep it a place where island families can find time to heal their minds, bodies and souls.

Last year, folks were complaining about wet weather in West Hawaii and too little rain in East Hawaii. Now, West Hawaii is getting much more rain than usual. Even the haole koa and kiawe are lush green from makai Kona to Kohala.