Master Gardeners are the Peace Corps of the tropical garden world

  • Courtesy of VOLTAIRE MOISE Kona cloud forests and other tropical forests around the world abound with tree ferns, most of which are threatened because of climate change and deforestation. Kona’s unique cloud forests are found in a narrow slice of mountain slope from 2,500-5,000 feet and only about 50 miles from north to south.

When it comes to community out reach, the University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture Extension Service is comparable to the way the Peace Corps reaches out to folks in other countries.