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Hi‘iaka's Healing Herb Garden
Our beautiful public Ethnobotanical Garden on the Big Island of Hawai‘i honors the Hawaiian goddess Hi‘iaka and the lau lapa‘au tradition of Hawaiian healing. We hold Individualized classes, workshops, and internships through our Learning Center. And our wonderful healing herbal products from fresh Garden plants make extra-special gifts for your friends and family--
and for you too!

We currently offer our individualized mini classes and internships by appointment,
to fit into your busy schedule.

The garden is not currently open for tours, but we love to chat!
Please call (808) 966-5956 or e-mail goddess@hiiakas.com if you would
like to visit and talk about herbs and gardening.

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We are dedicated to conserving and educating about endangered Hawaiian medicinal plants from the la‘au lapa‘au tradition of natural healing. Join us as a Friend of the Garden and help to support the important work we are doing.

We are only 16 miles south of the Hilo airport and a short 1/2 mile walk to the beautiful Puna coastline (we can often hear the ocean from the Garden!). Click for map

Barb Fahs of Hi‘iaka's Garden (center) with the reviewers of her book,
Super Simple Guide to Creating Hawaiian Gardens,
David Orr and Angela Kay Kepler.
Click here to read their wonderful reviews.

On the Big Island of Hawai‘i, the volcano goddess Pele is still worshipped and feared. Pele's beloved younger sister, Hi‘iaka, was a gardener, an herbalist and a healer. It is in Hi`iaka's honor that we have re-created a special healing garden. It's a sacred space that enables us to teach about Hi‘iaka and the hundreds of medicinal plants that we nurture, learn from and share with others who also love the ‘aina (land).

From August 2010 through October 2013 I wrote  a weekly column for Big Island Weekly called "The Healthful Herbalist." Read all about it at BigIslandWeekly.com.

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  I was honored to be a columnist for the Hawai‘i Island Journal for over six years. Click here to read Barbara's older columns on herbalism and gardening.


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Join your teacher and guide Barbara Fahs--educator, Master Gardener, herbalist, and author--for an unforgettable visit to her special Hawaiian garden.

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