Orchid Club Hosts Vanilla Growing Workshop

April 3, 2017, 3:30 PM HST (Updated April 3, 2017, 1:50 PM)

Vanilla beans. Big Island Now stock photo.

The Kona Daifukuji Orchid Club will discuss “Growing Vanilla at Home” during its meeting on Wednesday, April 12, at 7 p.m. at the Daifukuji Soto Mission Hall in Kealakekua.

Carol Zakahi, one of the club’s original members, will lead the presentation.

Zakahi learned how to propagate vanilla planifolia from Tom Kadooka, the club’s late advisor.

For more information, call (808) 328-8375.

The Kona Daifukuji Orchid Club is West Hawai‘i’s oldest orchidaceae organization with a mission to learn and foster orchid culture and promote fellowship among orchid collectors. The club meets the second Wednesday of every month at the Daifukuji Soto Mission Hall on Highway 11 at mile marker 114, just north of Kainaliu.



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