January 2023 Newsletter

Palms & Poets Edition Newsletter reporting from the Hawaiian Islands begins with the Maui pre-tour, and then the following six editions will be devoted to the 32nd IPS Biennial. Included will be two-part photographic tours of spectacular public gardens, enviable palm collections, and breathtaking private reserves. This unprecedented six-month spread is the product of an […]

December 2022 Newsletter

Season’s Greetings Edition The December newsletter traditionally features palm eye candy from the past year. Cindy Adair’s first photo of Calyptrocalyx, below, naturally pairs with this reflection by W. S. Merwin: “Before breakfast, as usual, I take tea leaves (yellow buds from the highlands of western China, the successors of yesterday’s Huang Ya from Mengding […]

November 2022 Newsletter

Philanthropy Edition In this issue, we officially inaugurate the 2022 Save the Species campaign, targeting the ex-situ conservation of the critically endangered palm Pritchardia woodii. Pritchardia woodii is a critically endangered (IUCN Red List) species. It is endemic to Maui (and specifically to the Waiho’i Valley on the eastern edge of Haleakalā), and fewer than […]

2022 Biennial Recap

by Andrew Street  Well, another Biennial has come and gone – this one equally amazing, yet completely different from the last; while Colombia was almost entirely walking through dense habitat with a public garden sprinkled in, Hawaii’s biennial consisted entirely of public and private gardens. And despite not visiting any palms in their native habitat, […]