University of Hawaiʻi – West Oʻahu ʻIke Mauli Ola pre-nursing pathway students weeded and took care of the Queens Medical Center – West Oʻahu Prince Albert Garden on Feb. 25. Nearly 30 students participated in the service project as part of the partnership between UH West Oʻahu and the Queens Medical Center Native Hawaiian Health Program.
The Lei Aloha no Kauikeaouli Garden is a collaborative effort by MA‘O Organic Farms, UH West O‘ahu, and the Queen’s Medical Center –West O‘ahu. Each organization has a garden that forms a lei of aloha for Albert Edward Kauikeaouli Kaleiopapa a Kamehameha, son of King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma.
The garden at Queens Medical Center – West Oʻahu was dedicated on May 20, 2015, to commemorate the one year anniversary of the center’s opening. The garden and the plants contained in it serve as a respite for patients and their families.
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