Click the audio link below to listen to a recording of this informative radio interview with Chris Vandercook, host of “The Conversation” on Hawaii Public Radio.
American poet W.S. Merwin believes in regeneration, and lives his belief. For decades at his Maui home, he has worked to create a lush forest on land that had been all but destroyed, planting seedlings by hand, one by one. Today his nineteen-acre forest on Maui’s North Shore is home to one of the world’s largest private collections of palm trees. It now enjoys permanent conservation protection, thanks to a partnership between the Merwin Conservancy and the Hawaiian Islands Land Trust. We asked him how his poetry and his work to preserve a palm forest are connected.
Tax-deductible donations are being accepted to help manage and maintain and expand the Merwin Palm Collection – the 3rd largest and most extensive collection of palms on the planet.
Please join us, and you can be a part of protecting the living legacy of W. S. Merwin to ensure that this amazing collection of palms is properly protected, forever. Click here to make your contribution.