The June 20, 2021 Summer Solstice was a wonderful occasion shared among a dozen volunteers! The solstice sun had a strong presence as well! We circled in the forest to share introductions and Hawaiian protocol, to then tackle an open weedy area near the road in the upper east volunteer loop. Jeremiah, who has served on the forest crew for a year and a half, co-facilitated the event with Jaya. The group enjoyed a long discussion over lunch. We were very touched by the community interest in learning about the project, as well as vegetation issues so prevalent in Hawai’i.