BBTB 2012 Live Auction Package: Afternoon with W.S. Merwin


Afternoon with W.S. Merwin: Tour & Gourmet Lunch, 2 people Afternoon with W.S. Merwin - 2012 Buy Back the Beach Auction PackageWilliam S. Merwin and his palm forest is Hawai‘i’s Thoreau and Walden Pond—a literary and botanical treasure that offers a living model of sustainability, of life and art in alignment. Enjoy an afternoon with the U.S. Poet Laureate, and his wife Paula. Their off-the-grid home in Haiku’s Peahi Valley is surrounded by 19-acres of palm forest and is the future home of The Merwin Conservancy. A two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, Merwin is one of the most widely awarded and read poets of our time. He has spent over 30 years planting, palm by palm, one of the most comprehensive botanical palm forests in the world. Simultaneously, he has penned poetry and prose that speak to and for the land, Hawaii, and the human condition, creating a body of work that is a literary achievement rarely seen. The afternoon includes a gourmet “locavore” lunch catered by Makawao’s Market Fresh Bistro.

Total Value: Priceless Buy Now for $2,400

Donors: W.S. Merwin & Paula Merwin, Market Fresh Bistro


This package is a part of the 2012 "Buy Back the Beach" Benefit Lu‘au "Adventures for the ‘Aina" Live Auction.

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