Barbara Fahs


Barbara Fahs is a writer, herbalist, teacher and gardener, who has lived on the Big Island of Hawai‘i since 1998.

She writes for Ke Ola Magazine and is a weekly contributor to Big Island Weekly. Her “Healthful Herbalist” column has appeared in the latter publication since August 2010; from 2002 until 2008 it appeared in Hawai‘i Island Journal. She is the author of the popular book Super Simple Guide to Creating Hawaiian Gardens (, 2006) and also has contributed to, and

Barbara is also the owner and creator of Hi‘iaka’s Healing Herb Garden in the Puna District of the Big Island. ( She leads garden tours by appointment and also teaches classes on growing and using herbs for natural healing. Check out her Facebook page, “The Healthful Herbalist.”