This Thursday – Faculty Lecture Series

Thursday, October 20 

Conservation “Hawaiian Style” at the Lyon Arboretum Hawaiian Rare Plant Program

Nellie Sugii

Junior Researcher and Manager, Hawaiian Rare Plant Program, Lyon Arboretum

The Lyon Arboretum- Hawaiian Rare Plant Program (HRPP) serves as a propagation facility and germplasm repository for Hawai‘i’s most critically endangered native plants.  The mission of the HRPP is to propagate plants for use in approved restoration and reintroduction projects, and initiate and maintain an in-vitro and seed germplasm collection.

Nellie Sugii received her B.S. and M.S. degrees in horticulture science from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.  For the past 13 years, Nellie has served as a junior researcher and manager of the Hawaiian Rare Plant Program –  Micropropagation Laboratory.

Having Fun and Saving the Planet, One Tree at a Time!

Roxanne M. Adams

Landscape Manager, Buildings and Grounds Management, UHM

Ms. Adams describes the challenges of caring for the grounds on the UHM campus with the assistance of a rag tag group of frustrated groundskeepers and loving gardeners. Her talk will include a survey of the Sherman Courtyard of Native Hawaiian plants, interior palms at QLC, bamboo collection at Sakamaki Hall, green roof and vertical wall at C-More Hale, and the student-driven “Food in the Landscape” project.

Roxane Adams is an award-winning landscape manager with the Office of Facilities and Grounds at UHM. Her prior experiences in landscaping, commercial nurseries and botanical gardens, as well as operating her own native plant nursery and landscape maintenance business, makes her an excellent (living) asset on campus and an inspiring leader for her crew.

UH Hamilton Library, Room 301

3:30 – 4:30 PM

Admission free, Refreshments provided

Doors open at 3:15 PM

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