Nursery Owners and other plant professionals,
We will be on Maui on May 27th and may be able to visit some of you. Hopefully you can come to our evening meeting on May 27th at 5pm at Maui Community College at Laulima, room 107 where we can explain this program in more detail.
We are supported by a federal grant from the US Department of Agriculture, so we are able to provide the online database on the horticultural of native plants, and web space for any business growing native plants without cost.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Priscilla S. Millen
Professor of Botany, Leeward Community College
Dept. of Math and Sciences: 96-045 Ala Ike, Pearl City, Hawaii 96782
Priscilla Millen, Botany professor at Leeward Community College who has a grant from USDA to increase training and businesses in plant related fields. Her focus is to increase the numbers of native plant used in Hawai?i?s landscape. It provides environmental advantages and helps with education and conservation.
Shari Tamashiro of Kapi?olani Community College is the technological professional developing the website and database to go online.
David Eickhoff is a native plant specialist inputting the data and has a long experience with growing natives.
Any one growing natives on the islands will be able to put their business information and native plant inventory into the database. The website will be: nativeplants.hawaii.edu and will be active on August 1st. The site is designed to be user friendly.
A large part of the database will include native plant horticultural information, designed in view for usage by landscape architects, landscape contractors and installers. It should be useful for restoration work and homeowner?s application.