Plants intentionally introduced into the islands of Hawai‘i as crops, livestock forage, ornamentals, and forestry species have escaped cultivation, gone “wild” and now cause economic problems for agricultural producers and land managers. They also take over habitat for rare and endangered native species. For a professional science-based update on this important topic, click here.

Grow Native! CTAHR Celebrates Earth Day

Sherman Lab Courtyard Re-landscaping Project Website

Guide to Sherman Courtyard Native and Ecosystem Educational Garden

Jon Osorio, Pua Kauila and Travis Idol at Blessing

Ho’oulu Hou
Growing Plants and Trees
for Hula Lei
2004 Workshops

Sponsored by Native Pathfinders
and UH NREM Dept.

Ohia and hala leis

Native Plants
for Water Conservation

Presentation made by:
Amy Tsuneyoshi
Watershed Planner
Board of Water Supply



Native Plants
in Public Places

Jody Smith, Education Specialist
O‘ahu, Hawai'i and Maui

Logo for Native Plant Program

Hawaiian Forest Ecosystem/Children's Garden

Steven Nagano
4-H Extension Agent
Pearl City Urban Garden Center, O‘ahu

Urban Garden Center Hawaiian Ecosystem Garden

Keiki Water Fest

Maryknoll Spotkaeff
4-H Extension Agent

Students learning about water in Waianae

Sustainable Agriculture and Environmental Stewardship Education for Youth

Deborah J. Ward
4-H Extension Agent
Hilo, Hawaii

Debbie Ward with Youth