The Fall 2011 Faculty Lecture Series presents: Plant It!

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Teri L Skillman-Kashyap, (808) 956-8688
Events & Communications Coordinator, Library Services
Posted: Oct 19, 2011

In association with the exhibit Curator’s Choice: Selections from the UH Museum Consortium currently in the Bridge Gallery at Hamilton Library, the UH Mānoa Library and the UH Museum Consortium present two lectures on Thursday, October 20 in Hamilton Library Room 301, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Admission is free and refreshments will be provided.  The doors open at 3:15 p.m.
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.
Sugii received her BS and MS degrees in horticulture science from the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa. For the past 13 years, Sugii 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
Adams describes the challenges of caring for the grounds on the UHM campus with the assistance of a rag tag group of 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.
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.
The Faculty Lecture Series is presented by the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education, the Office of Research Relations, and the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Library.