MNBG Seed Bank Newsletter Articles
Lāna‘i ‘Ōhi‘a Seed Collecting Trip: 2022 August 17–19
Maui Nui Botanical Gardens staff and volunteers; Tamara Sherrill, Cathy Davenport, Emmely Felipe, Jennifer Higashino, and Bob and Doreen Hobdy spent a couple of days on Lāna‘i working alongside Kari…
Vulnerability of Coastal Dune Plants to Sea Level Rise
by Dr. Kasey Barton, School of Life Sciences, UH-Mānoa Beaches are an integral part of life in Hawai‘i. Providing recreation, tranquility, a site for celebration and mourning, and even sustenance,…
Seeds Sprout After 120 Years!
by Cathy Davenport, Seed Storage Technician, MNBG Dr. William James Beal began a study in 1879 to test seed dormancy. 142 years later the study is still going on, much…
Seed Storage Initiative Update
by Cathy Davenport As the MNBG Seed Storage Technician, I am responsible for maintaining our Seed Bank and managing native Hawaiian seed storage projects. Seeds have fascinated me since I…
Seed Storage and Heritage Crop Distribution
MNBG staff highlighting some plants that benefit from our seed storage and Hawaiian heritage crop distribution efforts.
‘Ōhi‘a Seed Banking Initiative
By Kaili Kosaka The seed bank at MNBG has gotten a lot busier these days. Rapid ‘Ōhi‘a Death (ROD) is of growing concern on Hawai‘i Island and the threat of…
Seed banking to support a diversity of coastal plants
by Tamara Sherrill How many native plants grow on your favorite Maui beach? If you are like me, your favorite South shore beach has two: naupaka kahakai and pōhuehue, and…
Old Seeds Yield New Species – ‘ena ‘ena
by Tamara Sherrill We recently cleaned out our seed storage refrigerator and found some seeds that had been collected and stored up to ten years ago. These seeds were at…
Conservation at MNBG
By Tamara Sherrill Conservation of native plants is a multi-faceted effort and one in which the Maui Nui Botanical Gardens (MNBG) plays several important roles. First, we educate. A visit…
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