The BIoprocessing Meicinal Garden Complex is situtated on about an acre of land opposite Hale 'Imiloa. It has three elements: a plant garden, an aquaponic section for growing fish and a processing plant to extract useful properties from plants. The garden has medicinal, nutritional and farm plants from Asia, Pacific islands, Hawai'i and the Mainland.
The research aspect of the garden and college program could play a role in developing medicinal products in Hawai'i. Or, for example, the students who will use these plants could turn them into the next miracle drug or economic engine.
The garden is the beginning of learning and getting students excited about research and possible entrepreneurship!
For more information about the garden and the ASC Plant Biotechnology, contact the program director at (808) 236 - 9102 or email her: Dr. Ingelia P. White.
Read more about the garden complex in the Honolulu Advertiser's June 20, 2007 article and on the University of Hawaii's news web site.