Botany students planting medicinal herbs
The Bioprocessing Medicinal Garden Complex is located across from the Hale Imiloa building and was dedicated on June 18, 2007.
It consists of 3 facilities: the medicinal garden (containing plants from Asia, the Pacific, and America), the aquaponic system, and the bioprocessing facility.
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 complex is supported through the grants from USDA-CSREES (Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service) and USDA-SPEC (Secondary and Two-Year Post secondary Agriculture Education Challenge).
The medicinal plants grown organically in the garden and in the aquaponic system are processed into bioproducts in the bioprocessing facility.
For more information, contact Dr. Ingelia White at (808) 236-9102.
Read more about the garden complex in the Honolulu Advertiser's June 20, 2007 article and on the University of Hawaii's news website.
Contact Inge White for more information.
Dedication ceremony June 18, 2007