About the Native Plants Hawaiʻi Project
The goal of Native Plants Hawaiʻi (NPH) is to create and establish a single, comprehensive and searchable online knowledgebase of endemic and indigenous plants of Hawaiʻi.
NPH seeks to connect local nurseries to landscape architects and home growers to promote the purchase, use and understanding of local native plants. Information is constantly updated by participating nurseries and plant specialists.
NPH is a joint project between Kapiʻolani Community College (KapiʻolaniCC) and Leeward Community College (LeewardCC), funded by a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service (CSREES) for Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Institutions, with supporting funds provided by KapiʻolaniCC and LeewardCC.
Daniela Dutra Elliott, Project Coordinator
University of Hawai'i, Leeward CC
Instructor of Botany and Horticulture
Shari Y. Tamashiro, Project Manager and Web Designer
University of Hawai'i, Kapi'olani CC
Cheryll Aldridge, Web Developer and Database Administrator (DBA)
David Eickhoff, Native Plant Specialist
Priscilla Millen, Project Coordinator and Native Plant Specialist
Project Advisors: Rick Barboza and Eileen Herring
Copy Editor: Mary Louise Haraguchi
Flash Animation: Martin Holzgang
Research Assistant: Jessie Oliver
Student Assistants: Chelsea Goto, Diana Troutman and Codi-lee Wong
Systems Administrator: Jesse Andow
Technical Consultant: Jason Aldridge
Web Graphics / Layout: Jolene Sasaki