Our next meeting:

Tuesday, October 17th 2017

JJ’s Bistro

3447 Waialae Avenue in Kaimuki (between 9th and 10th Avenues)

Social/dinner hour from 6 pm: talk starts 7 pm

Everybody welcome: no admission charge

Note that JJ's is BYOB, but Tamura’s liquor store is right across the street.


Nellie Sugii

UH Lyon Arboretum


Conservation "Hawaiian Style"


Born, raised, and educated in Hawai`i, Nellie Sugii is the Manager of the Lyon Arboretum's Hawaiian Rare Plant Program.


Her work focuses on the curation, storage and propagation of the critically rare and endangered native Hawaiian plant flora and culturally significant Hawaiian crops.


In 2016 she was recognized as a U S Fish and Wildlife Recovery Champion for her leadership in the recovery efforts for Hawai'i's rare plant species, successfully propagating more than 500 of the over 1,300 native Hawaiian plant taxa, using techniques such as micropropagation, seed banking and greenhouse propagation.