Tina Lau has been an advocate for plants and Hawaiian ecosystems since graduating from UH Mānoa with a BA and MS in Botanical Sciences, an organic gardener since 2000, and a serious gardener of a 1/3-acre garden in Eastern Oregon, where the abundance of food grown led her to learn home canning and creative cooking. She’s also worked as an Invasive Species Specialist for The Nature Conservancy, as a secondary school teacher, and most recently, teaching an undergraduate resource management course for the UHM Nutrition Programs.
Now, Tina Lau becomes the newest member of the Urban Garden Center ʻohana as Jr. Extension Agent.
“We are excited to welcome Tina as our new Master Gardener / Urban Horticulture Extension Agent in Oʻahu County,” says Jari Sugano. “Tina helps to diversify our county with her extensive experience and well-rounded education in botany, invasive species, education, gardening, and nutrition. Tina will also oversee the management of the 200+ volunteers who service the Urban Garden Center and the Oahu County Master Gardener Program. We welcome Tina to the ‘ohana and look forward to the launch of the 2022 Master Gardener training program.”
“I look forward to meeting with the volunteers and learning more about UGC operations!” says Tina.