9 January 2023

Giving Back

TPSS students restore the canopy at Kaimuki Public Library

Giving Back

Visitors to the Kaimukī Public Library will be greeted by 10 new trees planted by students in the Dept. of Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences.

“This is the art of learning by doing,” says Andrew Kaufman. I just feel really privileged and I think that the mission of UH Mānoa and all of the other universities and colleges is to give back, not only to the ʻāina but to the people.”

Adds student Hailey Catherman, who helped to plant the trees, “Dr. Kaufman orchestrated a beautiful finale to the end of TPSS 350 with the tree planting event, which incorporated all the lessons we had been taught throughout the semester. Getting the opportunity to apply our learning to a real life landscape design and installation in a way that simultaneously gave back to the community was a really cool experience to be a part of.”

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