Urban Garden Center

UGC MISSION STATEMENT 

To provide exceptional transdisciplinary education, research, and extension in tropical agriculture, natural resources, and human well-being to local and global communities. 

 

UGC VISION STATEMENT 

An educated community, healthy population, and sustainable food system and environment strengthens the well-being and economic development of the people of Hawai‘i. 

 

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (except holidays). All visitors must check in at the Main Office. Self tours are no longer offered due to staffing shortages. 

  • Established: 1988 
  • Size: 30 acres
  • Elevation: 17 ft. parking area
  • Soil: Various soil types, with 6.5 to 7.2 pH
  • Rainfall: Average 20 inches per year, predominantly in March and November


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Extension Educators

Tina Lau

Junior Extension Agent-MG/Volunteer Programs

E-mail: tinat@hawaii.edu

Phone: (808) 453-6059 

 

Dr. Alberto Ricordi

Assistant Extension Agent-Ornamental and Landscape

E-mail: alberto@hawaii.edu

Phone: (808) 453-6050


Eileen Sanchez Guerrero, MPH, RDN, CHES

Program Coordinator
Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program

Phone: (808) 453-6050 

 

Joshua Silva

Assistant Extension Agent-Edible Crops

E-mail: jhsiva@hawaii.edu

Phone: (808) 453-6050

 

 

 

Administration

Jari Sugano

Oahu County Administrator

E-mail: suganoj@hawaii.edu

Phone: (808) 453-6050

 

Beatriz Aragon-Balgas

Office Assistant

E-mail: beatriz@hawaii.edu

Phone: (808) 453-6050


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