Mānoa Heritage Center

We are finally back with another Virtual Kahaukani Conversations. We hope everyone has been safe and healthy as we continue to navigate these crazy times. Join us as we talk plants and Mānoa Valley with artist and horticulturist David Shepard.

David’s presentation, “Mānoa Plants: A Changing Landscape,” will examine how the land use and plants in the Valley have changed rapidly in just a few generations and provide information on identifying and growing native plants.

About the Speaker

David Shepard is an artist, fabric designer, horticulturist, and scientist by training. He received his Master’s degree in Horticulture from UH Mānoa and has worked at Limahuli Garden and Preserve on Kauaʻi, Kalaupapa National Historical Park on Molokaʻi, and Lyon Arboretum. Committed to the love of the land, its stories, and the people that care for it, he set out to tell those stories through sustainable and meaningful clothing. At his apparel company David Shepard Hawaiʻi, each fabric print has a story behind it that highlights our local flora and fauna as well as the people and organizations that care for them.

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