Pints for Plants

Lyon Arboretum and The Plant Extinction Prevention Program (PEPP) will be at Honolulu Beerworks in Kakaako, on Saturday, December 9th from 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. to celebrate and educate the community about our very beautiful, but endangered native plants and the threat that climate change has for their existence.

Lyon’s participation is part of a collaboration with the US Botanic Garden’s Plants and Climate Change Education program. With a cohort of five other botanic gardens and arboreta, the project aims to create and develop plant-centered climate change education activities, curricula, and models that can be shared across the community.

The Lyon Arboreutm project is called, E ola nā mea ulu o Hawaiʻi – Thrive the growing things of Hawaiʻi. The comprehensive program provides many events and activities for the general public to learn about climate change and the effects of it on Hawaiʻi’s most endangered endemic species of plants, but also solutions informed by indigenous Hawaiian practices.

A special brew was created for the occasion: Hāhā-loha, a grape sour beer. The label features the family of endemic Hawaiian Cyanea plants that are some of the most rare plants in the world! Part of the proceeds from the sale of the beer will go to Lyon and PEPP.

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