It’s alive! Ag students build ‘living wall’

Two Agriculture students, Hans Himmelsbach and Derek Supnet, used their creativity and horticultural talents to build a “living wall” that can be found outside the Agriculture Department on the Manono Campus.

The living wall, featuring a waterfall and plants, used material salvaged from a building project on campus.

“Utilizing copper salvaged from the Hale Aloha demolition, the spirit of recycling and sustainable ideals are portrayed in a small way,” said Agriculture instructor Chris Jacobsen. “Waste has become aesthetic resource in this new form.”

The Ag program thanked their friends at the Hawai‘i Tropical Botanical Garden for generous contribution to the project.

“Sean Callahan, garden manager, shared botanical expertise and much of the plant material growing in the display during a brainstorming visit early on,” said Jacobsen.

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