PHOTOS: UH Hilo student-grown poinsettia plant sale, sold out!

Lines were long at the Campus Center Plaza as students from the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management sold the poinsettia plants they had grown and nurtured at the University Farm Laboratory in Pana‘ewa.

Photos by Raiatea Arcuri.

Two women holding poinsettia plants.
Happy customers at the sold-out annual poinsettia plant sale, Campus Center Plaza, UH Hilo. The plants are grown by students of the College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Natural Resource Management.

The annual poinsettia plant sale was held today at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo. Lines were long at the Campus Center Plaza event where students from the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management sold the beautiful poinsettia plants they had grown and nurtured at the University Farm Laboratory in Pana‘ewa. Sharad Marahatta, assistant professor of tropical cropping systems, is faculty advisor of the project. Plants were $5 each and sold out quickly!

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Professor Sharad Marahatta (second from left) stands with agriculture students (left to right), Ryan Helzer, Estreya Enquist, Kendall Tuinstra, and Tai Salinger at the Annual Poinsettia Plant Sale, Campus Center Plaza, Nov. 29. 2018.
Customer with plants to purchase.
Overhead view of the plant sale on the Campus Center Plaza.
About the photographer: Raiatea Arcuri is a professional photographer majoring in business at UH Hilo. He was awarded USA Young Landscape Photographer of the Year 2016 (read his blog post about the winning photograph).