‘Do you have a garden?’

Arnold Alicante
Kaumakani, Housekeeping

“Yes, I have one in the backyard. I grow tomatoes, eggplants and bitter melons that we use for cooking.”


Cole Okinaka
Koloa, FedEx handler

“I had one. I used to grow eggplants, tomatoes and chili peppers, but they died.”


Ena Sheldon
Waimea, Teaching assistant

“At work I do, at Kamehameha Schools. We grow Hawaiian plants.”


Juliana Lopez
Lihue, Nurse

“No, because I’m not supposed to be in the sun too long and it’s too much work for me.”


Manolo Delosreyes
Kaumakani, Welder and fabricator

“Yes, we have Hawaiian chili peppers, sweet peppers, onions and strawberries, and we’re starting to grow bok choy.”