catchang

Unido: 14.feb.2016 Última actividad: 07.dic.2019

My daily interactions have always been connected to the outside. Beginning in my childhood, my grandmother would walk with me showing each plant she had, talking about how they are important to everyday life, whether used domestically, culturally or medically in our Native Hawaiian culture. We spent mornings and afternoons, caring for and working with them.

Later, I found myself balancing my architectural studies with botany classes. Luckily I had the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden (and Munz!) to explore California’s taxonomic range. When I’m out in the field, I ponder the interconnected roles flora and fauna have. As an architectural and urban designer, I’m particularly focused on how we become better denizens of our environment.

My dad was as involved with the natural world- he references how our connection to plants has always been strong. His iNat profile is here: https://www.inaturalist.org/people/caliche_kid
With the passing of each Native Hawaiian generation, our knowledge has to be conserved or lost forever.

Please feel free to tag me on Californian flora. If there is something you want to connect on about my dad, please send me a PM. I’m curating his iNat postings and am working to make them as accurate as possible.

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Yes, that’s Amelia Earhart on my shoulder. I keep chickens. They love eating my plants.

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