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On a lanai in Kailua, vegetables and relationships flourish

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    Alai Aluli, left, Yuklin Aluli and Gerry Aluli spend some time together on the lanai of Gerry’s penthouse apartment. Said Alai, “Once a month I help with the drainage, planting and some harvesting. I get to spend quality time with my mother, so it’s a social event on top of a project. It’s nice to see everything flourish.”
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    Gerry Aluli waters kabu and Hawaiian chili on her lanai. She plants something new each month.
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    Fran Butera, gardener-in-chief for Foodscapes, drains excess water from a bed of chard in Gerry Aluli’s lanai garden. Butera said the goal for Aluli’s garden was to set up a space that was easy to care for on a daily basis. Drainage for the garden is built into the lanai floor, Butera said.
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    Gerry Aluli used fresh ingredients to make tomatoes and green onions.
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    Gerry Aluli enjoys growing her own vegetables and cooking with fresh ingredients.

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