On a lanai in Kailua, vegetables and relationships flourish
By Nancy Arcayna
June 8, 2015
Mahalo for supporting Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Enjoy this free story!
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM 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.”
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM Gerry Aluli waters kabu and Hawaiian chili on her lanai. She plants something new each month.
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM 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.
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM Gerry Aluli used fresh ingredients to make tomatoes and green onions.
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM Gerry Aluli enjoys growing her own vegetables and cooking with fresh ingredients.