Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden nonprofit lands $750K

  • Janet Britt checks on a Hawaiian Poppy Thursday at Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden in Captain Cook. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Maile Melrose, left and Janet Britt demonstrate Thursday at Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden in Captain Cook how pili grass propagates. (Photos by Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Maile Melrose checks on an abutilon flower Thursday at Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden in Captain Cook.

  • Peter Van Dyke, garden manager and Maile Melrose, board president check on a Hawaiian cotton plat Thursday at Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden in Captain Cook. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Garden manager Peter Van Dyke tends to the Kalo patch Thursday at Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden in Captain Cook. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

CAPTAIN COOK — The Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden is more than a local living museum featuring rare indigenous and endemic plants ripe for academic study.