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Company Information:

Name: Kamuela Greenhouse/Specialty Orchids
Address: 64-5131 White Road
Kamuela, HI 96743 8239
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: Yes
Phone: (808) 887-6505

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $69,000.00 1
SBIR Phase II $268,100.00 1

Award List:

Converting Locally Collected Waste Plastics into A Clean, Durable Orchid Medium

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Cassandra B. Phillips, Co-Owner
Award Amount: $69,000.00
In Hawaii, commonly used, expensively imported organic orchid growth media -- bark and coir -- quickly break down, inviting pathogens, pests and other problems for commercial orchid growers, who are striving to stay competitive amid global expansion in the orchid industry. Also, as an island state… More

Converting Locally Collected Waste Plastics into a Clean, Durable Growth Medium for Orchids

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Cassandra Phillips, co-owner
Award Amount: $268,100.00
Hawaii orchid growers, of which there are more than 70, face increasing competition from mega-nurseries in California and Florida as well as from producers in Taiwan, Thailand, and Holland. The business model among Hawaii growers tends to small, family operated concerns, by choice and tradition. A… More