On September 12, Arumuganathaswami and Yogi Jothinatha went to Honolulu to attend a government agency meeting regarding the monastery's farm land across the river. In the afternoon we met with landscape architect Rick Quinn to talk about sandalwood growing. He has a particular interest in native Hawaiian plants and advocates their increased use in landscaping. We then went to the famed Lyon Arboretum just outside Honolulu to see some plants. Rick is a member of the Arboretum's board of directors.