Website Under Construction

Currently we are making major revisions to our website and many of its features may not be available or inoperative. We regret the inconvenience to our visitors and customers and hope to resume normal website operations as soon as possible.  If you need assistance during this time, please contact us.

Mahalo (Thank You) for your patience and understanding.

Hoodia parvifolia

Hoodia parviflora
Parent plant for some of our newest hybrid cultivars



And Welcome to Sustainable Bioresources, LLC

We are a small business located in the Discovery Harbour area near the south tip of the Big Island of Hawaii. Our primary onsite activities are research and development of plant cultivars for use in sustainable agriculture and new, science based applications for materials derived from these plants.  These applications include nutraceuticals and biopesticides for control of vectors and disease agents of great contemporary importance such as rat lungworm angiostrongyliasis and mosquito transmitted arboviruses such as dengue, zika and chikungunya.

Our Hawaii facility includes a research greenhouse with Hawaii Department of Agriculture certified nursery areas.  We also have ongoing offsite research activities with collaborators in Hawaii, Arizona and Africa.

Plant Pono Program


Sustainable Bioresource’s nursery is endorsed by the Plant Pono Program reflecting our commitments to not sell or introduce potentially invasive plant species in Hawaii.

Our expertise also includes general environmental health practice with specialization in hazardous materials management. This includes development of innovative approaches for integrating sustainability, health and substance related risk reduction objectives in purchasing decisions and systems. We may offer research and consulting services relating to these areas of expertise.

The primary intent of the website is to disseminate information from our research activities.  We also have a seasonally operated storefront for online sales of seeds and plants from our research activities.  The online store is currently closed.


Flower Ohai Sesbania tomentosa

Sesbania tomentosa (Ohai)
An endangered species we have grown.




This website and its contents are provided by Sustainable Bioresources, LLC “as is” and without any warranties, expressed or implied, including, without limitation, any warranties relating to quality, merchantability or suitability for any purpose.

No statements on this website and none of our products are intended for use in diagnosing, treating, curing or preventing any diseases of humans, animals or plants. None of these statements or products have been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).