Hawai‘ i Island Workshop
November 3-4, 2012
The last of our 2 day, 5 island workshop series , "Seed Basics Workshop for Farmers and Gardeners" was held at the Amy Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden in Captain Cook. The two-day Workshop was preceeded by the 10th Annual Westside Seed Exchange on Friday November 2nd. Children from the Hawai‘I School Garden Program were invited to attend the Seed Exchange and bring their saved seeds. Once again we enjoyed delicious lunches prepared with local farm fresh foods prepared by Jonathan and Chelsea Rosario.
These workshop series were designed to create a practical working knowledge of seed growing, botany and biology, selection, harvesting, cleaning, and saving of various types of seed and to create a seed network throughout the Hawaiian Islands.
The focus of the second year program for 2013 will be a “Train the Trainers Course" consisting of an advanced 3 day workshop. Read more about this course.
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Mahalo to our Seed Team!
Hector Valenzuela, Ph.D., CTAHR Extension - Vegetable specialist.
Russell Nagata, Ph.D., CTAHR County of Hawai‘i Extension Administrator- Lettuce propagation and seed production specialist.
Glenn Teves, CTAHR Moloka‘i Extension Office - Taro And Tomato Propagation Specialist.
Nancy Redfeather, Program Director, Hawai‘i Public Seed Initiative; Program Director, The Hawai‘i Island School Garden Network; Co-Owner, Kawanui Farm, Hawai‘i Island.
Paul Massey - President/Director, Regenerations Botanical Garden, Kaua‘i. Manages The Kaua‘i Community Seed Bank.
Lyn Howe, Workshop coordinator