August 24-25, 2012
The Hawai‘i Public Seed Initiative held the fourth of its five-island, 2-day Seed workshops at the Lanikeha Center in Ho‘olehua with a tour of the NRCS Plant Materials Center to tour their seed production farm and seed processing facility. A beautiful lunch of locally sourced produce was catered by Jamie Ronzello of Barking Deer Farm and Carol Harms. This workshop was designed to create a practical working knowledge of seed growing, botany and biology, selection, harvesting, cleaning, and saving of various types of seed.
The Big Island will host a similar workshop on November 3-4, 2012 with a seed exchange on Friday, November 2, 2012. Find out more.
Click here to view and download the speaker presentations.
Click here for a full agenda.
Click here to view the photo gallery and slideshow of the Maui 2012 workshop.
Click here to download the Variety trial log Sheet
Download the Moloka‘i Seed Basics Poster.
Mahalo to our Presenters!
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.
Ellen Sugawara, Co-owner and operator of Papohaku Biodynamic Farm.
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.
Alton Arakai, Extension Agent Moloka‘i
Jennifer Hawkins - CTAHR Moloka‘i Extension Agent
Kawika Duvauchelle - NRCS Plant Materials Center