Learn why and how to save seed
A workshop for farmers and gardeners on why and how to save seed will be held Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20, at Noho‘ana Farm in Waikapu and Kupa‘a Farm in Kula with an optional farm tour on Monday, May 21, at The Maui Farm in Makawao. The registration and scholarship application deadline is May 11.
The two-day workshop is designed to create a practical working knowledge of seed growing, botany and biology, plant selection, seed harvesting, cleaning, and saving. It is offered by the Hawai‘i State Public Seed Initiative and funded by a Ceres Trust grant awarded to The Kohala Center.
The workshop includes lectures and hands-on fieldwork so participants can practice harvesting, selecting, cleaning, and storing fresh seed. Fieldwork focuses on growing lettuce and tomato and on seed and taro propagation. Strategies to account for differences in elevation, weather patterns, and rainfall will also be discussed.
The cost of the workshop is $50 for both days and includes a seed manual, a catered lunch of local farm fresh foods
on both days and the optional farm tour. Space is limited to 45 participants. For more details and registration
information, visit http://www.kohalacenter.org/seedbasicsworkshop/maui.html.
Five youth scholarships will be offered to grade 11 through college level students who are interested in agriculture. Contact Lyn Howe for information.
Date: Saturday, May 19th, 2012 to Monday, May 21st, 2012
Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Categories: Sustainability Event, Classes / Seminars / Lectures
Location Specifics: Noho‘ana Farm in Waikapu, Kupa‘a Farm in Kula, and The Maui Farm in Makawao
Contact: Lyn Howe
Phone: (808) 936-7040