Home Gardening – Seed Saving

February 16, 2013 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wishing Well (the old chicken farm), 55-230 Ho'ea Rd.

LynWhether your goal is to preserve an heirloom variety or to simply become more self-sufficient, seed saving is an important part of sustainable gardening.  At this workshop, Lyn Howe and Travis Dodson will share the history and science behind seed production and teach us how to  successfully save and store seeds from our gardens.

Lyn Howe has been a gardener, small farmer, herbalist and seed saver for many years. Over the past 11 years, she and her husband have developed a small, sustainable eco-farm in the Puna district. Together they developed the “Know Your Farmer Alliance” and for many years organized annual seed exchanges on the Hawaii Island’s East Side. Lyn is presently Program Coordinator for the Hawai‘i Public Seed Initiative which has partnered with The Kohala Center, the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa Extension Service and Ceres Trust to bring seed saving workshops to all five of the Hawaiian islands.

Travis Dodson has been working with the ‘aina since he stepped off a metal bird and onto the Island a few years ago. Dedicated to abundant edible landscapes and easy access to food, he sees saving seed as the first step. Through teaching with HIP Agriculture and working under many farmer mentors, he has accumulated through hard work and experience a knowledge base valuable to anyone wanting to grow food in North Kohala.

Pre-registration is encouraged for this event.  Please click here to register.

This Sustainable Saturdays Series is Co-Sponsored with Sustainable Kohala


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