Waimea Valley Seed Exchange and Gardening Fair

Waimea Valley Seed Exchange and Gardening Fair
When: Sunday, November 5, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM (HST)
Where: Waimea Valley, 59-864 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa, HI 96712
Cost:   This event is free to the public but we would appreciate it if you would register, so we can contact you for future events.
Slow Food O’ahu and Hawaii Seed invite you to a “Seed Exchange & Gardening Fair” at Waimea Valley on Saturday, November 5, 2017.

This FREE event will be jam packed with lots of information and inspiration for backyard gardeners and farmers. Please bring your seeds and cuttings to share. We will be accepting plant materials starting at 8:30am. Note the important details listed below. In addition to the Exchange, there will be a number of exciting activities and opportunities to learn more about island backyard gardening and food production including four workshops: Gabe Sachter-Smith will discuss banana cultivation,  Maxie Asagi will give a talk on backyard chickens, Danny Bishop will cover Taro Huli banking and there will also be a presentation on  beekeeping. There will be a locavore potluck at noon. If you are attending the potluck, please bring your own plates, utensils and cups. An added bonus will be a native plant sale. Please let us know if you would like to volunteer to help with the event by choosing that type of ticket. Mahalo!
Seed Sharing Protocol:
1. Do not share seeds of invasive species!
2. Do not share brassica seeds as spread of blackrot can happen, it is a seed-borne disease and many of the seed companies are having a problem with this.
3. Do not share old seeds as germination may be low.
4. label or bring a description of each of the seeds you share including date of harvest.
5. Bring your own seed envelopes or baggies and markers for labeling.
6. Do not take more than 25% of any seed or cutting; leave some for others.
Please register for this event, we hope to see you there!  REGISTER

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