Diverse plants bring diverse people together again for the 6th Biannual Community Seed and Plant Exchange. The festivities will take place on Saturday, November 13th from 12 noon to 6 p.m. at the Hanapepe United Church of Christ. Admission is free. There will be live music, educational tables, food, and speakers. This event is designed to facilitate local growers in the ongoing stewardship of valuable plant diversity that’s essential to our high quality of life by producing, saving, and sharing seeds and other plant material with island neighbors. All seeds and plants at the Exchange are given freely or traded.
Check-in of plant material begins at noon, with Millicent Cummings and Darby Slick providing musical vibrations starting at 1:30pm. The seed and plant exchange will follow a group blessing just after 2 pm. At 4pm Felicia Alongi Cowden and Ian Cowden of Akamai Backyard will share the story of their home school garden entitled “Permaculture made easy for the small scale yarden”. The program ends with a new film starring Uncle Jerry Konanui from Hawai`i Island called “Malama Haloa- Protecting the Taro”
Anyone interested in growing plants are invited to attend, even if you have no plants or seeds to give away. There is always something for everyone! This event is a joint production of Regenerations Botanical Garden, GMO Free Kaua`i, and Akamai Backyard. Please bring pre-cleaned, pest-free, GMO free and non-invasive material.
To find out more please call 652-4118 or go to www.ribg.org.