Seed Symposium April 9

April 9 Seed FlyerBuilding Resilient Seed Systems for Hawai‘i


Saturday, April 9
9 am – 3 pm

NHERC Conference Room
45-539 Plumeria St.

Seed Exchange & Potluck starting at 12:30 PM

Please respect our NO SOIL policy.

Knowing your goals and how to achieve them when saving seed helps maintain and improve genetic diversity of locally-adapted varieties necessary to build a sustainable food system for Hawai‘i’s farmers and gardeners.

Join locally and nationally renowned seed experts for an informative day of presentations to learn what is necessary to achieve these goals, followed by a potluck, seed exchange, demonstrations and tasting trial varieties.

Featured Speakers:

Forest Shomer

Founder, Abundant Life Seed Foundation and Inside Passage Seeds and Native Plants

Glenn Teves

CTAHR Extension Agent


Russell Nagata

Former CTAHR County of Hawai‘i Extension Administrator

Lyn Howe

Farmer/Owner at Beach Road Farm and Director of Hawai‘i Public Seed Initiative

Register at

For more information call The Kohala Center at 887-6411.

This event is sponsored by The Kohala Center’s Beginning Farmer Training Program and Hawai‘i Public Seed Initiative, and the Honoka‘a Seed Exchange, with support from the County of Hawai‘i Department of Research and Development.
The Kohala Center is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.


  1. says

    I am new to this, learned by being notified thru another Ag program but on Oahu, anxious to be immersed in all that is offered for new agriculture business on Big Island. My husband and I are just starting up our ranch on the Hamakua, mile marker 20.5 on Hawaii Belt Road in Ninole, plan 2/3 cows and the rest in crop/trees (citrus, other)/more. May I attend the seed exchange in April? Mahalo, Mary

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