Upcoming Community Events
September 17, 2019
Hawaiʻi Tropical Fruit Growers Conference
Leeward Community College
“Growing & Marketing Exotic Brazilian Fruit in Hawaiʻi” offers a lineup of visiting researchers and agro experts sharing information and breakout sessions on a variety of topics. Geared to farmers, educators, orchard managers, and proponents of sustainable agriculture, the multi-day conference is presented by the statewide Hawai‘i Tropical Fruit Growers (HTFG) and open to the public. Registration forms and fee schedule are available online.
Saturday, September 21
Hawai‘i Seed Fest: Local Seeds for Local Needs in Honalo, Hawai‘i Island
Hosted by Gerry Herbert and Nancy Redfeather with special guests. Clean, share seed, and taste crops grown during Kona’s “wet season”; learn about vegetative propagation of tropical food crops and take home some cuttings; discover fresh and free seed at the Kailua-Kona seed library; take the once-a-year Kawanui Farm Tour; and more. Attendance is $10 per person and space is limited to 15 participants.
HXG Workshop: Backyard Composting: Nature's Recycling
Halawa Xeriscape Garden, Oʻahu
This workshop offered by the Board of Water Supply, Friends of Halawa Xeriscape Garden and the City & County of Honolulu Environmental Services will teach you the basics of backyard composting using resources from your own yard and leftovers from your table! Call (808) 748-5315 or email [email protected] to register.
Sunday, September 22
Hawai‘i Seed Fest: Local Seeds for Local Needs in Makawao, Maui Island
Hosted by Evan Ryan, author of Hawai‘i Home Gardens: Growing Vegetables in the Subtropics Using Holistic Methods. Discover the art and culture of stewarding plants and seeds, participate in a seed-saving workshop, and learn how to conduct successful variety trials in your garden and more. Bring seeds and plant cuttings to share, and meet others interested in improving local food security. Attendance is free, but space is limited.
Wednesday, September 25
North Shore Community Compost Movement Volunteer Day
Waihuena Farm, North Shore, Oʻahu
Learn about composting with the bokashi method and help process soil, build new compost rounds, and enjoy a farm fresh lunch at Waihuena Farm! Learn about the full cycle: food waste, healthy soils, and plant seedlings. North Shore Community Compost Movement, founded by Changing Tides Foundation, will be harvesting soil and working with Waihuena Farm to plant kalo in their new garden beds. For more information about their compost pick-up program please visit communitycompostmovement.org.
Hawaiʻi Ag. Conference
Honolulu Convention Center
The year’s AGdaptation: Hawai‘i's Growing Opportunity will host three keynote speakers from New Zealand, Maryland, and right here in Hawaiʻi. Find out more about their early sign-up deals and scheduling by visiting their website now.