11th Annual East Side Seed Exchange

October 22, 2016 @ 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
La'akea Community
13-3844 Ala'Ili Rd
Pāhoa, HI 96778

11th Annual East Side Seed Exchange!

 La’akea Permaculture Community Meadow Space, Puna (see below for directions)

9:00am – 3:30pm

Cost:  FREE!

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

  • Bring your favorite dishes focusing on fresh and locally grown produce for the Potluck! 
  • Bring Seeds AND Fire Ant FREE Plant Cuttings and Bare Roots (Please Check for Fire Ants)
  • Dance with Kunzwanana marimba band!
  • Hear an Update on Seed Saving Across the State
  • Enjoy the Potluck!
  • Participate in a Knowledge Share
  • Meet your neighbors, other gardeners & innovative thinkers
  • Tour La’akea Community
Set up open at 9:00 am
(bring your own tables and chairs, and
scrap paper for small packets for seeds)
9:30 Opening Circle
9:45 Seed & Plant Material Swap
10:45 Seed Saving Update and Knowledge Share
12:00 Tour of La’akea
12:45 Potluck (bring your own plates, utensils, etc)
1:45  – 3:00  Kunzwanana marimba band!

This event is free!!

How to Check for Fire Ants:

Seed Sharing Protocol:

1. Do not share seeds of invasive species! If you are not sure you can go to https://plants.usda.gov/java/noxious?rptType=State&statefips=15
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 bring seeds and put them on another seed-sharers table unless you have a very good description of the seeds/date and crop and permission of the person at the table.

Co-sponsored by The Hawaii Public Seed Initiative



Location: Laakea Community. Go south on the HWY past Pahoa, past Leilani, turn right on Alaili just past the 14 mile marker, follow the signs to veer right up our driveway. Carpool!

Please bring labels for your potluck items!


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