East Side Seed Exchange 2024

Saturday October 26th, 2024
10:00 am-4:00 pm

At La’akea Permaculture Community, Pahoa, HI, Big Island

Come enjoy this free community event!

o Exchange and give away localized seeds

o Swap growing information

o Meet your neighbors, other eco-growers & innovative thinkers

o Let people know about your current projects and groups related to permaculture and gardening by setting up an information table

Bring Seeds, plants, cuttings, or keikies etc,
Be sure to clear all plants of fire ants first.
Bringing seeds is not required.
Bring items to give away only, not sell. Although you can give out information about your business.

Schedule:   

9:30 am: Set up 

10 am: Opening Circle and Land Blessings

10:30-12:00: Seed Swap (bring your own tables and chairs to give seeds away, and scrap paper for small packets for seeds)

12- 1 pm: Tour of La’akea Community land, gardens and buildings

1 pm:  Imu Opening (Pit Bake) We will open the firepit and enjoy roots, veggies and meats that have cooked overnight, and explain the process.

1:30 pm to 3 pm:  Potluck & Cook Off Featuring Locally Grown Food. 

Consider doing a short presentation on our open mic about your project or farm, or how to grow certain foods, or deal with certain pests. We will present how we saved a tree from the Queensland Beetle.

Bring your favorite dishes to enter in the Local Foods contest!
Optional competition for the best savory or sweet dish. Please label your dish with all the ingredients, and provide a serving utensil.

3:30-4 pm:  Closing Circle and announcing the contest winners

To enter the local foods cooking competition or to present about your favorite local food please contact  Tracy@permaculture-hawaii.com

Sponsor: La’akea Community 

  808 443-4076, text for questions

Or write info@permaculture-hawaii.com

On Hwy 130 between mile markers 14 & 15, turn mauka on Ala’ili Rd, turn right onto our driveway at the La’akea sign (13-3844 Alaili), and park in the first lot, or along Alaili road. 

Walk to follow the signs to the Meadow Space.   

Please carpool!

Please forward to all interested friends!

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