Apr 10, 2012

Food Forest Film & Kalo Collection Tour (4/16)

Conserving Plant Diversity through Community Stewardship

Food Forest Film and Tour of Kalo Collection

at Kaua`i Community College Tonight

Monday, April 16th, 2012  6-9pm Kaua`i Community College Campus in Puhi

Regenerations Botanical Garden and Ho`ouluwehi (The Sustainable Living Institute of Kaua`i) invite you to celebrate Earth Day 2012 in two exciting free events:

1) Tour of Kaua`i Community Seed Bank's Kalo Collection

6-6:40pm @ KCC Aquaponics Facility

Kaua`i Community Seed Bank, in partnership with the KCC Sustainable Agriculture Program, is currently growing 40 varieties of kalo (Colocasia esculenta) at the College's Aquaponics Facility. Planted in mid-December 2011, the purpose of the planting is to multiply planting material of traditional and non-GMO hybrid taro cultivars (cultivated varieties) in order to distribute them to planters around the island, thereby perpetuating this valuable plant diversity resource. Paul Massey, who is both Seed Bank manager and staff member of KCC's Sustainable Agriculture program, will be on hand to explain how the site was prepared, planted and maintained. Volunteers to help perpetuate this project are needed.
2) "Establishing a Food Forest" Film
and Discussion of Kaua`i Food Forest Projects
7-9pm @ KCC Electronics Building Room 1141
In this film, internationally-renowned permaculture teacher Geoff Lawton from the Permaculture Institute of Australia presents in-depth techniques of healing the land 
while creating highly abundant systems of food production in this 80 minute film. Jill Richardson and Paul Massey of Regenerations will lead a discussion about current and possible food forest projects on Kaua`i, including a coastal project in Kapa`a and mauka project in Kalihiwai.

Posted by:
Jimmy Trujillo on behalf of
Regenerations Botanical Garden
P.O. Box 1137
Kilauea, Hawaii 96754

Regenerations Botanical Garden is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working to conserve plant diversity through community stewardship. We are fulfilling the vision of a decentralized seed bank; one that exists in your backyard, in your neighbor's, and in farms and gardens across the island. Vital to our work are the Regenerations Seed Garden and Kaua`i Community Seed Bank, which serve to collect, regenerate, and distribute plants that are native, rare, threatened, nutrient-dense, high-yielding, medicinal, beautiful, delicious and otherwise important to us, our island, and the planet. 

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