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Free seed saving workshop offered in Hawi

On Saturday, Feb. 16, the North Kohala Eat Locally Grown Campaign will host a free Seed Saving Workshop from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Wishing Well in Hawi. This Sustainable Saturday event is the first in an ongoing series of home gardening workshops co-sponsored by North Kohala Eat Locally Grown and Sustainable Kohala.

Lyn Howe, project coordinator for the Hawaii Public Seed Initiative, and Travis Dodson of HIP Agriculture will explain the history and science behind seed production and teach participants how to successfully save and store seeds from their own gardens. Learn why seed saving is an important aspect of sustainable food production, how to plan and prepare your garden for successful seed saving, and how to properly store seeds. In addition, Howe will share seeds from her own collection with participants.

Pre-registration is encouraged for this event. Online registration is available at, or call Karla at 224-1404 to register. Wishing Well is at 55-230 Ho‘ea Rd.