SUBHEAD: Fruit growers and bee keepers will get together at Kauai Nursery on Thursday 8/11 from 5-7pm.
By John Anderson on 8 August 2011 for HTFG -
Image above: Tropical fruit from a Hawaiian farmer's market. From (http://www.soniatasteshawaii.com/2007/12/tropical-ambros.html).
Hawaiian Tropical Fruit Growers meeting with Kauai Beekeeper Association
Thursday 11th August 2011 from 5pm - 7pm
Kauai Nursery and Landscaping
We will be meeting at Kauai Nursery and Landscaping Thursday (2nd Thursday, every other month) 5-7pm.
We will be sharing fruit,seeds, and trees. We will also have a raffle of a tissue cultured banana thanks to the nursery, t-shirts(20$), and copies of Craig Elevitches latest pacific isles crops textbook (500+pages-wow)(50$)
Then we will have as a special guest presenter Jimmy Trujillo of the Kauai Bee Association discuss bees and latest implications for farming. We will be seeking donations for the conference silent auction.
Also, the Hawaiian Tropical Fruit Growers (HTFG) has money to buy interesting fruit (including shipping to big island) for our annual conference thisSeptember 9-11th in Kona... so, we will be discussing coordinating that and other stuff.
Also, following the conference, Ken Love , our Executive Director, will be coming to Kauai (sept 13) with some of the speakers at the conference so we will have some sort of meeting with them.
As usual we will have cold water, and I will bring some smoothies as well. Kauai Nursery and Landscaping is on the highway just south of the college in Puhi, makai side, which is just south of Lihue. If you have any questions, I welcome your call at 635-2880. I also want to thank Ken Taylor for helping bring together the fruitgrowers and beekeepers.
John Anderson - Kauai