Free Seed & Plant Exchange

SOURCE: Richard Diamond (
SUBHEAD: The 9th biannual exchange is on April 1st at Children of the Land in Kapaa.  

By Jill Richardson on 22 March 2012 for in Island Breath

Image above: Detail of poster for 9th Biannual Seed & Plant Exchange. From original article.  

Free Seed & Plant Exchange. Bring what you grow your plants from and find new seeds and plants for your garden. Most plants are food plants, but others are welcome too.

WHEN: Sunday, April 1st 2012 from noon to dark.  

Children of the Land Center Kauai Village Shopping Center
Next to Papaya's Natural Foods
4-831 Kuhio Hwy #332, Kapaa

Jill Richardson

Regenerations Botanical Garden
Phone: 808-652-4118

In January Kaua'i Community Seed Bank and the Regenerations office moved to a new home in the Children of the Land Center for Polynesian Culture (Nā Keiki o Ka 'Aina) in downtown Kapa`a. This is a great move for us in a number of ways.

The values and vision of both organizations are in strong alignment, and we're delighted to interact on a daily basis and also work together on various projects and programs. The new seed bank facility has upgraded cold storage equipment and a more functional working space to improve our seed-saving capabilities and better accommodate the processing and cataloging of new accessions.

The new location, next to Papaya's in the Kauai Village Shopping Center in Kapa'a, is more centrally located and accessible to you. We plan to use our new position to facilitate the easy exchange of seed and plant material along with related books, information, and knowledge and ways to share group or individual activities and services.

We look forward to seeing you and welcome your thoughts on the most meaningful way for you to interface with us. How can we best work together to support and inspire the care-taking and cultivation of a diversity of island-adapted plants that will ensure a resilient and healthy future? How can we help you to malama the 'aina?

The seed bank and office are open every Thursday 9am – 5pm. If you have seed material to share please call ahead to ensure we are prepared to receive it and if you would like to volunteer, please call to make arrangements.

To celebrate, we're holding the the 9th Biannual Kaua`i Community Seed and Plant Exchange at the Center on Sunday, April 1st from noon–dark. Admission is free. Participants are asked to bring non-invasive, non-GMO, pre-cleaned, insect and disease free cuttings, potted plants, and seeds to share freely.

Seed and plant check-in is from noon-2pm; presentations on the seed bank will happen from 2-2:45 pm; the pule, and exchange will follow at 3pm. Live music by Malama Pono Alstars from 3-5, then Cook Islands/Tahitian drumming begins at 5, followed by fire dancing and poi ball performance at the Center's outdoor stage. The seed lab will be open with hands-on activities. Come early to enjoy information booths, demonstrations, and live music.

You can download seed & plant check-in cards here to fill out before you arrive.

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