“Seed is not just the source of life. It is the very foundation of our being.”
Dr. Vandana Shiva, Activist
Plant & Human Diversity: A Partnership
We believe that everyday people are capable of being effective stewards of our plant resources. This symbiotic relationship is necessary – decentralized community based approaches are essential to sustaining plants and people.
Kaua`i Community Seed Bank
Kauai Community Seed Bank and Library collects, cleans, dries, accessions, stores and distributes seeds and plant materials. We choose seeds that are native, rare, threatened, nutrient-dense, high-yielding, beautiful, medicinal and otherwise important to us, our island, and the planet.
Kaua`i Food Forest
The food forest is an expansion in our development of local permaculture. The project originated in a collaboration between Malama Kauai, Regenerations Botanical Garden, Sanctuary of LUBOF and community individuals.
Regenerations Seed Garden
Regenerations seed garden is a living seed bank devoted to growing and locally adapting seeds of multiple interests and inspiration. Fruits, vegetables, medicinal and native plants all share this ¼ acre plot adjacent to the Kalihiwai community garden.
Regenerations Seed & Soil Center
We are actively developing a three acre field at Wai Koa into the permanent home for our seed growing and educational activities.
Community Seed Exchanges
The Kauai Biannual Community Seed and Plant Exchange is a well attended and much loved event, offered in Kauai since March 2008. It is a venue for growers and planters to gather and exchange non-invasive, non-GMO, plant materials, knowledge, as well as to build community.
Weekly opportunities are available at the Regenerations Seed Bank, Seed Garden and Community Food Forest to deepen our personal relationship with the earth and with each other.
Regenerations Botanical Garden and Malama Kaua`i Present a fruit tree pruning workshop on Saturday, July 11th from 8:30am-12:30pm at Kaua`i Food Forest at Wai Koa Plantation, Kahiliholo Road, Kalihiwai. Proper pruning of fruit trees is an essential practice that keeps fruit within reach, establishes and maintains a healthy form for the tree, encourages flower and fruit production, and more.
A Korean Natural Farming/Indigenous Microorganism Workshop will be held on Saturday and Sunday, June 27-28 from 9am-4pm, at Permaculture Kaua`i in Moloa`a. To reserve your seat and for directions, call workshop instructor Ray Maki at (808) 634-5412. . Based on an ancient system for producing every farm input necessary, Korean Natural Farming techniques improve your soil’s physical, chemical, and