“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.
Regenerations 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.
Land for New Seed Training Center Recently Donated
Bill and Joan Porter have generously made two acres of prime agriculture land adjacent to our thriving food forest available for establishing our headquarters and custom seed bank facility.
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 is proud to present a new 2-day workshop called Creative Agroforestry for Home, Farm, and Community Landscapes. It’s the latest offering from local agroforestry legend and ethnobotanist Craig Elevitch. Craig’s world-class publications and workshops on tropical pacific agroforestry practices and useful plants are well known throughout Hawai`i. True to form, he’s put together a new book
Welcome to the seed and plant exchange! Whether you are a season veteran or brand new, we’re sure that youʻll have an enjoyable and rewarding experience. This is truly a community created event, and we want you to know how much we appreciate your effort and generosity. Over the years we’ve co-created a system for