“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.
VOICES FROM THE TREES Seed Exchange Celebrates the Growth of a Community Food Forest The 12th Biannual Kaua`i Community Seed & Plant Exchange will be celebrated on Sunday, September 22nd from noon ‘til 5pm at the Kalihiwai Food Forest & Community Garden, one half mile up Kahiliholo Road at Wai Koa Plantation, on Kalihiwai Ridge, Halele`a. Aloha `āina, music,
This video was filmed on site at our Kalihiwai Permaculture Food Forest, established in December of 2012 with the great support of our local community and are partners in this project, Malama Kauai and Sanctuary of LUBOF. Join us at our next work party to experience the incredible progress of this inspiring collaborative local initiative.