AGROECOLOGICAL/LOW INPUT SYSTEMS
What do we mean by seed grown in agroecological, low input systems?
By producing seed using agroecological practices we work to foster biodiversity, soil fertility, and water conservation. This helps to protect and enhance the physical, chemical and biological qualities of our islandsʻ soil and water resources.
Our farming practices include biological methods of insect control, Intercropping, cover-cropping, crop rotation, conservation tillage, composting and enhancing soil biology. Seeds grown and adapted to these conditions are more resilient: better at acquiring the nutrients they need to survive and thrive in both organic and low input systems.
Our Hawaiʻi Seed Growers Network is committed to working in partnership with nature
"Nature herself does not distinguish between what seed it receives. It grows whatever seed is planted; this is the way life works. Be mindful of the seeds you plant today, as they will become the crop you harvest."
-Mary Manin Morrissey
"Local Seeds for Local Needs"