Growing Edible-Podded Peas in Your Garden
Edible podded peas Pisum sativum var. macrocarpon are a productive and easy-to-grow garden vegetable. Also known as snow peas or Chinese peas in Hawaii they’re a local favorite for stir fry and oriental noodle dishes. There are many varieties that can be grown in Hawaii, but the key is adaptability to your specific conditions and disease resistance.
Hawaii Organic Seed Summit
On March 25-26, the Hawai’i Seed Growers Network partnered with the Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) the leading national education, research, and advocacy organization advancing organic seed, UH Manoa CTAHR Extension, and GoFarm Hawai’i our statewide farmer training program, to bring the first statewide Organic Seed Conference to Hawai’i highlighting everyone’s work to develop more biodiverse local community food and agriculture resources.
Commercial Vegetable Production in Hawaii - June, 1932
Frederick G. Krauss, Director of Agricultural Extension Service
This 1932 publication from Fred Krauss, Director of University of Hawaii's Agricultural Extension Service is a treasure of a resource, offering specific management techniques that are as relevant today as they were in 1932.
The Story of The Blue Lake Bean
The Historic Courthouse Museum has a large collection of Native American baskets, particularly those created and used by the Eastern Pomo of Lake County. These works of art and utility rightfully garner a large amount of attention and are given a place of honor...
Pollinators in Hawai'i
UH Honey Bee Project
Most flowering plants rely on animal pollinators. Worldwide, there are over 200,000 species of animals involved in pollen transfer including birds, mammals, and insects, such as bees and flies. Animal-assisted cross-pollination is often required to fertilize flowers and for fruit formation...
Finding A New Crop
"What crop should I grow?" is a common question farmers new and old commonly ask. With changing tastes and also changing weather, farmers have to stay ahead of the curve and not get complacent about what and how they farm. In a place where hundreds of different crops...
Pollinator Friendly Gardens
Our islands are a diversity of not only people, culture and ideas, but also climatic diversity. From the mountains to the shore, we have over 140 soil types and most of the climatic zones in the world. We have thousands of microclimates when you add in topography and how trees and windbreaks affect surface and air temperatures...