Finding A New Crop

by Glenn Teves


“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



A small Eden of greenery for one person, a source of fresh herbs for another, a miniature jungle of papayas and ginger plants for others. Hawaii's gardens adopt many personalities depending on their purpose and owner's taste. And, with the large number of tropical plants available for selection...

Local Seeds For Local Needs

by Glenn Teves


Our islands are a diversity of not only people, culture, and ideas, but also climatic diversity. From the mountain 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...

List of Seed Saving Resources!

Pollinators in Hawai'i

by 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...

List of Plant Pollinators!

Pollination of Vegetable & Tree Crops

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...

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