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Over 600 people attend Kahumana Farm Festival + Seed Exchange

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Plenty people came out the da festival!

Plenty people came out the da festival!

The 2nd Annual Kahumana Organic Farm Festival was very well attended on a perfect sunny day in Lualualei Valley on Oahu’s Waianae coast.  600-700 people walked through the gates to participate in the festivities, which included live music, ono local food vendors, artisan crafts, keiki activities, and workshops.

Welcome to the Kahumana Seed & Plant Exchange

Welcome to the Kahumana Seed & Plant Exchange

The Seed & Plant Exchange was a new feature added this year which proved to be very popular – many who came were not aware that they could bring seeds & plants to share & exchange, and pledged to bring lots of locally grown plants to share next year’s event.

Thank you Whole Foods Hawaii!

Thank you Whole Foods Hawaii!

Whole Foods Hawaii donated over $100 worth of organic seed packets, and Kahumana Farm donated hundreds of seed packets (all seeds saved on-site), which many participants pledged to save seed from to bring back next year.

Just 2 of our our wonderful team of volunteers - Mahalo!

Just 2 of our our wonderful team of volunteers – Mahalo!

By 3:00pm there was a long line of people waiting for the official opening of the Exchange, and after brief speeches by Event Co-ordinator Matt Lynch and Community Activist Daniel Anthony, an enthusiastic exchange of seeds & plants amongst young & old began.

“The Community that saves & shares seeds together, grows & flourishes together”
– Matt Lynch, PermablitzHI  –

“We can restore the fertility of Wai’anae together.”
– Daniel Anthony, Mana ‘Ai –

Lining up to get seeds & plants

Lining up to get seeds & plants

We look forward to an even bigger + more abundant Seeds & Plant Exchange next year! Full pics (by the amazing Rei Mooney) here.

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