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Green Guerillas Visit Food Forest and MMS

Molokai Seed Savers News Release

A hardy group of Green Guerillas (Seed Savers over age 65) braved the rain and winds for a tour of the Sustainable Molokai Food Forest under the direction of Fred Richardson. Fred explained the design of the forest, the water flow and catchment, terracing, plantings, composting and future goals. An area of land that had been left without management where the soil was running off onto a road at the bottom of the hill has been turned into a beautiful forest with hard wood trees, fruit trees, construction grade bamboo and vegetables. A community work day is held the fourth Saturday of every month and seeds, cuttings and plants are available as they are produced in the forest. Come and see!

We also toured Sust`ainable Molokai’s FoodCorps Program at the Middle School and viewed the seven garden beds the teens have planted and are harvesting. The core concept is teaching students how to plant, harvest, prepare and eat the produce they have grown.

Recipes ranging from healthy potato mac salad with whole wheat paste and live food vegan mayonnaise to raw pumpkin pie and kale smoothies have been enjoyed by all.  Simon Mendes and Lacy Phifer have headed up the program on the Middle School campus and at Maunaloa Elementary. Come and see what they have accomplished!

The Green Guerilla Seed Savers want to commend these programs that are making a real difference on our island. Permaculture and seed/plant sharing are way cool!


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