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Glenn Teves and Jay Bost join "The Conversation" on HPR

  • 15 December 2020
  • Author: Mark Berthold
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Saving Seed

Hawai’i Public Radio’s “The Conversation” series recently hosted two special guests: Glenn Teves of Molokai Extension and Jay Bost of GoFarm.

The Conversation’s Community Growers Urge Residents To Plant Seeds “really resonated with our audience” and “received positive feedback during and after the show!” notes HPR.

"The seeds developed by UH CTAHR are beyond compare. Only .6% of the state budget is committed to agriculture and we need to ramp things up if weʻre serious about food security," says Glenn, a seed grower who’s been involved in the Hawaiʻi Public Seed Initiative and the Hawaiʻi Seed Growers Network, and has served as a CTAHR Extension agent for almost four decades. He is a Hoolehua Hawaiian homestead farmer, where his family grows an assortment of crops, including banana, avocados, and vegetable seed.

Jay, a farm coach with GoFarm Hawaiʻi, is training a new generation of growers at the Waimanalo Research Station.

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