Seed stewardship topic of talk Monday
Elan Goldbart, a self-described "steward of seeds," will introduce the practice of growing, breeding and saving locally adapted and open pollinated seeds at 7 p.m. Monday in the Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center's pool room annex in Pukalani.
Presented by Maui Upcountry Sustainability, the event will be held in the room next to the Upcountry pool and across from Foodland.
Goldbart will offer his experience as a farmer, educator and mentor in agrobiodiversity, as well as having participated in the Demeter Seeds Project at the University of California Santa Cruz.
As the farm manager at Hale Makua and the developer of the website www.seedlibraries.org, Goldbart is prepared to help Maui take next steps toward a formalized seed exchange program.
This event is free and open to the public.
For more information, call 573-9260.
Role of culture to be debated at event
The Philosophy Club of Seabury Hall will host a symposium titled "It's the Culture Stupid!" from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 'A'ali'ikuhonua Creative Arts Center.
The panel for this investigation into the role of culture in American society will include anthropologist and historian Dorothy Pyle, the Rev. Leonard Musisi Ssempijja and English teacher Carson Strohecker.
The free event is open to the public.
Bracelet sales will benefit Pink Paddlers
Ten dollars from the sale of each Power of Pink Breast Cancer Bracelet purchased at Brighton in Whalers Village during October will support the Manaolana Pink Paddlers of Kihei, according to an announcement.
The Pink Paddlers use traditional Hawaiian outrigger canoes to encourage physical exercise, build confidence and friendship for cancer survivors and supporters.