NOVIC Events

Mar
11
2018
to
Mar
12
2018

This March Hawaiian farmers, students and seed stewards can take their skills to the next level learning fundamentals of plant variety improvement and organic plant breeding. Join the Northern Organic Vegetable Improvement Collaborative team, along with University of Hawaii (UH), for a two-day intensive on organic seed and plant breeding. Trainings include classroom and hands-on exercises in the fields of GoFarm Hawaii, the Sustainable and Organic Agriculture Program, and UH Extension viewing a wide range of vegetable crops along with tropical staple-crops (taro, cassava, and banana). This workshop is for farmers, seed producers, and agricultural students with basic knowledge of crop and seed biology and includes group exercises, networking opportunities, and local foods lunches. Registration is limited. 

Learn more and reserve your place today.

Mar
13
2018
to
Mar
13
2018

The NOVIC team and the Culinary Breeding Network invite you to play a vital role in improving the quality of what farmers grow and how it tastes. Join us in Oahu, Hawaii, on March 13th for a special Variety Showcase. This is an interactive mixer to build community and increase collaboration between plant breeders, farmers and eaters. The event provides attendees the unique experience to taste new and in-development vegetable and grain cultivars, share opinions and break down the walls between eaters and breeders.

Learn more and purchase tickets here.