Kele’s Garden Revisited

by Lucy Lee Jones on June 29, 2011

in GARDENING, Music, Seed Exchange, Self-sustaining, Solstice, Summer, Sustainable Living

Our Big Island Self-Sufficiency group (BISS) here on the Big Island meets quarterly for a potluck and to share or exchange seeds, plants and cuttings. Other people there took lots of pictures, but you can see pictures I took at last year’s gathering here.

Kele’s garden is still full of banana trees and various tropical plants that would fill any gardener’s heart with envy! Needless to say, the food was excellent! I came away with several small plants and a bag of various seeds. Some of the items were new to me, like these.

Sonia is another garden and food blogger. She makes sure everything is in its right place! “Hot dishes go here, cold dishes go here, and desserts are over there – and I’m so happy you could join us!” Be sure to check out her blog from yesterday to find out a bit of the history behind BISS, and see more pictures from our gatherings.

This year, several of our members brought musical instruments to jam. I was able to get a couple video clips of them playing. Ignore the background chatter of all the people (65 people showed up!) in this YouTube, and you might hear the music that reminded me of my old “hippie” days in California. My little camera may not produce the finest fidelity, but the music was good toe-tappin’ stuff!

Peter played Mandolin, Altar played guitar (sometimes they switched), Phil played banjo and harmonica, Melanie played violin. Peter and Altar are from the Akaka Pit Stop where you can buy fresh fruits and veggies from their farm when you are on the Hilo side of the Big Island. Be sure to check out their website and tell them I sent you!

A hui hou!

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Sonia June 29, 2011 at 1:36 pm

That was a fun gathering, Lucy!
I got a couple of the raffia seed pods also…
Sorry I can’t link back your blog story to mine as if I make changes now it messes up the sites where I have shared mine via RSS 🙁

2 Lucy Lee Jones June 29, 2011 at 1:46 pm

Not a problem at all, Sonia! I just wish there hadn’t been so much chatter in the background of the musicians.

3 Sonia June 29, 2011 at 1:49 pm

Maybe at the next one, since it will be at the park, there can be less noise in the background…. 😉

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