Bayer Hawaii donates more than 300 vegetable seed packets to Institute for Human Services

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HONOLULU (HI Now) - Bayer has been a part of Hawaii’s agricultural community for more than 50 years, with farms on Oahu, Maui and Molokai. But we’re more than just Ag; at Bayer, we serve the most basic of all human needs: Health and nutrition.

Currently IHS operates two gardens. Their Ilwilei site is home to an aquaponic rooftop garden where they grow lettuce and sell it to local grocers. At Sand Island they do not sell food for consumption, but use some of the items to make soap and flower arrangements.

Both gardens are operated by unhoused individuals staying at the sites, giving them a sense of confidence and the opportunity to earn some income while learning how to successfully grow their own food.

Bayer Hawaii donated more than 300 packs of seeds to IHS to use in its gardens. These seeds are for a variety of vegetables and plants, and were selected as they’re ideal for the growing region and are nutritionally dense. This donation of seeds will go a long way in supporting our garden through the coming seasons.

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