Posted by: preservehawaii | August 23, 2010

Help with Breadfruit Research


On the south shore of Kauaʻi, a living collection of breadfruit grows in the National Tropical Botanical Garden’s McBryde Garden—over 25 varieties of this Pacific region staple food.

Volunteering with NTBG’s Breadfruit Institute means documenting the fruits, their sizes, presence of flowers, and signs of disease or rot, which if not caught early can spread quickly throughout the entire forest. By helping researchers better understand this important crop, you’ll be enhancing its value for food and reforestation in tropical regions around the world.

Click here to go to the Breadfruit Institute’s website, or contact directly to learn how you can help.

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