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July 8, 2019

Sunflowers are Blooming on Oahu's North Shore!

Photo courtesy of Corteva
Mark your calendars! Corteva Agriscience’s “Sunflowers in the Country” tours debut Thursday, July 11, and continue daily through Saturday, July 20, at the Waialua farm. Weekday tours run from 12 to 2 p.m. and weekend tours run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. No reservations are required. Parking is $5 and will benefit nonprofit and school groups, like Waialua High School and the Rotary Club of Wahiawa-Waialua.

For an exclusive peek of the sunflowers during golden hour, the farm is hosting a special Sunset with the Sunflowers event on Tuesday, July 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. The event costs $15 per person and proceeds benefit Waialua Elementary School.

This year celebrates 20 years at the Waialua Parent Seed location. The Waialua farm is also home to approximately 400 acres of locally grown food, which can be found in local markets and grocery stores. Helping the local farmers that grow these crops is critical to reaching the state’s goal to double local food production by 2020.

Tours in 2017 brought in 21,000 people over 12 days and raised more than $52,000 for area non-profits. Corteva has been working collaboratively with a local farmer for more than a decade to plant and grow sunflowers in Waialua. Each sunflower produces ½ a cup of cooking oil and once harvested, the seeds are prized for their high oil content. And sunflowers are just one of several commercial crops Corteva grows.

For more information and tips for visiting the sunflowers, watch our 
safety video.

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