Agroforestry Net is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing educational resources about agroforestry, trees, and sustainable stewardship of land and water. Its mission is to promote sustainable, diverse, and thriving agroecosystems, communities, and economies through education and research. Breadfruit is an ideal component of a prosperous agroforest.
Hawai’i Homegrown Food Network envisions an abundant and self-sufficient community-based food system for Hawaii that promotes health and well-being and is grounded in indigenous wisdom, socio-economic justice, and sustainable agricultural practices. The organization is an enthusiastic supporter of breadfruit and has partnered with the Breadfruit Institute in a project called Ho’oulu ka ‘Ulu, which promotes breadfruit as an attractive, delicious, nutritious, abundant, affordable, and culturally appropriate food which addresses Hawaii’s food security issues and can be replicated throughout other tropical regions.
NURSERIES STOCKING GLOBAL BREADFRUIT VARIETIES
Global Breadfruit is a commercial supplier of young breadfruit plants and only ships quantities of 72 trees or more. For home gardeners or hobbyists seeking quantities of less than 72 plants, please contact one of the nurseries in your region for their availability.
The following nurseries stock our varieties in Hawaii and Florida:
Hana Nursery and Landscape (Maui)
Ho’olau Nursery, 808-268-3422 (Maui)
Howard’s Nurseries, 808-878-4180 (Maui)
Kauai Nursery & Landscaping, Kauainursery.com, 888-345-7747 (Kauai)
Leilani Nursery, Waimanaloag.com, 808-551-0000 (Oahu)
Plant it Hawaii, Plantithawaii.com, 808-966-6633 (Hawaii)
Pine Island Nursery, Tropicalfruitnursery.com, 305-233-5501 (Miami)
Upon the founding of the Breadfruit Institute by the NTBG in 2003, the largest collection of breadfruit in the world was incorporated into the Garden, ensuring the preservation of more than 120 key varieties. Headed by Dr. Diane Ragone, the Breadfruit Institute strives to promote the conservation and use of breadfruit for food and reforestation.
The mission of the National Tropical Botanical Garden is to “enrich life through discovery, scientific research, conservation, and education by perpetuating the survival of plants, ecosystems, and cultural knowledge of tropical regions.” The support of the NTBG has been paramount to growing the Breadfruit Institute, providing support for the Institute’s expansion and success. Without the Breadfruit Institute, the goal of ending hunger in our lifetime would simply not be possible.
This nonprofit aid organization founded by Jamaican natives, Mary and Mike McLaughlin, has been an incredible advocate for the breadfruit tree in the Caribbean and beyond. Their dynamic approach and strong belief that breadfruit can alleviate both hunger and poverty, as well as reduce carbon deposits, has helped develop programs in Ghana, Haiti and Jamaica. Our collaboration with the Trees that Feed Foundation has sent tens of thousands of breadfruit trees to some of the world’s most impoverished countries, feeding thousands of hungry people every day.