Mangoes Grown the Right Way

At the local market the other day, I was shopping for mangoes.  Most of the mangoes I had recently were insect contaminated or partly rotten, even if they looked OK on the outside.  Then on one table, I spotted a gorgeous mango for sale, so I enquired as to the farm from which it came.  Turns out I had done soil analysis at that farm.  This mango, pictured on the left, stayed good for a week in the refrigerator.  It was perfect!  It was sweet (high Brix level), and had great texture and flavor–perfect in every way.  The mango on the right looked like most of the mangoes in this area–covered with a fungus called anthracnose (Colletotrichum gloeosporioides).  When plants get the nutrients they need, they are much more disease resistant.  They also more pest resistant, taste better, have a longer shelf life, and yield more abundantly.

2016-07-11 Mango left 15 brix Nelson farm


Give Yourself a Spiritual Boost with the All Things Spiritual Telesummit!

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Does your spirit soar? Or do you feel exhausted and like something is missing? If so, I have a special treat for you! I’m honored to be a featured speaker amongst 21 amazing spiritual leaders who will be sharing with you information for life transformation. But don’t worry — it’s 100% absolutely free… Fill yourself…

Interview of Dr. Jana Bogs by John Kohler of Growing Your Greens

John Kohler came to the Big Island, found my book, and did a great interview with me.  John is quite famous in the gardening world.  Enjoy!

“Let Food Be Thy Medicine”, but where are the Medicinal Quality Foods?

Hippocrates was revered for his great teachings, one of which was:  “Let food be thy medicine, and let medicine be thy food.”  Yes, we need to look to nature for health and healing.  Natural foods contain a vast array of naturally-occurring phytonutrients.  “Phyto” means plant.  In addition to containing the always-important vitamins and mineral complexes,…

Vog or other Air Pollution got you Down? Maybe you need Molybdenum

Respiratory distress and irritated eyes can be caused by sulfur compounds called sulfites which are present in smog and vog (a combination of volcano smoke and fog).  These are real concerns for some Hawai’i residents, especially children living in voggy areas. Molybdenum (Mo) is an ultra-trace element (mineral) which is needed as a cofactor to…

You’re invited to the 9th Annual Kona Coffee Farmers Expo

Come to the Kona Coffee Farmers Expo this year to hear special guest speakers, see displays of various resources, and talk story about technical issues.  It is being held at the Old Airport Pavilion in Kailua-Kona on Friday, March 18, 2016, from 10am-4pm.  Beyond Organic Consulting will have a free prize drawing and show specials….

What does it take to make it your Best Year Ever?

“The best year ever in terms of what?” you may ask.  Well, what’s important to you?  Feeling great–having excellent physical and mental health–is a big deal, and can help all areas of your life to be more successful and fun.  Financial success, great relationships, and achieving your dreams–like having an amazing farm or garden–all are…

Merry Horsey Christmas!

Jingle Bells and a reason to be Jolly!  These horses got their pasture soil tested and will have super healthy grass in the New Year. Hope you are having a fun Holiday Season!  I’m planning to go trail riding! Merry Christmas!

Interesting New Info on the Health Dangers of Conventionally-Grown Foods (video)

Here’s a video by Dr. Stephanie Seneff, a professor from MIT who also lives in Hawaii part of the year.  She has done amazing research on the effects of glyphosate (the main active ingredient in Roundup© herbicide, the world’s biggest selling chemical).  In this video she discusses its connection to major health problems.  People have been…

GardenDineLove Interview of Dr. Bogs by Emily Pelligra

BEYOND ORGANIC WITH JANA BOGS Hi, Are you ready to explore SOIL? It is the groundwork (figuratively and literally!) of any healthy, hearty garden!! Our guest is Dr. Jana Bogs, a Colorado State University graduate with a PhD in horticulture and food science, who firmly believes that soil is the foundation to growing nutritionally dense…