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Nutrition Farming Talk this Wednesday, April 11th

If you are lucky enough to live on the Big Island, come on over to Kealakekua Library, 81-6619 Mamalahoa Highway (makai side), this Wednesday at 5 pm for a hour-long presentation on Nutrition Farming with some question/answer time.  I will be showcasing the Nutrition Farming for Hawaii research and demonstration garden results from last year.  I was very pleased with the progress we made in our first year with this garden and hope it will inspire you!  ~Dr. Jana

Going Nuts for the Holidays! Fun event in Kona!

Patterned after the Avocado and Mango Festivals, Going Nuts for the Holidays! promises fun for all!  This FREE event is being held at the Keauhou Sheraton Convention Center.  Dr. Bogs has been invited to speak on Keeping the Culture in Agriculture, and sign her books in the Authors’ Corner.  Mark your calendar!  A hui hou!

(By the way, if you haven’t figured it out, that’s a mac nut and a coconut partying on the poster.) Going Nuts flyer

Dr. Bogs to Speak at Natural Farming Symposium

You’re Invited!

The Hawaii Farmers Union United – East Hawaii Chapter is holding the First Annual Natural Farming Symposium, Oct. 1, 2 and 3, 2015 at the Komohana Research and Ag Complex in Hilo, Hawaii. This event features hands-on learning workshops, expert panels and presentations by practitioners, farm-to-table catering, farm tours, including all-natural smell-, fly- and run-off- free piggeries, and the premiere of ‘In Search of Balance,’ a documentary linking health and soil quality.

Dr. Bogs will be speaking on the soil panel Friday afternoon (October 2nd).  Her topic will be Manage your Microbes, discussing how to replenish and take care of the beneficial soil microorganisms that make nutrients available to our plants.

Soil Microbes Images credit: piremongolia.wordpress.com

Soil Microbes
Images credit: piremongolia.wordpress.com

See Hawaii Farmers Union United – East Hawaii Chapter’s Facebook page for ticket information about the Symposium. Tickets are available at Sweet Cane Cafe in Hilo or go to the Natural Farming Symposium’s EventBrite page (http://www.eventbrite.com/e/natural-farming-symposium-2015-tickets-17681217999?aff=es2) for tickets.

Tropical Edibles Weekend Workshop

Dr. Bogs teaching at the Tropical Edibles Weekend Workshop

Tropical Edibles Nursery in Captain Cook, Hawaii, hosted Dr. Bogs to teach a weekend workshop on Soil: From the Ground Up. The event was sponsored by Hawaii Farm Bureau. The workshop covered the topic of soil nutrient deficiencies, the consequences of that, and how to correct the imbalances. Powerpoint presentations and hand-outs clarified the mysteries of soil analyses, while hands-on sections addressed plant tissue analysis and soil amending.

Mangoes at the Moana–Dr. Bogs speaker and mango judge

The 4th Annual “Mangoes at the Moana” event was held on July 21, 2012 at the prestigious Moana Surfrider Hotel.  This is the oldest (and yet very grand) hotel on the world famous Waikiki Beach on the island of Oahu.  Dr. Bogs presented a powerpoint lecture on growing more nutritious foods and enjoyed the ono (delicious) job of judging the best mangoes.  There were over 30 mango entries from around the state of Hawaii.  Three judges tasted and re-tasted the fabulous mangoes.  It was not an easy job, but the decision finally came clear.  The winning entry hailed from the Kona side of the Big Island of Hawaii.

Mango judge, Dr. Bogs, “hard at work”

Dr. Bogs Invited to Speak in China

Feasts and interesting extra-curricular tours. One Chinese agricultural researcher was so impressed with Dr. Bogs’ powerpoint presentation that he requested a copy for use in advancing the ideas in his country. Dr. Bogs is continuing correspondence/collaboration with other agricultural experts she met there who hail from the USA, Canada, Spain and Germany. Indeed, her ideas have garnered international interest and attention.

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The Best of Hawaii!

Hana Hou–Encore, Encore!–She’s Back—By Popular Demand

Dr. Jana Bogs, nutritionist/horticulturist, gave a well-attended presentation sponsored by Sustainable Kohala on “Gardening for Greater Nutrition” in February. From comments received, it was evident that the information was very much appreciated by attendees. Many people said they wanted to attend, but just couldn’t make it that night. Others, who would have liked to attend, heard about it after the fact. So, Artesia, in Hawi, is sponsoring Dr. Bogs to speak on the same topic again, Sunday, April 10 at 3pm.

This free presentation is all about “creating health from the soil up”. Come learn about how the way we grow food affects its nutrient content, flavor, shelf life, and even pest resistance!

See how growing in a “Beyond Organic” way can help plants express their genetic potentials, providing us with life-enhancing nutrients so we can express our genetic potentials.

Dr. Bogs will give a powerpoint presentation (approximately 1 ½ hours), followed by a question/answer session. This event is free and open to the public. Artesia, a beautiful setting, is located at 55-3584 Kaauhuhu Road (the transfer station road) in Hawi. When going mauka, Artesia is just before the transfer station, on the opposite (right) side of the road. Look for survey tape streamers on a tree out front. Contact Dr. Bogs at 938-9888 for more information.

Healthy Plants = Healthy Body

Dragonfly Ranch: Healing Arts Center hosts

Healthy Plants: Healthy Body

A presentation by Dr. Jana Bogs at 7pm
Preceded by a potluck at 5pm

Saturday, March 12th
“How do we get food back to its former state of glory, nutrition and deliciousness?” asks health educator, Jana Bogs, PhD.

A free Quest for the Best ™ — “not because it tastes better, but because it is better.” By growing organic, nutrient-rich produce, Bogs believes we can have not only high quality great tasting foods, but also the most nutritious and long-lasting foods.

The topic of “beyond organic” farming and sharing the benefits of healthy produce for our environment, our future, and ourselves will be followed by a discussion with questions and answers. Bogs’ goal is “to supply improved nutrition within a sustainable context, making a positive impact on the health of a multitude of people and animals.” She believes this requires “sparing the environment the consequences of toxic chemical production methods and giving plants the exact balance of nutrients they need to express their genetic potential.”

Bogs’ passion is to “create health from the soil up.” She has a PhD in Horticulture and Food Science/Safety and is exploring the cutting edge of what is possible in nutrition. To learn more about Dr. Bogs’ research and how you can be part of the solution, the public is invited to join her, free of charge, at the Dragonfly Ranch for her presentation.

Barbara Moore, soul proprietress of the Dragonfly Ranch: Healing Arts Center in Honaunau near the ancient Place of Sanctuary, says, “Dr. Jana Bogs is a gift to our community and it is an honor to host her talk.” Since 1974, Moore has crafted a modern day sanctuary for travelers looking for an authentic Hawaiian experience. Her award-winning treehouse-like B&B with indoor/outdoor lodging offers eco-spa pamperings in a lush jungle setting. Moore also grows an organic garden with food that she offers to her health-conscious guests.

“I welcome anyone interested in the subject of healthy food to join us for a healthy potluck meal at 5 pm so we can get acquainted and chat about our gardening experiences before Jana talks at 7,” says Moore. The Dragonfly is located 1 ½ miles down Highway 160, known as the City of Refuge Road. A map is available at www.dragonflyranch.com. Anyone with questions may call Barbara at 328-2159 or Jana at 938-9888.

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let there be Laughter
and the Sharing of Pleasures ”
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Barbara Ann Kenonilani Moore
President of Big Island Health and Wellness Alliance
soul proprietor of Dragonfly Ranch: HEALING ARTS CENTER
Voted #1 B&B in West Hawaii by readers of West Hawaii Today daily paper
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