11th Annual Mango Festival in Kona this Sunday

Yes, another free event–the 11th annual Mango Festival on the water at Hale Halawai in downtown Kona.  It all happens this Sunday, June 23rd from 10 am to 5 pm.  Enjoy featured music by Dr. Tim’s Medicine Band from 2 pm to 4 pm. Learn to grow nutrient dense foods!

This wonderful festival (along with the avocado and nuts festivals) has been lovingly brought to you free of charge for these many years by the dedicated work of Dr. Randyl Rupar of the Sanctuary of Mana Ke`a Gardens, a 501c3 nonprofit.  Thank you, Randyl! Take a look at his website http://hawaiianwellness.com/sanctuary-of-mana-kea/.  You’ll find some interesting products.

There will be educational opportunities to learn about soil regeneration, grafting mangoes, tips on mango care and growing aspects, food preparation using mangoes–and tasting!!  I will be speaking mid-day on the importance of consuming Nutrition Grown foods.  Most importantly, learn how to grow these health-restoring, nutrient dense foods for yourself!  These biophoton-rich, high frequency foods help you to be vibrant. And, therefore, to be your very best on all levels–physical, mental, emotional, spiritual.

There are always lots of interesting booths, including yummy food booths.  Nutrition Farming for Hawaii will have a booth too, with heavy discounts on new Done-With-You Garden Optimizing Makeover Packages for attendees. So come by and talk story.  Hope to see you there!

Aloha,  Dr. Jana Bogs

 

F.R.E.E. Nutrition Grown Farming and Gardening Class

Hi Friends,  I have been invited to present this Thursday, June 20, for the Plant Aloha Class at Hawaiian Sanctuary in Pahoa.  The topic is about going Beyond Organic to Nutrition Grown.  And, we’ll have an update on the Nutrition Farming Research and Demonstration Garden.  The class runs from 9 am to noon, so there will be time to get fairly in-depth with the subject.  Also, we plan to have some hands-on soil sampling for anyone who would like to give it a try.

These classes are usually well attended, so you’ll have the opportunity to meet some new friends who are passionate about growing great food.

If you haven’t been to Hawaiian Sanctuary, you are in for a treat!  This eco-retreat and spa is gorgeous, as you can see in the picture below.  Here’s their website:  https://hawaiiansanctuary.com/

Here’s the address for Hawaiian Sanctuary–
13-3194 Pahoa-Kalapana Rd (also known as Highway 130 at about the 12 mile marker)
Pāhoa, HI 96778

I’m offering special discounts on Done-With-You Garden Optimizing Makeovers for attendees.  Hope to see you there!

Aloha,

Dr. Jana

Nutrition Farming and Gardening Class

Hawaiian Sanctuary–A Little Bit of Heaven–And a Great Place for a Nutrition Grown Class!

Farm Festival on the Big Island–Enjoy!

Here’s a fun free event for this Sunday, May 19th!  Dr. Jana will be speaking at noon in the education tent.  Please scroll down for the full education schedule.  Hope to see you there!

Hemp is Federally Legalized—CBD Hemp is a Great Cash Crop

 

Finally Federally Legal
In December, the 2018 USA Farm Bill was passed allowing industrial hemp to be legally produced on a federal level. Industrial hemp is defined as cannabis plants with no more than 0.3% THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the compound in cannabis that is psychoactive. Cannabis containing high levels of THC is generally termed marijuana.
Even though industrial hemp is now federally legal, the various states have their own regulations controlling industrial hemp. Industrial hemp encompasses many products, including hemp fiber, hemp seed for food and oil, and herbal extracts with high levels of non-psychoactive cannabinoid compounds, such as CBD (cannabidiol), used for health benefits.

CBD (Cannabidiol)
Our bodies have CBD receptors as part of an endocannabinoid system which regulate various bodily processes. Users enjoy for relief of symptoms such as:

  • anxiety
  • insomnia
  • pain
  • movement disorders

CBD is extracted from flowers and leaves. High CBD-containing plants contain well over 100 identified compounds, each of which have healthful roles to play.  As people learn more about the wonderful benefits, the increasing demand for the product is keeping prices high.  More hemp needs to be grown to make these amazing products available to more people.

Hawaii Hemp
Hawaii is an awesome place to grow hemp due to the great year-round climate which allows the hemp to realize its full potential.  Hawaii’s industrial hemp pilot program allows licensed growers to produce limited amounts (currently up to 10 acres) of industrial hemp for the above products, including CBD. However, getting and keeping a license is not easy. One must have a secure growing site and a solid research plan, along with completing regular reports, getting crops tested, and abiding by other rules and regulations. Crops testing out over the allowed 0.3% THC generally have to be destroyed.  Therefore, excellent quality genetics are required.

Marijuana
Marijuana, which is cannabis containing more than 0.3% THC, is still federally illegal in the USA. However, some states allow limited marijuana use. These regulations vary greatly with some states even allowing recreational use of marijuana. To obtain a state medical marijuana license, an individual must see a specialized medical doctor who ascertains the need of the patient for the product, and then work with the state to obtain the license. While a complex process to go through, many patients find welcomed relief of various symptoms with the use of this natural plant product.

Uruguay and Canada Lead the Way
Uruguay was the first country to formally legalize cannabis, including marijuana. The law went into effect in 2017.
Canada was not far behind in allowing recreational use of marijuana (on a limited basis) and CBD production in the fall of 2018. Canada has allowed medical marijuana use with licensing since 2001. Industrial hemp production for seed and fiber has been allowed since 1998 with licenses.

An Amazing Cash Crop
Ever thought about growing hemp? High CBD dried flowers sell for $160 an ounce retail.
Beyond Organic Consulting works with growers to obtain hemp licenses, perform required research, and optimize soil for growing the best quality and most abundant crops. See https://beyondorganicresearch.com/consulting/ to learn more.

Best to You,  Dr. Jana Bogs

A Most Blessed Christmas to You! And a Christmas Pyramid…

What’s a Christmas pyramid?  And why am I bringing that up?  Read on…

Turns out there is more than one definition of a Christmas pyramid, but here is a picture of pyramid dressed for Christmas.

 

So why am I bringing up pyramids?  I’ve been out on my land measuring where to put a pyramid greenhouse.  Yes, I want to do research experiments with the effects of pyramid torsion wave power on plant growth and productivity.  Stay tuned for upcoming news on that.  In the meantime, Enjoy your Holidays!   ~~Dr. Jana

Invitation to Nutrition Farming Presentation at Dragonfly Ranch Dec. 8

Dragonfly Ranch in Honaunau will be hosting a Nutrition Farming for Hawaii presentation by Dr. Jana Bogs this Saturday, December 8.  Dr. Bogs will be explaining why and how growing our food in an optimized way, can double or triple the nutrient content—as well as improve the taste of our vegetables. She will be speaking especially to people who have a passion for the `Aina (Hawaiian for “the land which feeds us”).   This is an educational experience for students, gardeners, farmers, and others who wish to learn about Nutrition Grown™ food production. Questions welcomed!

Nutrition Farming

Nutrition Farming for Hawaii (NFH) is a grant-funded research and demonstration outreach project. It is bringing more nutritious food to our community through an optimized, environmentally-friendly growing system .

Nutrition Farming for Hawaii Research and Demonstration Garden

Nutrition Farming for Hawaii was started by project director, Dr. Bogs, with the aim of conducting research on improving the nutritional qualities, flavor, and yields of food crops starting from the soil up.  The project mission is to improve human health and raise ecological awareness by instituting a paradigm shift in food cultivation practices which produce high yields of delicious, nutritionally-optimal foods.  Dr. Bogs will be presenting her data regarding soil and crops that show large increases in food nutrient content as compared to USDA values.

Barbara Moore, “soul proprietor” of the Dragonfly Ranch, says, “It is an honor to host Jana presenting her power point slide show detailing how we can improve our health by eating nutrient rich food we can grow in our gardens. It is wonderful that Jana has the tools and wants to share with us how to improve the quality of our food we can grow with this knowledge.”

Resources to Help You Grow Better

Dr Bogs offers comprehensive laboratory testing of soil and plant tissue, which provide a detailed interpretation to determine what organic-type fertilizers, beneficial microorganisms, and foliar spray nutrients the soil and plants need.   In turn, these plants produce the most nutrient-rich, health-promoting foods possible.

Author of Beyond Organic: Growing for Maximum Nutrition and Flavor, Dr. Bogs will have her books available to purchase at a discounted rate.  For those who can’t attend, her books are also available on her website,  www.BeyondOrganicResearch.com,

Furthermore, Dr. Bogs teaches an in-depth online course called Perfect Soil. Learn more at https://beyondorganicresearch.com/course/.

As part of the outreach effort, Dr. Bogs will be presenting this slide show for free at the Dragonfly Ranch in Honaunau on December 8th at 6:30 pm.  Come learn more about the project and how you too can grow your own amazing foods!

How to Get There

Contact Barbara Moore at (808) 238-2159 for directions or see the map at www.dragonflyranch.com. Guests are invited to come early to tour the five bedroom B&B. There is a colorful labyrinth for a meditative walk while viewing the sunset over the South Kona Coast.

                                                                                                                    

Thankful for YOU

It was a little nippy this morning, even in Hawaii!  Out in the garden this morning, it felt like Thanksgiving time.

Indeed, I am thankful for many things, especially for You and your interest in and support of new and better methods of food production.

Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving!   Dr. Jana

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Goin’ Nuts for the Holidays Festival in Kona this Sunday

It’s almost time for the Nuts Festival!  Always a fun time!  And it’s FREE!

Come by the Nutrition Farming for Hawaii booth to learn more about nutrient dense growing and say “Hi!”

Sunday, November 18, 10 am to 5 pm.  Click here to see more info.

`Aina Fest Invitation–Next Saturday–November 3rd!

 

WHAT: Hawai’i Institute of Pacific Agriculture’s 9th Annual ‘Aina Fest! Presenting world-renowned musicians, agricultural and Hawaiian cultural workshops, yoga classes, Keiki Zone, hula performance, local organizations working to protect, preserve and enrich our communities and ono food, drink and crafts from local vendors, ‘Āina Fest 2018 offers something for everyone.

This year’s live music will be performed on two different stages. The line-up features Nahko (frontman for Medicine For The People), Paula Fuga, Paul Izak, John Keawe, OK2Change, Ka‘ahele, Hāwane Rios, Ydine, Markus Mars and more!

General Admission tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the gate. Keiki aged 12 and younger get in free. All entertainment, educational workshops and keiki activities are included in the ticket price.

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WHERE: At the Kohala Village HUB Barn & Surrounding Grassy Fields. 55-514 Hawi Rd., Hawi, HI 96719. Please check http://hipagriculture.org/aina-fest for a detailed parking map which will be posted prior to the event.

WHEN: Saturday November 3rd, 2018 from 12-10pm. Gates open at 11:30am.

WHO: ‘Aina Fest is brought to you by HIP Agriculture’s co-founders Dash & Erika Kuhr, Festival Producer Maya Parish, HIP Agriculture’s staff, and the ‘Aina Fest committee.  Nutrition Farming for Hawaii, a research and demonstration Nutrition Grown™ garden project directed by Dr. Jana Bogs and based at HIP Ag, will have a booth showcasing research results from the garden, and info on how you too can grow Beyond Organic foods.  https://beyondorganicresearch.com/nutrition-farming-hawaii/

WHY: To celebrate makahiki season and empower small farmers and island-wide food security and sovereignty. 100% of the proceeds raised are used to support youth education programs, residential farmer trainings and community education projects island-wide. Donations are tax-deductible through the Hawai‘i Institute of Pacific Agriculture. Learn more at www.hipagriculture.org

See you there!  Dr. Jana