Entries by Dr. Jana Bogs

Breaking News: Nutrition Farming article in West Hawaii Today

Our Nutrition Farming for Hawaii (NFH) research and demonstration garden made front page news in the North Hawaii News section of West Hawaii Today.  The article is titled Kapaau Superfoods: NFH Project makes Significant Strides in 2017, by Landry Fuller.  Here’s the link– http://westhawaiitoday.com/north-hawaii-news/nhn-news/nutrient-rich-foods-blossom-kapaau-nfh-project-makes-significant-strides. For crop and soil data from our Nutrition Farming for Hawaii project, […]

Proof: Nutrition Farming Project Improves Soil

Nutrition Farming for Hawaii is a grant-funded project located at HIP Agriculture in Kapa`au, Hawaii and fiscally sponsored by the North Kohala Community Resource Center (NKCRC).  The aim is to increase food nutritional content.  This starts with improving the soil. This spring, our ¼-acre research and demonstration garden was fertilized according to a Nutrition Grown™ […]

Soil Microbial Analysis Changes with Nutrition Farming for Hawaii Project

Not all microbes are bad.  Human bodies contain about as many microbial cells as actual human cells.  This is called the human microbiome.  We live symbiotically with the microbes.  We actually could not live without them! Our microbiome shifts as we change our diet and environment.  We receive healthy microbes from good, aerobic (oxygenated) soil. […]

More Impressive Crop Data from Nutrition Farming Project

Work continues in the Nutrition Farming for Hawaii (NFH) Research and Demonstration Garden.  Here are some more impressive examples of increased nutrient content from our first year as compared to USDA Food Nutrient Database published values. Below are two crops, red curly lettuce and green onions.  Most values show good gains over the USDA values. […]

More Exciting Data from the Nutrition Farming for Hawaii Project

  Here is some beautiful summer lettuce which resists bolting in the heat.  These heads are about a foot across. Here’s the nutrient content of these Nutrition Grown™ lettuce heads showing significant increases in nutrients especially needed in the human diet.  (Most diets contain plenty of phosphorus and sodium.)           Beautiful […]

Coffee Expo Today–You’re Invited–It’s Free

The 10th Annual Kona Coffee Expo happens today from 10 am to 3 pm at the Old Airport Pavilion in Kailua-Kona.  This event is focused on helping growers get the information, supplies and services they need.  Special guest speakers and coffee tastings!  Beyond Organic Consulting will have a booth offering show specials, so come and […]

Radio Interview LIVE Today at Noon Hawaii Time

Dr. Bogs will be interviewed LIVE today by Paul Massey on his In the Garden, On the Farm radio program on Kaua`i Community Radio from Noon to 1pm Hawaii time.  (6pm Eastern time, 5pm Central time, 4pm Mountain time, 3pm Pacific time) You can listen from anywhere online.  Just go to kkcr.org and click the […]