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!

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.

                                                                                                                    

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.

>>MORE INFO 

>>>PRE-SALE TICKETS

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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

New Farmer Expo–Nutrition Farming for Hawaii will be There

Food nutrient increase data from our Nutrition Farming for Hawaii  research and demonstration garden will be on display at the 2nd Hawaii Island New Farmer Expo this Friday, August 10.  The event will be held here on the Big Island at the Sally Luau Hale in Hilo from 12:30 to 6:30 pm. If you can’t make it to the expo, you can still check out last year’s data from the garden at https://beyondorganicresearch.com/nutrition-farming-hawaii/.  See last week’s blog post for some current data.  Click here: https://beyondorganicresearch.com/blog/2018/07/31/nutrition-grown-research-garden-results/

At the expo, there will be speakers all afternoon on various topics of interest to new and beginning farmers–from veggies to livestock, finance to marketing.  There will be a dinner catered by Sweet Cane Cafe at 6:30 pm.  For more info visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hawaii-island-new-farmer-rancher-expo-tickets-45950629570

Hope to see you there!

Dr. Jana Bogs

Google map to find Sally Luau Hale

F.R.E.E. Mango Festival in Kona July 21, 2018

The Mango Festival in Kona is always a fun event!  And it’s free!  This is the 10th annual Kona Mango Festival. Randyl Rupar always does an amazing job putting this and other agricultural festivals together.  There will be food demos and tastings, live music and hula, lots of cool booths, and mango cultivation presentations.  It will be held on July 21 in downtown Kona oceanfront at Hale Halawai from 10 am to 5 pm.  I will have a booth showcasing the Nutrition Farming for Hawaii research and demonstration garden.  (Click here for more info.)  So come by and say “Hi”!

In the evening, from 6 to 10 pm, will be a benefit music concert.  Your $10 donation goes to supporting lava evacuees and the Hawaii Lava Flow Animal Rescue Network.

Learn more about the Festival by clicking here.

Aloha,  Dr. Jana

Mango Fest Final

Jana Bogs, PhD

Beyond Organic Consulting, Inc.

www.BeyondOrganicConsulting.com

Kona Library Talk–Growing Nutritious Vegetables (and Vog Detox info)

Please join us for this free Powerpoint presentation about growing great food in general, and about the Nutrition Farming for Hawaii research and demonstration garden in particular.  Learn how you can apply the information in your own garden!  Here’s your chance to get your garden soil questions answered.  For example, “What nutrient is often low in soils, but needed in our food to help our bodies detox the vog (airborne contaminants from the volcanic eruptions) or smog in general?”

Autographed copies of Dr. Jana’s book, Beyond Organic: Growing for Maximum Nutrition and Flavor, will be available after the talk at a discounted price for attendees.  If you miss the lecture, the books are available on the website, www.beyondorganicresearch.com.  (And the answer to help with the vog is in the book!)

See you there!

Dr. Jana