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

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 up each day with positive messages!

You just need to know how to make that powerful shift in your life.

That’s why I’m excited to invite you to Rev. Lisa Giroux’s All Things Spiritual Telesummit!

SIGN UP HERE (it’s free)!

There’s just ONE presenter per day, and here are just a few of the topics:

1. How Get the Most out of the Law of Attraction

2. How to Increase Your Energetic Frequency

3. How to Integrate Key Techniques Into Your Daily Practice to Create Peace During a Crisis

4. How to Connect More Deeply with Animals

>>> Plus 21 more presenters… (including me presenting on the Spiritual Aspects of Nutrition Grown Foods on Wednesday, August 17th!)

The summit kicked off on August 1st, but it’s not too late to catch many free interviews and free gifts from the presenters! Each day at 6am Hawaii Time (9am PST, 10am MST, 11am CST, 12pm EST) you’ll receive a link to that day’s interview!

So come and join me to hear more, and learn my action steps for building up YOUR spiritual self.

SIGN UP HERE (it’s free)!

Much Aloha,

Dr. Jana Bogs

P.S. If you missed an interview, not to worry! You can grab your Lifetime access pass and enjoy all the summit interviews–no limitations!

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.  Hope to see you there!

Beautiful coffee flowers turn into...

Beautiful coffee flowers turn into…

...loads of coffee cherries!

…loads of coffee cherries!

Dr. Jana Bogs at the Kona Coffee Expo 2015

Dr. Jana Bogs at the Kona Coffee Expo 2015

The Blue Zones–Adopting Life Patterns of Long-Lived Communities

National Geographic explorer, Dan Buettner, studied long-lived communities around the world to determine best practices for longevity.  His book, Blue Zones: 9 Lessons for Living Longer, was released in 2008, and became a national best-seller.  Then he worked to implement the practices in various places and measure the successes.  He reports the outcomes in his latest book, The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World’s Healthiest People.

Blue Zone community projects are starting all across America, with three kicking off here in Hawaii.  Two of these three communities are located on the Big Island in Hilo and Waimea (Kamuela).  The celebratory starting day was October 17 for the Big Island Blue Zone projects.  Fun and educational activities and booths were followed by Dan Buettner’s presentation and book signing.

So what are the 9 Lessons (or what he calls the Power 9)?

  1. Move naturally.  He especially emphasized vegetable gardening!
  2. Purpose.  Why you wake up in the morning.
  3. Downshift.  Release stress.  Connecting with the Earth in the garden is one great way!
  4. 80 percent rule.  Stop eating when your stomach is 80% full.
  5. Plant slant.  More beans and vegetables, and only small amounts of meat about once a week.
  6. Wine @ 5.   One to two glasses of wine with friends and/or food.
  7. Right Tribe.  Social circle that supports healthy habits.
  8. Community.  Attend weekly faith-based services.
  9. Loved ones first.  Life partners and keeping family close together.

    Dan Buettner signing a book for Dr. Bogs.

    Dan Buettner signing a book for Dr. Bogs.

Dan Buettner and Dr. Bogs share a moment. He expressed gratitude for the work of Beyond Organic.

Dan Buettner and Dr. Bogs share a moment. He expressed gratitude for the work of Beyond Organic.

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.

Earth Day Celebration at ACE Hardware in Waimea (Kamuela, Big Island of Hawai`i)

Come see Dr. Jana Bogs, author of

“Beyond Organic…Growing for Maximum Nutrition and Flavor”

Nice one       book cover And FLAVOR 2

 

At the Earth Day Celebration at ACE Hardware in Waimea, Saturday, April 18, 10am-Noon (Free Event)

  • See videos on Beyond Organic food growing
  • Book Signing
  • Get your questions about growing nutrient- dense foods answered

 

  • Website: www.BeyondOrganicResearch.com

Big Island Avocado Festival and a Visit with the Mayor

Aloha All,  My good friend, Dr. Randyl Rupar, is the driving force behind the wonderful Avocado Festival each year.  This Saturday, February 21, will be the 9th Annual festival, which features live music, a myriad of vendor booths, and, of course, lots and lots of avocados!  Avocados are incorporated into interesting and delicious dishes, some of which will be entered in contests and given out as free samples.  This is a free event for the public to attend and located on the magnificent, historic grounds of the Sheraton Kona Resort overlooking lovely Keauhou Bay.  Please come!  For more info, visit www.AvocadoFestival.org.

This festival is a huge amount of work for Randyl, and he and I visited the mayor of the Big Island, Billy Kenoi, on February 10 to ask for his blessing and support of this amazing event.   Mayor Kenoi received us very warmly.  I was pleased to be able to also share my vision of Beyond Organic agriculture with him and his staff.  My concepts were well received, and he thanked both Randyl and me for the work we do.  In turn, we thanked the Mayor for his help in keeping GMOs off of our island and stopping the incinerator project, which supports the return of green waste to our soil through composting and mulch instead of burning it.

Avocado Festival Flyer 2015

Kohala Chapter of Hawaii Farmers Union United Established and Working

Here’s a sneak preview of an article I submitted to the Kohala Mountain News.  You heard it here first!

Kohala has recently formed a chapter of the National Farmers Union, an organization established in 1902 to unite farmers and others interested in food in cooperative efforts of education and legislation.

The National Farmers Union mission is to advocate for the economic and social well-being, and quality of life of family farmers, ranchers, fishermen and consumers and their communities through education, cooperation and legislation. National Farmers Union advocates sustainable production of food, fiber, feed and fuel.  The Vision of the National Farmers Union is to continue to be the respected, influential and independent national voice and coalition leader that bridges family producers and consumers on behalf of a vibrant and growing grassroots membership.  See more at: http://nfu.org .  Follow the drop-down tabs to get to the Hawaii section.

Our local chapter joins seven other chapters in Hawaii, falling under the umbrella of the Hawaii Farmers Union United.

On December 9th, elections were held and a board established.  Dash Kuhr is serving as president, Nate Hayward as vice president, Jim Land as secretary, and Andrea Clipson as treasurer.  Other board members include Clarence A. “Cab” Baber, Gail Byrne Baber, Jana Bogs, and Peter deVries.

Cab Baber with Senator Thielen and her hempcrete building block

Cab Baber with Senator Thielen and her hempcrete building block

Our board has been busy attending influential, legislation-related events on Oahu and the Big Island.  Some items on the legislative agendas include industrial hemp production, an on-farm mentoring bill, direct farm to school food sales, legalizing cottage industry sales (items made in home kitchens), and cow share and raw milk legalization.  Our board members found our elected legislators very interested in the needs of small farmers.

Our last meeting, on January 8th, hosted Ed Boteilho Jr. of Cloverleaf Dairy here in Hawi.   After his family’s more than 50 years of milk production, he is forced to sell due to price controls by Meadow Gold, Hawaii’s only milk processor.  Boteilho is hoping that Ulupono, a Hawaii-based investment company, will take over operations.

To address concerns about the dairy expressed by some of our members, the Kohala HFUU passed a resolution which recognized Mr. Boteilho’s history of avoiding rBST (genetically-engineered hormone injections) and GMO (genetically-modified organism) practices (which are common to the dairy industry) as examples of good management essential for the future sustainability of the ‘aina.  The resolution supports the operation of a local non-GMO dairy in North Kohala; and supports all regenerative practices related to dairy farming and farming in general.

Our Farmers Union chapter meets once a month, at 6pm on the Thursday nearest the new moon at the Kohala Hub in downtown Hawi.  We have a yummy potluck dinner featuring locally-produced foods, interesting speakers, and just plain fun.  Our next meeting will be on Thursday, February 12th at 6pm.  Please come join us!  Our membership goal for 2015 is to have 200 members.  The nearest chapter is in Kona, so we expect to welcome members from the Waimea area too.  Come help us improve our local food production and “Keep Kohala, Kohala” by sharing your mana`o.

Mele Kalikimaka (Merry Christmas) a Hauoli Makahiki Hou! (& Happy New Year!)

Aloha All,  Another year has zipped by!  I hope it has been a great year for you and your garden or farm.  For me, a big thing was getting my Beyond Organic book published in printed form.  It has been well received and is being sold in over 20 locations around the Big Island.  There are more exciting happenings in the Beyond Organic world that are in the works!  I will roll them out as they come to fruition over this coming year.  Hint: One is an online teaching and support program to help everyone achieve the goal of growing the most delicious and healing food ever.  If you aren’t already a subscriber to this blog, just sign up in the box on the right to stay in the loop with the latest happenings.

About the gorgeous photo:  This glass house scene was borrowed from the Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh.  The conservatory was built by Henry Phipps in 1893 as a gift to Pittsburgh.  A great gift that keeps on giving!  We are fortunate in Hawaii because Poinsettias love to grow outdoors here, sometimes creating tall “hedges” of brilliant red around Christmas time.

I hope you have a wonderful, colorful Holiday Season and all your Dreams come True in the New Year!    Jana

How's this for an amazing Christmas Garden?

How’s this for an amazing Christmas Garden?

 

Please join us for a great gardening event at Basically Books in Hilo this Saturday, July 26 at 2pm

061914 Cover with Flavor BEST ONEThree speakers–all about growing great food!

Dr. Bogs covers all aspects of what makes food more nutritious and shows that even foods produced under certified organic systems often have little more nutrition than their conventionally grown counterparts. Throughout the book, Dr. Bogs reveals how our personal health is directly tied to the nutritional value of the food we eat and how that value directly ties to the health of the soil in which the food was grown.

Meet DR. JANA BOGS

Dr. Jana Bogs is a nutritionist turned horticulturist with the aim of growing the best quality food possible, the most nutritious and the best tasting. Jana works as a soil and crop consultant on the island of Hawai ‘i.

Ask the Garden Guy covers science-based answers to questions asked by Hawai‘i’s gardeners – from fruits and vegetables, pests and weeds to plant propagation; from bumpy hibiscus leaves to sour citrus. Learn about growing tea and asparagus, applying organic pest control and controlling slugs and snails safely.

Meet NICK SAKOVICH

Nick Sakovich is Professor Emeritus of Agriculture of the University of California . Nick is a UH Master Gardener, teaches garden classes through UH Continuing Education and writes a weekly gardening column in the Hawaii Tribune Herald.

Plants of Hawai‘i – How to Grow Them explores Hawaii ’s verdant environment, examining both ornamental and food plants. This easy read book contains a description of each plant and its origins, as well as information about propagation, culture, and pest control. The latest edition of this gardening classic includes a new chapter on Integrated Pest Management.

Christine Reed will discuss the recent update to this gardening classic by Fortunato Teho.

FORTUNATO TEHO was Hawaii ’s gardening expert for a quarter century. Through his newspaper columns, radio and television broadcasts, personal appearances, Teho’s influence on home gardening in the islands was unparalleled from the late 1940’s until his death in 1986.

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