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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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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

Side-by-Side Comparison Trial Kale Beds

One of my students in the Perfect Soil Certificate Course, Susan, recently shared her results of a side-by-side comparison trial of the Beyond Organic Growing System(TM).  The control bed was fertilized/amended as she had done typically in the past with organic-type amendments.  The beds were planted on consecutive days with kale and broccoli starts from the same seed packs.  Every attempt was made to be as consistent as possible in every way except the fertilization method–same sizes of beds, same number of plants, same spacing, same irrigation, same mulch, etc.

Here are the results with the control bed first and the Beyond Organic bed next (as captioned):

Control Bed–typical organic bed of Russian Kale and Broccoli (in background).

 

Beyond Organic Growing System(TM) Bed: Russian Kale and Broccoli (in background)

The size difference is most noticeable, but also look at the color differences.  Here are some size comparison pictures using Susan’s foot to give some perspective:

 

Control Kale with Susan’s foot for size comparison

 

Beyond Organic kale with Susan’s foot for size comparison

Thanks so much, Susan, for sharing your work!

Learn more about the soil analysis used for the Beyond Organic bed fertilization on my website by clicking here.

Want to grow awesome food like this with support and camaraderie?  Join us for the Perfect Soil course by clicking here.

Stay tuned for more exciting research coming up!

Blessings,  Dr. Jana

Happy New Year and a White Christmas video from Hawaii!

Last blog, just before Christmas, I had a snapshot of snow-capped Mauna Kea, in the northern part of the Big Island.  For Christmas, I went down to my new land at South Point, and it was a glorious, clear day with a full view of snow-capped Mauna Loa!  If you recall from last post, Mauna Loa, which means “long mountain”, is the largest cubic volume mountain in the world.  It is nearly 14,000 feet high, and still considered an active volcano.  Fortunately, my land is in Lava Zone 6, where it is highly unlikely to be affected by a lava flow.

I hope you have some amazing plans for 2018.  I’m planning to build on my land, and then have a Nutrition Grown(TM) orchard and garden, of course. Plus some horses!

Blessings for an awesome, dream-fulfilling year!  Dr. Jana

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, see previous blog posts on the BeyondOrganicResearch.com website.  Here’s the link to one– http://beyondorganicresearch.com/blog/category/nutrition-farming-for-hawaii-project/  .  Click on the Home tab to see 5 more articles on the NFH project.

If you like what we are bringing to the world, please share, like, and comment.

Aloha, Dr. Jana

The Perfect Soil to Double Food Nutrient Content

Want to learn how to create Perfect Soil and Double Your Food Nutrient Content? Then Join us for this super webinar on Sunday April 30 at 3 p.m with Dr. Jana Bogs. Register for the free webinar here:  https://app.webinarjam.net/register/10970/161e28dc6f

Grant received for Nutrition Grown research and teaching garden

Please celebrate with me this new grant for Nutrition Farming for Hawaii™. a project of the North Kohala Community Resource Center.  Working together with the Hawaii Institute for Pacific Agriculture, a research and demonstration garden for Nutrition Grown™ foods is being established.  We will have a large variety of vegetable crops in production and track their nutrient content over time as the soil is improved through the analysis and amending process.  Visitors–from school kids to farmers–will be welcomed to learn from the garden.

I hope you can join with us in whatever way you can, such as by participating in the new online Nutrition Grown™ course, Perfect Soil, Ultimate Food, Vibrant Health and True Success.  Sign up for the updates to receive more info on the course or contact us at info@beyondorganicresearch.com.  We are working on a webpage for it currently.

Blessings,  Dr. Jana

Nutrition Farming for Hawaii Research and Demonstration Garden at HIP Agriculture

 

Nutrition Grown™ news–Online Course to help you grow the Best Food Ever starting soon

Hi,  I hope your holiday season is going well!  My apologies for my lack of blogging lately.  I had to move home and office.  However, I am still on the beautiful Big Island of Hawaii.

I have also been busy putting the finishing touches on my new online course called Perfect Soil, Ultimate Food, Vibrant Health and True Success.  I’m so excited to share this information in a personal way about growing the best food ever with an enthusiastic, committed group of growers!  There will be videos, group calls, and more.  Each participant will get their soil analyzed as part of the course.  There’s even a certificate program.  So stay tuned for more info coming shortly.

Happy Holidays!

Dr. Jana

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

Merry Horsey Christmas!

Jingle Bells and a reason to be Jolly!  These horses got their pasture soil tested and will have super healthy grass in the New Year.

Hope you are having a fun Holiday Season!  I’m planning to go trail riding!

Merry Christmas!

Miss Hickory Lacey, Jana, and Puakea: Christmas 2015

Miss Hickory Lacey, Jana, and Puakea: Christmas 2015