Creating a Healthier Soil Environment

10498647_10202374597951953_2066752715033437539_oI gave a talk on applying Natural Farming methods to macnut orchard crops in Hawai’i at the 47th annual Hawai’i Mac Nut Association meeting.

Creating a Healthier Soil Environment – HMNA NF Hawai’i PDF of presentation slides

Dr. Jeff Tomberlin on Black Soldier Flies

IMAG1722Your chickens on soldier flies. In just two weeks of feeding a diet supplemented by Black Soldier Flies, Robert Olivier of Compost Mania is able to increase the egg size by jaw dropping proportions. The egg on the far left is from the store, the egg in the middle was from before enriching the diet, and the egg on the right is now the common size from the flock.

Soldier flied may be the answer you are looking for in your poultry’s diet. Check out the full lecture by Professor Jeff Tomberlin of Texas A&M University given in Hilo Hawai’i on March 13th 2013.

 

March 2012 Meeting Minutes (Audio)

36 natural farmers met March 13th 2012 at the Aupuni Center in Hilo Hawai’i.

On the Agenda:

  • Yurek Chodak talking about his experience and results of using natural farming soil foundation on his orchard in Peepeeke’o.
  • Kaika of Dragon Eye Farms reporting on her natural farming chicken operation using Master Cho’s poultry system in Kapoho.
  • Drake on making Fermented Plant Juice

Download and listen to the audio recording of the meeting as an MP3 file

Dr. Elaine Ingham speaking on Microbial Balance and Healthy Soils (Audio)

Dr. Elaine Ingham is a world renowned researcher advocating healthy soil as a function of biology and living soil as the key to fertility. Dr. Ingham gave a four hour presentation on her vacation to Hawai’i to the Natural Farming group to share the science of the soil discovered by the Rodale Institute. This treasure of information adds a tasty perspective to Master Cho’s divine implementation and strategic use of microorganisms.

Living soil = Health

Thanks Khadiga for encouraging Elaine to share.

First part of the talk: http://cl.ly/1C0t2E1E0y0z3M3l452E

Second part of the talk: http://cl.ly/1G2r0205343e0l2d3c0A

Inoculate and Occupy Hilo with Kalo

Applying the CHO soil preparation solution to Downtown Hilo as part of the Grow Hilo project. A few new friends joined in on the action and spontaneously started multiplying microbes with us. Setting the soil foundation is crucial for the plants to grow a vigorous root system in the first few days of life. Watch and see how it’s done.

Black Soldier Flies Presentation by Robert Olivier

Robert Olivier, founder of CompostMania.com, gave two presentations at the Natural Farming Hawai’i Monthly Meeting for October. We video recorded both sessions so you can share this valuable information with friends and farmily. You can find out more about Robert on facebook.com/composting and twitter.com/composting

The basic idea is that Black Soldier Flies (BSF) can make up to 1/3 of an animals feed. This is huge in Hawai’i because we can grow the other 2/3 very easily with Natural Farming Methods. Also, we no longer have to bury food waste in the landfill with Robert’s BioPod Technology. Slaughterhouse waste and other agricultural waste streams can be turned directly into nutritious insect protein.

Robert eases the County problem of waste, turns trash into cash for commercial operations, and even has a home sized unit to feed a clutch of chickens in the backyard. Check out both videos and let the grubs go to work for you.

Presentation 1: Why Raise Insect Protein

Presentation 2: How to raise Black Soldier Flies

Thanks for the full house plus more. Go Hawai’i Ag!

PS, where the young people at?