Download the PDF slides for this presentation: cgnf-chickenfeed
What a blast it was! Over 50 people attended Master Cho’s Cho Global Natural Farming Certification Course held July 12-16th in Makapala Kohala Hawai’i.
Master Cho’s revolutionary techniques are so effective that large chemical companies have threatened his life. Why? Because with Cho Global Natural Farming anybody can grow food without buying any fertilizers or pesticides.
Cho teaches farming in harmony with Nature. Start with a soil foundation made with micro organisms and other edible high quality ingredients that can be easily manufactured on the farm. Then as the plant grows, know what nutrients to give, again, all made right on the farm. Certain sprays are applied when the plant is fruiting and another when you want vigorous growth.
Fifty certified Cho Global Natural Farming are now able to verify precisely what Cho teaches to achieve amazing results. A group of teachers, researchers, farmers from all over the Island Chain as well as Los Angeles came together to participate in the first Natural Farming Certification in the Western Hemisphere. Natural Farming is the starting point of an anonymous revolution to transform the food supply back into the hands of the people.
Cho’s message is love. Love your plants, love your inputs, love your wife, and choose life. Nature will build one inch of living a soil every two hundred years if left to it’s own merit, and with Cho Global Natural Farming, a diligent human can complete the same process in six months. When cooperating with Nature, a farmer can build soil four hundred times faster leaving lasting fertility and resulting in abundant harvests at minimal costs and reduced labor. Natural Farming is the love Cho is talking about.
Download the Fertilizer Application Guide as a PDF
On Saturday January 15th 2011, Kim Chang presented Chicken Feed Workshop at Kaiao Community Garden in Hilo. Kim has been feeding 42 egg laying hens for the past year incorporating the tactics of Master Cho’s Natural Farming learned from the master in Korea here in Hawai’i.
The basic feed recipe is
- 30% fresh greens
- 30% any fruits, sweet potato, left over food, imo4
- 30% store feed
- 10% fermented feces of the floor
Kim’s spending about $60 a month right now on the store feed. Perhaps it can be eliminated by replacing it with a local grown feedstock, like amaranth? Please experiment, Kim says. She feeds her chickens many weeds and hopes to gradually reduce the amount of imported feed while sustaining egg production of about 70%. See the video for the whole presentation.
This Saturday, Kim Chang will be teaching us how to make Chicken Feed, the Korean Natural Farming way, at Kaiao Community Garden. We are located behind the Hilo Boys and Girls Club in downtown Hilo, the main entrance is on Laimana Street (cross street – Ala Muku). Garden day begins at 9am, Chicken Feed workshop starts at 10am, and potluck lunch at noon. Weather permitting, so keep your fingers crossed!
We will continue to have these Natural Farming Chicken Workshops for free every 3rd Saturday! Come join us!
Kaiao Community Garden
update: Event was a great success, view the post here
Download the slides for Dr. Gae Ho Lee’s presentation