Chicken Feed Workshop at Kaiao (Recipe, Photos, Video)

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.

Master Cho on Hawai’ian Papaya and Tropical Natural Farming (Video)

Master Cho on Hawai’ian Papaya from Drake on Vimeo.

Master Cho and Jyu-Young Cho assessing Eric Weinert’s Natural Farming Papaya Project in Kapoho. Hear the advice given on Growing in the heart of the tropical jungle and get a glimpse of the future of food.

Gil Carandang Tropical Natural Farming Seminar in Hawai’i (Audio)

2 Day workshop by Tropical Natural Farming expert Gil Carandang given November 2009 to early adopters of Natural Farming methods in Hawai’i. This presentation was financially sponsored by local farmers without requiring governmental or taxpayer grants. This is the true roots of Natural Farming and continues to provide great benefit to the community.

Perfect to listen to with a portable player in the garden. Let the land reinforce the words. We have twelve hours of audio broken into hour long chunks.

Download the whole audio of the seminar in mp3 format.