Beginners Guide to KNF

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Wow. Where to begin learning KNF?

As a person fresh to KNF the language, foreign principles and the minutia of details may seem incredible when first starting. This guide will give you a cornerstone to begin your life changing journey into KNF.

The way chosen to present this Beginners Guide is to use words we are all familiar with. The names are chosen to describe Korean Natural Farming with concepts and language we are regionally familiar with in America. The goal is to make it easy to get started, apply the solutions, and grow nutrient dense produce with KNF now.

Korean Natural Farming

KNF stands for Korean Natural Farming. A farming method that deals primarily with Indigenous Micro Organisms, the living creatures in the soil that range in diversity and function. To maintain modern food productivity plants and soil life are periodically fed KNF Solutions made from plant, animal and mineral extracts diluted with water according to specific formulas to grow naturally nutrient dense produce. KNF is also famous for no-smell smell, no-cleaning pigs and chickens.

KNF Starts with Soil Life

We call the indigenous micro organisms: KNF Microbes and there are various recipes to collect them from the surrounding habitat. There is also a procedure for applying the KNF Microbes to the field.

A second type of microbe is used in KNF called KNF Police. This microbe keeps the whole galaxy in order and can rectify any chaos that arrises to a certain degree. Beware, applying inappropriate amounts of the KNF Police can be expensive.

Rich Soil is Well Fed Soil

The whole microbial economy is based on food. Want a rich productive soil? Ensure there is enough of the right kind of food at the right time and the microbes will repay you handsomely. They are working on your behalf!

The main food for the soil and plants is KNF Food made from plant material. The tips of plants make good growth hormone oriented food, flowers make good bloom phase food, and fruits make good fruiting phase food. KNF Food is preserved in sugar, another food, and soil microbes love it because it mimics natural plant exudates.

More than just food, the soil also need a host of other things to live. So KNF has more tools including KNF Medicine, KNF Cleanser, KNF Fuel, KNF Bloom, KNF Fruit and KNF Minerals. These including KNF Microbes, KNF Police and KNF Food make up the 9 core solutions of KNF.

There is much more detailed information on how to make all the KNF Solutions available, more than can fit in this beginners guide!

Reach Full Potential Using KNF

Applying the KNF Solutions is easy, and you don’t have to wait for everything to be on hand. Using even a partial formula will get you noticeable results. All formulas can be applied to the soil as a drench at 100 gal/acre or a light mist into foliage at 25 gal/acre.

The 6 KNF Formulas are Soil, Seed, Juvenile, Puberty, Maturing and Ripening, which all correspond to obvious growth stages in every plant or animals life. By applying the right formula at the right time you will help your plant reach full potential with the assistance of the microbes.

The KNF Solutions App for your mobile phone makes the calculations simple, easy, and accurate. It’s purchase directly supports this website.

Most crops will respond well to weekly applications of foliar sprays. KNF Formulas can be added to irrigation for daily application. Orchards and tree crops respond well to 2-4 treatments a year, especially right before flowering and after fruiting.

Growth in All Aspects of Life

At it’s heart KNF is based around a moral code and philosophy of love. The solutions are often made, formulated, and applied with great care. The belief is that if the soil is healthy, the plants are healthy, the animals are healthy, then we humans are healthy. There is a great reverence and understanding nature and the origins of life that has led to this system and it’s integrity is shared amongst all practitioners.

Netflix Documentary on KNF

A Wealth of Information

Here are some good places to start looking into KNF more:

KNF Solution Recipes

KNF Plant Application Guide

KNF Microbes & Soil Application Guide

Full KNF Level 1 Certification Course – This complete course encapsulates KNF as one complete unit in theory and practice.

Books

Blessings on the KNF Journey

There is much more information out there. Today, certification systems offer  validation of practices in KNF. We encourage you to make your own practices visible, and that when you find success, you share it in a manner that keeps the tradition alive. Get support from wizards as you become one yourself.

I hope this beginners guide helps you on your KNF journey.

Long live the natural farmer!

KNF Advanced Swine Training

No smell pigs are hot topics right now. Imagine raising hogs with no cleaning, no smell, no flies, no vaccines and no antibiotics! I went to Korea in 2017 to attend KNF Advanced Swine Training for 5 days in Gokseong County to learn the secrets of this biological technology.

This course has a lot of classroom sessions to understand the Korean Natural Farming philosophy, principles and solutions for raising hogs. To spread this vital information to the world I videoed the entire trip and publishing it here to remain open source.

The last of the videos in this playlist contain the information about the pig nutritional cycle. Cho talks about how and when to feed sows to support them for optimal natural growth. If you want your sows to have many pigs and be able to provide nutritious milk, check these out for sure.

KNF Advanced Poultry Course

This is an 9 day training course CGNFI offered an Advanced Poultry course for Korean Natural Farming that I was fortunate enough to attend.

2016 Korean Natural Farm Tour

I was able to visit with Cho Young-San and Master Cho Han-Kyu in October 2016. We visited a lot of operational and test farms implementing different degrees of Korean Natural Farming.

I brought along my ipad and captured as much video of the operations as I could. Below is the playlist (meaning multiple videos) of them on youtube.