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Letters From Steve April 2019

By: Steve Frailey Wednesday April 24, 2019 comments Tags: sustainable farming, organic farming, Noni farm tour



Aloha!

There’s a warmth in the air that’s starting to feel like spring, which means it’s time to start dreaming of seeds, starters, and soil! Whether you’ve gardened before but you want to incorporate some organic techniques into your garden, or if you’re a new gardener who wants to start off right, these tips will help you dream big and follow through!

#OrganicFarming:

  • Organic Mulching  Truly the best thing to help plants remain healthy. If one does nothing but mulch, plants will respond positively and grow much healthier.
  • Earthworms are your friend Research has shown that one 5 gallon bucket of worm castings will bring back a whole acre of depleted land — imagine what it can do for your backyard garden and indoor plants!
  • Compost Tea  Compost tea is a powerful tool in any gardener’s arsenal, and it’s not for drinking! Basically, compost tea is a nutrient-dense spray for the leaves and roots of your plants.
  • Composting If you just pile a bunch of material together and leave it to sit, you will get very mediocre compost. Air and water allows good bacteria to grow, turning your plant matter into potent compost to feed your plants. It takes 4-6 weeks to get a finished compost, but it's well worth the effort.
  • No Till Agriculture Tilling the soil kills many of the living organisms in that ecosystem, allows nutrients to escape into the air, and gives weed seeds a chance to germinate

Also in the month of April, we discussed #OrganicFarming by celebrating Earth Day not for just one day or one month. We celebrate Earth Day EVERYDAY!

Did you know? In 1962 Rachel Carson wrote the New York Times bestseller Silent Spring. Her book sold more than 500,000 copies in over 24 countries. This jump started public awareness regarding the environment and links between health and pollution. Click here for more!

So in honor of the Earth, try to incorporate some of the suggestions we offered to grow healthier gardens and protect the environment using organic practices.

Small changes lead to big results! I plan to make one small change to better my health each month for 2019.


2019 April small change: Go somewhere new.
Last month, we discussed mental health by learning something new. Scientist Denise Park believes mental stimulation such as crossword puzzles can increase cognitive function as we age. For the month of April let’s broaden our mental health even further.  

Did you know? Traveling is a great way to reset your mind, increase brain activity, reduce stress, and increase personal growth. Click here to learn about our FREE Noni Farm Tour!

Speaking of traveling…….

Did you know? All our organic noni products (Noni Fruit Leather/Lotions/Noni Biobandage) have a two year shelf life, not refrigerated.

However, I would not recommend leaving noni products on the dashboard of your car in the sun, however, but it’s not because they will “go bad.” It’s because they are a raw food, and heat destroys beneficial compounds and potency. UV rays can also darken the color, so you might want to leave your noni lotion in a cool, dark space.

However light or dark the noni products you get from Hawaiian Organic Noni may be, rest assured they are always of highest quality and freshness!

Check back next month for additional tips!

Happy Earth Day from everyone at Hawaiian Organic Noni

 -Steve 




Steve Frailey

About the Author: Steve Frailey

My wife and I (Steve Frailey) moved to Kauai, Hawaii in 1982 from our organic farm in California. There were no roads, electricity, water or buildings but lots of Noni trees (Morinda Citrifolia) in our valley. We also developed a deep relationship with Noni that was growing all through our valley.  Today we run our Hawaiian Organic Noni farm, and share the gift of health with people throughout the world.



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