Organic farmer seminar Saturday

The Hawaii Organic Farmers Association (HOFA) is hosting a one-day seminar Saturday with organic crop advisor, “Amigo” Bob Cantisano as the main speaker, according to a HOFA press release.

The workshop will be held at Kula High School in Kilauea from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Participants get lunch and a take home notebook of printed material, and powerpoint syllabus. The cost is $85 for HOFA members and $100 for non-members.

Amigo Bob has 35 years of experience as an organic crop advisor and consults on more than 180 organic operations worldwide totaling over 60,000 acres of organic and transitional acreage. Participants will learn the practical use of state of the art science through grower experience, according to the release.

Topics will include: compost and compost tea, pest and disease resistance and organic controls, cover cropping, fertilizer and mineral selection, foliar feeding, soil and plant analysis, plant health, and biological activity.

Funded in part by a grant from the Hawaii Department of Agriculture, the workshop is designed for organic and transitional farmers, and home gardeners.

Reservations are required.

Contact Kelly Lange at HOFA for more information by calling 969-7789, or by e-mail at:


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