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  • One reason for the imbalance is the use of refined vegetable oils containing mostly omega-6 fatty acids. But another reason has to do with the way we farm. Eggs from a supermarket contain mostly omega-6 fatty acids, but eggs from chickens allowed to graze and eat insects and weeds, or given flax or fish meal in their feed, will have a nice balance of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. The same situation pertains to salmon. Farmed salmon has much more omega-6 but wild salmon has a nice balance. Many books recommend salmon as a source of omega-3 fatty acids but do not mention that only wild salmon provides a good balance. Similarly with dark green vegetables. Those raised organically have a nice balance of omega-6 and omega-3 but those raised with commercial fertilizers have mostly omega-6.
  • When Messiah reigns he will empower His people to lead the nations
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  • The chef's garden

    1. 1. The Chef’s Garden
    2. 2. Education is learning the rules Experience is learning the exceptions to the rules
    3. 3. The Chef’s Garden Low Maintenance Vegetable Gardening The Growing of Nutrient Dense Food Herb selection Recommendations Proper Transplanting Peak Harvesting Full Germination Potting soils Houses
    4. 4. A Natural Farming Method for Sustainable Agriculture in the Tropics By Keith O. Mikkelson [email_address] RESOURCE RECOVERY FOR THE PRODUCTION OF HIGH QUALITY NUTRIENT DENSE FOOD AND MAXIMUM HEALTH
    5. 5. Cebu Pacific
    6. 6. Aloha House Inc. Registered with SEC Non-profit, non-stock NGO Accredited by the DSWD Orphanage Christian Ministry Mother ’s Program Train Progressive Organic Farmers
    7. 7. The Play Room
    8. 8. Natural Soap Production
    9. 9. The Nursery Room We Serve the Community
    10. 10. Aloha House Palawan Orphanage Livelihood Poor Families Mother ’ s Program SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE The Aloha House Experience: Make a Sanctuary for the Poor
    11. 11. Where do the children come from? Fishing Villages Abandoned Children Tribes Squatter Camps
    12. 12. 1. Qualification The Aloha House Experience: Make a Sanctuary for the Poor Undernourished 0 to 6 yrs. old Dumpsite Feeding Center
    13. 13. Dumpsite Feeding Center 2. Registration The Aloha House Experience: Make a Sanctuary for the Poor
    14. 14. 3. Weigh in The Aloha House Experience: Make a Sanctuary for the Poor
    15. 15. Bone Broth w/ Moringa, Mongo Bean, Unpolished Whole Grain Rice, Pastured Poultry Eggs, Raw Milk From Grass Fed Cows From organic farms The Aloha House Experience: Make a Sanctuary for the Poor
    16. 16. Raw Milk From Grass Fed Cows The Aloha House Experience: Make a Sanctuary for the Poor
    17. 17. 5. Feed The Neediest, Most Vulnerable With Nutrient Dense Food The Aloha House Experience: Make a Sanctuary for the Poor
    18. 18. 6. Monitor Progress The Aloha House Experience: Make a Sanctuary for the Poor
    19. 19. The Aloha House Experience: 1998
    20. 20. Aloha House is Building Soil Fertility Through Resource Recovery High acid clay soil with cogon BEFORE 2001
    21. 22. Christmas 2003
    22. 23. We built soil fertility by diverting our waste stream.
    23. 24. 2010
    24. 25. The Sabang Organic Farm The Hall Mark of Sustainability Sheridan Beach Resort Aloha Consultancy Develop your own organic farm
    25. 26. Welding greenhouse layout Aloha Consultancy Develop your own organic farm
    26. 27. Aloha Consultancy Develop your own organic farm Sustainable development Garden set up Kitchen waste management Livestock Herb production
    27. 28. Aloha Consultancy Develop your own organic farm
    28. 29. Aloha Consultancy Develop your own organic farm
    29. 30. Sheridan Beach Resort Aloha Consultancy Develop your own organic farm
    30. 31. Sheridan Beach Resort Organic Farm Aloha Consultancy Develop your own organic farm
    31. 32. Sheridan Beach Resort Chef wants more! Aloha Consultancy Develop your own organic farm
    32. 33. Regular Training for the Community
    33. 34. Marketing the Farm Direct Sales Value Added Services Farm Store Display Area Price List Farm Brochure
    34. 36. On Farm Catering
    35. 37. Marketing the Farm Direct Sales Value Added Services Farm Store Display Area Price List Farm Brochure
    36. 38. On Farm Catering
    37. 39. On Farm Catering
    38. 40. On Farm Catering
    39. 41. Food Miles
    40. 43. Food miles On average, food travels between 2,500 km (1,500) to 4,000 km (2,500 miles) every time that it is delivered to the consumer. Shakey’s Pizza: 1,984 km D’ Amore: 271 km Aloha House: 2 km Become a localvore
    41. 45. C.S.A. Community Supported Agriculture Marketing the Farm Direct Sales Farm Store Display Area Price List Farm Brochure Buy Local, Buy Fresh!
    42. 46. <ul><li>Members receive a box of vegetables and fruits of our choice each week </li></ul><ul><li>Members pre-pay </li></ul><ul><li>P2,800 for 8 weeks </li></ul><ul><li>(P350/week) </li></ul><ul><li>Money for seeds, labor etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Available for pickup at 3 convenient locations </li></ul>Each week we also include either goat cheese or yogurt or banana bread or salsa etc. made in our kitchen from fresh farm ingredients C.S.A Ads for other products Newsletter Recipes
    43. 47. Chili Pepper Baby corn Whole Wheat Pole beans Red lettuce cucumber Sweet basil Thai basil kimchi Papaya onions Green lettuce Kangkong Honey Buy Local, Buy Fresh!
    44. 48. Marketing the Farm Direct Sales Value Added Services Value Added Products Farm Store Display Area Price List Farm Brochure Saturday Drive Through Market Buy Local, Buy Fresh!
    45. 49. Direct Sales: Meat, Milk and Eggs
    46. 50. Pick-your-Pork Direct Sales: Meat, Milk and Eggs Pre sell your products: SMS-Text Messages Add on &quot;impulse&quot; items Increase Farm Traffic Marketing the Farm Direct Sales Farm Store Display Area Price List Farm Brochure
    47. 51. Drug Free Farrowing
    48. 52. Toilet C.R. Rest Area
    49. 53. Rooting Instincts The pig expressing it's pigness...
    50. 55. Grass Fed
    51. 56. Whizbang Chicken Plucker 2 birds in 30 seconds
    52. 57. Effective Hair Restraints Professional Poultry Processing Line
    53. 58. Dressed 1.5 kilo avg Iced Birds!
    54. 59. Pastured and Confinement Eggs EFA Profile of Free-Range* and Battery Eggs * Greek chickens on fish-based feed Source: Simopauls and Salem, AJCN “ Grass fed” Natural Eggs Modern Commercial Eggs
    55. 60. NUTRIENT DENSE FOOD for MAXIMUM HEALTH and FLAVOR Chicken Livers Pasture Raised Conventional Organic Poison Free Organic Grains Poisoned Grains Grass Insects Fish Meal Cracked Corn Sunshine
    56. 61. Why Grass-Fed is Best More Fat-Soluble Vitamins – A, D, E, K - in the fat. More CLA - anti-cancer & weight loss compound - in the fat. More minerals - mostly in the fat. To get the benefits of grass feeding... … you must cook with the fat! And I will send grass in thy fields for thy cattle, that thou mayest eat and be satisfied. Deut 11:15
    57. 62. Liver: No food higher in nutrients Eat liver fried, grilled, with bacon, in sausage, pate and liverwurst. 4.2 mg .2 mg .05 mg .02 mg Vitamin B2 111.3 mg 1.84 mg 0 0 Vitamin B12 .73 mg .07 mg .1 mg .03 mg Vitamin B6 27 mg 0 6 mg 7 mg Vitamin C 53,400 IU 40 IU 0 0 Vitamin A 12 mg .2 mg .08 mg .04 mg Copper 4.0 mg 4.4 mg .3 mg .05 mg Zinc 8.8 mg 3.3 mg .6 mg .1 mg Iron 476 mg 140 mg 31 mg 6 mg Phosphorus Liver Red Meat Carrots Apple Per 100 g
    58. 63. Grass Fed
    59. 64. The Father of Medicine Hippocrates: 480 B.C Food is medicine vis medicatrix naturae &quot;the healing power of nature&quot; “Let food be your medicine” Soil is the Pharmacy Farm-a-cy V.C.O. God’s Gift to the Tropics: Curative short chain Fatty acids Builds at the cellular level Anti-viral properties
    60. 65. Jolly? bee Hyperactive thyroid High Blood Pressure Diabetes Constipation Hemorrhoids Varicose Veins JOLLY BEE Fast Food V.C.O. Sugar Caffeine Transfat White Rice White Bread Vegetable Oils Thin Healthy People Sell Clothes Fat Sickly Insects sell JUNK
    61. 66. That’s why we have all the Pharmacies!
    62. 67. Do people die from lack of medicine or lack of health?
    63. 68. Agent Orange <ul><li>Agent Orange was the code name for a herbicide developed for the military, primarily for use in tropical climates. Although the genesis of the product goes back to the 1940's, serious testing for military applications did not begin until the early 1960's.The purpose of the product was to deny an enemy cover and concealment in dense terrain by defoliating trees and shrubbery where the enemy could hide . </li></ul><ul><li>The product &quot;Agent Orange&quot; (a code name for the orange band that was used to mark the drums it was stored in, was principally effective against broad-leaf foliage, such as the dense jungle-like terrain found in Southeast Asia.The product was tested in Vietnam in the early 1960's, and brought into ever widening use during the height of the war (1967-68), though it's use was diminished and eventually discontinued in 1971. </li></ul><ul><li>Agent Orange was a 50-50 mix of two chemicals, known conventionally as 2,4,D and 2,4,5,T . The combined product was mixed with kerosene or diesel fuel and dispersed by aircraft, vehicle, and hand spraying. An estimated 19 million gallons of Agent Orange were used in South Vietnam during the war. </li></ul><ul><li>The earliest health concerns about Agent Orange were about the product's contamination with TCDD, or dioxin. TCDD is one of a family of dioxins, some found in nature, and are cousins of the dibenzofurans and pcb's.The TCDD found in Agent Orange is thought to be harmful to man. In laboratory tests on animals, TCDD has caused a wide variety of diseases, many of them fatal. TCDD is not found in nature , but rather is a man-made and always unwanted byproduct of the chemical manufacturing process. The Agent Orange used in Vietnam was later found to be extremely contaminated with TCDD. Dow and Monsanto were sued and paid claims. </li></ul>&quot;Patches&quot;, The Air Force C-123 that took the most enemy ground fire of any aircraft flying herbicide missions in Vietnam (U.S. Air force Photo)
    64. 69. Banned in Europe Available in a store near you! Leading herbicide for rice in Asia Herbicides Pesticides Fungicides Suicides
    65. 70. There is no such thing as Junk Food. There is Junk … … and there is Food!
    66. 72. Formalin
    67. 73. Aspartame
    68. 74. Eye blindness in one or both eyes decreased vision and/or other eye problems such as: blurring, bright flashes, squiggly lines, tunnel vision, decreased night vision pain in one or both eyes decreased tears trouble with contact lenses bulging eyes Ear tinnitus - ringing or buzzing sound severe intolerance of noise marked hearing impairment Neurologic epileptic seizures headaches, migraines and (some severe) dizziness, unsteadiness, both confusion, memory loss, both severe drowsiness and sleepiness paresthesia or numbness of the limbs severe slurring of speech severe hyperactivity and restless legs atypical facial pain severe tremors Psychological/Psychiatric severe depression irritability aggression anxiety personality changes insomnia phobias Chest palpitations, tachycardia shortness of breath recent high blood pressure Gastrointestinal nausea diarrhea, sometimes with blood in stools abdominal pain pain when swallowing Skin and Allergies itching without a rash lip and mouth reactions hives aggravated respiratory allergies such as asthma Endocrine and Metabolic loss of control of diabetes menstrual changes marked thinning or loss of hair marked weight loss gradual weight gain aggravated low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) severe PMS Other frequency of voiding and burning during urination excessive thirst, fluid retention, leg swelling, and bloating increased susceptibility to infection Additional Symptoms of Aspartame Toxicity include the most critical symptoms of all death irreversible brain damage birth defects, including mental retardation peptic ulcers aspartame addiction and increased craving for sweets hyperactivity in children severe depression aggressive behavior suicidal tendencies Aspartame may trigger, mimic, or cause the following illnesses: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Epstein-Barr Post-Polio Syndrome Lyme Disease Grave’s Disease Meniere’s Disease Alzheimer’s Disease ALS Epilepsy Multiple Sclerosis (MS) EMS Hypothyroidism Mercury sensitivity from Amalgam fillings Fibromyalgia Lupus non-Hodgkins Lymphoma Attention Deficit Disor Aspartame side effects
    69. 76. Aloha Farmacy
    70. 77. What does it take to keep 15,000 sq M of intensive vegetables and herbs productive?
    71. 78. <ul><li>1.5 hectare vegetables/herbs </li></ul><ul><li>1.5 hectares Neighborhood Pasture </li></ul><ul><li>2 Nursery Workers </li></ul><ul><li>7 Farm Technicians </li></ul><ul><li>0 - 4 interns </li></ul>
    72. 79. Bulati Potting House Nursery Green House Green House Livestock Rest Room Plus about 1,300 sq M of livestock and bulati, a nursery and potting house Bulati Bulati Bulati
    73. 80. Integrated Livestock
    74. 81. Vermiculture Integrated Livestock
    75. 83. Working livestock!
    76. 84. Value Added Farm Products
    77. 86. Palawan Creamery
    78. 87. Cheese Cave
    79. 88. Herbs next
    80. 89. Herbs
    81. 90. Siling Labuyo
    82. 91. Red Savina pepper 12x hotter than Siling Labuyo
    83. 92. Cayenne Chili
    84. 94. Sweet Basil
    85. 96. NCCC Wednesday delivery
    86. 98. Tarragon
    87. 99. Turmeric
    88. 100. Parsely
    89. 104. Current packaging
    90. 108. Minimal Tillage Perennials
    91. 109. Perennials
    92. 110. Onion Chives Perennials
    93. 111. Micro Climates Garlic chives Perennials
    94. 112. Rosemary Perennials
    95. 113. Mint Perennials
    96. 117. Gourmet salad Edible flowers Zesty leaves Textured leaves Multicolored leaves
    97. 118. My personal rooftop herb garden
    98. 119. First potting house 2001 Shade Flat Surface
    99. 120. Potting house <ul><li>Why have a potting house? </li></ul><ul><li>It helps to start most plants in a nursery </li></ul><ul><li>It will use less space to start </li></ul><ul><li>Best way to earn income </li></ul><ul><li>Intensify production </li></ul>
    100. 122. 100% Shade Flat Surface Flat Surface
    101. 123. Training and Tours
    102. 124. Remove Field Heat Sink
    103. 125. Remove Field Heat
    104. 126. Palawan Creamery Nursery
    105. 128. Shell Foundation Shade Flat Surface S.A.K.A. Scholars
    106. 129. Nursery Plants Crops <ul><li>Why have a nursery? </li></ul><ul><li>It helps to start many plants with protection </li></ul><ul><li>It will use less space to start </li></ul><ul><li>Best way to earn income </li></ul><ul><li>Intensify production </li></ul>Extra shade
    107. 130. Nursery Plants Corrigated Plastic My first nursery
    108. 131. Greenhouse
    109. 132. Overflow Nursery Plants Crops
    110. 133. Free Standing Greenhouse Grow in cups
    111. 134. Metal Frame Shade House Greenhouse
    112. 135. Bamboo Shade House Greenhouse
    113. 136. 1 piece 4x8 plywood 100% Insect Barrier
    114. 137. 1 piece 4x8 plywood
    115. 138. 80 cm Permanent raised beds
    116. 139. 30-40 cm Farm scale raised beds
    117. 140. 3-4 cm Portable raised beds
    118. 141. You can make a raised bed out of anything!
    119. 143. 300 cm 280 cm 231 cm 210 cm All overhang 10 cm Main truss 2 pcs 280 cm 1 pcs 220 cm 1 pcs 210cm 1 pcs 100 cm 2 pcs 60 cm 280 cm 280 cm 200 cm 280 cm Vertical support 2 pcs 300 cm 2 pcs 200 cm
    120. 144. Rooftop farming above the dorms Increases passive cooling
    121. 145. Dorms Homework
    122. 146. Why cover from rain in the tropics?
    123. 147. 1 nights rain
    124. 148. 1 nights rain = 8&quot;
    125. 149. Mini Greenhouse
    126. 151. Sustainable Concepts <ul><li>Start small </li></ul><ul><li>and grow into it </li></ul><ul><li>Develop your project with the confidence that God wants you </li></ul><ul><li>to grow through the failures </li></ul><ul><li>and thank Him for the successes </li></ul>
    127. 152. Bed Layout 60-90 cm wide <ul><li>Bed Materials </li></ul><ul><li>Lumber </li></ul><ul><li>Hardiflex </li></ul><ul><li>C.I.B. </li></ul><ul><li>Hollow block </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-cast cement </li></ul>Aisle 80cm Row 50cm
    128. 153. Hardiflex
    129. 154. Raised Beds Outside
    130. 155. Movable Beds Inside C.I.B.
    131. 156. Poly Bags
    132. 157. Ordinary Compost Aloha Super Mega Turbo Bokashi Ordinary Bokashi
    133. 159. Precast 4 cm thick 12&quot;-18&quot;
    134. 160. Precast 4 cm thick
    135. 161. 12''-18&quot;
    136. 162. <ul><li>Low Cost/ </li></ul><ul><li>High Value </li></ul><ul><li>Food Production </li></ul>Sustainable Agriculture <ul><li>Grow what you like to eat first, replace some of what you are buying the most of </li></ul><ul><li>- Spend 1 year with first livestock system </li></ul><ul><li>Master 1 technology at a time </li></ul><ul><li>Master 2 vegetables/herbs at a time </li></ul>Utilize Waste for Food Production You are your own best customer !
    137. 163. Potting Soil
    138. 164. The only way to assure success Potting Soil
    139. 165. Potting Soil
    140. 166. 1/4 Vermicast 1/4 Uling 1/4 Soil 1/4 Sand
    141. 167. Potting Soil
    142. 168. Transplanting
    143. 170. Transplant Shock
    144. 171. <ul><li>Soil Blocks </li></ul><ul><li>Save space </li></ul><ul><li>Minimize transplant shock </li></ul>
    145. 177. Direct seed in blocks
    146. 178. Poly Bags Cups Blocks Potting House
    147. 181. Lettuce Production
    148. 182. Leafy green
    149. 183. Romaine lettuce
    150. 184. Mizuna
    151. 185. Petchay
    152. 186. <ul><li>Lettuce Success </li></ul><ul><li>Well balanced potting soil </li></ul><ul><li>Proper Germination </li></ul><ul><li>Low stress transplanting </li></ul><ul><li>Proper shading </li></ul><ul><li>Timed harvest </li></ul>
    153. 187. Starting lettuce
    154. 188. Nearing Harvest
    155. 189. Germination
    156. 190. Mist water with EM
    157. 192. UV light aids germination Clear plastic keeps moisture in
    158. 193. Seed Dryer
    159. 194. Proper drying of seeds promotes high germination
    160. 201. Pricking out
    161. 202. Prick out: From tray to cup
    162. 203. 2 weeks in Tray
    163. 205. 3 weeks in cup
    164. 206. Ready for transplanting
    165. 207. Week 1 in bed
    166. 208. 4 weeks total in bed Week 2 in bed
    167. 209. 3 weeks in bed
    168. 212. 4 weeks in bed Ready for harvest
    169. 213. Prepare more beds
    170. 215. Mixed bed: Green and Red Leaf
    171. 218. Remove Field Heat
    172. 219. Learn to prepare it!
    173. 220. Learn to Sell it!
    174. 235. 90cm
    175. 240. The Chef’s Garden <ul><li>Start with perennial plants </li></ul><ul><li>Buy annual seedlings </li></ul><ul><li>Try growing from seeds later if you succeed with plants </li></ul>The End