• Film & Discussion: 6:30-8:30pm
• Free Event
▾ Purpose of the Forum
• What is soil remediation?
• The state of Kaua`i’s soils on residential, agricultural, and commercial land,
and how they got that way.
• Leading toxins that contaminate Kaua`i soils and groundwater.
• Can we afford to stop poisoning our soil; can we afford not to?
• Best opportunities moving forward, transitional strategies to “wean off” of toxic products
and poor soil fertility practices. Bioremediation, ecological agriculture focus.
• Green small business opportunities for soil remediators.
▾ Panel Members
• Dave Gerow, Kaua`i Environmental
• Sun Hadley, One Song Farm
• Ray Maki, Permaculture Kaua`i/Regenerations Botanical Garden/Hawai`i Farmers Union United
• Paul Massey, Regenerations Botanical Garden/Kaua`i Community Seed Bank
• John Parziale, Kaua`i Authentic Farms
• Dr. Hector Valenzuela, University of Hawai`i College of Tropical Agriculture• Moderated by Felicia Cowden. The panel discussion will be broadcast LIVE on Feliciaʻs “Kaua`i Soapbox” radio program on KKCR – Kauai Community Radio 91.9FM islandwide/90.9FM Hanalei/92.7FM Moloa`a/104.7 FM Haleiwa, O`ahu/95.1 cable/Streaming at kkcr.org
▾ Film: “Neal Kinsey’s Hands-on Agronomy”
• This fascinating video details Neal Kinsey’s most important lessons. He teaches a sophisticated, easy-to-live-with system of fertility management that focuses on balance, not merely quantity of fertility elements. It works in a variety of soils and crops, both conventional and organic. In sharp contrast to the current methods only using N-P-K and pH and viewing soil only as a physical support media for plants, the basis of all his teachings are to feed the soil, and let the soil feed the plant. The Albrecht system of soils is covered, along with how to properly test your soil and interpret the results. The video teach you the major principles of Kinsey’s system that will take the viewer a long way down the road to improving the productivity of their soil. A discussion will follow the film.
For more information, call 652-4118