Greenhouse Volunteer at Farm of Life, Costa Rica

by JodyCalvi January 8, 2014 | 2:46PM
The day in the life of the greenhouse volunteer at Farm of Life, from watering, composting, planting, pruning, harvesting, and combating pests, and, more importantly, reconnecting with nature while in loving service to the plants. We also discuss rock dust for remineralization, cabbage larvae, beer traps for slugs and more.

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Weight Loss with Raw Food and Eating from Your Own Greenhouse

by JodyCalvi November 17, 2012 | 8:36AM
Farm of Life ( guest Jason Tucker shares about losing 50-lbs on raw food and growing a productive greenhouse in Las Vegas. Learning from John Kohler (okraw and growyourowngreens), Jason uses rock dust, kelp, raised beds and worm castings. He grows nutritionally dense greens to juice. With 10-months of eaingt raw food, Jason has lost 50-lbs... about 2-3 pounds a month with a healthy, lifestyle change, rather than a fad diet. On top of the weight loss, he feels healthy and more energy!

Improving the Compost and Greenhouse Soil

by JodyCalvi March 21, 2012 | 9:18PM
Volunteers Billa and Dane rescue the compost system and soil for the greenhouse. The fruit and vegetable scrap produced at this raw food retreat center is enormous, Big-Time Volume, but our compost was rancid due to poor activation. We weren't doing it right. Billa and Dane set us up with a composting system that is layered with carbon and greens and produces rich hummus. Other permaculture strategies are also discussed, such as no dig planting, and trapping humidity into the greenhouse.

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John Kohler discusses Growing Your Own Greens

by JodyCalvi February 20, 2012 | 4:51PM
We interview John Kohler of, and John talks about his passions for helping people grow backyard gardens. John encourages anyone and everyone to eat as much fresh, high quality plant-based foods as possible. A home-based garden is the best way to do this! John visited the farm and gardens at Farm of Life, and other gardens in our valley, and is excited to bring his first Growing Your Greens Retreat to Costa Rica. Stay tuned, John is very popular and his retreat will sell out quick!

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Raw Brahs Retreat visits Farm of Life

by jodycalvi January 10, 2012 | 3:15PM
Raw Brahs visit Farm of Life during their "Expect Nothing Experience Everything" Retreat 2012 in Costa Rica. Yoga, Farm Tour (Noni, Mangosteen, Durian, Biriba, and a component of the Ayahuasca brew) and the boys take a plunge in the Cool Pools.

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Volunteering at Farm of Life

by jodycalvi July 17, 2011 | 4:08PM
An interview with our volunteer Lisa highlights the volunteer program and experience at Farm of Life ( We discuss volunteer activities, responsibilities, the "work" environment, and expectations. Lisa shares about her experience being in Loving Service, connecting with nature and integrating healthy lifestyle practices into her life.

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Amy speaks again about Natural Living

by jodycalvi April 25, 2011 | 10:29AM
Amy lives without lightbulbs, furniture, walls, toilet or stove. Guests sit down with Amy for a conversation about her life. She speaks about the lessons learned and observations from sleeping under the stars, making earth from all her human waste, consuming raw wholesome foods, walking barefoot, being all-natural and more.

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by jodycalvi March 15, 2011 | 1:01PM
Aquaponics is a sustainable, closed-loop farming system where fish-habitat mineral-rich water is used to grow green leafy vegetables. We interview Jamie and Casey, who are constructing an Aquaponics system at a nearby farm. Learn how this sustainable farming process works. Learn more at and

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Our First Pineapple Harvest

by jodycalvi March 15, 2011 | 12:40PM
Join us for our first pineapple harvest, visit the pineapple groove and learn some nuances of how to grown them. Next up, we'll be harvesting our own avocados!


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