Chef Dr. Wilco departs Farm of Life

by jodycalvi April 3, 2011 | 1:11PM
Friend, Chef, Bald Brother and PhD of Natural Health and Nutrition - Wilco Hermans - has left us to pursue his dreams in Europe. In this much overdue video, we discuss he many talents as Chef and Doctor, reflect on his 15-month tenure as our Head Chef, share his recipes and give a heartfelt farewell. Apologies for the poor sound quality. If this weren't such an important interview, then I would have trashed it, but I hardly have the heart for that.

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Snorkeling Cano Island

by jodycalvi April 3, 2011 | 1:06PM
Cano Island National Park is mainland Costa Rica's most pristine environment for snorkeling and diving. Jody and guests took a full-day tour to Cano Island and marveled at the beauty of the underwater world.


Healing Kidney Disease

by jodycalvi March 16, 2011 | 3:29PM
Kayla spent 5-weeks at Farm of Life on a healing mission to improve her 9% kidney function. She ate low-fat raw vegan, took a 1-week water fast, received plenty of rest and prana and is now afresh with the raw food glow! She reports feeling greater clarity, emotional freedom, physical vitality and the total disappearance of water retention.


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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Juice Rx

by jodycalvi March 15, 2011 | 12:49PM
Nicole and Dean discuss their health improvements from juicing and raw food lifestyle. Dean healed from Colitis, and Nicole was inspired by her mother's choice to heal breast cancer naturally. They are sharing their "recipe for success" with others and are opening Juice Rx, a fresh organic healthy juice delivery in the Chicago area.

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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!


Dan Fogler Films at Farm of Life

by jodycalvi February 2, 2011 | 3:00PM

Actor and Comedian Dan Fogler & his film crew spent 3 days at Farm of LIfe to film for the upcoming feature film Don Peyote. It was an awesome week, filled with sungazing, raw food, colonics, 2012 prophesizing, spiritual discussions and plenty of laughs... much of it caught on film. We sat down and interviewed Dan and crew at the end of the week. Movie trailer can be watched online at:

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Family Reflects on the Transformation of Farm of Life

by jodycalvi January 31, 2011 | 1:02PM
Our families have given big love and support for our dream to create Farm of Life! They have been along for the ride, supporting us through the years in many aspects, from graphic design and marketing, to gardening and landscape design. This week my (Jody's) parents and brother came to visit and witness what they've been hearing about from afar (over Skype). In this interview, they reflect on their impressions and the transformation of the farm since their last visit 2 years prior when construction was still underway, and about tours we took to Manuel Antonio and the Nayaca Waterfall.

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Buying Land in Costa Rica

by jodycalvi January 31, 2011 | 1:00PM
Many of our guest are interested in buying land in Costa Rica. There are many factors to consider. Jody discusses the ins and outs of real estate, including pricing, features, utilities, attorneys, titles and more.


Chef Dr. Diondra

by jodycalvi January 31, 2011 | 12:48PM
Farm of Life was recently graced by the culinary talent of Chef Dr. Diondra, who volunteered at Farm of Life for a month over the holidays. In this Interview, Diondra shares about how she healed herself from breast cancer with raw food and sound therapy, her subsequent transition to raw gourmet and her chef services (raw chef retreats, personal catering, home catering) at Diondra has been raw for far longer than the majority of us - since 1998! She entered into a raw healing diet before it was a trend and before superfoods and raw gourmet ingredients were available in the markets. She is a wealth of information about raw food and healing!

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