Weight Loss, Self-Care and Metamorphosis at Farm of Life, Costa Rica

by JodyCalvi January 8, 2014 | 3:44PM
Farm of Life guest Sandy speaks about her self-care, weight loss and personal growth while spending a month eating cleansing raw food with us in Costa Rica. Recovering from bereavement, and reflecting on the metaphor of a butterfly, she departs feeling whole and ready! Some of her best moments include doing soul retrieval (shamanism.org), and having an authentic Costa Rica meal with a local family sharing stories of the old days. Sandy is avid birder. We joke about our favorite nicknames for these avian wonders, including the orgasm bird (the Laughing Falcon) and the computer bird (Montezuma's Oropendula).

Introducing Casa Mono (Monkey) and Casa Coco (Coconut) at Farm of Life, Costa Rica

by JodyCalvi January 8, 2014 | 3:26PM
The Healthy Lifestyle Retreat Center, Farm of Life, is opening 2 new guest rooms - Casa Mono and Casa Coco. In this video, we interview our head employee Henry, who took the lead on the construction of these 2 cabins. Gorgeous cabins, made of cedar and teak with glass walls facing the epic views. We hired from the village and harvested wood from our neighbors farm - local and sustainable! In this video, construction is 90% complete. Casa Mono and Coco will open for guest reservations for Dec 1, 2013. Pura Vida!

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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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Village Education Session with Farm of Life, Costa Rica

by JodyCalvi January 8, 2014 | 2:43PM
Farm of Life brings an educational session to their local village, San Salvador, Costa Rica. Amanda and Amy teach the local people about raw food, healthier eating, growing their own food and reducing incidence of disease.

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Jackfruit, Tarap (Marang) and Breadfruit/nut Trees at Farm of Life, Costa Rica

by JodyCalvi January 8, 2014 | 2:41PM
Let us introduce you to super Yummy Jackfruit, Tarap, and even the Dragon Fruit. The raw food retreat center - Farm of Life - enjoys it all! Jackfruit, Tarap and Breadfruit are similar fruits botanically, and super nutritious too. Jackfruit tastes like juicy fruit gum, Tarap like a mild Durian or custardy banana and Dragon Fruit like Kiwi.

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The Chupo de Ojo Melapona Honeybee at Farm of Life

by JodyCalvi January 8, 2014 | 2:41PM
Chupo de Ojo is yet another type of stingless honey bee introduced to Farm of Life. 2 kinds are given new homes at the farm. One kind is small, black and very tranquil. The other is more aggressive, but still stingless. Both are very small and get the nectar from small flowers that larger insects can access. Both of these nests were saved from old or fallen trees, and given new homes.

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The Chupo de Ojo Melapona Honeybee at Farm of Life

by JodyCalvi January 8, 2014 | 2:30PM
Chupo de Ojo is yet another type of stingless honey bee introduced to Farm of Life. 2 kinds are given new homes at the farm. One kind is small, black and very tranquil. The other is more aggressive, but still stingless. Both are very small and get the nectar from small flowers that larger insects can access. Both of these nests were saved from old or fallen trees, and given new homes.

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Honeymooning at Farm of Life, Costa Rica

by JodyCalvi January 8, 2014 | 2:25PM
Honeymooners and couples share about their week-long visits at Farm of Life, Costa Rica. Growing spiritually, connecting to nature, learning about health, eating raw food for the first time, enjoying the energy of this space, jumping from waterfalls and going out on epic hikes.

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Melapona Stingless Bees at Farm of Life, Costa Rica

by JodyCalvi January 8, 2014 | 2:24PM
Farm of Life has several types of the Stingless Melapona Bees on the farm, and in this video we introduce another 2 types - the Aragle and the Cuelo de Whey. These are their Spanish names and we don't know the English translation. One eats the pollen and nectar of the Noni fruit. Noni is a super-medicinal superfruit, so imagine how healthy honey produced of Noni will be!! The other is a unique hive in that the bees prefer a cooler environment and keep their nests close to the ground and under trees. See the honeycomb inside the hive and the sacred geometry too!

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Melapona Stingless Bees at Farm of Life, Costa Rica

by JodyCalvi January 8, 2014 | 2:21PM
Farm of Life has several types of the Stingless Melapona Bees on the farm, and in this video we introduce another 2 types - the Aragle and the Cuelo de Whey. These are their Spanish names and we don't know the English translation. One eats the pollen and nectar of the Noni fruit. Noni is a super-medicinal superfruit, so imagine how healthy honey produced of Noni will be!! The other is a unique hive in that the bees prefer a cooler environment and keep their nests close to the ground and under trees. See the honeycomb inside the hive and the sacred geometry too!

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