For the past 50 years, I have been experimenting with organic growing methods first on my twenty acre farm in Mendocino County, California and later on my current farm in Kona, Hawaii. I graduated from UC Davis with a Science degree in International Agriculture Development (IAD) and had two majors in soil science and viticulture. I also worked at the Fetzer Winery for many years assessing brix levels for grapes during the crush and kept records on all fermenting tanks for the season. I have done extensive reading and application of organic methods both in temperate, Mediterranean, and semi-tropical climates. I have been using organic methods of growing in my orchard and vegetable plots both in Mendocino and Hawaii.