Not All Moringa Is Equal

Our current food production model is a military model.  After WW1 military surplus was put to use on farms by crop dusting with airplanes using chemicals of warfare.  We have been experiencing the war on soil.  Billions of dollars are spent for research on how to kill.  Millions of tons of poisons are spread on our farms. Trillions are spent to repair the damage to our health, our waters, our lands, our planet.

Raising nutrition in our soil is fundamental to all of our life sustaining activities.  Food produced that has the highest levels of nutrition can only be achieved on small farms that can invest in the soil fertility that will promote the production and uptake of proteins rather than the current food factory system that produces carbohydrates. World food production estimates are based on a calorie calculator to feed the world rather than to nourish the world.

We need to move to a food production system that is based on the actual nutrition of the food rather than weight and appearance. The produce department should have the nutrient levels of each item, verifying the true value of real food. The price of food should be based on the nutrient levels, rather than weight. This requires the fertility of the soil to be the main focus of all farming techniques.  Rather than finding more ways to kill pests, we need to find ways to create living soil.  This living soil creates more life in our food and more life in us.

We are at the highest technological advancement of the human race.  And yet there is still death by starvation.  There is epidemic degenerative disease.  Millions die each year of contaminated water even though we have systems to prevent this.

I believe it is because we have not named this level of deprivation correctly.  We are witnessing catastrophic events but do not name them that.  We know how to respond to a catastrophic event and move resources of every kind to restore, repair, relieve , recover and  regenerate what was destroyed.  Nations put aside differences and work together for this common goal.  Barriers come down, borders disappear.  And for that small window of time, we see our humanity, we see our responsibility to help those in need.  But ‘catastrophe’ has only been used to describe an act of God, a disturbance  from Mother Nature,  something that no human could have prevented, so for this reason, we can all work together. The re-defining  of this word ‘catastrophe’ is necessary if we are to put that type of intensive collaborative moving of mountains in place to save ourselves, our communities, our planet.

“We are slow to study the importance of soil fertility to the quality of food, for this is not to our economic advantage in the marketplace.”  William A. Albrecht   Ph.D

Our Mission here at Moringa For Life, is to:

  • Replenish the soil with nature’s ecosystem that has nourished all our ancestors before us.  It is the source of  life on earth;
  • Utilize technology to feed and nourish every living creature large and small and microscopic.  From this foundation all our foods, will nourish us and return our health that is our birthright.
  • Restore our ancestral connection to healing ourselves with food and herbs.

The vehicle for this mission is Moringa, The Miracle Tree. There are few, if any, other plants that can provide as many health benefits as this amazing plant in a single source. The Moringa leaf is highly nutritious, more nutritious than any other plant yet tested. The Moringa Powder makes the nutrition a concentrate. Many people drink Moringa tea daily to maintain good health and benefit from the increased energy. For the areas where the Moringa plant cannot grow, this is a huge benefit. It retains much of its nutritional values if dried and processed specifically. It is always important to drink the powder that may settle to the bottom of the cup. The fresh Moringa leaf has a natural plant growth enhancer. The applications for agriculture are quite considerable, increases in plant yield, animal weight for meat animals, milk production for milking animals, without any toxicity. In fact, these agricultural practices enhance every area where they are used. Moringa Seed Oil also has many health benefits. It regenerates skin cells so can be used for a whole host of skin problems, as well as maintaining vibrant youthful skin. The Seed Cake remains after the oil is extracted.

The seed cake can even be used as an effective deodorant and because it is a coagulant, it can clarify water. This feature is already having a wide impact in areas where there is so much contaminated water. It is estimated that 6 million people around the world do not have safe drinking water. These areas are mostly in the tropical zone where Moringa seeds grows best. Local people could grow the Moringa plant, consume its healthy leaf, extract the seed oil, utilize the seed cake to clarify their water. This is not only sustainable but essential for them to regain their health and food justice.The seed oil also burns clean so can be used as a fuel or for lighting. It is also edible and can be used for cooking. There is no other plant that has such a range of benefits for our daily needs. AND it is non toxic to the environment.

The mega farms and agriculture ‘experts’ have already admitted that they cannot feed our  planet’s population into the future.  They use this fact to fuel the path for GMOs, GEMs, and other Franken methods for food production.  This miracle plant has the potential to replace the harmful toxins and artificial fertilizer  salts that have already caused so much damage and ‘do no harm’.  Even more important, it will improve all areas where it is use.

Our first priority is to repair, restore, and revitalize our  soil to grow the highest quality Moringa as well as other local foods, using proper soil biology.  Following the work and guidance of world renowned soil scientist, Dr. Elaine Ingham, we can accomplish this enormous task.  It begins with each and every garden, every farm, every mega farm.  Her work proves it can be done and it increases soil fertility, reduces water use, improves the quality of food and maintains or increases current yields.  This method will also save millions spent on inorganic substances and take toxicity out of farming food.

I am a supporter of Restorative farming.  We must look for how we can Repair and Restore our rivers, prairies, wetlands, forests, and planet Earth to the pristine condition that is the birthright of every living thing here.

This is one plant that offers healing in so many areas of life. The Moringa benefits have the potential to repair and restore much of what has been damaged in our soil, water and living beings of all types.  I want to draw those together who are interested in this mission and create through our common creative work to make of this world the garden it once was.  To do this, we must work beyond borders, beyond research, beyond the box.

Join us on the incredible journey to see how far this rabbit hole goes.

Penn State

Mike’s students are in the Engineering Leadership Development program at Penn State, one of the oldest such university based programs in the country  It is recognized for its focus on socially-relevant, hands-on projects with a global focus that provide transformational experiences for students’ leadership development. We are fortunate to have them participate with us bringing the leadership training needed for the future of Moringa success.


Mike receiving his Certificate of Completion, November 2014

Mike receiving his Certificate of Completion, November 2014

Shining Seas

Jazmin is working with a farmer in India with his Moringa production.  They came to our Moringa Demonstration Farm and saw how we produce premium quality Moringa.  He has been able to implement some of our techniques and has improved the quality of his production.  He was particularly interested in creating a Moringa Healing Circle for the employees break area.  She hopes to visit his farm next year to see firsthand all of his procedures.  We are interested in the soil quality and how he can make further improvements.


Jazmin and Ramesh from India visiting the farm

Jazmin and Ramesh from India visiting the farm

How to Prune Your Moringa for More Leaf Production: Continued

Speaking Engagements & Private Tours

Speaking Engagement

Do you have a club, school or group who is interested to learn about Moringa, The Miracle Tree?  We are now offering a 2 hour basic lecture, given by Mariko, to introduce and educate people about this fascinating and amazing tree.  The lecture is in the form of a power point presentation with lots of time for questions and answers.  Subjects covered:

  • History of Moringa
  • How to Grow Moringa
  • Nutritional Values
  • Uses in Every Day Life
  • Scientific Research
  • Soil Biology
  • Agricultural uses to replace chemical farming
  • Nursery Projects
  • Moringa Projects around the World

Includes handouts

Cost:$10.00 per person – 20 person minimum


Extended Moringa Lecture – 4 hours

Covers all of the above but in greater detail plus case studies.

Cost $20.00 per person 20 person minimum


For pricing and schedule, call or email us

(760) 806-2669


Private Farm Tour


Your group can also have a private Moringa For Life Farm Tour.  We begin at our shop with the power point described in the basic lecture.  We carpool to our  Moringa For Life Growers.

Included is also a refreshing Moringa drink

Moringa gourmet meal is an add-on.


Cost: $30.00 per person – 20 person minimum

Add-on Moringa Gourmet Meal – $15.00 per person – 20 person minimum


Kristin is an FFA (Future Farmers of America) Middle School teacher in Miami, Florida.  She is working on creating FFA curriculum component with Moringa!  Here are some photos of  her students starting their Moringa projects, planting seeds.




With Moringa Seedlings!

With Moringa Seedlings!


Matt and Adrian participated in our July 2015 course to prepare them for their work with Moringa in Kenya.  Here is a great video showcasing their mission.

Creating a large-scale water filtration system using Moringa Oleifera to provide clean drinking water and education to communities in Kimana, Kenya.

“One Moringa tree produces enough seeds to provide clean drinking water for a family of four.”

Takes out 90-99% of harmful bacteria as well as decrease levels of arsenic, fluoride, and other contaminants”

The first study in the public domain measuring the efficacy of Moringa Oleifera to reduce the prevalence of water-related illnesses.”


By involving local community leaders and carrying out studies to measure the efficacy of our Moringa-based water purifcation device, Everwaters is providing a framework for sustainable development and expansion to multiple locations.

After creating a sustainable model of providing clean water using locally available resources, we will expand into others areas like Haiti, Ghana, India, and Latin America.

Connect with them through their website, or facebook page:

Everwaters Facebook

Matthew and Adrien of Everwaters receiving their Certificate of Completion, July 2015.

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Planting Seeds

Planting Seeds


Working the compost pile

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Drying the harvest

Drying the harvest

Intro Video: Moringa Growers and Educators Certification Course

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Mariko gives an introduction to the Certification Course.  If you are interested, we have only one session left for the season!  Here is the link for more details, and to register:

Please email us with any questions at:

Photos from our First Class of the Season!







Moringa For Life Growers and Educators Certification Course



We are happy to be able to offer these scholarships.  Our first year of courses, we awarded 10 scholarships.  This provides the opportunity for participation that might not otherwise be possible. The scholarship covers the course only.



One full scholarship is awarded to non-profits for each course session.  The organizations who apply are those who have their own vision for Moringa and plan to stay with the program through certification.  The course completion is only one part of that certification process (See below for the full requirements for each certificate).  The attendee shall be a principle from the organization or farmer who will be certified.  Priority will be given to those organizations with a current Moringa project or plans for one.


Two 50% Scholarships will be awarded to students who qualify.  They must be currently in a study, research or farm project.  The areas of study would be in the areas of: Soil Biology, Environmental work, Agriculture, Urban Farming, Farm Education, Nutrition, or other related subject areas. The additional charge of $70.00 for lunch and course workbook shall be paid when the student accepts the scholarship.



Scholarship Application 

Answer the following questions and email us at:



Phone #:


1.  If applying for Non-Profit Scholarship, what is your current title/position in your non-profit?

2.  If applying for a Student Scholarship, what is your current institution and field of study?

3.  Are you currently working with a Moringa project?  If so, tell us about it. Explain what kind of assistance you need.

4.  Please tell us in your own words how you found out about Moringa and your plans   to utilize the course information for you Moringa path.

5.  Please check____ if you could not attend without the financial assistance the scholarship provides.

6.  Indicate which Certificate you are interested in.  You can list multiple if it applies.

7.  Which course session are you able to attend?

Thank you for your interest in our Moringa Certification Program



Certification Requirements

Moringa Grower’s Certification Program


  1. Complete the Moringa Grower’s Certification Program, 5 -Day Intensive
  2. Conduct a Moringa Growing Project implementing permaculture and soil science principles.
  3. Produce Moringa samples that are then tested in  a US Microbiology laboratory.

Once the Lab test shows that The Moringa is pathogen and mold free and exhibits the characteristic color, smell and taste, The Moringa Quality Assurance Certificate is awarded.

Moringa Educators Program:


1.Complete  the Moringa Grower’s Certification 5 – Day Intensive.

2.Conduct two Moringa Presentations using the Moringa Power Point from the Moringa Course adding your own slides from Moringa projects

Once completed and verified, the Moringa Educators Certificate is awarded.

Moringa Corps


1.Complete both of the Moringa Growers Certification Courses, San Diego location and tropical location

2.Be willing to travel to remote areas to help set  up Moringa Farms, work on Moringa certified grower’s Moringa projects

3.Be willing to travel to inner-city areas to set up Urban Gardens, assist in the Moringa Growers Intensives.

Once you have completed any combination of two projects, the Moringa Corps Certificate is awarded.


Moringa Certified Trainers Program


1.Complete The Moringa Growers Certification 5 – Day Intensive, San Diego location and the tropical belt.

  1. Apprentice conducting both trainings.
  2. Demonstrate growing Moringa using the principles of the course.  This does not have to be your own farm.  It could be from apprenticing on the Moringa For Life Farm or other Moringa project.
  3. Produce a final Moringa Leaf Powder for testing

Have training and/or experience in one of the following: Permaculture, Soil Science, Intentional Communities, Work in Rural/Farm, Restorative agriculture, or the like.

Once these requirements are met, the Moringa Certified Trainers Certificate is awarded.