James "Kimo" Rosen is a retired professional photographerAbove throwback photo of Rosen with his father
and amongst other things lived in a tent outdoors for 7 years.
Rosen currently resides on the tropical island of Kaua'i
with his best friend and spiritual adviser Ivanka Da Dog!
in Orlando Fl. back in 1985
The project’s draft environmental impact statement, which was recently released, said the total development costs of the South Shore dairy farm could total $9.5 million to $11.5 million. Construction could start in 2017.
Then just last Tuesday on February 21, 2017, Hawaii Dairy Farms took a step back in its plan to put a dairy on Kauai by withdrawing its Final Environmental Impact Statement from state consideration on Tuesday.http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/hawaii-dairy-farms-withdraws-feis-from-state-consideration/article_098638dc-f8ac-11e6-9289-cb0bb27672e4.html
Kauai diary has been one the biggest controversies on Kauai the past few years. Many are up in arms because the location and is only a few miles from the major tourism resorts and fear of the smell is alarming residents.
The Garden Island published on February 21 an article titled, "Sanctuary holds 7 cows saved from slaughter to promote peace." This got me thinking on how the controversial dairy could combine energies with our local seed companies and make a negative a great positive!
If you did not read the article the article goes on to say that,"Cows eat grass and the cow dung is very good for the earth. It protects the top soil, and the manure can be used to feed the corn and other plants.
The manure has antibacterial properties. In India it's mixed with water and used as a floor cleanser and the cow urine is a natural way to repel insects from plants.
Well? Does anyone else see a perfect marriage? Seed companies and the dairy unite to a positive for the Garden island?
The cow dung can fertilize the corn and other plants and the urine could be collected and used to keep insects off the plants in lieu of the chemical fertilizers? Plus a new industry of a floor cleanser could be invented from collection of the cow dung thus creating a way to eliminate the smell that everyone is so worried about?
The dairy could then hire people to collect the dung and has another department that makes the dung into floor cleansers. If the dairy uses my idea I would like to be compensated for saving their ʻōkoles! It's time to be creative and start thinking outside the box instead of saying NO to every new idea and project that comes way to Kauai.
Mahalo Councilman Kawakami for standing for a sustainable and an independent Garden Island. How do the other council members stand on this issue? Inquiring minds would like to know?
Maybe just maybe this dairy project can work for the good of all.
There, I made it thorough an opinion letter with speaking of Donald Trump! ;-)
|Throwback photo of Rosen fishing|
Salmon back in Alaska
back in 1982
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