Big Island Live Agriculture Talk Show with Jon Biloon Every Week

Every Tuesday at 7:00 pm HST Master Gardener Jon Biloon discusses agriculture and politics on www.Bigislandlive.com.

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Jon Biloon

Jon will take questions from the home audience during the broadcast. For the past few decades Mr. Biloon has taught guerilla gardening techniques and consulted farmers on a wide variety of issues.

Previously, Jon hosted a talk show on Big Island Radio station KCOF 105.5 FM and then developed a following after being featured on www.coasttocoastam.com, one of the largest radio talk shows in the world.

Now Master Gardener Jon Biloon is ready to engage the audience sharing his personal knowledge and experience on how to live a more sustainable healthy lifestyle. Be sure to tune into the show every week on Big Island Live.

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  1. Hope Jon & all you guys attend the public hearing tonight at Konawaena High cafeteria 6 p.m. to prevent big business from stealing our public lands & destroying Mother Nature here on the Big Island.

    If you love Hawaii, and want to protect our public lands from unsupervised commercial and energy development – it’s the time to say so!
    Even if you usually never get politically involved… the land needs your voice now.

    This can affect your neighborhood… please read!

    Please forward this to all your friends on all the islands- it affects everyone.
    See below on how to voice your opinions.

    Is This A Good Idea?
    A corporation for development of public lands, exempt from taxes, zoning, building or land use laws?

    Report by Amara Karuna
    Board Member of the Hawaii Sustainable Communities Alliance
    Monday, August 20th, 2012

    Should businesses get out of following all those pesky laws that we locals have to?
    Should they be able to build what they want without getting comments from the neighbors? And then charge the costs to the people living nearby? And not pay any state taxes at all?
    And who really owns those public lands anyway? Does the state really have the authority to give them away or do they belong to the Hawaiian people? And who decides what projects happen, under what criteria?

    These are only a few of the questions raised by the passing of Act 55, which created a corporation to encourage private development on our public lands. This bill was rushed through the Hawaii State government in record time… it took only 3 days to vote it in and sign it. There was no time for public commentary.

    Over 100 concerned citizens attended a meeting in Hilo on Monday, to give feedback on the proposed administrative guidelines under which the Public Lands Development Corporation (“PLDC”) is to operate.
    Every person testifying was strongly against of what is being proposed, and many spoke with heartfelt depth and well considered points. It was one of the most inspiring political gatherings I have ever witnessed. There was a tangible feeling of solidarity and fierce protectiveness of our beautiful home. If you are feeing intimidated and overwhelmed by the politics on your island, try attending one of these for support. I felt proud to be living here with these strong, dedicated, spiritually aware people.

    It is interesting how our HSCA proposal to provide carefully controlled exceptions to building codes and zoning laws faces so much more resistance. We are working to make sustainable living more legal, and apparently it is quite easy to suspend all normal laws, when there is enough money involved.

    This was only the first of several public hearings that are being held.
    I urge you to take the time to go to the ones on your island, and to send your opinion in writing, and to encourage all your friends to also do so. As one woman said, “Don’t get angry, get busy!”

    There is a bill being proposed to repeal this legislation. Let’s put our power behind that.

    The rocks, trees, oceans and creatures cannot speak for themselves. We are their voice.

    We have until Sept 14th to comment… please send your testimony sooner than later.

    Hearing Schedule:

    August 21 (6:00 p.m.) Kona (Konawaena High School Cafeteria)
    August 24 (6:00 p.m.) Maui (Maui Waena Intermediate School Cafeteria)
    August 27 (6:00 p.m.) Molokai (Mitchell Pauole Community Center)
    August 29 (6:00 p.m.) Oahu (Dept. of Land and Natural Resources Kalanimoku Building, Room 132)
    August 31 (6:00 p.m.) Kauai (Elsie H. Wilcox Elementary School)

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