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The instructors listed below are able to certify students through Cho Global Natural Farming-Hawaii.

This is the only certification recognized by Master Cho Han-Kyu Cho of Cho Global Natural Farming Institute in Korea.

If you wish to be put in touch with a Certified Instructor, please contact them through the Members-Only Directory, or send an email to:


Cho Han-Kyu (All Levels)

The Following Members In Good Standing May Teach Introductory KNF and Hands-On Competency Courses:

Steven Bolosan (O`ahu)

Kim CS Chang (Retired)

Michellee Fox (Eastern Washington)

David Fuertes (Big Island)

Candi Hololio (Big Island)

David Ikeda (Big Island)

Wendy Kornberg (Northern California)

Joe McGinn (O`ahu)

Cheryl Mendiola (Idaho)

Jeff Merryman (Washington State)

Leslie Nugent (Big Island)

Jason Riessland (Big Island)

Jace Rivera (Oklahoma)

James Samudio (Texas)

Preston Smith (Southern Oregon)

Chris Trump (Idaho)


The following members may teach introductory KNF Classes:

Chris DeWitt (Canada)

Adam Dole (Massachusetts)

Justin Kalland (Big Island)

Ken Koike (O`ahu)

Kate McMaster (Canada)

Kristi Thilmony (Florida)

Michael Yoshitaro Bascuk (O`ahu)

Lisa Sabatini (Canada)



We all have a kuleana (responsibility) to share our passion and enthusiasm for Korean Natural Farming with others, and teach from a place of joy and excitement.

Master Cho envisions a mentoring model for his system, and maintaining the integrity of his teachings is vital. For those wishing to teach Cho Global Natural Farming-Hawaii Classes/Courses in an official capacity, and issue certificates, we have listed the Teaching Criteria below.


Criteria to teach Introductory KNF classes:
• Member in good standing of Cho Global Natural Farming-Hawaii
• Completion of Hands-On Competency Class as well as the competency
• Six months of documented NF practice
• At least one year experience in practicing earth-friendly
farming/gardening techniques
• Co-teach an Introductory class with a certified instructor
• Complete a signed Ethics and Intent Statement

Criteria to teach Hands-On Competency Classes (Input Making):
• Member in good standing of Cho Global Natural Farming – Hawaii
• Must be a Certified Introductory Class Instructor
• Completion of at least two Advanced/Specialty classes.
• At least three years experience in practicing earth-friendly farming/gardening techniques.
• One year of documented Natural Farming practice.
• Teach at least three Introductory classes.
• Co-teach a Hands-On Competency class with a certified instructor.

Want to teach Korean Natural Farming? Contact us at to be connected with a Mentor/Certified Instructor in your area.