Archive for February, 2011


February 24, 2011


Trees for Life hosted a recognition luncheon on Valentines Day to honor our wonderful volunteers.

Pat Felton and David Kimble recognize Momtchil Borrisov for his volunteer work at Trees for Life.

Trees for Life – Volunteers – -Nancy Benefiel, Momtchil Borrisov, Kelly & Maria Brown, Karen Carney, Marti Coulson, Karen & Richard Crowson Diana Cubbage, Shipra Deori, Jenice Duong, Lee Earnest, Mark Earnest, Martha Fair, Richard & Joann Farnsworth, Emily France, Dorothy Haner, Jon Harvell, Ron Helton, Joanette Hickey, Tat Hidano, Nicole Hoyt, Max Johnson, Shiela Kumar, Pamela Larkin, Ken Larson, Aimee Leisy, Hector Lorca, Chuck Macy, Ken Mastroly, Marjorie McClure, Jack Murphy, Mary Politt, Mattie Predmore, Amanda Roadhouse, Adam Smith, Linnel Steib, Jenny Stover-Brown, Clara Stover-Brown, Molly Stover-Brown, Dow Summers, Gayla Sustar, Jason Vandecreek, Daniel VanSickle, Doug & Janet Webb, and Margalee Wright.


February 15, 2011



Hardly a week goes by that Trees for Life does not get a call wanting to know where you can purchase Moringa leaves, Moringa powder, Moringa oil or Moringa products. Considering our 25 years relationship with Moringa it is an inquiry that we love to have. To save you a little time here is a partial list of companies doing business in the US. Trees for Life does not endorse or recommend any vendor or company, we only endorse the Moringa tree itself. This is probably not a complete listing of companies in the US, but, you can do your own Google search for Moringa products. If you are a company or know of one that is not listed please respond by comment so it can be added to the list.

The work of Trees for Life is made possible by the generosity of individual donors. Please consider making a donation to support  the Moringa research projects coordinated by TFL .


Moringa 4 All

3307 Glendale Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90039

(818) 983-8833

Z Natural Foods, LLC

991 Stinson Way #407

West Palm Beach, FL 33411

(888) 963-6637

Zija International

684 S. 400 West, #100

Lindon, UT 84042

Corporate Office (801) 494-2300

Direct Sales( 620) 245-4782

Greenhouse Products LLC

430 N. Catalina Avenue #1

Pasadena, CA 91106

(701) 214-5304

Moringa For Life, LLC

2446 Green Hills Way

Vista, CA 92084

(760) 806-2669

Moringa Farms

P.O. Box 55444

Sherman Oaks, CA 91413

(818) 995-1185

Hidaago Foods

1415 2nd Ave. #2005

Seattle, WA 98101

(206) 792-9895




February 11, 2011

The Moringa tree has become so popular and now has such name recognition that the Centara Hotel Corporation has chosen the name to represent its newest  5 star facility. The Moringa Resort and Spa will offer 280 rooms and 70 pool villas and is set to open in December 2012. The resort will be set on a freshwater lake and in addition to its athletic training facilities, pools, and other amenities will feature a 16 room spa, 4 restaurants and international conference facility. The Moringa Resort and Spa will be located in the Patong District and is situated in South Patong on the Patong Beach on Phuket Island in Thailand.


February 8, 2011

Sophie Oppenheimer, MS, MPH












Sophie Oppenheimer will act as Moringa research collaborations coordinator for TFL in several developing Moringa projects. Sophie will coordinate the development of three Moringa projects: (1) the study of the links between Moringa leaves and type II diabetes mitigation, (2) the study of the biosorbent removal of effluents from ground water, (3) the use of bioactive Moringa seed cake extract in goat and goat milk production.

Sophie earned her dual Master’s degrees in Public Health (Epidemiology/Giostatistics) and Food Policy and Applied nutrition from Tufts University, and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Colorado in Bolder. Sophie has worked with Trees for Life International since 2001. She also spent one year as a Behavior Interventionist for Inclusive Education and Community Partnership (IECP), has worked for two years as an intern with the Positive Deviance Initiative, and recently completed a program evaluation for a fuel-efficient cook stoves program in Kenya with the International and Small Group Tree Planting Program (TIST). She is interested in a variety of health issues, with particular focus on international nutrition interventions, food security, community-driven health initiatives , and behavior and social change models.

The work of Trees for Life is made possible by the generosity of individual donors. Please consider making a donation to support this important Moringa research.