You are what You Eat
Food Ecology
Natural Immunity
Body pH Balance
Food For Thought
Growing Life

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Growing Life
The Spirit of Gardening

Our health is a product of living in alignment with our
biological design and our role in the ecosystem


Soul Connecting to Soil

Hands-Heart-Nature
The New Language of the Organic Gardner


To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves.
~ Mahatma Gandhi

The light quotient contained in living foods are transmitters of important biospiritual information used in many complex and vital processes in the body. Thus, eating is a form of nutritive information transference that gives direction and intelligence to the life of the body. At a deeper level the food we eat reflects this process even if we are unaware of this subtle guidance. Perception to this line of thought shows a direct relationship between food and self love (good feeling states) in our connection to Source Energy. I am not talking about a love of self that is filled with overcompensations for lack of character development, but rather a more profound evolving love whose centeredness around self care emanates from self outwardly in reach of others and Nature. The more love we have for ourselves, the more able we are to love, understand and serve the needs of others, respect life and Nature's processes. However, it all starts with self first as a living example, so that we may nourish others and the Earth as we do ourselves. For instance, with enough attention to the life of the body we make choices that nurture and uplift our being, as we would equally for the life of the planet. This is when we feel drawn to the soil, to plant a garden, to co-create something beautiful with Nature.

Connecting with our hands through our heart in tandem with Nature opens an inner circuit and we begin to transform and align with a greater rhythm. Our sensory connections open and we feel more. We become mindful of our associations, of how we behave and the effect we have on other sentient lives. We take notice of what we eat, where our food comes from and we are in tune with both our physiological and emotional responses that food has on our bodies. We feel how poor nutrition and toxic food extracts their toll in our suffering because they provide no viable energy for our body, whose deficiencies cause cravings. While foods that are freash, nourishing, rich in vitamins and minerals, fiber, and free of pesticides, additives, coloring and irradiation and are prepared with natural ingredients – coupled with rest, fresh air and clean pH balanced water – enables our bodies to be nourished and healed by the energy they hold. We can literally feel that we make ourselves either healthy or unhealthy one bite at a time.

* Photo: Purple Top White Turnips, Organic (Seed Saver Exchange)



Eating the Wilderness of the World

One of our greatest fears is to eat the wildness of the world. Our Mothers intuitively understood something essential: the green is poisonous to civilization. If we eat the wild, it begins to work inside us, altering us, changing us.

Soon, if we eat too much, we will no longer fit the suit that has been made for us. Our hair will begin to grow long and ragged. Our gait and how we hold our body will change. A wild light begins to gleam in our eyes. Our words start to sound strange, nonlinear, emotional. Unpractical. Poetic.
Once we have tasted this wildness, we begin to hunger for a food long denied us, and the more we eat of it the more we will awaken. It is no wonder that we are taught to close off our senses to Nature. Through these channels, the green paws of Nature enter into us, climb over us, search within us, find all our hiding places, burst us open, and blind the intellectual eye with hanging tendrils of green.

The terror is an illusion, of course. For most of our million years on this planet human beings have daily eaten the wild. It's just that the linear mind knows what will happen if you eat it now.

~ Steven Buhner

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Spiritual Nutrition Gardening
The Garden is The Mirror of the Heart

The garden is a metaphor for life, and gardening is a symbol of the spiritual path.
- Larry Dossey

WHAT DOES LIGHT TALK ABOUT?

When you recognize her beauty, the eye applauds, the heart stands in ovation,
and the tongue when she is near is on its best behavior, it speaks more like light.

What does the light talk about? I asked a plant once, It said, " I am not sure,but it makes me grow."
~St. Thomas Aquinas



Earth is a sanctuary for my Soul and growing what I eat is the experiential reality that feels best to integrate the sacredness of the Earth with my own humanity. When I grow food, I participate more fully in Nature’s nurturing cycles and abide in the greater Kosmic rhythm. This experience helps me to form a closer bond with Mother Earth and the elementals that partake in the growth of the seed. Knowing how to grow my own food in the spirit of adventure supports health freedom and food sovereignty that I can feed and provide whole food nourishment for my body, one of the most basic necessities. There is always a feeling of Gratitude that fills me when I harvest food that I have nurtured. My harvest is so much more than food and the taste is that much more delicious. I simply marvel at the beauty of Nature and the majesty of the universe that orchestrates such natural wonders of the seed. It is my experience that when I respect the underlying unity of all life, my appreciation of life expands.

My garden space is another room in my house. Gardening is also a form of meditation, detoxificant of EMF's by grounding into magnetism and exercise for the body.

SEE Back Yard Conversion PHOTOS

Garden of Grace, Spring 2012
8X8 ft raised bed
Chinese Cabbages, Red Cabbages, Indian Mustard Greens, Spinach, Asian Long Beans,
Basil, Red Clover, Cosmos, Marigolds and Aster Flowers


Garden of Grace, Spring 2012
Side plot (3 ft x21 ft) alongside fence.
Myriad organic greens of: Arugula, New Zealand spinach creeping over side, Kale,
Indian Mustard Greens, Dragon Carrots, Rainbow Swiss Chard, Red Clover and Marigold Flowers.


Garden of Grace, Spring 2012
Perfect Purple Eggplants

 

Yogic farming: Hippy culture or the answer to global famine and land degradation?
The theory goes as follows. In the same way people can feel good or bad vibrations from one another,
seeds will react to the thoughts exposed to them.

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Eat Local, Buy Local, Be Local
Community Agriculture



Community gardening improves people’s quality of life by providing a catalyst for neighborhood and community development, stimulating social interaction, encouraging self-reliance, beautifying neighborhoods, producing nutritious food, reducing family food budgets, conserving resources and creating opportunities for recreation, exercise, therapy and education. ~ The American Community Gardening Association



If You can't grow Your own food,
buy Local!


Many people would like to be eating more locally and/or organically grown foods. Many people would happily purchase some or most of their food straight from their local farmer, if only they could find such a farmer. The goal is to put consumers and farmers into direct contact with one another, so that consumers can purchase food straight from the farm.

The conscious consumer wins, because we get high quality food at an affordable price. The farmer wins, because they can make a reasonable living selling straight to the consumer and cutting out so many of the middlemen. They can also raise a variety of crops and animals, and farm in a more sustainable and ecologically friendly manner. While one way for this to happen is for farmers to operate either a storefront at their farm or to sell their produce at local farmers markets, another method that has been developed is known as CSA or Community Supported Agriculture.

Starting with the field and moving toward the fork” may be the best approach to fostering a strong community food system that sustains local agriculture—particularly in development threatened communities where farmers face tough challenges.

Watch Your (Fo-)odometer

Here is a hip, edgy, intelligent animation on the subject of how much energy is spent to eat the conventional way - that is, buying meat, produce and dairy through the supermarket system.



How Community Supported Agriculture or CSA works:



Many farms offer produce subscriptions, where buyers receive a weekly or monthly basket of produce, flowers, fruits, eggs, milk, coffee, or any sort of different farm products. A CSA is a way for the food buying public to create a relationship with a farm and to receive a weekly basket of produce. By making a financial commitment to a farm,people become "members" (or "shareholders," or "subscribers") of the CSA. Most CSA farmers prefer that members pay for the season up-front, but some farmers will accept weekly or monthly payments. Some CSAs also require that members work a small number of hours on the farm during the growing season. A CSA season typically runs from late spring through early fall. The number of CSAs in the United States was estimated at 50 in 1990, and has since grown to over 1000.


Growing Food VIDEOS & INSPIRATIONAL LEARNING


Victory Gardens Symbolize a New Age Historical Reality Documentary Series: EXCELLENT SERIES

Edible Landscaping

Tales from the Green Valley - 17th Century Farm foundations
COLLECTING SEED Victorian Farm
Sustainable Table Edwardian Farm

Hybrid Seeds & Plants

The light quotient contained in living foods are transmitters of important information used in many complex vital processes in the body. It is essential that organic heirloom or heritage seeds are used to grow your food.

Hybrid plants are those plants not initially created by Nature, but by human engineering where the genes of two plants are bound together by starches. This gene manipulation produces foods that contain an incomplete molecular structure and are damaging to the body. Nature is perfect and has evolved plants to perfection. As a part of Nature our biology is congruent with this perfection.

Read Abstract: Plant Signaling & Behavior - SecretlLife of Plants, From Memory to Intelligence

BioFlora Seed Farm (11 min video)
Declaration on Seed Freedom - Vandana Shiva -Please Sign Declaration



Westin Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation Disappearing Minerals & Health
Healing Gardens-Healing Communities Urban Area Gardening in Tight Spaces, And Other Food Ideas
RebelTomato People Uniting to Create Green Neighborhoods
Beginnning Farmer Project - online courses Surviving Middle Class Crash


Mighty Rise of Food Revolution and What it Means to You

Why Self-Sufficiency Should Replace Sustainability in the Environmental Movement



HOMEGROWN REVOLUTION - Radical Change Taking Root

South Florida Condo Patio Edible Yard Landscaping SFG Vertical Garden

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One Man, One Cow, One Planet 1/14
“Biodynamic agriculture may be the last chance this planet has.”



This holistic and scientific approach treats the farm as an integrated whole composed of soil, plants, animals, and insects--with interactions that can be adjusted and enriched to solve problems and maximize yields.


Permaculture 300 Years Ago
Paradise in Your Back Yard


Paradise glade on earth -- a 300 year old food forest in Vietnam. 28 generations have shared in developing this spectacularly lush environment that not only feeds the family, but provides all the medicinal herbs and plants they need. Imagine growing up in an environment where you just need to walk outside the door and there is all the sustenance you will ever need -- literally provided by your ancestors!

This is an inspiring story that we can be thinking about as we take steps to convert our backyards, front yards and even windowsills into food producing spaces. Can we begin to think about 28 generations from now? What could be more meaningful and important than that?

How Folks Grow Greens 6,000 feet in the Mountains All Year Round
A Geodesic Greenhouse

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