GMO EDUCATION CONTINUES ON THE PLANT YOUR DREAM BLOG
Stephanie Seneff is a senior research scientist at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She has discovered cutting edge links between autism and GMOs. Go here. I met her and planted dreams at the Environmental Health Symposium March, 6, 2016. Dr. Gilles-Eric Seralini and I also met for the first time. He pointed out that human reproduction capacity was in decline due to GMOs and other toxic influences.
Jeffrey Smith, left, with the Environmental Health Symposium team. We saw each other again during the Natural Product Expo West March 9-13, 2016
COME WATCH YOUR DREAMS GROWING: THANKS TO MAKEDA DREAD AND THE WORLD BEAT CENTER SAN DIEGO FOR PROVIDING A PLACE TO ADVANCE #PLANT YOUR DREAM AND HEIRLOOM SEED AWARENESS IN 2016
LESLIE AT THE SAN DIEGO SEED SWAP, MARCH 20, 2016
JESSICA SANCHEZ SUPPORTED THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE SEED SWAP, BRINGING FOODS FROM TERRA MADRE GARDEN
DR. MIMI GUARNERI, WHOM I DEEM AMERICA'S LEAD CHEERLEADER FOR INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE, WELCOMED SEED DREAMS GROWING TO THE #SCRIPPSNATSUP STAGE IN JANUARY 2016 and #AIHM16 IN OCTOBER
PLANT YOUR DREAM AT THE NATIONAL HEIRLOOM EXPO SEPTEMBER 6-8, 2016
The Enchanted Garden Mobile was a featured attraction outside the Kid's Pavilion for the 3 days of the 2016 National Heirloom Expo in Santa Rosa, at the Sonoma Fairgrounds. The main Enchanted Garden activity was the Plant Your Dream ritual.
Here, Aaron. Mariah and family share the experience.
CLOSING CEREMONY OF THE NORTH AMERICAN PERMACULTURE CONVERGENCE (#NAPC) SEPTEMBER 2016
Ceremonialist Starhawk (left) with me, Leslie, at theNorth American Permaculture Convergence,
September 13-18, 2016. It was my first time doing ceremony with her and it was an honor.
#NaPC 2 was held September 14-18, 2016.
The seeds we planted through the Convergence, along with other seed dreams planted the week before, at the National Heirloom Expo September 6-8, 2016, were watered with rainwater from San Diego. After we did this ritual, we received reports of thunderstorms for the following two days in San Diego!
I PAID A VISIT TO TERRA MADRE GARDENS TO VISIT THE WHEAT CROP AND MAKE VIDEOS WITH DAVID SOLOMON
Visiting Terra Madre between Days of Awe was a special day playing with the nature elements that were responding to our work.
DAYS OF AWE, OCTOBER 12, 2016
Seed packets were shared with the B'nai Horin
(Children of Freedom) Community of Los Angeles, at the American Jewish University on October 12, 2016. Here is the space where I did #PlantYourDream ritual. Photo by Joy Krauthammer.
FALL CONFERENCES: PACIFIC SYMPOSIUM (#PacificSymposium2016), ACADEMY OF INTEGRATIVE HEALTH AND MEDICINE 2016 (#AIHM16), AND CONSCIOUSNESS & HEALING INITIATIVE (#CHI) SUMMIT, NOVEMBER 4, 2016
Enchanted Garden Installation at the PacificSymposium2016, doing #PlantYourDream
PLANT YOUR DREAM AT THE CHI SUMMIT NOVEMBER 4, 2016
Shamini and I planted dreams together a few weeks before the #CHI Summit
I read the Sacred Seed Prayer to Dr. Shamini Jain, creator of the Consciousness and Healing Initiative(#CHI), a few weeks before her event November 4. As a result of her experience, we planted dreams together at my home, and she gave the seed packets to all of the 200+ attendees of the auspicious post-conference of the Academy for Integrative Health and Medicine annual conference (#AIHM16). I had an Enchanted Garden Installation, a few plants and seed dream post, at both events.
Many attendees planted dreams and enjoyed the experience.
Dr. Mimi Guarneri MD, who founded the Academy for Integrative Health and Medicine, and formerly of the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, adapted the Sacred Seed Prayer for use from the podium, at the #AIHM15 Conference.
NOVEMBER 19, 2016: MY BIRTHDAY SEED PLANTING
Serena Carver Noble and her husband John brought over their family of four kids to play in the garden at my house, on Nov 19, 2016. Nellie helped decorate a new Seed Dream pot and as she did so, John announced that he felt unexpected rain drops outside! It rained five times in the next two weeks, in drought-like San Diego.
NOVEMBER 26, 2016
Prayer Event for #StandingRock at @WorldBeatCenter.
Planting Dreams at a Prayer event for #StandingRock, November 26, 2016
SAN DIEGO'S PERMACULTURE ACTION NETWORK #STANDINGROCK EVENT:
OUR "PLANT YOUR DREAM" & CLOSING CEREMONY ACTIVITIES
These photos are from the closing ceremony of the San Diego Permaculture Action Day w Rising App 4 Standing Rock event December 2016 at Terra Madre Gardens in Escondido, California. A stand of ancient Khorasan wheat grown from KAMUT organic / non-GMO wheat are now growing there, for harvest in 2017.
In these photos little kids are having a ball playing outside a circle of ancient wheat. In the middle of the circle is a container of San Diego rainwater and a pot of Seed Dreams growing.
"PLANT YOUR DREAM" AT THE HILLCREST FARMERS' MARKET DECEMBER 11, 2016
This graphic was created around the time I initiated the Campaign to Grow a Healthier Pizza.
Please read these words:
WHAT IS MOTHER EARTH ASKING OF YOU NOW?
How more beautiful would the world be if ALL the heirloom seeds sitting on shelves in packages became the plants they could be?
How much more Soul would there be in the world if we allowed our inner Seed Dreams to come out of their ‘packages’ and grow the ‘plants’ they can be?
How much passion and life would we feel? How more peaceful and healthy would the world be?
Mother Earth says, “Plant Your Dream!” because your Soul is intended to be a fully-expressive heirloom seed in her cornucopia of earthly abundance. She wants you fully growing in the world now.
This montage of photos was generated automatically on Facebook. The woman in the upper right is Dr. Judith Larkin Reno, whose memorial was held the day I left San Diego on my journey to the National Heirloom Expo. I expressed that her soul was my companion on the journey northward. Jaccie Phillips is shown to the right of me.
Dave Kaiser, the "Gaby Hayes of Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company," is shown in the driver's seat of the Enchanted Garden Mobile, in this photo, which we use on the Plant Your Dream seed packets.
For more than 30 years, Leslie Goldman has planted dreams, on his own and with others, to "ground" The Enchanted Garden, a name he gives for our renewed Earth.
In 2015, Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company issued his “Plant Your Dream Seeds" in a packet that is freely given away to teach the importance of growing indigenous seeds as a way to reveal our own Sacred Seed Nature. Heirloom Seeds carry forward stories - and in growing them, we keep alive the story inherent in the seed.
Leslie travels from San Diego to Northern California each year in a 1968 VW van on a pilgrimage dubbed, "The Enchanted Garden Mobile’s Journey to Win Back Our Sacred Seeds."
"How Fast Can a Dream Grow?” he asks. “As Fast as a Blade of Grass!”
His international network of friends who have joined the Enchanted Garden Club include Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, MD, director of the Interprofessional Fellowship in Integrative Health & Medicine, and Liz Lipski, author of the book, "Digestive Wellness."
I met Dr. Liz Lipski at the Scripps Natural Supplement Conference 2015. We planted dreams. She joined The Enchanted Garden Club . She wrote:
‘Someone once told me that dreams were for children. Aren’t we all children? Leslie’s work connects people to envision fully,
to embrace what’s possible, and to walk forward in hope. He is inspiring and brings us back to what’s essential, and what is uniquely essential.
I would love to see him working in hospitals, schools and widely, to plant seeds of hope and dreams like Johnny Appleseed."
Bob Baker, writing in the Los Angeles Times Magazine, reflected upon Leslie’s social justice work:
“I’ve been waiting half my life to tell someone about Leslie Goldman. Always figured I’d wait for some desperate moment. Now it’s here.”
Missouri's Dave Kaiser, Baker Creek's popular farmer and behind the scene's icon, gets double hugged at the National Heirloom Expo by Enchanted Garden Goddesses, Mariah (Left) and Abby Kneipp of Australia. You can be there too, September 5-7, 2017, Santa Rosa, to get filled up with inspiration.