Kamut® Brand Presentation for 2014
Kamut® Brand Presentation for 2014
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Kamut® Brand Ancient Wheat Presentation for 2014
GROW A HEALTHIER PIZZA KIT REVISION
GROW A HEALTHIER PIZZA STARTER KIT (REVISION)
Kamut® Khorasan Ancient
Grain Organic Seeds have
been called the Prophet’s Wheat.
Grow in a pot or the ground.
They will teach you many lessons.
Plant Your Dream with these seeds.
Harvest your Intentions.
My dream is that these grains will help
Grow A Healthier Pizza.
~Leslie Goldman Your Enchanted Gardener
Plant Your Dream Blog
I cut out these Lines:
In growing more of our food, we will inspire a Grassroots
movement that restores America the Beautiful
into the hands of her Eminent Gardeners.
Be That Gardener. Win back our Sacred Seeds.
Cutting this out of the Packet:
In growing more of our food, we will inspire a Grassroots
movement that restores America the Beautiful
into the hands of her Eminent Gardeners.
Be That Gardener. Win back our Sacred Seeds.
--Leslie Goldman, Your Enchanted Gardener
The Fall Highlight of my Campaign to Grow A Healthier Pizza was successfully presenting two classes at the National Heirloom Expo September 10-11-12 in Santa Rosa. A major theme of the class was "Take Your Sacred Seed Out of the Pizza Box and Plant Your Dream!" I had wonderful interactions with the youth who came on Education Day, and enjoyed Planting Dreams with Kamut® Ancient Knorasan Wheat with the adults, as well as gifting many youth Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. As my bio says, on the National Heirloom expo Speaker page, National Heirloom expo Speaker page "Through popularizing seeing ancient wheat and heirloom seeds as teachers, he aims to cultivate a grassroots movement that outgrows GMOs and returns our beat with nature." In 2014, the Enchanted Garden Campaigns continue through my writings on the Plant Your Dream blogs where I am writing online chapters from my book "Grow A Healthier Pizza." For more details of the 2014 Campaigns, I would like my Facebook followers to visit the Album. 2014 Enchanted Garden Campaigns.
Robert Quinn, founder of Kamut International with his friend Carlo Petrini at the National Heirloom Expo 2012
This Plant Your Dream Blog is an unabashed thank you to the generosity of Dr Robert Quinn and his Kamut International family that supported my Plant Your Dream Projects in 2012 and 2013. My constant companion on the majority of my campaigns the last number of years has been the simple ancient grain of wheat. I have been writing about ancient wheat for more than a decade, but had it not been for the visionary farmer Robert Quinn, who brought this ancient grain of Khorasan wheat into my life. Robert, a most generous man, turned a handful of this ancient grain into what is now thousands od acres of Kamut® khorasan wheat. From his sponsorship of Organic farming research, to providing an important nutritional adjunct for athletes. Kamut® ancient Khorasan wheat is turned now into many products, some that we feature in our home kitchen. This ancient grain is now supporting the livelihood of an increasing number of organic non GMO farmers, and is a big inspiration behind what I mean when I say, "Grow A Healthier Pizza."
PLANT A SEED. GROW A WHOLE NEW WORLD
Leslie Goldman on stage at the 25th Anniversary of the Pacific Symposium, San Diego, one of the leader conferences on Tradition Chinese Medicine drawing global leaders of the healing arts. The Poster on the podium now hangs in the student lounge to inspire students who are becoming the the doctors of today and tomorrow. a bucket of Kamut® Khorasan ancient wheat was on stage as well as on an altar across from registration. Plant Your Dream was the message to attendees.
A growing number of people are becoming aware of Kamut® ancient Khorasan wheat. I am grateful to popularize this grain through my Plant Your Dream Blog that now numbers more than 8.5 Million Page Views as well as my sponsor Plant Your Dream Blog. More people are coming to see that our dreams and intentions can be planted with this simple grain. As the seed grows, so does our dreams.
in this blog here, you will read about my own journeys and experiences coming to honor a grain that some have called the Prophet's wheat. I welcome you to read about how i have used this grain to help others get their beat back with nature. Thank you for sharing with me a vision for the seed dreams I am planting now.
Your Enchanted Gardener
Writing around the Winter Solstice 2013
This pre-teen was all smiles at Education Day at the National Heirloom Expo Santa Rosa. Her dad was a teacher at a local school. The kids were already growing grains in their school garden. She had grains on her T-shirt. I will return to teach at the National Heirloom Expo again September 9-10-11, 2014. Please mark this important event on your calendar.
HOW FAST CAN A DREAM GROW?
~AS FAST AS A BLADE OF GRASS!
Much of my Art Graphics during 2013, the mainstay of my teachings from the forthcoming book "Grow A Healthier Pizza" were inspired by this ancient original grain. Ancient wheat brings major teachings to us who are seeking our return to our roots in nature. To all who have dreams, to all who see the need for Food Reform, let us remember that it is our birthright to grow a bit of our own food, and if we do not do this, others will step forward, with lesser technologies and whims to take charge of our food. to those who are and shall become the eminent gardeners of America the Beautiful, I dedicate this Plant Your Dream Blog.
Let us always remember in times of difficulty the simple seed of ancient grass that asks:
How Fast Can Dream Grow?
~As Fast as a Blade of Grass!
WHEAT IS COMING HOME TO HAUNT AND INSPIRE US
Some of my teachings, a chapter from my book,"Grow A Healthier Pizza" are here:
WHEAT HAS COME HOME TO HAUNT AND INSPIRE US
This chapter from the forthcoming book talks about my relationship with the ancient grain of Khorasan wheat that has been preserved and brought to the marketplace under the name Kamut© brand. The purpose of this brand is to preserve the integrity of the growing process that upholds a standard of both organic and non-genetically modified.
To lose the integrity of our heirloom seeds, seeds that have existed in their original form, is to lose the natural course of evolution. My own position is that GMOs need to be banned. Heirloom seeds, including Kamut® brand, hold the history of biodiverse cultures. We lose our the biodiversity of cultures when we attempt to co-exist with GMO seeds. GMO seeds contaminate the seed supply.
The inherent Intelligence of the seed
I believe there is an inherent intelligence in the seed. This intelligence is in the human seed as well as the seed of plants that are here to teach us how to live in harmony with the earth.
Leslie with Vandana Shiva, international inspiration behind the Seed Freedom. Vandana Shiva was a keynote speaker at the National Heirloom Expo. I planted dreams with her with ancient khorasan wheat. She instantly recognized the kernel of wheat I showed her and was very familiar with KAMUT© ancient Khorasan wheat that I gave her. She wanted to take the seed packet home. I gave it to her. It was accepted as a prized gift I felt
ALLERGIES TO WHEAT
Kamut® Khorasan Wheat is the real "Dough". What does this mean? In 2013 contaminated wheat grow with GMO Seeds showed up in the field. The immediate response from wheat buyers was to reject this US wheat. This is only the tip of the iceberg as far as economic losses due to more quality Modern Wheat in our food supply. The health expense that traces to modern growing practices is enormous. That is why I say, for anyone looking for value in their health dollar spent toward good nutrition, go with the ancient grains. You can view The evolving Table of Contents here for Online Chapters from my book "Grow A Healthier Pizza" http://curezone.org/blogs/fm.asp?i=1994525
I believe that there is a natural response in the body that rejects and creates inflammatory responses when the body is given food long term that is not food as nature intended. This is one of the teachings that this ancient grain of khorasan wheat brings us today. Dr. Robert Quinn, has found in research that many healthy people can eat Kamut® brand ancient wheat, even though they have sensitivities to modern wheat.
THE KAMUT INTERNATIONAL TEAM
Jamie Lockman, Trevor Blyth, Tara Blyth, and Robert Quinn at the National Product Expo West 2013
HERE IS SOME OF THE RESEARCH AS REPORTED ON THE KAMUT INTERNATIONAL SITE:
The 1st observation: An ever increasing number of people can no longer enjoy eating modern wheat as a staple in their diets because of some type of sensitivity or malady caused by consuming wheat.
The 2nd observation: Over the past 25 years many KAMUT® Brand grain customers have told us countless encouraging anecdotal stories. The problems they experienced after eating modern wheat simply did not occur when they ate KAMUT® Brand ancient wheat products. These reports continue to increase as the number and availability of KAMUT® Brand products on the market continues to grow.
2. CLINICAL OBSERVATIONS AND A STUDY OF THOSE WITH MODERN WHEAT SENSITIVITIES
Many clinical observations, especially by naturopathic doctors, and at least one clinical double blind study in 1991, have added to these consumer testimonials. This clinical study was conducted over a six month period by the International Food Allergy Association under the direction of its president, Dr. Eileen Yoder, PhD. Her results documented that in her tests of 100 people suffering from significant wheat sensitivities; nearly 70% showed a lower test score for KAMUT® Brand wheat than they did for modern wheat. A subset of 10 out of the 100 who had significant problems eating modern wheat were then challenged with a diet of KAMUT® Brand products. Again seven out of the 10 had either no reactions or a very mild reaction. The results of these studies led the author to conclude, “KAMUT® (brand products) can be an excellent substitution for common (modern) wheat if eaten on a rotational basis.” This report substantiated the anecdotal reports we had been hearing for years. Unfortunately Dr. Yoder was seriously injured in a car accident shortly after finishing her report which prevented her from preparing a manuscript for publication.
3. OBSERVATIONS AND EXPERIENCES OF THOSE WHO ARE HEALTHY AND HAVE NO SENSITIVITIES TO MODERN WHEAT
It is not only those suffering with sensitivities or health problems that have experienced positive results eating KAMUT® Brand products. On the opposite side of the spectrum, very healthy and fit professional and amateur athletes who know of no sensitivities or other problems related to eating modern wheat have reported enhanced athletic performance and quicker recovery after strenuous workouts when they have integrated KAMUT® Brand products into their diets. We have already seen at least four major soccer teams in Italy replacing some or all of a modern wheat diet with a diet of KAMUT® Brand foods. There are also reports from many countries that those training for and participating in marathons and triathlons as well as a myriad of other endurance sports feel a difference in their training and performance when they are eating a KAMUT® Brand wheat based diet.
PLEASE READ MORE ABOUT THE INFORMATIVE REPORTS HERE
ON THE KAMUT INTERNATIONAL SITE
IS THE PROBLEM WITH MODERN WHEAT THAT HAS BEEN MODIFIED AND GENETICALLY ALTERED? I BELIEVE SO.
Many of the problems with modern wheat tells us that gluten and other factors in the wheat are the problem. I do not believe that the problem is gluten per se. I believe the problem is that wheat has been has been manipulated and genetically modified.
It is the altering of the ancient wheat, once called the staff of life, that is the problem. Ancient wheat has come to teach us these lessons now.
in 2014, I will further assist in spreading this awareness.
GRINDING ANCIENT WHEAT INTO FRESH MILLED FLOUR
This is Gere Jettle, founder of Baker Creed Heirloom Seeds with Leslie (that's me!) doing one of my big Aha Grow A Healthier Pizza Projects, the grinding of Ancient Kamut® khorasan wheat into fresh milled flour. This was an activity we did all year long. The grinding of wheat is an attention grabber and fun project to do with youth and adults.. nadine, my sweetheart and I did this at the Del Mar County Fair in June and in September at the National Heirloom Expo. I also did this in the classroom at Hami High Los Angeles and at their Science Fair in May.
LOOKING FORWARD TO 2014 CAMPAIGNS
I LOOK FORWARD TO THE NATURAL PRODUCT EXPO WEST AS WELL AS THE PERMACULTURE VOICES CONFERENCE IN MARCH 2014
The beginning of my Spring campaign this year begins at the Natural Product Expo West March 6-9, 2014, and the following week at the Permaculture Voice Conference Southern California in Temecula, March 13-16. The Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company will be a presence at the Permaculture Voices event. I will support their presence with my activities. I am part of the press corps at the Natural Product Expo West and here I will give away the Kamut© brand Knorasan wheat seed packets, as well as launch my 2014 Blog Campaigns.
TOURING THE GARDEN AT THE ANAHEIM CONVENTION CENTER
This is a photos of Executive Chef Otis Huemmer of the Anaheim Convention Center Kitchen. in 2013 he gave me a tour of the rooftop garden. I gave him grains of Kamut® khorasan wheat to plant. He is excited to thane the #ExpoWest here. Many #ExpoWest Sponsors use his services for special events. He has a ball with the array of healthy products at his use that he can offer clients.
Patrick Smart, Aramark head, Your Enchanted Gardener (That’s me, Leslie Goldman), and Jim Tripp, head of the Aramark Kitchen in 2013 at the Organic Farming Research Foundation OFRF Luncheon.
In 2008, I gave Jim Tripp a number of baby herbs plants in pots and we talked about the Anaheim Convention Center having it own herb garden.
Following the OFRF Luncheon, five years later, I toured that garden that was envisioned with the kitchen Chef.
I would like to have a tour with my non GMO and Organic Trade Association and Organic Farming Research Foundation where we present Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company Non Non GMO Seeeds to the Chef for planting.
I gave him KAMUT brand Khorasan wheat last year for planting. I have a dream to have a number of locations in 2014 that help the Campaign to Grow a Healthier Pizza. Win Back Our Sacred Seeds Grow a Healthier Pizza & one loaf of organic non GMO bread.
From My Facebook Page
SO CAL FARM PHOTOS FOR THE ORGANIC FARMING RESEARCH FOUNDATION
The kickoff event of #ExpoWest for me is the Organic Farming Research Foundation Luncheon that happens on the Thursday of the show. This is a not to be missed networking event. I am filled with gratitude for the delightful reception and welcoming that the OFRF has given me over the years. I will be culling through my galleries for Kamut® grains we have grown here at home in SoCal in our experimental projects, as well as photos of foods from local Organic Farmers. One of my all time favorite memories from the National Product Expo West was having my photos in presentations created by the Organic Trade Association and Organic Center. The above photo is local organic spinach from J.R. Organics.
PLANT YOUR DREAM RALPH BRONNER AND YOU AT THE NATURAL PRODUCT EXPO WEST
The Return of Ralph Bronner of Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps to #ExpoWest One of my delights of the National Natural Products Expo West 2013 was seeing and having a brief visit with Ralph Bronner. I encourage everyone to watch Dr. Bronner's Magic Soapbox on Netflix, or get a copy. This tells some of the story of Ralph Bronner and his dad Emanuel Bronner, who inspired many of the Fair Trade and Humaniarian ideas being carried out by the company that gave to pass Prop I-522 in Washington State. David Bronner, president of the company and his brother Michael Bronner are a constant inspiration to me. I have a dream that starting in 2014 I will develop a poetry reading that combines some of my own writings with the Writings from The Moral ABC book of Emanual Bronner (1908-1997).
At the Natural Product Expo West, it is my joy to bring in a pot of living Kamut® Ancient Khorasan wheat and ask my sponsors and the attendees to Plant their dreams.
ORGANIC DAY AT DOWNTOWN DISNEY NOON MARCH 10 2014 MEET AT THE FOUNTAIN OUTSIDE JAMBA JUICE
Each year I visit Downtown Disney the day after the Natural Products Expo West in March. I call this Organic Day at Disney. Feel free to join mr there in at the fountain in front of Jamba Juice (where you can get an Organic Wheatgrass or a Smoothie).
MORE ON ORGANIC DAY AT DOWNTOWN DISNEY
I Invite others to stay at the Super 8 Anaheim
I stay at the Super 8 Anaheim generally around Room 176. I invite others to stay around there so we can walk or carpool together to the Convention Center.
PERMACULTURE VOICES CONFERENCE, MARCH 13-16, 2014 TEMECULA
Leslie with Diego Footer , creator of the Permaculture Voices Conference
NATIONAL HEIRLOOM EXPO SEPTEMBER 9-10-11, 2014
A highlight of the 2013 National Heirloom Expo was introducing David Bronner, president of Dr. Bronner's Magic Soap, to Paul Wallace, director of the show at the Natural Product Expo West that Spring. David is an constant inspiration to me with his many projects that include Fair Trade education, GMO Labeling, and Commercial Hemp Growing. Dr. Bronner's Magic Soap is one of my primary sponsors during the year. You can see their Ad as well as the Ads of my other sponsors on my Plant Your Dream Blog Sponsor site.
DAVID BRONNER, DOING GOOD IN THE WORLD
WITH THE YOUTH AT THE NATIONAL HEIRLOOM EXPO
Special thanks to Dr. Bronners Magic Soap as well as Whole Foods Market Santa Rosa for helping me engage the youth at Education Day at the National Heirloom Expo. I will do the same next year September 9-10-11, 2014.
Marketing director for Dr. Bronners Magic Soap, Christina Volgyesi, made sure I had an assortment of the Dr. Bronner sponsors Bumper Stickers that I gave to a teacher for raffle prizes at school. The kids loved the peace message that we are here to COEXIST.
THANKS TO WHOLE FOOD MARKET SANTA ROSA FOR HELP WITH THE MY KIDS GROW A HEALTHIER PIZZA CLASS
Whole Foods Market Santa Rosa provided me with Pizza Boxes that the kids. The end result of this project in full form will be using recycled pizza containers dressed up with old Baker Creek Catalogue photos from old programs to design Pizza boxes for The Grow A Healthier Pizza Starter Kit.
JUNE 2014: FURTHER PRESENCE OF KAMUT® ANCIENT KHORASAN WHEAT AT THE SAN DIEGO COUNTY FAIR
One of the highlights of my year 2013 was bringing a display of Khorasan ancient wheat grown out from Kamut® brand to the San Diego County Fair. There is a bed of various grains at the farm at the field. I want to invite this grain to be grown here in 2014.
THE GROW A HEALTHIER PIZZA STARTER KIT WILL FURTHER INSPIRE THE MOVEMENT THAT IS NEEDED
This is the Seed Packet as it is developing now. The packet contains Kamut© brand Khorasan wheat. I would like to enter a marketing phase in 2014
Please order a seed packet of Kamut from me the is part of the Grow A Healthier Pizza Kit for $10.00. It is free to those who Sign in to Join The Enchanted Garden Club and make a contribution here:
Spanish Translation, Later Revisions appeared
A SHIFT IN CONSCIOUSNESS IS ASKED IN 2014
UNCLE SAM MARRIES "ANTI" GMO CAMPAIGN LAUNCHES IN SPRING 2014
Uncle Sam Married "Anti" GMO main graphic
If we are to create Food Reform in America, this marriage is essential, although from the looks of it, in the present moment, very unlikely, unless there is a massive shift in consciousness.
I see this shift in consciousness coming from many places, and want to contribute to it through my popular Plant Your Dream Blogs on the Internet.
The Curezone Plant Your Dream Blog is nearing 8,5 Million Page Views, and my sponsor blog where I have Ads from companies and projects I admire can be seen along side each Plant Your Dream Blog Entry.
IN 2014, I WANT TO CONTRIBUTE MORE TO THE AWARENESS THAT OUR GOVERNMENT IS RULED BY THE "MONEYBAGS. " AS ALFRED W. MCCANN SAID IN "THE SCIENCE OF EATING," INDUSTRY DOMINATES THE QUALITY OF OUR FOOD SUPPLY FOR ITS OWN PURPOSES
One of the increasingly apparent awarenesses, that more and more activists are getting after our Labeling battles with the corporate world is that our government is influenced and controlled by corporate interests.
A pinnacle of Media coverage of this is expressed on the Bill Moyers interview with Mark Leibovich, of December 6, 2013 called America's Gilded Capital. this becomes very clear. In his book, "Our Town," he described Washington D.C. and this diseased condition.
My blog on this
Alfred W. McCann and Dr. Wiley were beating this drum near 100 years ago.
What is still unclear to most people, is that Uncle Sam is in the farm bed with GMO Foods. Many others are not aware that that GMO Foods are unhealthy.
In Spring 2014, I will launch my 2014 Campaign Called Uncle Sam Marries "Anti"-GMO. This is a play on words-the marriage of Uncle Sam--the archetype for the US government, getting married to the Anti-GMO movement.
THESE ARE A FEW OF THE GRAPHICS THAT REPRESENT TEACHINGS TOWARD CULTIVATING GRASSROOTS MOVEMENT
THIS IS THE COVER OF THE BOOK "GROW A HEALTHIER PIZZA":
THIS IS THE TABLE OF CONTENTS FOR THE GROW A HEALTHIER PIZZA BOOK AS IT STANDS NOW
One of my promised projects that is ongoing is working to assembly chapters for the book "Grow A Healthier Pizza."
ENTERING PLANT PARENTHOOD
There is much to gain through growing seeds and plants. I call this Plant Plarenthood. As we grow seeds, not only do we parent plants, but plants help reparent us.
How do we transition from where we are now to where we need to go?
Much of my "field work" in 2013, involved bringing into form the Art Work to help Reform Food. My intent in 2014 will be to further assemble this Art Work into an online book to begin with, called "Grow A Healthier Pizza!"
THE CAMPAIGN TO GROW A HEALTHIER PIZZA
The Campaign to Grow A Healthier Pizza originated when two seeds, Kamut© brand and a seed packet of San Marzano Baker Creek Heirloom seeds, came into my life while working on the Prop 37 CA Label GMOs Campaign. What do you do with ancient wheat and tomatoes frequently used as pizza sauce? Grow A Healthier Pizza! The campaign gained form when I heard Deborah Szekely speak in May 2012 at Rancho La Puerta. She was up in arms that congress had DE CLARED that two ounces of tomato sauce defined pizza as a vegetable. So if Congress was going to do that, We the People were going to Grow A Healthier Pizza.
Deborah Szekely and Leslie Goldman at Rancho La Puerta 2013
The Campaign to Grow A Healthier Pizza Facebook Page is currently the holding page for many of the new blogs and photos I take to promote local organic farming.
URL FOR THE CAMPAIGN TO GROW A HEALTHIER PIZZA
VOICES FROM THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE THAT WOULD AGREE IT IS TIME TO GROW A HEALTHIER PIZZA
These are some of the primary Voices that compel me forward and give strength to my cause.
Alfred McCann, Muckraker Journalist, and his offspring are now off the air, August 26,1983
"THE SCIENCE OF EATING" BY ALFRED W. MCCANN
Dr. Bernard Jensen asked me to follow in the footsteps of Alfred W. McCann, a muckraker Journalist of the World War 1 Era who fought for Food Reform. A number of his books are Online, including "The Science of Eating" that addresses that awareness that we have sold out our children to junk food presently GMOs.
When I teach the children, his Soul is right behind me applauding.
Alfred W. McCann said that working with youth is the solution and our hope for the problems we have created today. In some small way, and through my internet work and book writing, I want to extend the work he had in mind.
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DR WILEY AND THE POISON SQUAD
From Dr. Wiley, who originated the idea the evolved into the FDA, I adapted the idea of a Poison Squad to my project called, "The Enchanted Garden Pantry" and the "Organic Squad." Dr. Wiley came up with the original idea that he would test junk food on volunteers and write up the results. In my adaptation, I asked teens at Hami High to join the Organic Squad and test test what Organic foods they liked. This was a big hit.
WORKING WITH YOUTH IN THE CLASSROOM AS UNCLE LESLIE
for a number of years now, I have had the opportunity to work with youth in the classroom of my niece Eva Becker, a Biology teacher at Hamilton High School. This has been my laboratory. Each time I have taught there, I have brought organic food to the classroom. Many times I have asked the youth to plant dreams with seeds of ancient Khorasan wheat. There is now a 24x36 Art work of my primary graphic in the classroom. The art reads How Fast Can a Dream Grow? ~As Fast as a Blade of Grass!
TAKE YOUR SACRED SEED OUT OF THE PIZZA BOX AND PLANT YOUR DREAM!
Vandana Shiva looks at my Pizza Box Presentation at the National Heirloom Expo 2013
LESLIE WITH SOME OF THE BIG GUYS IN LABELING GMOS
Photo of Leslie at the National Heirloom Expo with GMO Labeling leaders Ronnie Cummins, OCA, Steve of Mercola, and Dave Murphy, Food Democracy Now.
My personal position is that we need a Grass Roots movement, an enormous shift in consciousness. I see GMOs a a symptom of our lost beat with nature.
We have lost our contact with nature itself and the way seeds grow.
A few of the highlights of my 2013 Campaign included further developing a literal Pizza Box as container to share the seed teachings.
The offerings I shared as a teacher at the Third Annual Traditional Medicine Gathering in Mexico in May, and later in September at the National Heirloom Expo were both based on asking people to take their Sacred Seed Out of the Pizza Box and Plant Your Dream!
CREATING A GRASS ROOTS MOVEMENT THROUGH THE GROWING OF ANCIENT WHEAT AND OTHER HEIRLOOM SEEDS
Cultivating Grass Roots Movement. If we are to regain sanity with our threatened food supply, we will need more people who grow food and understand the principles inherent in becoming friends again with Nature's Original Technology. Through nature contact, even growing a pot full of ancient wheat and other heirloom seeds, we can cultivate Grass Roots Movement
In 2012 and 2013, I spent many months working for the Labeling of GMO's in our food supply. I had extensive contact with many of the leaders of the movement who are involved in the Label GMO Movement.
LABELING GMOS AND MARCHING "AGAINST" MONSANTO IS NOT ENOUGH TO CREATE TRUE FOOD REFORM
LESLIE GOLDMAN, YOUR ENCHANTED GARDENER,
SAN DIEGO MARCH AGAINST MONSANTO
MAY 25, 2013
The Right to Know
what is in my Food
& Knowing How
to Grow my own Food
go Hand in Hand.
Food Reform begins
in my Garden.
I am Cultivating
a Grassroots Movement.
The image is a picture of me at the March Against Monsanto, May 25, 2013 at Balboa Park. I am holding packets of different kinds of Baker Creek Heirloom corn--diverse corn varieties--that are GMO free. More and more varieties of these diverse corn seeds, that hold the wisdom and intelligence of cultures are becoming contaminated by GMO Corn seeds and no longer grow true to their ancient type. This is what the indigenous people of the world are screaming about. They are losing their Sacred Seeds. We are all losing our Sacred Seed by not hearing the screaming.
Photo by David Bryson Hatfield
I was active in the San Diego Marches Against Monsanto in 2013. I spoke at the Fall Rally. I do believe that these Marches and the Labeling GMO Campaigns are helping bring in a new awareness that something is in our food called a GMO, and further that someone is spending a lot of money to keep labeling GMO's out of more public awareness.
I agree with Jeffrey M. Smith that we are creating a Tipping point where GMO foods will be rejected; however, this is not my end goal. My end goal is to create more Eminent Gardeners, to return America The Beautiful, to help create the awareness that there is something in the original seeds and these heirloom varieties that must be preserved if we as a human species are to thrive and return an Enchanted Garden to earth.
Putting all our efforts and energies toward Labeling and Marching Against Monsanto may not be enough to create the shift that is needed.
The End Goal is the Shift in Consciousness and this will come as more and more people regain their beat with nature. This goal is increasingly difficult as more and more of our youth and adults are swept up in the Computer Revolution that takes us farther and farther from natural evolution.
My concerns that that even if we win the fight, we will not have outgrown our predicament, our divorce from nature. Government must return to the people and this will happen as local growing of food, as well as organic farming methods that precedent in the American consciousness.
We need more and more farmers growing food. We need more and more gardeners. We need more and more people voting with their dollars because they recognize that Food Reform is needed. This will come out of the Marriage of Uncle Sam to Anti-GMO thinking.
The Agricultural system as we know it is busted. We need a nation of eminent gardeners.
In November, I was privileged to attend a convergence of Permaculture devotees. These is a movement of youth and adults who are finding ways to build and develop humanity in harmony with cultural laws that are permanent--in other words, have roots with a healthy past, present, and future for doing things.
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ENCHANTED GARDEN ART GIFT PROGRAM
Each year, I fund some of my Not for profit work through issuing an Art Gift. This is a gift of an enlargement of one of my Art Works made from a Photograph. For 2012-2013-2014, the poster that says, "How Fast Can A Dream Grow? ~As Fast as a Blade of Grass!" is my Art Gift.
Alongside and on the internet to the Art Gift, are the names of sponsors and allies. I currently have this Art Gift in two locations, Hami High in Los Angeles where my niece Eva Becker teaches Biology, as well as in the Student Lounge at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine San Diego campus.
THIS IS THE POSTER THAT HANGS NEAR THE 2012-2013-2014 MAIN ART GIFT AT HAMI SCHOOL AND IS SOON TO HANG AT THE PACIFIC COLLEGE OF ORIETAL MEDICINE STUDENT LOUNGE AT THEIR SAN DIEGO CAMPUS
Among the sponsors I honor on my sponsor blog are some of the individuals and companies listed here:
This Poster (to be updated) now hangs in the classroom at Hami High where in March I will take the next steps to launch an Organic Pantry Poster to be expanded with additional sponsors in 2014
In 2014, I will invite others to join the Art Gift Program that helps sponsor my activities and near full time Plant Your Dream Blogs and Campaigns.
URL ABOUT GIFT ART
MAY 2012 AND MAY 2013: MAY 2012 and MAY2013
Taking Kamut® Khorasan wheat across the border
In 2012, I first brought grains of Kamut® Khorasan wheat to Tecate, Mexico. Tecate is the home of Rancho La Puerta, the Number One destination spa. Many people of high self esteem, who are interested in health, visit this elegant environment that was inspired by my teachers Edmond Bordeaux Szekely and Deborah Szekely.
Photo of Edmond Bordeaux Szekely, who taught me about the wheat berry. I planted Seeds of KAMUT® and Dreams on my 2012 birthday at Rancho La Puerta. The Essene School of Life was originally founded here in the years following WW2.
It was Edmond Bordeaux Szekely who first introduced me to the power of the Ancient wheat berry. in the early days of the ranch, they grew their own wheat and made their own bread. It is my deepest seed dream to again see a loaf of bread grown at the Ranch Farm. in 2013, out of seed I left in 2012, the first field of Kamut© brand produced a solid row of the ancient grain. This was uplifting to my soul.
One of my favorite quotes from Edmond Bordeaux Szekely is this one that appears in the book about Zarathustra:
"You too mush one day cease to be your personal self, so that you may become a richer personality, in our pursuance of the law that life always creates more life, , truth more abundant truth, the seed more abundant seeds. This is one answer to your problems given by the grain of wheat." --The Voice of Zarathustra from a story told in The Book of Asha by Edmond Bordeaux Szekely.
Numbers of the Art Graphics I produced in 2013, were inspired by quotes and stories I adapted from Edmond Bordeaux Szekely's own work. Here is one:
HERE IS A VIDEO FROM THE 3RD GATHERING OF TRADITIONAL MEDICINE OF THE AMERICAS IN MEXICO, MAY 2013 THAT CLEARLY EXPLAINS WHAT I MEAN WHEN I SAY "TAKE YOUR SACRED SEED OUT OF THE PIZZA BOX AND PLANT YOUR DREAM!":
This fourteen minute video begins with a clear explantation of what I mean when I say, "Take Your Sacred Seed Out of the Pizza Box and Plant Your Dream."
HOME SWEET HOME
This is a photo taken in December 2013. It expresses my hopes and dreams for 2014. Compost building and front of the house foundations repairs have been big focuses during the year. Layers of manure went to one of our favorite orange trees thanks to housemate Ken Small. In the history of the house, we have never had blooms on the orange tree in December, and these are happening at the same time that the Spring Harvest crop is still ripening. We will have a double harvest of oranges in 2014.
RE-INVENTING OUR HOME COMMUNITY NOW
Finding contentment and peace at home has never been easy for me. I manage a household of eight and this alone could be a full time job.
My goal through the first months of 2014 will be to help in the re-invention of our community that I call the Enchanted Garden Intentional Community. The power of re-establishing my home base after two years of uphill climb with Prop 37 in 2012, and then learning how to living in balance at age 66, are among my most different challenges. I am most grateful for the support of good housemates and counselors as I take on keys to my success at home.
For five months, in 2013, I had what I am calling a health storm, I look more deeply at this in the section below called Rekindling of Faith.
ESTABLISHING REFINEMENTS TO THE ENCHANTED GARDEN FOOD PANTRY AT THE ENCHANTED GARDEN INTENTIONAL COMMUNITY, AROSA STREET
Nadine Favorite Ingredients are the products that I include in our Enchanted Garden Pantry. At various holidays at home, a number of the amen in our community go way out with holiday treats and dinners. Nadine's Healthier Pizzeria is a name for what we do at home when she works with perfecting her own recipes with Kamut ® that is works into pizza dough. We are always adding new favorite ingredients that include products from Eden Foods, Bragg's Live Foods, and others we discover in our journeys to the Natural Product Expo West.
OUR TOWER GARDEN AEROPONIC EXPERIENCE GROWING KAMUT® BRAND ANCIENT KHORASAN WHEAT IN THE TOWER GARDEN
Grains of Kamut® ancient Khorasan wheat were harvested from a Tower Garden as part of a experiment to see how they would grow in this aeroponic system that encourages growing food at home
That's Our Tower Garden in the background, and the Khorasan seed we harvested, some from this hydroponic aeroponic system called a Tower Garden® and some from wine barrels filled with fertile soil For information about getting a Tower Garden, please contact Lurrae, https://lurrae.towergarden.com
MY TOWER GARDEN EXPERIENCES
Early in 2013, I was given a Tower Garden to use by my friend Lurrae Lupone who asked me to see how I liked it. I soon began to grow Healthier Pizza Fixings, including Kamut© ancient wheat and tomatoes. in April 2013, I attended the Southern California meeting of the group that is promoting the Tower Garden.
I met the inventor Tim Blank. We had a fabulous connection.
I was playing with the idea that I would promote the growth of one half million of these Tower Gardens, as a way to foster my own idea that more people need to grow their own food. I brought Tim some of my results, grains of wheat that had grown this space ace aeroponic system.
I entered my relationship with growing food in the Tower Garden with an open mind. I am a devotee to the soil, and I see the soil as the medium for growing healthy people. I thought that I could use the Tower Garden as a means to an end, getting more people into growing food in both the Tower Garden and in Containers in soil.
i discovered some amazing things. Wheat will produce seeds to the next generation in the Tower Garden.
I was also growing seeds in wine barrels at the same time.
The grass of the wheat berries grown in the Tower Garden made fabulous sweet Kamut© Grass that we juiced. This was very exciting.
When, I attempted to respout the finished kernels of wheat, I placed about 90 kernels in one jar, 90 that had grown in the wine barrels, and 90 of original Kamut© in another jar.
I was able to get one of the 90 seeds to sprout, and about four of the seeds from the wine barrel.
The control group of seeds of original Kamut nearly all sprouted.
I am not sure what this all means, other than wheat original grown in Montana, the source of the Kamut© is pretty particular about its growing conditions.
I have a dream that Kamut© brand can be acclimated to other climates such as Southern California and Mexico. Of course, this would take a lot of development that I would turn over to Dr. Robert Quinn and his allies. They have strict standards for growing the wheat commercially under the Kamut© khorasan wheat banner.
Conclusions of the Tower Garden Experiment
I am still working on Tower Garden experiments growing Khorasan wheat.
At the National Heirloom Expo September 2013, I had the opportunity to ask numbers of soil enthusiasts what they thought of growing food out of soil. one of the awarenesses that I gleaned was that the quality of different herbs and their effects differ highly according to the minerals that are in the soil. In other words, a different balance will produce different herbal health influences.
I also had a visit from a wheat grass growing expert who grows thousands of trays of wheatgrass commercially. It takes a very unique seed to adapt to this commercial growing process. His experience was that wheat grown hydroponically was not as healthy.
I sense that wheat--the staff of life--will reproduce viable seeds if the unique micro nutrients that wheat requires are in the soil to begin with. I have not yet been satisfied that the Tower Tonic provided with the Tower Garden has the balance to produce viable seeds.
FEEDBACKS FROM TEACHING
"My dream is that I will plant these seeds you gave us
and put them on a pizza." --Katherine's feedback on my class at the National Heirloom Expo 2013.
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE:
I had numbers of positive feedbacks from my teachings during the year
at the National Heirloom Expo and most rewarding, working with the youth at Hami High School in my role as Uncle Leslie.
Uncle Leslie in the Classroom
REKINDLING OF FAITH
2013 was a year of great learning, and coming to terms with the vulnerability of my own body as well as our earth to survive and thrive.
Leaving Alvarado Hospital in June 2013. I had a Kidney Stone procedure. The pain as well as the recovery was intense.
I spent three months in close encounters with the conventional medical system during summer,, and a have spent a number of months realigning my own immune system with the opportunity to be a Wellness Warrior at 66. I have a long way to go.
In September, I fulfilled a commitment to teach at the National Heirloom Expo, and then in November to establish a Sacred Seed Presence at the Pacific Symposium where a container of ancient grass growing and my Art Graphic for 2012-2013-2014 adored the podium.
I drove to Santa Rosa from San Diego, a journey of 1600 miles round trip in my 68 VW van by myself, challenging personal limits.
It is the continuing of support from my sponsors and those who I meet along the Journey that compels me to overcome and model what it means to be a fully human and striving to help humanity at a time when our earth deeply needs us all.
Your Enchanted Gardener,
ANGELS AMONG US KATRINA FREY OF THE FREY WINERY
I had a health storm in 2013, health problems that added up to five months of 2013. There was a big question in my mind if I could get to the National Heirloom Expo (September 9-10-11 in 2014). Connection the dots, I know see this as part of my Seed Dream for Getting Hip. Through My Getting Hip Replacements in 1975 and Hip Revisions in 2000-2001, I would contribute to Healthcare in America getting Hip to being all it could be. In July I had a kidney stone intervention at the Alvarado Hospital in San Diego.
This was about six weeks before the 2013 National Heirloom Expo. I still may not fully recovered with my Encounters with Pharma Drugs during that period that left me confused and split focused. Part of what kept me going, was a vision that I wanted to return again to the Frey Vineyard in 2014, as well as see the Petaluma Seed Bank. I reached out to Katrina Frey when I was still on vapors. It was her uplift financially, and then an uplift from Patricia Bragg, that helped me see my way to the National Heirloom Expo. Finally getting there is a story I want to tell under the heading The Rekindling of Faith.
Katrina Frey and the Frey family deserve our support. There are many brothers and a number of sisters in this family that caretake more than 1000 acres in the Redwood Valley.
I have many dreams that I have for the Frey Family.
They grow grains in between the fields of grapes in winter and spring. I wonder if Kamut® ancient Khorasan wheat can acclimate to that Northern California climate? I gave seeds to brother Luke Frey, a master of Biodynamic agriculture, when I visited following the National Heirloom Expo.
There are other Kamut® ancient grains that need to go up there for the Vineyard.
HERE IS A SEPARATE BLOG ABOUT KATRINA FREY AND THE FAMILY
Do Cows really need antibiotics to be well?
One of the most powerful experiences of my year was at the Frey Vineyard spending time with this cow and her caretakers, Luke Frey and his apprentices. I got a report from an apprentice that in nine months of service, the three cows were in optimal health. I do not believe that cows and other animals need antibiotics. I am grateful to be seeing some progress made on the front to lessen them as decrees by the FDA. I believe Kamut® ancient khorasan wheat would be an important adjunct to the healthy diet of animals. I would like to see the 4H Clubs becoming aware of this.
PATRICIA BRAGG, HEALTH CRUSADER BLESSES OUR GRASS ROOTS MOVEMENT
I also want to call attention to Patricia Bragg and her working family at the Bragg Health Crusade, I visited the Montecito headquarters both in 2012 and 2013 on my trip to the National Heirloom Expo. Both years Patricia made my journey possible through her generous gifts.
Feeding the Chickens Kamut® Ancient Grains and Growing Kamut® Ancient grain into grass
Patricia raises chickens at her Mendocina Organic Farm. I have enjoyed feeding the chickens Kamut® ancient Khorasan wheat. I believe that growing this into grass would be a great health asset for chicken growers who want the best for their eggs.
Sampling Bragg and Eden Foods at the Hillcrest Farmers' Market
We are graced in San Diego to have abundance of locally grown organic food at our Farmers' Markets. I show up at the Hillcrest Farmers' Market each Sunday when I am in town to spend time with J.R. Organics, and some of the other vendors. There are many days that I spend an extraordinary time at the computer. Interacting with those who come to shop is a healing experience both for them and myself.
J.R. ORGANICS AT THE HILLCREST FARMERS' MARKET
Sundays, at the Hillcrest Farmers' Market in San Diego, there are times when I bring out my Bragg Samples to dress up the J.R. Organic Tomatoes or other vegetables. My goal in 2014, will be to do more of this activity. This sampling is part of the Nadine's Favorite Ingredients Project.
FROM DR BERNARD JENSEN MY HEALTH MENTOR 1907-2001 WHO REPEATED THE WORDS OF HIPPOCRATES WHEN HE SAID, "LET FOOD BE THY MEDICINE…"
This quote is loosely translated on the Kamut International Facebook research page:
The teaching: Twenty-three hundred years ago among the many teachings of Hippocrates was the idea, loosely translated: “Medicine should be our food and food should be our medicine.” We are starting with this idea and applying it to two modern observations. http://www.kamut.com/en/research.html#wheat_sensitivities
GETTING HIP: THROUGH MY GETTING HIP I WILL CONTRIBUTE TO HEALTHCARE GETTING HIP TO BEING ALL IT CAN BE
Food to me is Medicine. Learning how to eat personally is Soul Growth.
For many years, I have had an on-going relationship with the local Pacific College of Oriental Medicine where I receive acupuncture on a regular basis.
I have also been instrumental here in establishing a local CSA at PCOM. In 2014, I want to help bring the CSA at PCOM back alive.
This is a poster that now hands in the student lounge.
BETTER SNACKS AND HEALTHIER FOODS FOR THE PACIFIC COLLEGE OF ORIENTAL MEDICINE AND CONTINUING TO EDUCATE AT THE ANNUAL PACIFIC SYMPOSIUM
I have also developed an interest among the student government leaders to improve the snacks. I have introduced them to Eden Foods.
QUINTESSENTIAL HEALTH SOLUTIONS
For my own well being, I have specific remedies that I use and also others that I discover. I have numbers of sponsors whose supplements I admire. You will find some of these listed in separate Blogs.
Here are a few links to some of the supplements I use.
FLOWER ESSENCE SERVICES FLOURISH LINE
2012-2013 KAMUT® BRAND PRESENTATION
These were many of my ancient wheat teaching activities for that year.
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