Expo West 2013– Thursday Events on My Radar–Your Enchanted Gardener

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ON MY RADAR–THE NATURAL PRODUCT EXPO WEST 2013

The Natural Product Expo West Floor is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 8-10.
Visit the top vendors and see the best of the new products for the natural products industry.

In particular, this is where MY ATTENTION will be; I encourage you to catch these, too:

   Wednesday, March 6,  5-7 pm:  Nutracon Awards.  

   Thursday, March 7, is one of the most exciting days of the event, with aGMO Labeling Panel, OFRF luncheon, and the Fresh Ideas Tent (read on)…

The Fresh Ideas Tent shows off the Organic Vendors.  Many vendors display just at this one day event.
Thursday, around noon, is  the Organic Farming Research Foundation Luncheon.  

More to come, including my favorite booths, and other great activities…

 

GET OUT OF BED EARLY THURSDAY MORNING–8:30-9:30 AM–for the GMO PANEL. Then come to THE ORGANIC FARMING RESEARCH FOUNDATION LUNCHEON

 

GMO Labeling: Where Are We Now?
Washington State, the National FDA Just Label It Effort, and Lessons Learned from Prop 37

 

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Bob Quinn, L, KAMUT® International, and Steven Hoffman, Compass Natural, on behalf of the  Washington State Label GMO Campaign, are two welcoming smiles inviting you to get up and out of bed early for a great morning of activity at ExpoWest that kicks off with a very special GMO Labeling Panel.  The morning session 8:30-9:30 pm is a warmup for one of the hottest networking events, the OFRF Luncheon.

 


Thursday, March 7, 2013, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m, Anaheim Marriott Hotel, Platinum Ballroom 1

After submitting 350,000 signatures, GMO labeling advocates are rallying to support I-522, the People’s Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act, in Washington State. I-522, one of a handful of state initiatives calling for GMO labeling, is considered one of the best chances for GMO labeling in 2013.

Learn how you can support this effort, along with lessons learned from California’s Prop 37 and what’s happening on a national level to require labeling of genetically engineered foods, from a panel of speakers and industry leaders deeply involved in these efforts.

Speakers

  • Trudy Bialic, Director of Public Affairs, PCC Natural Markets, I-522 Steering Committee
  • Gary Hirshberg, Chair, Stonyfield Farm and Co-founder, Just Label It
  • Jessica Lundberg, Board of Directors, Lundberg Family Farms
  • David Bronner, CEO, Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps
  • Ken Cook, President, Environmental Working Group
  • Michele Simon, JD, MPH, Author, Appetite for Profit, President, Eat Drink Politics

http://www.appetiteforprofit.com/2013/02/06/panelist-at-natural-products-expo-west-on-march-7/ 

Moderator

Steven Hoffman, Managing Director, Compass Natural, and Staff Member, I-522

For information and to contribute, contact Steve Hoffman, on behalf of The People’s Right to Know campaign. steve@compassnatural.com, tel 303.807.1042. As a grassroots political organization, Label It WA depends on you. Visit www.labelitwa.org.

 

OFRF Luncheon 2013

The Organic Farming Research Foundation Luncheon is a Not-to-be-Missed Event–Thursday around noon

 


 

Props to the Organic Chefs helping to prepare the organic foods for the OFRF luncheon at this year’s ExpoWest. One of my joys each year is connecting with Aramark Kitchen head, Jim Tripp. Over the years, the presence of the Organic Farming Research Foundation –OFRF–and the Organic Trade Association–OTA– chefs interacting with the Aramark Kitchen staff, and the presence of ExpoWest at the Anaheim Convention Center have significantly influenced its Greening, and Moving Organic Forward.  
 

 

BIG STORY

The Influence of OFRF, OTA, and EXPOWEST On The GREENING of the Anaheim Convention Center

Back in 2006 or so, I first brought fresh organic herbs to Jim Tripp, head of the Aramark kitchen. I met Jim Tripp because OTA and OFRF chefs would interact each year in the Aramark Kitchen at the Anaheim Convention Center. I shared my dream to establish an herb garden at the Anaheim Convention Center. That Seed Dream was fulfilled in Spring 2012. They planted an herb garden! The Anaheim Convention Center is now known as one of the top Green Convention Centers in the world.  This would not have been the current state if organic leadership and our chefs had not interacted with the Aramark Staff.

 

 

Patrick Smart, Aramark head, Your Enchanted Gardener (That’s me, Leslie Goldman), and Jim Tripp, head of the Aramark Kitchen, in 2012 at the OFRF Luncheon.

Read about the Influence of #expowest on the Anaheim Convention Center here

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/center-334739-convention-garden.html

Here is a story about the Rooftop Garden, Anaheim Convention Center:
http://www.ocregister.com/articles/center-334739-convention-garden.html

I planted this Seed Dream in 2008 with Jim Tripp. This year I will bring Jim some Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, and of course, my seed of the year, KAMUT® Khorasan Ancient Wheat.

 

GROW A HEALTHIER PIZZA ACTIVITIES I WILL BE DOING AT EXPO WEST

 

 

Spring Biz Cards 2013-Grow A Healthier Pizza Medium

 

Take Your Deepest Dreams Out of the Pizza Box and Plant Them!

 

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Be sure to Plant Your Dream in the ExpoWest Show Office where I have the Show Plant every year.  I will also be traveling around with a portable Plant Your Dream Grow A Healthier Pizza Container.  I have Seed Packets with KAMUT® Khorasan Ancient Wheat and Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds for you to plant.  I am seeking sponsors for the Campaign to Grow A Healthier Pizza.  This year, we will give two large Art Prints to both Hami High School and the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, San Diego Campus.  I am budgeted to do another Caravan to the National Heirloom Expo in September.  I need sponsors for this trip.  Last year I did a brief Opening and Closing Ceremony.  My work most of last year was promoting Prop 37, and the Labeling Genetically Modified Food work.  Much of this story is told in my book Chapters of “Grow A Healthier Pizza.

 

Two Canvases of the Art Poster “How Fast Can A Dream Grow?” will be given this year to the Hami High School Science Class of my Niece Eva Becker and to the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.

Below is a first draft of the poster than will hang next to the Art.

I am seeking others who would like to sponsor my work this year and make a contribution.

Those who Join the Campaign to Grow A Healthier Pizza are welcomed to have their name on the poster that will hang alongside the 24×30 art.

Join the Campaign to Grow A Healthier Pizza and Receive a Grow A Healthier Pizza Starter Kit–Ancient KAMUT® Khorasan wheat seeds to plant and Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds.  Food Reform in America is our intent.

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TORAH! TORAH!  AND A NEW GENERATION OF PLANT YOUR DREAM BLOGGERS WILL BE IN FULL FORCE AT EXPO WEST

Matt Sablove, Johanna Hoffman, and Torah Torres are coming up from San Diego. Matt and Johanna will be assisting me with some of the Plant Your Dream Blog activity that includes video and photo work.

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Torah Torres, Program Director for the Wholistic Expo, and a big supporter of the Campaign to Grow A Healthier Pizza, shows off some of the products we love at the Pacific Symposium 2012. I do this show every year, featuring a Potpourri of my favorite Natural Product Expo Quintessential Favorites.   In the background of this photo is the Gift Art that will go to Hami High School Science Classroom of my Niece Eva Becker, one of the top Science Teachers in the LA Unified School System.  I am asking for the gift of a refrigerator for the classroom where Uncle Leslie’s Kids in this magnate performing arts program can further be introduced to biodynamic and organic foods.

To See Eva and the Kids appreciating and testing Foods from 2012,  Watch this Youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaIJfY-KCvw

 

TESTIMONIALS FROM THE KIDS TO UNCLE LESLIE

http://plantyourdream.net/?p=12009

 

EXPO WEST SHOW PLANTS FOR 2013

THE ENCHANTED GARDEN GARY HIRSHBERG ORGANIC ALFALFA PATCH CELEBRATED ITS FIRST HARVEST IN 2012.

YOU ARE INVITED TO HAVE A LITTLE SNIPPET OF OUR CROP AS A REMINDER THAT EACH OF US CAN BE AN ORGANIC UPRISING, STANDING UP FOR NATURE’s ORIGINAL TECHNOLOGY.

 

Snippets will also be in the Show Office

 

 

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In 2011,  The USDA and Washington, et al.,  began the movement toward deregulation of Biotech Crops through announcing that we would lift restrictions, and allow Biotech Alfalfa.  This epic decision inspired the Gary Hirshberg Organic Alfalfa Patch growing at home here at the Enchanted Garden Intentional Community in San Diego.  The entire year of 2011,  I grew and planted organic alfalfa in little Biosmart Sugar bagasse pots.  One was welcomed to the stage with my organic hero Walt Robb, co-CEO of Whole Food Market at a GMO Panel on March 11, 2011.  That night, the little alfalfa was on the podium of the Organic Center VIP dinner.

See this Historic YouTube video of the March 11, 2011 Panel, emceed by Walt Robb, Whole Foods Market Co-CEO.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-DqRQebQwM&list=PL6187E41673B56355

 

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Gary Hirshberg, inspiration behind the national Just Label It! Campaign, and former CE-YO of Stonyfield (he stepped down to give full time to Labeling GMO’s+!), is “Our Man in Washington”  as I see it.  It is always a delight to see and feel the inspiration of this Organic Hero, loved by the cows and alfalfa.  I will be honoring Gary at ExpoWest, offering a Grow A Healthier Pizza Box with our first harvest.  Each of us are an Organic Uprising, standing up for Nature’s Original Technology.

KEEP TABS ON JUST LABEL IT!

http://justlabelit.org

Millions of Americans have spoken out for our right to know what’s in our food.  Become part of this growing movement and join them today. Fill out the form below to tell the FDA and members of Congress to support labeling genetically engineered foods.

 

GROW A HEALTHIER PIZZA:  MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH AN ANCIENT GRAIN OF WHEAT

I have had a love affair going for more than fifteen years.  One of the archetypal stories of my life appears in a book called “The Legend of Zarathustra,” that was later printed as “The Book of Asha.”  This is a story about the wisdom contained in a grain of wheat.  In 2011,  at the not to be missed Organic Summit in Baltimore,  Bob Quinn, one of my heroes in Organic Trade, gave me the gift of KAMUT® Khorasan Ancient wheat from his Montana farmer cowboy hat.  Thus I found my ancient grain.  This story is told in my forthcoming book, “Grow A Healthier Pizza.” You can read the chapters as I write them in drafts on the Curezone Plant Your Dream Blog, and here in more finished form on PlantYourDream.net, the block where I plant Success for Super Ripe People and Their Dreams.  Read More….”An Ancient Grain Speaks to Me,”  a chapter in motion.

Read the beginning of my chapter on why I say, “KAMUT® is the real Dough!”  Here. http://curezone.com/blogs/fm.asp?i=2016410

One of the Key Chapters of “Grow A Healthier Pizza” is about my Plan to Fulfill Food Reform in America.

Read about Harvey W. Wiley MD,  who many call the Father of the FDA, in the Section, “If We Labeled GMO’s, We Would Have A Better Chance to be Healthier Today.”   http://curezone.com/blogs/fm.asp?i=2039306

You can find the Table of Contents, as it exists now, here on this Curezone Blog.

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Bob Quinn, founder of KAMUT® INTERNATIONAL, is enjoying visiting with friend Carlo Petrini at the 2nd Annual National Heirloom Expo, September 11-13 in Santa Rosa, CA.  Carlo is the head of the international Slow Food Movement.  Carlo is holding the Silver Box where the deepest Seed Dreams of Humanity are contained.  Bob is holding a pot of KAMUT,® the seedgrass representing a literal Grassroots Movement Growing that will bring in Labeling and welcome in a Post-GMO Era.  The Enchanted Garden is a name for our renewed earth that grows one seed at a time, beginning in your own backyard.  I welcome you to Join the Beet Keepers and become an Enchanted Garden Club Member. Both Carlo and Bob are among the original signers of the 7.5 Million +2 Petition that launched the Campaign to Grow A Healthier Pizza.  Join Us on Facebook Here:  http://www.facebook.com/GrowAHealthierPizza

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LOOKING BACK AT #EXPOWEST 2012

THE BRAGG CENTENNIAL CREATED SACRED SPACE

Patricia is in booth #2285

http://curezone.com/blogs/fm.asp?i=2040694

The Bragg 100 year Celebration at ExpoWest 2012  was one of my all-time Special Events.  Patricia’s staff created this marvelous Saturday night event.  I am looking out to see who can come near to re-creating such a profound healing experience.  To Read More about the Patricia Bragg event at ExpoWest 2012, go here:  http://plantyourdream.net/?p=10796

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GENETIC ROULETTE IS THE TRANSFORMATION FILM OF 2012.
PLEASE SUPPORT THE SUCCESS OF THIS FILM

 

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Jeffrey M. Smith, director of “Genetic Roulette,” winner of the Transformational Film Award for 2012, and Leslie Goldman, Your Enchanted Gardener, water the Grassroots Movement that will bring in National and State Labeling.  I see and seed us living once again in a [now] Post GMO Era.  Labeling is a beginning.  The Right to Know and the Know How to Grow some of our own food–and support local agriculture–are keys to helping restore America The Beautiful.   It’s time to face the facts:  We are a generation that has been Genetically Modified.  Getting our beat back with nature, one gardener at a time, is a key for educating people.  The work in the schools is vitally important.

 

 

BAKER CREEK HEIRLOOM SEED CATALOGUE

I have a vision that we will develop the  Baker Creek Enchanted Garden Outpost at home.  We will have a demo site where Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds and Medicinals find a home in our garden more and more.  We will have a site where local people can come and enjoy our Enchanted Garden Pantry as Nadine’s Healthier Pizzeria and Anna’s Kitchen develop.  Be sure to press this photo hotlink and see why I love this company.  I look forward to further collaborations and having my poetry in the magazines and catalogue.  

In You, I see the flowers I love so much in the garden.  Nature has smiled on you to make this world beautiful.

                                                                                                       –Your Enchanted Gardener

 

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PRODUCTS TO BE 65 AND THRIVE

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To tell you the truth, I wasn’t sure I was going to make it to this year’s Natural Product Expo West. Like many of us, I have been down for the count this winter with colds and low immune system. I am coming to ExpoWest seeking the question, “Which supplements and products can I use to be 65 and Thrive?”

 

HERE ARE SOME OF THE REMEDIES I USE:

 

FES DANDELION DYNAMO

Dandelion Dynamo from Flower Essence Services is recommended

The Flower Essence Services booth at ExpoWest is always one of my first stops in the hall.  This is where Angels hang out.  I highly recommend Dandelion Dynamo for this year’s show.  Also, watch your immune system.  We will be bringing together new assortments of bacterias and viruses that have not met before–all in one place.  I am coming out of two months of the most intense down time.  I am in celebration this morning of March 5 that my spirit has returned. The Curezone Plant Your Dream Blog is filled with many daily journals of my struggle and questioning about being 65 and what I need to refine.  I am on the computer way too much.  Two of my models are Dr. Bernard Jensen whose best years were from 67-87, and Deborah Szekeley, Co-Founder of Rancho La Puerta.  Deborah turned 90 last May.  She feels 60.  Her latest project is Wellness Warrior, a group that will lobby Washington and get us off the couch.  Deborah and her family are a constant inspiration.  I highly recommend that you take a week or more a year to visit Rancho La Puerta, the Number One Destination Spa in the world.-Leslie

 

AMINO ACTIV: NUTRACON PRODUCT OF THE YEAR 2015

AminoActiv is my anti-inflammatory of choice. Secret: I use it as well where others use Red Bull. It will become one of the most popular alternatives to Ibuprofen and other arthritis products that have toxic side effects. I have personal experience with Ibuprofen, and five years experience with AminoActiv. Follow the success of this gift to the Natural Product Industry on the Plant Your Dream blog…

http://plantyourdream.net/?p=824


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MyCommunity–Host Community

Paul Stamens formula of mushrooms:
http://www.hostdefense.com/products/mushroom-extracts/item/mycommunity-extract

 

ON MY CALENDAR  2013

 

  • Chapters being written for “Grow A Healthier Pizza” continues, and local work at the Farmers’ Market. Support for Nadine in seeking out the finest ingredients to Grow, Prepare, and Educate on the need to Grow A Healthier Pizza–at our local Farmers’ Markets.
  • Science Fair–Hamilton High School–May 2013.  In my role as Uncle Leslie, I will do the Plant Your Dream work of building a nation of gardeners, one seed and dream at a time.    
  • Passover Village in the desert–Seed to Grow Our Own Matzah with KAMUT® Khorasan ancient wheat continues.  1/2 million more Tower of Pizza Garden Project kicks off in Long Beach in April.
  •  Working with the Youth at San Diego State, e3’s, Greenfest.
  • Rancho La Puerta and Tecate Visits–continuing the vision to support gardens in Tecate and the flowering of Traditional Medicine.  Growing A Bread we will prepare and eat as Edmond Bordeaux Szekely and Deborah Szekely experienced during the Essene School of Life Era.  
  • Late Summer–Caravan to the National Heirloom Expo before September 11.  Fall–time to get to Bioneers!  Participation in the Pacific Symposium 2013.
  • Progress on the home front–Stabilizing the Enchanted Garden Intentional Community at home throughout the year.
  • Daily Blogging and refinement of the Plant Your Dream Blogs, with help from “Braingems from the Diamond Mind,” my webmaster.
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