Rare Seeds Among Us!
My Intent Now is to Win Back Our Sacred Seeds, my theme for 2015-2016
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RARE SEEDS AMONG US!
Looking Back…Remembering John Vasconcellos, Enchanted Garden Club Member
2016 is the year of the Statesman in Politics. I want to bring John Vasconcellos to mind (on the right). He was a friend for more than 30 years. Then Governor of California Grey Davis was dressed in proper attire for an event that John took me to in Sacramento. I was feeling alienated from Politics and government at the time. (Around 2005?) John, a member of the California State Assembly as well as Senate for many years, he invited me to spend a week with him. John died a few years ago. I imagining him applauding Senator Bernie Sanders now in his effort to create “A Future We can Believe in.”
Plant a Seed! Grow A Whole New World!
Katrina Frey & Leslie Goldman Biodynamic Art Peter Dukich
Katrina Frey with Leslie (that’s me!) at the Frey Family Land a few days before Katrina left for Germany to receive a Silver Medal for Humanitarian Service. This Art Gift is intended to be a fund raiser for my Enchanted Garden Mobile Journey to Win Back Our Sacred Seeds and for other projects I See and Seed Prospering. This was taken September 15 while I was visiting.
“Rare Seeds” and Heirloom Seeds I call “Sacred Seeds.”
Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company uses the hastag @RareSeeds to describe their Heirloom Seed Collection. I use this term #RareSeeds metaphorically to apply to humans who are living their soul purpose. I consider “Rare Seeds” and Heirloom seeds to be “Sacred Seeds.” It is through the inspiration and actions of Rare Seeds Among Us that we have the potential to Turn Our Planetary Beat Around and come into alignment again with Nature’s Original Technology.
Rare Seeds will Gain from Growing Heirloom Sacred Seeds
My mission now is to alert Rare Seeds, individuals living out their soul purpose to the great power that comes from growing original heirloom seeds; they are more popular now thanks to The National Heirloom Expo @heirloomexpo. Sept 8-10 in Santa Rosa, CA.
Heirloom Seeds honor gene pool biodiversity. They keep vibrant our unique cultural history and future. Growing Rare Seeds reconnects me to my own Rare Seed nature and showers me with plant blessings. I wish you the same.
ENTER JERE GETTLE, BAKER CREEK HEIRLOOM SEED COMPANY AND THE NATIONAL HEIRLOOM EXPO
Jere Gettle at the National Heirloom Expo Santa Rosa, CA. Jere Gettle is a #RareSeed Freedom Hero and I am proud to know him
My Own life Journey was Influenced by 17 year old Jere Gettle about 17-years ago. He loved original Heirloom Seed. He saw them disappearing from the catalogues he would view. He decided to do something about it. He created his own catalogue that 17 or more years later has become a collectors item and one of the most beautiful Seed Catalogues produced in the world.
Today, The Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company collection has more than 1600 varieties from around the world. Each time we grow and harvest one of these open pollinated non gmo seeds, we are upholding gene integrity in the world. Jere and his family travel around the world, doing what he loves best, meeting fellow farmers and collecting their @rareseeds.
Some wonder why the Baker Creek Collection is not labeled “Certified Organic.” This is because this is a collection intended for backyard gardeners, rather than commercial growers. Many of the varieties are small in number. He personally choices sustainable methods of seed growing. The collection is GMO Free and this is important to Jere Gettle
From the dream of a 17-year old, now 34 or so, has risen up a legion of backyard gardeners, excited by heirloom seeds and Pure Food Activites who attend The National Heirloom Exposition, an annual event in Santa Rosa, this year September 8-10, 2015. I am firmly on board, doing all I can to spread the good word about Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds.
I am deeply honored to teach, and be a part of this Agricultural Fair. On Education and Fun Day, I give away Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company seeds throughout the year to kids and special projects that come my way. It is truly inspiring to see how many children today have an excitement about seeds. At our activity with kids to grind original wheat to see how seeds can become bread When I am with adults, I invite the, to plant intentions with living seeds showing them a pretty box and relating the story that it is our job in life to take our dreams out of the box and our life out of packages. A number of years ago, I felt I was losing my health, and I am still working hard to stay healthy; and yet finding my passion, being the California Johnnie Appleseed for these Heirloom Seeds gives my life passion and meaning. That, my friend, heals.
THE BAKER CREEK HEIRLOOM CATALOGUE IS ONLINE HERE
BAKER CREEK HEIRLOOM SEEDS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE
Enter Paul Wallace, Petaluma Seed Bank
Paul Wallace and me, Leslie Goldman, at the Petaluma Seed Bank
Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company is located in Bakersville, Missouri. The California home of Baker Creek is The Petaluma Seed Bank. Located in an historic Bank Building that once housed money, the vault now protect @RareSeeds. Once a year, Paul travels to the Natural Project Expo, and at the 2015 event, we spent quality time together. I am a member of the Press Corps for #ExpoWest, and have significant friendships at this event as well as understand where to be when. In less than a few minutes at one point, Paul fulfilled his goals to meet potential sponsors for the 2015 show. It was an incredible bonding experience for both of us to spend time together. Paul Wallace is a giant of man in spirit and heart, and he knows how to grow food. Paul is the director of both the Petaluma Seed Bank as well as the National Heirloom Expo.
When I imagine the challenge of the journey, to drive the EG Mobile from San Diego to Santa Rosa, CA, it is the thought of having the destination of the Petaluma Seed Bank that gives me direction.
Paul Wallace is an inspiration in my life. He is a Rare Seed among men and I am uplifted through our conversations. It is an honor to feel a part of the Baker Creek family. Paul has been my primary contact in building that relationship.
I am holding a vision, a Seed Dream inspired by the Petaluma Seed Bank that one day all banks will have Heirloom Seed Banks. Increasingly, more and more people will wake up to see the importance of valuing seeds. More and more communities will have localized banks of Heirloom Seeds. It will be good to help foster that dream.
Enter The Dr Bronner Family That Models Giving Back And Applying Principles Of Moral ABCs
This is a photo of David Bronner, Lisa Bronner and me, Leslie Goldman at Golden Hall when the count was coming in on Prop 37 in 2012. David, and the Bronner Family has funded numbers of the GMO Labeling Campaigns, as well as my own projects. I clearly see we have lost our Compass, the direction of our Moral ABC’s that include the education that comes when we grow some of our own food. We can regain our compass through regaining a Beet our Beet with Nature….I ask you to Keep The Beet. Grow a Beet in a Pot. Grow and Eat some of your own Food.
Daisy Gwin Pins Leslie with the World’s Fair Trade Button at #CacaoFest May 9, 2015
What an honor to meet member of the Dr. Bronner’s ALL-ONE Family, and to feel increasingly a part of the ALL-ONE Family. This is a picture from the #CacaoFest May 9 at the San Diego World Beat Cultural Center. Daisy Gwin pinned me on World’s Fair Trade Day with a button that says, World’s Fair Trade Day! I have been empowering the poster that aims to promote small scale farmers ever since.
Steve Hays: The Life Connection
Steve Hays, R, With Ameilia Leigh
Helping the Magazine Expand into local San Diego Farmers’ Markets was an activity of mine in May and June 2015. This is a photo of Steve Hays, who has persistently published this San Diego Magazine for more than three decades.
A flyer I made for Steve Hays. I have been helping get The Life Connection Magazine into the Hillcrest Farmers Market J.R. Organics location. More outlets will follow.
More story soon…
R to L;
ENTER INDIVIDUALS PLACED IN CORPORATE ROLES WHO ARE DOING PROFOUND GOOD TO UPLIFT
It Is by the influence of individuals that we will rise up, and these individuals are well places where they can uplift by their personal examples.
WALT ROBB WHOLE FOODS CEO IS A FOOD ACTIVIST IN MY EYES
Whole Foods Market has been on the Cutting Edge Inspiring #OpenAccesstoFood and #OpenAccesstoFood for All Pollinators
Walt Robb, Co-Ceo @WholeFoodsMarket inspired my #SeedDream #OpenAccesstoFood for All! and the National Earth Day Weeks Promotion Plant Seeds Protect Pollinators inspired by SeedDream #OpenAccesstoFood for All Pollinators
Among these I name Walt Robb of Whole Foods, who I have profoundly noticed calling upon the Natural Product industry to take Action toward Open Access for Food for All!
It is when the Corporations themselves lead the way, that other corporations will follow.
Planting Open Access to Food for All
Meeting Rare Seed Ron Finley
What would I like to grow next Here at Home? Ron Finley, L.A. Guerrilla Gardener has Inspired Me
I met and planted Seeds with Ron Finley, Central LA’s Guerrilla Gardener, at the Natural Product Expo West 2015. He was speaking from the audience as part of a Super Session that was looking at issues of Food Access to the underserved.
Finley was arrested for planting food on the strip in front of his house on city property in an area of Los Angeles where people deeply need fresh food. The outcome was that neighbors and friends throughout Los Angeles responded. The law was changed that now allows more open access to food. Through growing it.
We can do the same in San Diego and all cities. We can reestablish our connection with growing food and induce up in doing so when back our sacred seeds. Very active growing food helps us grow GMO’s. GMO’s are a butt byproduct of us giving up our right to grow food to other people. We can’t beat the system or attempt to do that and that is what GMO’s are attempting.
This Plant Your Dream Blog is part of a series on Winning Back Our Sacred Seeds.
Other Blogs in this series:
Tips For Winning Back Our Sacred Seeds; Outgrowing GMOs
For The Light Connection
This article was inspired by this Talk at the March Against Monsanto San Diego, May 23, 2015.
Here is a preliminary Youtube of part of this talk. I will give similar messages in the months ahead on The Enchanted Garden Mobiles Journey to Win Back Our Sacred Seeds.