Heading for the Natural Product Expo West, Anaheim, March 7-11, 2012!
I See and Seed This Seed Dream
Organic Trade shall continue to have an Organic Uprising in America and around the world. More and more of us Standing Up for Nature’s Original Technology. The Plant Your Dream Blog shall continue to gain readership and be seen as a valuable voice for the issues that matter most for bringing in the next 1000 years of Peace. The Plant Your Dream Blog shall continue to gain Industry support. My photos will be enjoyed for the gift they bring. In my role as Your Enchanted Gardener, I will continue to find my voice as a national leader for Sustainable Agriculture based on time-tested organic living principles as taught by my mentors; These principles are based on 8000 years of cultures who have kept the beat with nature.
HEADING FOR THE NATURAL PRODUCT EXPO WEST 2012!
Miles McEvoy, deputy administrator of the National Organic Program (NOP), enjoys a moment of nature contact at the Natural Product Expo East, September 21, 2012. I brought this organic quava from a tree in my backyard in San DIego to Baltimore. The pot is compostable make of sugar cane bagasse, and inside are alfalfa seeds sprouting, symbolic of the jesture that organic alfalfa will win out over deregulated GE alfalfa, an issue of national concern to those in the organic movement. I spoke the day before at USDA headquarters and volunteered to be the Enchanted Gardener for the USDA People’s “Organic” Garden Initiative. Mark Lipson, an organic farmer, who works for USDA, organized the Organic Listening Day.
I am heading for the Natural Product Expo West March 7-March 11, 2012 uplifted by experiences on the East Coast September 15-25, 2011. It has been five months since. My hands have been full dealing with the threat of Roundup Herbicide coming into my own backyard here at homeI have learned a lot about working with City Fire Prevention Bureau in doing our Overgrowth Cleanup mandated by potential fines. I made friends as usual, and San Diego City Council has passed new Urban Agriculture regulations that will likely set the stage of pigmy goats and chickens here at home. Aside from the Overgrowth Cleanup, as manager of the Enchanted Garden Intentional Community, it was a full time job renting three rooms and stabilizing two others.
I also experienced Big Pharma touching me personally. My new assistant Nadine sprained an ankle. In spite of all the good that Boiron Arnica, healing clays, and acupuncture brought, and eating many organic foods from our Enchanted Garden Pantry and local farmers, we she needed narcotics and ibuprofen to get through the pain.
The through that I will be heading to the Natural Product Expo West fills me with New Hope and excitement. It is here at this Soulful reunion that occurs once a year that I touch base with numbers of the key friends, allies and sponsors who have paved the way for my successes in the world.
The Natural Product Expo West is less than 20 days away. I have much prep to do at this my first main national gathering of the year. I have a new biz card to refine and materials to update for the year.
I head into this years’s show with a resounding conviction that we can catapult Organic Uprising as we take back our Organic Seeds from forces that do not understand the power of nature. This is the year where here in California will can pass a Label GMOs Law. I want to make sure this ballot initiative gets the 850,000 sigs it needs and is well funded. I have set these intentions.
Expo West will be a needed uplift and set the stage for securing plans to go again to Expo East in September.
Being at the Organic Summit at Expo East was important, as well as speaking before the USDA Organic Listening Day, September 20, 2011. I had the assistance of Feng Shui with Lurrae for those days as we crisscrossed the states where the Right2Know March would soon follow. I planted seeds, literally at rest stops, and blew the Shofar, an instrument in my Jewish Tradition that signals a Great Awakening. It is now 2012. Only sustainable living can endure. The Tipping Point is Now for winning back America The Beautiful. My contribution this year will be further stabilizing my home on 1/3 acre; seeding good relationships with neighbors along the Arosa Canyon Rim; helping to educate about the dangers of herbicides and pesticides here;
My work will take me again into the classroom where last fall I deeply touched 15 and 16 year olds. I introduced them to organic foods and products. Now of that will happen in 2012.
I left the East Coast wanted to inspire 1,000,000 Youth to regain confidence that they can grow food. This work will be launched in 2012. I will touch a few lives in the classroom, and ripple that effect out here on the Plant Your Dream Blogs.
FAVORITE PHOTOS FROM THE NATURAL PRODUCT EXPO WEST AND EAST
INTERPRETING THE GROWTH OF THE NATURAL PRODUCT INDUSTRY
FAVORITE ORGANIC HEROS AND HEROINES WHO SHOW UP AT THE NATURAL PRODUCT EXPO
WHAT DOES THIS CHART TRACING THE GROWING OF THE NATURAL PRODUCT INDUSTRY MEAN?
We perceive the world through our own perceptions. Some people look at this chart and look at this chart and conclude that the industry is a sell out. On the journey to reclaim Natural products as Whole, Pure, and Natural, three standards I learned from my health mentor, Dr. Bernard Jensen–many of the smaller companies–including the organic companies–are now owned by larger umbrellas. Some of these umbrellas with holdings in GMO and Organic Production.
This is not to say that the Organic companies who are part of this umbrella do not have autonomy, or a say in their own mission statement.
We are All On a Learning Curve
Siempre Mejor–Always Better said Edmond Bordeux Szekely
This was a principle of Edmond Bordeaux Szekely, the 20th Century Essene Renaissance Pioneer. If you have not heard of Rancho La Puerta, the #1 Destination Spa that he co-founded with Deborah Szekely, who are in for a treat. The Ranch as it is called by health conscious movers and shakers in business, government, and entertainment, is their #1 Destination Spa. Located in Tecate, Mexico, easily accessible by shuttle or rental car from the San Diego Airport, Rancho La Puerta is another world where birds, bees, spiritual mountains and exercise mats co-mingle.
The History of Rancho La Puerta
The history of Rancho La Puerta would likely be an inspiration to any entrepreneur at Natural Product Expo West and East. The ranch founders, the Szekely Family, came there seeking brighter bioterrain than World War 2 events in Europe.
THE SHOW IS A LIFE SHIFTER FOR ME
I Cleanse my Doors of Perception from the Events that take me Away from my Plan A. Between September 15-October 8, I was away from my home for many days. Then I came home, and hit a whopper of crisis, and joy rides that took be away from my Plan A. It is good to take time now to remember my Plan A. Plan A for me is generally five Plan As. It is the nature of being Your Enchanted Gardener.
VISIONS FOR THE NATURAL PRODUCT EXPO WEST
The Natural Product Expo West has had a profound influence on jump starting Sustainability and the presence of organic foods at the Anaheim Convention Center.
Organic Food Served during the Natural Product Expo West will come from San Diego Local Organic Farmers
Organic Food served at the Hilton and the Aramark Kitchen during the Natural Product Expo West comes from San Diego local organic farmers.
This Seed Dream was set years ago when I brought organic strawberries up to the Anaheim Convention Kitchen and to the Marriott for the Organic Center VIP Dinner.
WHAT WOULD I DO WITH TEN MILLION DOLLARS RIGHT NOW?
At The Organic Center VIP Dinner, for many years I watched my favorite Organic Heroes and Heroines donate thousands of dollars to help the Organic Center produce Real Science Reports that ready to make a big impact on educating more and more people to each be an Organic Uprising. In Fall 2011, through the support of my key sponsors, many who I see at the Natural Product Expo West Each Year.
THE TOP NON PROFITS SHOW UP AT THE NATURAL PRODUCT EXPO WEST
The top Non Profits in the area of sustainability show up at the Natural Product Expo West and East. Among them are:
The Organic Trade Association
The Organic Center
The Organic Center on Facebook
The Organic Farming Research Foundation
Food Democracy Now
The Non GMO Project
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HIlLCREST FARMERS’ MARKET WILL HELP CAMPAIGN TO LABEL GMOS
KIDS HELPING OUT
This is Freya Sadler, helping out at the Sage Mountain booth of the Natural Product Expo West
LABEL GMOs ON FACEBOOK
The Center for Food Safety
I SEE MY FAVORITE PEOPLE WHO HAVE HELPED LAUNCHED THE PLANT YOUR DREAM BLOG
WHAT IS MY “PLAN A” FOR 2012?
LAUNCHING NEW BUSINESSES HAPPENS AT THE NATURAL PRODUCT EXPO WEST
Many new businesses launch at the Natural Product Expo West.
Here are a number of new businesses I want to see launch and become more popular during the coming years.
I am gathering up my sponsor projects now. Friend Tony Tracy has invented a new unit called the Nofly zone TT.
This tool, heading into upscale restaurants will transform the way we use harsh chemicals in our war with fruit flies. As more and more homes turn to Urban Agriculture, we will have more need to pay attention to compost piles and farm animals in the city interface with the needs of neighbors. I see the Noflyzone TT helping.
Meanwhile Anthony Russo…has a product called ZeroTrees Toilet paper
HERE ARE SOME OF THE PRODUCTS I WANT TO SEE SUCCEED IN 2012
PLACES I WILL BE AT THE NATURAL PRODUCT EXPO WEST
My Schedule of Events at Natural Product Expo West 2012
Organic Day at Downtown Disney
Radio Show from Downtown Disney…March 12, 2012 with Helene Berk
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Revised Quintessential Solutions for the Compelling Health Issues Facing Us;
FAVORITE PEOPLE FROM PACIFIC SYMPOSIUM 2011
EACH FALL I DO THE PACIFIC SYMPOSIUM
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Pacific College of Oriental Medicine stages the Pacific Symposium
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follow up on this tomorrow….