Natural Product Expo West 2012
Published on: Feb 28, 2012 @ 17:26
Jo Dickson is one of my greatest allies at the Natural Product Expo West. She works for New Hope. I saw her last at the Natural Product Expo East during my East Coast Tour, September 15-25, 2011. The Natural Product Expo West can be a big place. You need to have direction to manage the show. Jo is one of my anchors. I like to check in with her.
BRINGING THE SHOW PLANTS 2012
Each year, when I have my head on straight, I have been bringing the Show Plants to the Expo office with a Blessing for the smooth running of the event, and the best results for all who attend. In 2012, these are my sponsors of the show plants….they include Flower Essence Services in booth…and…
SOME OF MY FAVORITE PEOPLE I SEE AT THE NATURAL PRODUCT EXPO WEST
NATURAL PRODUCT EXPO WEST AS A MYSTICAL EXPERIENCE
Leslie Goldman, Your Enchanted Gardener, with Fred Linder, President of New Hope. Congrats for many years of putting on the nation’s leading showcase for Moving Organic Forward within the Natural Products Industry. We chatted at Natural Product Expo East September 24, 2011.
See historic images of the Natural Product Expo Here…
Anthony Zolezzi, touching his hat in this vintage pic from the Organic Trade Association gala 2005, has always been a hoot for me. A constant inspiration and support, I send continued blessing to Anthony and to all those he loves. Read about Anthony Zollezzi Sustainabililty Expert here. Anthony Zolezzi is a class act. Read what he has to say here.
I am here to uphold the Heart and Soul of the Natural Products Industry. When You get right down to it, Love is all there is.
ON MY MIND NOW AS I PREPARE FOR THE NATURAL PRODUCT EXPO WEST 2012
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WHO OWNS THE SOUND OF THE BIRD?
CAN FURTHER ROUNDUP HERBICIDE BE PREVENTED IN MY OWN BACKYARD?
I have been writing about events on the Rim of the Arosa Canyon, adjacent to our 1/3 acre Enchanted Garden Intentional Community Growing Grounds, for five months now. There is still an undetermined threat of further Roundup herbicide use. This five month journey has been a call to reevaluate my relationship to the plant Arundo Donax that is currently defined as one of the top Invasive species (according to Monsanto PR moves and then identified as a Plant to eradicate with Roundup Herbicide at $97.00 a container.). I will continue to write Plant Your Dream Blogs that will detail the 104 Uses of Arundo Donax. I see and see a museum exhibit about this valuable plant that is one of the most likely candidates for replacing coal and gasoline. Arundo Donax brings music to our world. It is the source of musical reeds.
Arundo Tribe Blessing Ceremony is one of many
UNCLE SAM TO MARRY “ANTI” GMO MOVEMENT
“Anti” is meant to sound like “Auntie,” Get it? “Uncle Sam” and “Anti” get married in 2012
A MODERN DAY HISTORY OF THE RETURN OF ORGANIC ALFALFA
Last year, when the USDA Deregulated Alfalfa, this was the inspiration to create an Organic Uprising! Be an Organic Uprising! It is time now for each of us to be Standing Up for Nature’s Original Technology. Alfalfa seeds became my metaphor. I began growing organic alfalfa seeds in BioSmart Compostable containers, supplied by BioSmart Packaging, my lead sponsor for three years. I had difficulty growing the Alfalfa seeds beyond the certain stage. I thought maybe it was O.K. to just eat the seedling sprouts. As the year progressed, everywhere I went I brought a little bowlful of Organic Alfalfa with me. This symbolized a deep need; A coming together of a movement from grassroots to Organic Industry leaders. I saw that we could get our beat back with nature, if we all learned to grow a bit of our own food. As Spring 2012 is here, Organic Alfalfa is now growing on our Food Not Lawns front Yard. San Diego is among the lead cities opening the space for Urban Agriculture. In 2011 and 2012, I spoke twice before the San Diego City Council, helping to bring in this movement. This Plant Your Dream Blog Photo Essay will show in pictures grassroots to Organic Stakeholders, being one movemen supporting an endless supply of Organic Alfalfa, the #4 Fodder crop in the world.
This photo essay, is dedicated to what Walt Robb, CO CEO of Whole Foods Market, said at the Natural Product Expo West in this video; It is time for all of us to come together as one movement. So in 2012, “Lettuce Grow Together!” Walt gave the bowlful of Organic Alfalfa I brought to Sara Snow. It was on the podium at the Organic Center VIP Dinner. Go Walt!!!!
March 11, 2011, the day 500 Organic Stakeholders gathered at the Natural Product Expo West, was the day of Fukushima. Nature was speaking loudly. Many now are hearing. The Plant Your Dream Blog will witness to our listening through the dreams we plant and cultivate here. We are here as a witness to A History of Peace on Earth. Life is a Rock Your Soul Opera. Thank you for playing your part well.
CLOSE THE GAP
A TIPPING POINT HAS BEEN REACHED.
ALL TOGETHER NOW STANDING UP FOR NATURE’S ORIGINAL TECHNOLOGY
each of us being an ORGANIC UPRISING!
That is my Seed Dream for 2011-2012.
Let us reclaim our seeds and be the tipping point in our own actions and lives.
The Tipping Point, from Grassroots to Organic Stakeholders,
to Organic Alfalfa growing in your own pot, and frontyard,
read more about the Tipping Point being now on this Plant Your Dream Blog.
Michael Funk of UNFI, delivers organic food in his trucks to the White House. He has inspired the well-meaning Non-GMO Project. Jeffrey Smith (r) is a leader is the movement to co-create the Tipping Point.
A Call for Unified Action!
Walt Robb, CO-CEO of Whole Foods Market, has contributed over the years significant finances to ensure that we now have the science we need to Move Organic Forward in a time when Local Agriculture is the trend to ensure true Earth Based Homeland Security. Our Whole Foods Market Hillcrest San DIego models this trend. Whole Food Market here is a standard bearer for support of local organic farmers in San Diego. Phil Noble of Sage Mountain Farm and Inland Empire CSA, not only has his food in WFM, but has a CSA pickup stop each week at the store.
David Bronner, (R) has contributed $1 million toward the success of the CA Ballot Measure to Label GMOs, the RIght Too Know. He was instrumental in the last year in personal support for the Right2Know March from New York to Washingrton D.C. FYI, I drove the path of the march the weeks prior on my first Each Coast Tour, September 15, 25, 2011. I spoke at Organic Listening Day at the USDA and volunteered to be the Enchanted Gardener for the People “Organic” Garden Initiative.
Watch a Powerful Call to Action from Organic Stakeholders in this Video made the the GMO Political Challenge Session
of the Natural Product Expo
This video was made at the GMO Political Challenge Session at the Natural Product Expo West 2011. This day was the official launch of the Organic Uprising Campaign. It was March 11, 2011, the day the Fukushima Nuclear accident occurred. This event signals a Shift, the beginning of the end of nuclear power. More than 500 Organic Stakeholders gathered to listen to who I call our Organic Heroes. The charge was led by Walt Robb, Co-CEO of Whole Foods Market. The truly identity of these men and women as organic heroes is expressed in the tenor of their message and their sincerity.
This video features Walt Robb, Gary Hirshberg, CEO-YO of Stoneyfield Farm; David Bronner, of Dr. Bronners Magic Soap; Andrew Kimbrell of the Center for Food Safety, and more. Digital images of by Michael Funk and George Seimon, of Organic Valley. David Murphy of Food Democracy now, a leader in the eventual move to push back Monsanto, is also featured. Kelly Shea, Julia Sabin, and Christine Bushway of the Organic Trade Association, in digital images, are also acknowledged here as key players as lead advocates for Organic Trade and pushing GMOs back.
I claim now we are One Organic Movement, Organic Uprising!
We are one movement, from grassroots to organic industry stakeholders to beet tops.
By “beet tops” I mean, we are all aligning with each other and our beat of nature
through growing a bit of our own food. A good place to get your confidence
back you can grow food is replant an organic beet in a top that you get from a local organic farmer at your local farmers’ market whenever possible.
UPCOMING PLANT YOUR DREAM BLOGS
What will it take to push Monsanto back in 2012 in the California Ballot Measure?
I see Monsanto Corp becoming again a little business in Saint Louis. This will come out of an authentic Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Food being stated and heard. I want to speak at the AAAS, our leading science Association, where I planted seeds to help close the Gap between GMO and Organic Lovers with Dr. Robert Fraley, the father of Roundup Ready Technology. The CA Label GMO, Right to Know Ballot measure will succeed as a profound grassroots organization continues to be grown and massive education takes place in the streets. Monsanto has the finest PR techniques in operation now to divide the Organic Movement and usurp the core words and arguments that nature herself knows as true. It is a simple organic beet that will lead us home, as we hear the voice of vegetables and fruit and why they were invented in the first place. Food–Seeds–dreams, your dream fulfilled for good, my friend, in this is our hope. It is important to accept, Uncle Sam is currently married to Biotech Ag. Uncle Sam will marry Anti-GMO if he is to keep from going sterile. A revitalization of our economy roots anew as America the Beautiful finds itself again in local Ag and a diversity of acceptance for every path leading us home to 8000 years of earth wisdom. Read about this here in 2012.
Organic Hero Photo Essay
Each locally grown organic vegetable we eat is an Organic Hero. Each person voting with their dollar to make sure that our local organic farmers are sustained is an organic hero. Each Organic Industry Leader, expressing generosity to make sure we have what it takes to give us the science we need now is an Organic Hero.
PROJECTS WITH YOUTH 2012
Uncle Leslie will return to Hamilton High School In After the Natural Product Expo West. March 11, 2012
10th and 11th Graders Learn how to Plant Your Dream. The Purpose of Food is to Plant Your Dream, says Leslie to students.
Next Round: They will grow dreams with Organic Kamut Seeds. The theme will be “How Fast Can a Dream Grow? As Fast as a blade of Grass. This work will be repeated at the Cultivating Food Justice Event in May 2012.
Uncle Leslie Calls for Enchanted Garden Pantry for Ms Eva Becker’s Science Kids
This project will entail capturing the joy of 10th and 11th graders in Ms. Eva Beckers science classes at the magnate Hamilton High School performing arts school again being introduced to organic foods and products I love, and Quintessential Solutions for the Compelling Health Issues Facing Us.
Leslie sees a day of great eating at King-Chevez School the First Week of May 2012.
As part of the Cultivating Food Justice Event in May 2012, Your Enchanted Gardener will bring organic and other Non-GMO fine food
to a school that now has no garden, and deserves our attention.
Help for the first Lady…
First Lady Michelle Obama is leading the way to better Food in 2012 for our Youth.
I will point out what some of the foods going into our schools and vending machines on campus need to be.
In Spring 2012, Leslie will help First Lady Michelle Obama with her new initiative to model what it means to serve our youth real food. Make sure your great products are part of the Enchanted Garden Pantry in 2012. All people, and kids, deserve good food.
Related Press Release from The USDA and Our Friend Michelle Obama.
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Leslie Goldman Your Enchanted Gardener Facebook
SEE HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 2012 SHOW HERE
The Organic Farming Research Foundation Luncheon
March 8, 2012
The Organic Center VIP Event, March 9, 2012
Annie Brown of The Organic Center gets my props. This photo was taken at the OTA Gala in Baltimore. I enjoyed the night very much. Mark Lipton was given a Leadership Award. He acknowledged that an Enchanted Gardener has showed up the day before at USDA headquarters. I took a bow and everyone clapped. It was a hoot.
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Join The Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Food on Facebook
A HISTORY OF PEACE ON EARTH
Leslie Goldman, Your Enchanted Gardener,
Videos are here.
SEND YOUR ENCHANTED GARDENER BACK TO THE EAST COAST IN 2012
There is more work to do, and more Dreams to Plant…
Leslie with Kathleen Merrigan, Deputy Commissioner of the USDA, September 20, 2011. I see 1 million more People’s “Organic” Gardens as part of the USDA Initiative. I am here to be the Enchanted Gardener for the USDA People’s “Organic” Garden. We will start through helping youth regain their confidence that they can grow food. We will start teaching kids that the purpose of food is to Plant Your Dream!.
George Bass, The Country Hen, and Karine, Boise-Towe were both at the Organic Listening Day at USDA, September 20, 2011. Karine is one of the leaders of the Raw Milk Freedom Riders. She brought raw milk and cookies to the FDA in the Fall and hosted the Right2Know March.
I am working on bridges between Grassroots Activities and Industry leaders. This is how I see us fulfilling our dreams.
“Angels Go where they are needed most…”
Years ago, I was at a hot springs called Eden. Those were my mystical days. I was sitting with an intuitive. There were many beautiful pools of hot water nearby, and this appeared to be one pool that needed some clean up and hard work. I asked the intuitive why were were having our gathering there when we could be in a more beautiful place on the surface. He paused, looked around, saw thing I did not see, and said, “Angels go where they are needed most.” That is how I feel about the group of Volunteers who yearly pull off the Cultivating Food Justice Event each Spring. They go where they are needed most. They leave a profound impact. It is an honor to go where they go.
“Uncle Leslie” as named by the Kids;
Your Enchanted Gardener to some
PHOTO: This photo above was taken at the Guilford Country Fair outside Madison, Connecticut during my East Coast Tour, September 15-25, 2011. The tour, by the way, would not have been possible financially if it had not been for Horizon Organics, who picked up my tab for hotel, flight, and entry in the Organic Summit, a gathering of Organic Stakeholders, including David Bronner, whose company Bronner Magic Soap has contributed $1 million to help get the Label GMOs petition on the ballot in California. The National Guard were heroes for me that day. I prayed for their safety. I wear the ribbon for my nametag that says “National Guard.” I see these men and women helping in the years ahead as we take on our Food Emergency. We will need many gardens planted, and the military will become farmers.
Leslie says call out the National Guard. We are in a food emergency. We no longer know what food is. I am asking the President to retrain the military to grow organic food or better.
Mark Lipton, a hero of organic ag, wrote me this note of acceptance of my offer to be the USDA People “Organic” Garden Enchanted Gardener. I need to secure affairs at home in our own Arosa Rim Canyon and with land future, and personal organization, so I can step out to fulfill this promise.
I hear and feel the tears of Dr. Patch Adams, calling for a renewal of health Care in America and our world. I have been in the hospital and I am grateful for that help revising my hips. I pledge that through my Getting Hip, Health Care will Get Hip to all it can be.
I want to see the man sneeze for joy that his hospital dream is fulfilled. Gesuntheit, Patch.
When I was lying on my back I promised that through my Getting Hip, Health Care in America would Get Hip to being all it can be. It’s time to move forward with that dream.
Unfinished business. I love Boiron’s Arnica 30x. I went from Morphine to Arnica when I had my hips cut revised. This is possible. Natural healing is possible. There are Quintessential Solutions here now for our water issues, for our days when we feel like killing ourselves because the pain of the world is so great. I am here to help.
The Ram’s Horn, called the Shofar, signals a moment of Awakening. I blew this horn from New York to Baltimore during my first ten day tour. We planted the seeds for gardens at rest stops. We visited farms that need a helping hand up. We planted seeds for what will be. Help send Your Enchanted Gardener back to Baltimore and D.C. in 2012. There is more work to do.
WHAT FOODS WILL BE INTRODUCED TO THE PACIFIC SYMPOSIUM 2012?
Eden Foods, among the finest organic I know, were served at the Pacific Symposium 2011. I am always looking out for organic foods and natural products to add to our display as well as introduce to the Traditional Chinese Medicine Community at this prestigious yearly event held each early November.
LOCAL ORGANIC FROM SAN DIEGO FOR NATURAL PRODUCT EXPO WEST 2013?
An Array of Local Organic Foods and Special products are displayed each year at the Pacific Symposium. Michael Pollan was wowwed by JR Organic local strawberries on the night we met at a Dr Andrew Weil M.D. Event in San Diego. Local farm foods from San Diego belong at next years banquets during the Natural Product Expo West.
ADD YOUR NAME TO THE LIST OF ORGANIC UPRISING 2012 SPONSORS!
Organic Trade Association Partners Show their Support for Plant Your Dream Projects 2012
Bob Quinn of Kamut International and I got together at The Organic Summit at the Natural Product Expo East.
He is my first Organic Trade Association Sponsor for 2012.
Related Plant Your Dream Blog
REGULAR WHEAT OUT: KAMUT IN
Bob Quinn, Kamut International, is sponsor of the How Fast Can a Dream Grow Project in 2012. We will be using Organic Kamut with Youth and the Youthful in all of us to Plant Your Dream!
“LESLIE GOLDMAN, AKA YOUR ENCHANTED GARDENER PLANTS SEEDS OF SUCCESS FOR SUPER RIPE PEOPLE AND THEIR DREAMS”
— Keep The Beet Media Star, The World’s First Talking Beet Plant says.
Come and have a drink with me with Frey Organic Wine as we celebrate victories yet to come in 2012!
Meet with my sponsors Tony Tracy and Linda Daniels of the no fly zone TT. Here about Tony’s dream to give upscale restaurants and spas, and kitchens freedom from flying bugs without harsh chemicals. We can no longer put unconscious thinking down our drains because we really can’t get birth control pills, and pharmaceuticals, and toxic pollutants out of our water supply…without the Purative Contamination Free Appliance…so let’s have a drink with Tony at the new Wine Fest at the NPEW.
Getting Hip: Seed Dream
Through my Getting Hip I would help medicine
BIO MATERIALS ON LESLIE GOLDMAN
YOUR ENCHANTED GARDENER
“Do you remember, a lifetime ago,
when Nat King Cole had a hit song called
‘Nature Boy?’ It told about a
‘strange, enchanted boy’ who wandered
far, very far, and when he met you,
he taught you many things.
I’ve met that boy, or someone very much like him,
and he is now a man known as the Enchanted
Gardener. I may never be the same.”
–Paul Froemming, writer at Large
ON RECEIVING A U.N. PEACE MEDAL FOR THE WORK I WOULD DO IN MY LIFE
From a deep place in his lungs,
Robert Muller, then Assistant Secretary General of the U.N. said to me,
“Let Us Make Our Entire, Miraculous Planet
into an Enchanted Garden!”
SENDING GRACE TO THE NATURAL PRODUCT EXPO 2012
Each year, my first stop inside the Hall, whenever possible is the Flower Essence Services Booth. That is where I find Angels hanging out in little bottles…My prayer is always that they get sprayed around. Amen.
OTHER PLANT YOUR DREAM BLOGS
THIS YEAR 2012