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Dear Mr. President and Michelle, Please Screen Farmadeggon at the White House

FARMAGEDDON IS NOW ON DVD

UPDATE MAY 4, 2012

Farmegeddon is now released on DVD. This Plant Your Dream Blog focused on my work to ask The President to show it at the White House. It was shown to members of Congress.

CONGRESSIONAL SCREENING WAS HELD

The Seed Dream I planted some during the summer 2011 came close to the White House. 

http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/omkara/2011/dec/16/farmageddon-viewing-capital-hill-success/

Noted here December 6, 2011
2:22 pm

INTRODUCTION:
WHY THE PETITION TO ASK PRESIDENT OBAMA AND MICHELLE TO SCREEN FARMEGEDDON AT THE WHITE HOUSE?

 

 

A highlight of my first East Coast Tour September 15-25, 2011 was speaking at the Organic Listening Day at the USDA on September 20. A dedicated support team within the USDA is working to increase the market share of organics with a limited 7 million budget that supports a $29 Billion Organic Industry. I see this budget increasing as more and more people take an interest in the true health backbone of American farming. This backbone will be supported by an increase of 1 million new school age gardeners, and 1 million additional people supporting the People’s Garden Initiative that is intended to be organic. By teaching Organic gardening methods we will increase the local organic trade and increase health in America.

A key to our health recovery in America and around the world is Investing in the Bank of “Compost”, by this I mean, by educating ourselves in the trail of transference from “–soil to vegetable, vegetable to animal, animal and vegetable back to the soil–from the eternal wheel of health,” This is a quote from The Wheel of Health by G.T. Wrench M.D. 1938. The numbers of backyard gardeners–each being an Organic Uprising, Standing Up for Nature’s Original Technology–will increase the Tipping Point as we stand up for our remaining Organic Local Farmers and Food providers.

As much as the film Food Inc. has influenced the American mindset, the film Farmageddon has been a rally point for all who see it. The Petition to have this film screened at the White House intends to demonstrate a collaboration between People’s Garden Initiative supporters, Organic Industry Stakeholders, and Grass Roots Activists. Our President once said, “Show me the movement!” By this he meant, show me a mature sustainability movement Organically Grown. I encourage you therefore to sign this petition that we might show our President, what Michelle and others see everywhere–a vibrant new economy growing up from the earth herself. It is time now to Occupy–and by this I mean Inhabit the Land with meaningful Jobs that need doing, and Freedom. The foundation of Freedom today is based on the Right2 Know and having GMO’s Labeled–Join the Just Label it Campaign here.. Freedom today is also based on the Right to choose the Foods we deserve–The Real Food Rights and coming together in a Food Farm Freedom Coalition.

SIGN THE PETITION HERE
ON CHANGE.ORG

http://www.change.org/petitions/the-president-of-the-united-states-schedule-a-showing-of-farmageddon-in-the-white-house

 

HOT LINK:
PLEASE WATCH THE TRAILER
AND LOOK OVER THE FARMAGEDDON SITE
BEFORE SIGNING THE PETITION

TRAILER TO FARMAGEDDON



Leslie Goldman, AKA Your Enchanted Gardener, with Kristin Canty, director of Farmageddon.

 

A PETITION TO THE PRESIDENT
AND FIRST LADY TO SCREEN
FARMAGEDDON AT THE WHITE HOUSE

THE MESSAGE OF THE PETITION

This petition began August 30, 2011.
By the third day, at 1:19 pm, more than 150 people
had signed. These are the words of the Petition
that are online as of this time.



Dear President Obama
and First Lady Michelle,

I just signed the following petition.

I want to thank you for the “Let’s Move!” initiative to end childhood obesity
through encouraging better nutrition, exercise, and growing organic food.

I want to add support for our remaining local organic farmers
as part of the “Let’s Move!” initiative
as well as giving people freedom of choice to eat the healthy foods they wish
including drinking raw organically grown milk.

Thank you for scheduling a showing of the film Farmageddon
in the White House and inviting Kristin Canty, the director of the film
to speak about the treatment of farmers who are selling raw milk.

Please invite scientists, farmers, and advocates from various points of view
as well as Congress to view the film with you.

Thanks for a great Q & A afterward and serving some locally grown organic food
from your own White House Organic garden.

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

I believe in healthy food choices for all.
We are now in a food emergency.
A very important step we can take now is standing up for
America’s last remaining family farmers
who are growing organic as well as GMO free foods.

The film Farmageddon tells the story of the unseen war on America’s small family farmers
that now needs to become visible. It is important that the President and First Lady
see this film and show it at the White House so that a fair Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Food
can be held on the issues involved.

It is important that the President regain our trust,
and showing this film will bring the issues involved up for public understanding.

I want to encourage the President to invite his Food Czar Michael R. Taylor
and our respected Secretary of Agriculture, spokesperson
for the Know Your Farmer. Know Your Food.Initiative,
and the Organic People’s Garden Project at the USDA to participate
in this open Dialogue that invites top scientists of all grains of thought
to put the facts on the table and let the people decide.

I call for this open Q & A on the issue of our Food Emergency.

FARMAGEDDON IS OUR RALLY POINT
IT IS THE NEXT FOOD INC

Michelle has done a lot to launch, “Let’s Move!”
Now it is time to take the next step: Support for our
family farmers, and a renewed model of agriculture
that has an organic lifestyle as its basis.
We are in a food emergency
and we cannot afford to let this emergency get any more
severe. The film Farmageddon is our rally point.

 

SIGN THE PETITION HERE
ON CHANGE.ORG

http://www.change.org/petitions/the-president-of-the-united-states-schedule-a-showing-of-farmageddon-in-the-white-house

 

 

WHAT IS THE INSPIRATION
AND THE STORY BEHIND THIS
PETITION?


–AP Photo

This is a photo of First Lady Michelle Obama when she spoke at the International Rescue Committee IRC New Roots Community Farm
in City Heights San DIego, taken April 15, 2010. I arrived after she spoke. Michelle Obama chose the IRC New Roots Garden
because it epitomized a place where an amazing collaborative effort was taking place.
There are now more than 90 plots of land as of Fall 2011 at the International Rescue Committee
New Roots Garden. The people who farm there are from many countries. They do not all speak
the same language, but their common language is that they each know how to keep the beat
with nature.

The California Endownment is responsible for giving 10 million
to City Heights over ten years, and other California cities that best showed
they could make meaningful economic recovery. There was heavy security the day
of the event. I heard about the event earlier that day. After Michelle Obama left,
I entered the tent where she spoke. I made friends with the crew of workers who were
taking down the tent. Any Lint, who was the tour guide for First Lady Michelle Obama
was a friend and co-volunteer on a Cultivating Food Justice Event that was going to happen
the next week at San Diego State University. I made friends with the organizers of the event.
They gave me the signage that was in the tent where dignitaries met the FIrst Lady.

As a full time blogger, known as Your Enchanted Gardener on the internet
I am committed to create a Tipping point now. I sense this will come from
all of us coming together now through Moving Organic Forward.
Moving Organic Forward is also the theme of the Organic Summit,
an event I will attend September 21 in Baltimore, Maryland.

“LETTUCE” GROW TOGETHER!
COLLABORATION IS NEEDED NOW

I see that we have reached the Tipping point now,
not only for a powerful Non-GMO movement that secures labeling
of GMO Foods, but a positive saying “Yes!” to an Organic Uprising,
Each of us Standing Up for Nature’s Original Technology.

The key to our success is creating one Movement
from Organic Stakeholders–the leaders of organic who have paid
their dues and our heads of the Organic Industry, and those
who are Grass Roots Activists.

I see a collaboration that spans Organic Stakeholders, to Grassroots,
to Beet Tops. The Beet Top metaphor refers to my own project
called Beet Keepers, Return! This is an emerging national and international
campaign to turn our beat around with nature through growing simple foods.
Keep The Beet Media Star, The World’s FIrst Talking Beet Plant is the
magical mascot of this campaign that is winning support everywhere she
goes.

MY POSITION

We will never claim the Tipping Point by splintering and working against one another.
The Organic Stakeholders, numbers of them, were the hippies of the 60’s.
We need to support the insiders we have who are within within the industry.
Some of these insiders work for companies that are very large and subsidiaries of
other corporations that are not always organic. This is just the way our movement
has grown. I personally know a number of these insiders who are tried and true
organic advocates and Non GMO pillars of supporting this movement.

It is too easy too misinterrpret and misjudge some of our top insiders,
especially when the Biotech is spending millions to confuse us and divide us
and eloquently as they supporting many who are now elected and hold
office in Washington and on the state and local level.

I am grateful to be on the inside with my camera recording these organic stakeholders
in their own words. I am going East to further the collaboration between
the Organic Stakeholders–the Organic industry leaders, and the Grassroots.

We in the Grassroots are asking for freedom of choice.
It is important to support all the choices,
even is some of it is not raw milk that is being sold.
Those who are selling pasteurized organic milk may very well
be our allies in the freedom of choice issue. They may work
for companies with large dairies that in fact have no restrictions
on the farmers who sell pasteurized milk also selling raw organic milk.

Please do not count anyone out as an ally.
We simple cannot judge a person by how they are portrayed on the internet.

“SHOW ME THE MOVEMENT!”
THE PRESIDENT SAID, “MAKE ME DO IT!”
THEN HE TURNED TO MICHELLE AND SAID,
“IT’S YOUR ISSUE, BABY!”

WATCH THE VIDEO OF MICHAEL POLLAN
TELLING THE STORY HERE ABOUT THE PRESIDENT
ASKING FOR OUR SUPPORT SOON AFTER HE ENTERED
OFFICE

THIS STORY AS TOLD BY
MICHAEL POLLAN HAD INSPIRED ME

The President, was at a dinner with friends of Michael Pollan.
Michael Pollan is author of Omnivore’s Dilemma and Food Rules.
The dinner guest, asked the President if he would support the sustainability movement.
The President and the First Lady were sympathetic and understood the issues.
He said his hands were tied and that we as a movement were not yet ready.
That was a few years ago. He said, “Show me the Movement!” Then he turned to his wife, and said,
it’s your job, Baby! ” Years have passed, and our Food Emergency is getting worse.
On the one hand we have a financially busted government attempting to survive and being supported
by industries that are unhealthy and keep people on minimal life support
eating things that are not food, and then you have the grassroots who can have a Tipping
point at hand, if they can overcome their the divisiveness that is keeping the world as it is now.
The opportunity now is not only to side against Non-GMO, but be in favor of an Organic Uprising,
if we all just lay down our swords and turn them into plowshares.
We simple need to get our head’s on straight.
This beings with growing some of our own food,
and supporting our remaining local family farmers.
We simply have to get in the farm bed with those who grow
our food.

It is important that the President regain our trust,
and showing this film will bring the issues.
involved up for public understanding.
There is no question in my mind that
Washington is married to the Biotech Industry and other
large international players who make Food Rules that
get legislated. This is not to say, we cannot take our world back
or we cannot meet the challenges of this historic moment in time.
We are at the Organic Summit. We need to stake our claim
on the world as nature offers.

I want to encourage the President to invite his noted Food Czar Michael R. Taylor
who has been one of the most influential men in the policies that are now determining our Spilt Raw Milk.
This is the sameman who was involved with the now unpopular hormones in milk, as well as paving
the way for GMO acceptance within our circles of power.

Then we have Secretary Tom Vilsack, spokesperson for the Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Initiative, and the Organic People’s Garden Project at the USDA. The USDA does outstanding work on behalf of organic stewardship with the right hand, while with the left hand has deregulating every GE crop we can imagine.

If we do not pull together now, with a short time, we will not have green grass to lay upon that is not GE.

Let us do our part.
the President said, “Show me the Movement!” Are we willing to do that? I see and seed 1,000,000 people, from Organic stakeholders, to Grassroots organizers, to Beet Tops all signing this Petition. Kristin Canty has laid out the case against terrorism of our family farmers well in this film.

It is time to all to participate in an open Dialogue that invites top scientists of all grains of thought to put the facts on the table and let the people decide.

I call for this–am open Q & A on the issue of our Food Emergency and this vital issue of Food Justice and Food Democracy.

MICHAEL R. TAYLOR INVITED
TO PARTICIPATE IN Q & A

I especially will appreciate the attendance of Michael R. Taylor, our noted food Czar, and first head of our Department of Food.

http://www.fda.gov/aboutfda/centersoffices/oc/officeoffoods/ucm196721.htm

SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE
INVITED TO THE SCREENING AND
WILL BE ASKED TO BE PART OF THE Q & A.

I would also like to have present the honorable Secretary of Agriculture Tom Villsack who speaks in behalf of the Know Your Farmer.
Know Your Food Program, and the People’s Organic Garden Initiative to participate that night in the Q & A with
Organic Stakeholders and members of the Grassroots involved in helping us end our national Food Emergency.

Please make sure that we have both GMO as well as Organic Lovers invited that we might have a real lively Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Food.

Leslie Goldman, Your Enchanted Gardener

PROGRESS AND RESULTS WE WANT NOW

Let us show President Obama this petition with 1,000,000 signatures, or more.

Since the President turned to Michelle, she has done a marvelous job, and the inititive I see from the USDA are profound and capable of turning our world around.

I have met good and thoughtful people who have worked within the FDA. Their are good people everywhere, but without good guidance, we are lost.

KEEP THE BEET SHALL LEAD THEM

Leslie, in the tent where Michelle Obama met the dignitaries out the IRC New Roots Garden before speaking. The signage was a gift to the Cultivate Food Justice conference held the following week at San Diego State University, four blocks from the home I share with others.

Please read some of my other Plant Your Dream Blogs in this series, and get to know Keep The Beet through
growing your own organic beet in a pot surrounded by Organic Alfalfa Seeds.

I LOOK FORWARD TO VISITING THE
WHITE HOUSE ORGANIC GARDEN
WHEN I AM IN WASHINGTON

My highest dream will be to visit the White House Garden on my trip back east.

I look at the movement that “Let’s Move!” has made. It is reaching out to people of Faith and Communities everywhere.
I am very pleased.

MICHELLE OBAMA LAUNCHED PROJECT TO AID FOOD DESERTS

http://www.letsmove.gov/blog/2010/11/30/first-lady-launches-let’s-move-faith-and-communities

RELATED

Master Gardener increases Access to Fruits and Vegetables for Let’s Move! http://blogs.usda.gov/2011/07/01/master-gardener-increases-access-to-fruits-and-vegetables-for-let’s-move/

MICHELLE OBAMA LAUNCHES FAITH AND COMMUNITIES AS PART OF “LET’S MOVE!”
http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/12/01/first-lady-launches-let-s-move-faith-and-communities


THIS PLANT YOUR DREAM BLOG DETAILS
SOME OF THE ISSUES I SEE
AS I LEAVE HOME AND SET OUT FOR MY TOUR
OF THE EAST COAST, SEPTEMBER 15-25, 2011

http://plantyourdream.net/?p=3413

I need your support to make the collaboration I see happen. I want to see all kinds of factions signing this Petition.

LEAVING THE HOME FRONT

 

I am leaving home on this trip at a various precarious time. We are now facing a massive Overgrowth issue on our property
and along the Arosa Canyon Rim (as I am naming it) that is being called to our attention by the San Diego Fire Prevention Bureau
who is committed to prevent fires. Out of this can come something good, securing our organic future, but I will need the support of the Organic Stakeholders and grassroots allies to pull off the cleanup.

$6000.00 would ease my mind to be allocated to this enormous overgrowth. We have an stands of Arundo Donax (Bamboo-like cane) that border theland that has given us privacy and a sense of living in our own world for for many years. Weare being asked to cut the Arundo and kill the roots with Round Up Ready Herbicide, the popular method for eliminating the difficult to remoe roots.

Now is the time to educate the other neighbors around our canyon rim as well as the San DIego FIre Prevention Bureau. Organic methods
exist for getting rid of this reed-like gras that is considered a crop around the world with many uses. We have discovered that
Arundo Donax can be composted and this in itself would be an education. What would be the best use of the Arundo Donax? Could teachers use it to make art? Could musicians use it to make flutes? Ultimately, could this plant be a biofuel source?

I will be blogging more about the many issues at home.

I also need funding now to secure my own home as a finishing school for SDSU student and our neighbors. We are in a hurricane and earthquake season that will not stop until we get the point. We all have to stand up now for Nature’s Original Technology and be an Organic Uprising!

We have messed up our earth, and the clean up begins in our own backyard literally.

Leslie Goldman
Your Enchanted Gardener

 

http://www.change.org/petitions/the-president-of-the-united-states-schedule-a-showing-of-farmageddon-in-the-white-house

 

HEADS UP CHECK THIS OUT

I just discovered that the Organic Listening Session is scheduled for the morning I am in Washington D.C.!!!! I signed up to speak. So can you, or submit your comment in writing. This is a perfect opportunity to present our petitition asking for the President to screen Farmageddon at the White House.http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/

LESLIE WILL SPEAK BEFORE THE USDAORGANIC LISTENING SESSION ON THE MORNINGOF SEPTEMBER 20, 2011

https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07e4mbm9g28528af34&oseq=http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/getfile?dDocName=STELPRDC5093024In writing. Members of the public are invited to submit written comments via email before midnight ET on October 1, 2011. Submit comments: 2011OrganicListening@ams.usda.gov Next steps. Soon after the meeting, the USDA will post a full transcript and other related resources at http://www.ams.usda.gov/2011OrganicListening. The USDA will use all written and oral public comments to help inform future planning related to organic agriculture and markets. Questions?Please contact Mark Lipson, Organic & Sustainable Agriculture Policy Advisor 2011OrganicListening@ams.usda.gov | (202) 720-4256DIRECTIONS TO USDA ORGANIC LISTENING SESSIONUSDA South Building, Jefferson Auditorium Visitor info: http://www.dm.usda.gov/visitor.htm 1400 Independence Avenue SW Washington, DC 20250

LESLIE SPEAKING AT THE CULTIVATING FOOD JUSTICE EVENTIN APRIL 2011 ON THE STREET WHERE THE CITY HEIGHTSFARMERS’ MARKET IS HELD EACH WEEK

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LEAVING THE HOME FRONT

 

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