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I Won the Support from USDA Organic Leaders, Industry Stakeholders & Grass Roots during my 11 day East Coast Tour

PLEASE ADD YOUR NAME TO THIS ARTWORK AND MAKE A CONTRIBUTION HERE TO SUPPORT CONTINUING NATURAL OVERGROWTH CLEAN UP ON THE AROSA CANYON RIM

 

Hi Friends, I am raising funds to hire helpers to continue our Overgrowth Cleanup on our property and along the Arosa Canyon Rim. There is pressure to use Roundup Herbicide. Adding your name to the Art Work, each of us being an Organic Uprising, each of us Standing Up for Nature’s Original Technology, and making a contribution at the Paypal below is helping me educate the San Diego Fire Prevention Bureau about alternatives to Roundup herbicide use, and bring together neighbors to determine the best possible use of our Arosa Canyon.

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BIO NOTE, LESLIE GOLDMAN, AKA YOUR ENCHANTED GARDENER

 

Thank you for being our Enchanted Gardener!”– Mark Lipson, National Organic Program, USDA Washington D.C.
September 20, 2011

I’ve been waiting half my life to tell somebody about Leslie Goldman. Always figured I’d wait for some desperate moment. Now it’s here.”
– Bob Baker, Los Angeles times Magazine

 

Leslie Goldman, AKA Your Enchanted Gardener, sets out in the 2011-2011 Enchanted Garden Club Beet Keeper, Return Campaign to inspire more than 1,000,000 youth to regain their confidence that we can all grow a bit of our own food. Called “Our Enchanted Gardener” by Mark Lipson of the USDA Organic Sector, you can help move along our first project of our year, the Arosa Canyon Overgrowth Cleanup. at this link Join the Beet Keepers Add your name to the Organic Uprising Artwork that will be giving to the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Funds contributed now will help us hire additional help to manage our Overgrowth Cleanup naturally, work with local neighbors, and work in coordination with the FIre Prevention Department. Improved Brush Management Practices here can influence the use of Roundup herbicide everywhere. Thank you to adding your name to our honor roll.

TESTIMONIALS

 

Dear Uncle Leslie,

I really enjoyed your presentation yesterday. It uplifted my spirits and made me feel like I had to do something to make our planet better. Personally, I don’t eat vegetables but everything you said changed my mind about it. I do need to change my eating habits and I do need to grow my own vegetables. You kept the classes’ attention. You were funny, and you kept us interested. You’ll probable be the man that’ll actually get our generation to do their part in helping rebuild our enchanted garden.

Sincerely,
Summer Staten
15 or 16 year old
Hamilton High School
Los Angeles
October 5, 2011

INTRO

I began this Plant Your Dream Blog the morning after coming home from my 11 day East Coast Tour, September 15-25, 2011. It began in a desire to say thank you for some of the incredible experiences I had, and begin to get some completes for funding for the next leg of this journey that will include making videos about this remarking 11-day journey. It is now time to fund raise for the Seed Dreams I set in motion, and to reconnect with the incredible people I met.

I felt I scored a triple Home Run, winning support from USDA Organic Leaders, Organic Industry Stakeholders, and Grass Roots Activists. As the first day closes on this writing, I am two days from the Jewish High Holidays that in my frame of reference is The Birthday of the Universe and a time to write a new Life Script. There is much to complete between this moment, and my plan to leave home again on Wednesday.

From USDA Organic Leaders and staff,
to Organic Industry Stakeholders,
to the Grass Roots Activists and people in the audience I met,
it is time to seek and find the good in each other if we are to Secure Our Organic Future.

In the Tradition I follow this time of year, we each have an opportunity to write a new Life Script and experience this the next ten days following the New Moon Wednesday as ten Days of Awe. I invite you as well to experience this moment as a Moment of Awakening, as a Birthday of the Universe.

ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF MY TRIP WAS CONNECTING WITH MARK LIPSON

Mark is the Organic & Sustainable Agriculture Policy Advisor. He organized the days event and scheduled those who wanted to speak September 20 for the Organic Listening Session. As part of my brief talk, I volunteered to be the Organic Gardener for the People’s Organic Garden Project. My comments were video taped. Mark wrote on a piece on the program note:

Dear Leslie,
Thanks so much for being our Enchanted Gardener!– Mark

THIS IS A PHOTO WITH MARK LIPSON TAKEN AT THE OTA GALA SEPTEMBER 21, 2011

Earlier in the evening Mark was singled out as one of two men to be honored. The first was Mark Lipson, The second was Michael Funk, of UNFI,
a major player in the RIght2Know March.

During his talk, Mark spoke about the Organic Listening Session the Day before at USDA headquarters in Washington. I was stunned and exhilarated to hear Mark bring me up in his talk for reminding him that one of the core essences of the USDA had to do with gardening. This was a profound healing moment for me. I stood up as he spoke about me. Lurrae recorded that on video.

Then, at the OTA members event, two days later, I again had a chance to speak to the members. I received in a big way acknowledgement for what I had to say. Nine days on the road was about give, give, give. The Organic Member Day was a time to receive back. I connected with numbers of OTA members who will follow up with sponsoring the uploading of digital images and videos I want to make.

FINAL LEGS OFTHE JOURNEY
SEPTEMBER 24, 2011,
PARTICIPATING IN A PROGRAM THAT WENT WITH THE SHOWING OF THE VIDEO FARMAGEDDON

The following day, Lurrae and I left to be a part of a program following a screening of Farmageddon sponsored by Grass Roots Activists. The gathering felt like it would have been a missed opportunity to help launch the Food Farm Freedom Coalition. I came out on fire and passionate in response to the energy I was feeling in the room. I lifted the energy with a message of hope, and felt the group in the room needed an attitude shift. My words touched a number of lives as the video responses indicated.

Garet Schalinske wrote:

Leslie, Your vision and passion is infectious! You’re inspirational. i’m excited of the movement and each day I encourage people to get involvedThank you again for speaking! Best, Garet Schalinske

The best think I can do it let the videos speak for themselves.

MY TALK BEFORE THE USDA LISTENING DAY SEPTEMBER 20, 2011

I will upload this here….

MY TALK AT THE FARMAGEDDON PANEL SEPTEMBER 24, 2011

I will upload this here…

NOW THE BALL IS IN YOUR COURT

Please contact Mark Lipson, Organic & Sustainable Agriculture Policy Advisor
2011OrganicListening@ams.usda.gov | (202) 720-4256

SEE THIS STORY ABOUT THE ORGANIC LISTENING DAY

Number of us gave verbal comments. Written comments are still requested.
See this story on the USDA for more about the day. There is a request for written comments.

http://blogs.usda.gov/2011/09/21/listening-session-gives-the-floor-to-organic-community/

SEPTEMBER 25, 2011
CONNECTING WITH KARINE. HER CHILDREN, HER GARDEN, AND HER CHICKENS WAS A PROFOUND HEALING EXPERIENCE

PROPS TO FENG SHUI WITH LURRAE FOR MAKING THE SUCCESS POSSIBLE

I want to send a shout out to Feng Shui With Lurrae for her devoted service during the eleven day tourof the East Coast September 15-25, 2012. Lurrae was my assistant and handler, as well as making sure I got the pasture fed lamb I needed, making sure I was outfitted professionally, and that my white shirt was washed. The video and stills she shot took my work to new height and will be forthcoming in more than ten YouTubes as well as a projected movie she wants us to make about the profound Seeding of a collaboration between USDA Organic Leaders, Organic Industry Stakeholders and Grass Roots Activists. Her joyous laughter and unconditional appreciation and patience kept me on target with Plan A, and the Plan B and C I am always creating that is enough to throw the entire universe off kilter or back on target.

From recording Delbert and Charles at the Chesapeake Rest stop where I seeded a future People’s Organic Garden, to being the Cow Whisperer at Kelly and Kingsley Goddard’s Barberry Hill Farm in Madison, CT, Lurrae deserves all our thanks for a profound contribution toward creating the TIpping Point and Shift asked now.

Miles McEvoy, USDA Deputy Administrator, is head of the National Organic Program. He was part of the Organic Listening Day at the USDA September 20, 2011. I volunteered to help expand Sec of Ag Tom Vilsack’s People Organic Garden Initiative. Numbers of Organic Stakeholders and farmers spoke. The written comment period remains open until October 1, 2011 Miles also participated in the Natural Product Expo East. The Listening session was scheduled for the time when organic leaders would be in town for that major event held at the Baltimore Convention Center this time of year.

Together, as USDA Organic heads, Organic Industry Stakeholders, and Grass Roots Activists find the Good in each other now, we are Securing Our Organic Future. This is the time not only for the RIght2Know March October 1-16 from New York to Washington D.C., but the Right to Choose the foods each mother feels she needs to feed her Home Schooled Children as she deems vital.

ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF MY TRIP WAS SPENDING TIME IN THE HOME OF KARINE BOUIS- TOWE. THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE THE FOOD SHE WANTS AS A YOUNG MOTHER IS VITAL TO HER.

Karine Bouis Towe, founding member of the Farm Food Freedom Coalition keeps Simon, her third son close, as she sits with a pot full of organic alfalfa seedlings surrounding organic beet seeds growing. This pot traveled from her home September 20, 2011 after she spoke at the USDA Organic Listening Session at USDA Headquarters on Independence Ave. Karine then visited the People’s Organic Garden with me on that property where we planted more organic and beet seeds and harvested one of their beets that went to the Natural Product Expo East Show Office where it became the Show Plant, blessing the four day historic event with ease and success. While we planted organic alfalfa in the USDA People’s Garden, a gentle rain flowed. As I was picking up the show plant Saturday morning, September 24, before traveling to a Farmageddon showing and speak up in behalf of
creating unity with USDA allies and Organic Stakeholders, Adam Eidinger, the main PR for the Right2Know March, October 1-16, came into the office. I gave him an organic unwashed potato picked from the field of farmer Dana MacMillen’s Farm in Guilford, CT. Feng Shui With Lurrae and I ate dinner their September 17, and filled our bottles with pure well water. Dana is a master teacher of the importance of building up the soil and harvests his own maple syrup while valuing a life in harmony with the beat of nature. The beat in the photo to the left was repotted by Dana. The larger pot behind Karine is from the Barberry HIll Farm outside Guilford. I planted a seed dream there to initiate a raising of $1 million to Secure the Organic Future of that precious land.

25 YEAR OLD SOIL GIFTS

A commemorative sample of soil from that bucket will go to all contributors of $1000.00 -$100.00 to Sponsor the making of videos from this historic 11 day East Coast Tour. of ten small videos from the trip.

DAVID BRONNER, FAIR TRADE ADVOCATE, IS HELPING ORGANIZE THE RIGHT2KNOW MARCH OCTOBER 1-16, 2011

David Bronner, Left, with Andrew Kimbrell of the Center for Food Safety. March 2011 at the Natural Product Expo West. David is a major player in the Right2Know March, October 1-16, 2011. Much planning went on during the Organic Summit, and Natural Product Expo East September 21-24. I will put up videos with David Bronner as part of my follow up.

HERE IS A SEED DREAM I WAS WORKING ON IN BALTIMORE INVOLVING THE DR. BRONNER PRODUCTS AND OTHER QUINTESSENTIAL SOLUTIONS FOR THE COMPELLING HEALTH ISSUES FACING US

I was feeling weary and irritable the morning we packed up to leave September 24 for the Farmageddon program. Feng Shui With Lurrae wanted me to stick to Plan A, getting there, but I needed to pick up the Alfalfa seeds growing in a pot that was in the the Show Office at the Natural Product Expo East. Naquisha, who came to load our room, was a jolt of energy with her youthful beauty and amazing competence. I highly recommend the Baltimore Hilton for an outstanding staff. The first night I slept here, I had a headache, I felt this was because of the cleaning products the Hilton Biltmore was using. I wanted to introduce Dr. Bronner’s cleaning products to the Hilton Chain.
I gave Naquisha a bottle of Post Trauma Stabilizer as a gift. It is a remedy I was using in that moment from that I received from Richard Katz of the Flower Essence Services. I spent some time with David Bronner during the Organic Summit September 21, and wanted to see more of him. I knew he was an organizer of the Right2Know March. I went twice to the Dr.Bronner booth, but he was away in meetings. The closest I came was finding a paper with the name of Adam Eidinger, the PR person for David and the RIght2Know March. When I arrived at the show office to pick up the Alfalfa growing in Karine’s pot, in walked Adam Edinger. I gave him some of my organic alfalfa seeds and an unwashed organic potato from Dana’s Farm. I blew the shofar for the success of the March. Adam said he would carry the potato on the march. It was no beet, but the point was made. Lurrae was waiting outside the Hilton Biltmore when I arrived. As she put in the alfalfa in the vehicle, that left me one moment to do another Random Act of Kindness in the tradition of Ralph Bronner, David’s Uncle and the son of Emanuel. Ralph and Emanuel are the subject of Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soapbox. I met Emanuel numbers of times. He was blind at the time. I know he sees me now. I do not talk about this much, but I am an Essene Minister. Here is an Essene Biography on me. I call myself Your Enchanted Gardener to keep my message clearer. Bronner soap is filled with Essene Messages. Michael Besancon, of Whole Foods, introduced me to the Essenes in this life when we first met in 1970. Michael was my original avocado sandwich maker when we met at Follow Your Heart, a landmark in the San Fernando Valley. Many of the organic stakeholders supporting my work are part of an Essene Soul Group Activity that is now activated in the world due to this remarkable 11 day journey. This is another part of Keep The Beet’s Rock Your Soul Opera Story that i will write about at some point.

This is the time for David Bronner to carry the family pride of Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soapbox from New York to the White House Gate as one of the organizers of the march; For Anthony Russo to succeed with ZeroTree after the Shift Toilet paper. This is the time for the Unseen War on American Family Farms as noted by director Kristin Canty to be a seen past tense as an entire sustainability movement comes of age and we each, from Organic Industry Stakeholders to Grass Roots Activists Sign the Petition to Screen Farmageddon at the White House. Blessings upon our President and First Lady.

BLESSINGS ON MONSANTO CORP FOR WISING UP AND TURNING AWAY FROM ROUND UP READY

Leslie with Dr. Robert Fraley, the father of Round Up Ready, and Tammy Craig Shilling, Information officer for the Monsanto Corp. This photo was taken at the AAAS conference in February 2010 in San Diego, the site where I see Organic Stakeholders in Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Food. The AAAS is the most honored of all us science conferences held yearly. A relative of Benjamin Franklin was one of the founding members.

THE CALIFORNIA BALLOT MEASURE FOR GMO LABELING….

I planted organic beet seeds with Dr. Fraley to help ease the tension between GMO and Organic Lovers. That story is told in this Plant Your Dream Blog called Shifting the Nature of Our World. The magical cartoon character Keep The Beet Media Star, The World’s First Talking Beet Plant says the measure will pass in favor of GMO Labeling if Organic Industry Stakeholders and Grass Roots Activists find the Good In Each Other and Unify as one Movement now. California will have a ballot initiative 2012 to mandate GMO Labeling. This can be found at Label GMO’S. Keep in touch with the project on Facebook here.

BLESSINGS ON FORMER SEC OF AG OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR SUPPORTING A DIALOGUE ON SCIENCE, ETHICS, AND FOOD

This video was made in the winter of 2010 at the California Small Farm Conference. It interviews then CA Sec of Ag A.J. Kawamura who grows foods both organically and conventionally. He knows the need to build up the soil. Dr. Robert Fraley, the father of Round Up Ready, is also featured. The flowers on the podium, when Dr. Fraley spoke, were organic. I know that. I put them there.

FUNDRAISING IS NOW LAUNCHED TO RAISE $6000.00 THE THE OVERGROWTH CLEAN UP HERE AT THE ENCHANTED GARDEN INTENTIONAL COMMUNITY GROWING GROUNDS

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

The flowers on the podium with Dr. Fraley, as seen in the above video, are from the Enchanted Garden Intentional Community Growing Grounds, the home I share with others near SDSU. SDSU is projected to become one of the leading sustainability schools in the nation and it is in my neighborhood.

I am raising $6000.00 now for our Overgrowth Cleanup in coordination with the San Diego Fire Prevention Bureau on our 1/3 acre.

LONG RANGE LAND PURCHASE

I also See raising $500.000 to Secure our Organic Future on this property. I see the land purchased from the other co-owners and placed in a Non Profit Trust. The site, as I see it, will eventually become a neighborhood park teaching those who live closely how to grow a bit of their own food and live in harmony with the beat of nature.

MORGAN FLETCHER IS HEADING UP OUR OVERGROWTH CLEAN UP

$50.00 secures five hours of cleanup by Morgan Fletcher, our arborist, and others who will assist him. Please use this Paypal to support the Overgrowth Clean Up.


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SECURING OUR ORGANIC FUTURE EVERYWHERE

Through an honest Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Food, the tide will be turned toward Securing Our Organic Future now. The launch begins on the Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Food Facebook page.

SUPPORT FOR THE PEOPLE’S ORGANIC GARDEN INITIATIVE

My position is that the USDA is to be supported for its good works. I give props to Sec of Ag Tom Vilsack for his inspired People’s Organic Project. I announced my proposed volunteer position as Enchanted Gardener for the People’s Organic Garden Initiative at the USDA Organic Listening Session, September 20, 2011 on the Fall Equinox. I see and will seed thousands more People’s Organic Gardens spreading good will. I intend to inspire 1,000,000 students to learn to keep the beat with nature through reconnecting with their own organic beet growing in a pot, and growing organic alfalfa seeds in BioSmart Compostable pots.

READ ABOUT MY FIRST VISIT TO THE PEOPLE’S ORGANIC GARDEN AT THE USDA HEADQUARTERS HERE
PlANT YOUR DREAM USDA PEP TALK

SEC OF AG TOM VILSACK LAUNCHES PEOPLE’S ORGANIC GARDEN INITIATIVE

FARMERS’ MARKETS AND THE PEOPLE’S GARDEN
http://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/104430

FOR MORE ON PEOPLE’S ORGANIC GARDENS VISIT THIS BLOG
http://blogs.usda.gov/category/peoples-garden/

PEOPLE GARDEN BLOG
http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/?navid=PEOPLES_GARDEN

PEOPLE’S GARDEN ON TWITTER

http://twitter.com/#!/peoplesgarden

PILOT GARDEN AT HAMILTON HIGH SCHOOL HAD PLANTED KEEP THE BEET

Seed Dream: To inspire the Hami Pilot Garden to become a People’s Garden.

The pilot garden, at Hamilton High School in Los Angeles, that harvests Hollywood Stars, is already harvesting organic beets from beet seeds. Eva Becker, one of the top science teachers in the L.A. Unified School District organizes the school’s Science Fair. I am called Uncle Leslie by Eva Becker’s students.

Dear Uncle Leslie,
Your presentation was one in a life time.
Many of the kidsincluding myself only know the junk we get everyday.
It is nice to hear that someone cares and that there are other alternatives.
I am so happy that you took time out to come and talk to us.
Dreams are something that are not often talked about,
but they are the most important aspects of life.
Thank you sooo much, and please come again.
Devonne

THE CHOICE IS OURS NOW: MORE FARMEGEDDON, OR EACH OF US BEING AN ORGANIC UPRISING.
WHICH WILL YOU CHOOSE?

Farmageddon, or each of us being an Organic Uprising, Standing Up for Nature’s Original Technology. I have made my choice, and I am living the life I was meant to live, thanks to you. I ask you all do the same. Let us find the good in everyone. See it and feel it. When all is said and done, everything is going to come out all right as we forgive and practice Siempre Mejor, always better.

The world with each step on the Right2know March October 1-October 16, 2012 becomes ours again. Do it for them, as Stonyfield Farm. Gary Hirshberg says. Do it for them!

Sending Love to All from the Love in All,

Leslie Goldman
Your Enchanted Gardener
with Keep The Beet Media Star,
The World’s First Talking Beet Plant

RELATED PLANT YOUR DREAM BLOGS IN THIS SERIES

LESLIE GIVES ROUSING USDA PEP TALK SEPTEMBER 20, 2011
http://plantyourdream.net/?p=4498

ITINERARY EAST COAST TOUR WITH STORIES AND MORE PHOTOS

http://plantyourdream.net/?p=3803

RICHARD KATZ CREATES FLOURISH REMEDIES FOR EMOTIONS

I recommend that all reading this Plant Your Dream Blog have a set of the 12 Flourish Line Remedies for various emotions within handsreach. I frequently use many of these on a daily basis. In all truth, I am sad to say that we live in a world where what was once all over the earth, a garden is now for the most part in little bottles. It is time to let the Genie again out of the FES bottle, yet at this 12 hour of humanity needing to adjust to the Shift that has happened, I would not be without the Flourish line and Seasons of the Soul Biodynamic Oils. I especially enjoy the Calendula Caress. I also recommend Joshua Tree Flower Essence for adjusting to the Shift, and YES, Yarrow Environmental Solution for driving through traffic and airplane travel. It boosts my immune system and works with allergies I can have. It was invented for Chernobyl.

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