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Look What Happened at the Hillcrest Farmers’ Market 12-11-11!!!!


A DEDICATION TO THIS SERIES OF PLANT YOUR DREAM BLOGS ON THE OVERGROWTH CLEANUP ALONG THE AROSA CANYON RIM






This Plant Your Dream Blog series on the Overgrowth Cleanup along the Arosa Canyon Rim began in Summer in warm weather. Now it is very cold in my room and Winter is outside. This series is dedicated to Henry David Thoreau. In his book Walden, he speaks about The Artist of Kouroo. Here is a quote: “There was an artist in the city of Kouroo who was disposed to strive after perfection. One day it came into his mind to make a staff. Having considered that in an imperfect work time is an ingredient, but into a perfect work time does not enter, he said to himself, It shall be perfect in all respects, though I should do nothing else in my life.”

This quote informs events along the Arosa Canyon, where likely, on December 15, 2011, my neighbors, weather permitting, will be attempting to conquer a bunch of Giant Reeds called Arundo Donax, that have been their consternation for weeks. In the name of complying with codes now set by our well meaning San Diego Fire Prevention Bureau, who knows Arundo as an invasive weed and fire hazard, our landscape here on the Rim of the Arosa Canyon will soon be devoid of Arundo by means of further Roundup Herbicide.

These events have absorbed me for months, as we have spent more than $1800.00 on our own Overgrowth Cleanup and including cleanup up of brush belonging to neighbors along the Arosa Canyon Rim. I have a sense something good will come of all this. Maybe a learning about slowing down a bit in our approach to environmental problem solving. There is still much to learn, and like the Artist of Kouroo, I am taking time here on the Plant Your Dream Blogs to record it.

The landscape may shift soon here. I do not believe the teachings from The Arundo Tribe will soon be forgotten. My spiritual father tells a story of two surgeons in a very important heart operation that involved a very extensive procedure. One heart surgeon takes a deep breathe and closes his eyes. He says to the other, “we must take time, we haven’t a moment to lose.” Something in that message is in my heart right now, as we approach a day of surgery for the Arosa Canyon.

Leslie Goldman
Your Enchanted Gardener
December 14, 2011
9:24 pm

ARUNDO DONAX A HIT AT THE HILLCREST FARMERS MARKET DECEMBER 11, 2011







The story continues here….An amazing and true story of how I fell in love with Arundo Donax (Giant Reed). A detailed report ;by Leslie Goldman, AKA Your Enchanted Gardener.. Lisa Joyce Frank, did the dance of the lettuce at the HIllcrest FM, December 11, 2011 in trade for a JR Organic Lettuce. She has a beautiful website. She is new to San Diego. She, and Sam Goodman, a fellow dancer, helped Amado Rodriguez and family with the breakdown at the JR Organic Stand. I was able to hook this volunteer job up for her. I felt like I did a Mitzvah, a good deed as named in the Jewish tradition, in setting that opportunity up for her. She wanted some healthy food, I felt she had a need for it beyond her means in that moment. I will be doing Arundo Donax Sacred Blessings with these sticks at the World Beat Center December 31-January 1, 2012 as part of Ascention 2012. We will give Grief Relief, a Flower Essence Society Flourish Formula to the land during the ritual. My neighbor who is cutting these stands, weather permitting, beginning December 15, 2011, is a good man who has engaged in some good communication with me. He is committed to use Roundup Herbicide on this land that he owns that joins our organic 1/3 acre. Out of this action, I see coming a successful campaign that will end Roundup Herbicide being used in America. To join us in signing the petition inspired by my neighbor, please go here. To contribute to help the success of this Beet Keepers, Return Campaign and help in Securing Our Organic Future everywhere, go to this Paypal.

FAREWELL DANCE TO THE ARUNDO AND ROUNDUP HERBICIDE


I look forward to having her and other artists do a Farewell Dance to an Arundo on our grounds here at the Enchanted Garden Intentional Community Growing Grounds to be scheduled at various times. It will be part of our video series that that is projected for the Sundance Film Festival.

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MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH THE ARUNDO SOLIDIFIED DECEMBER 11, 2011



MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH THE ARUNDO SOLIDIFIED DECEMBER 11, 2011–On that day I first took a few sticks of the Giant Reed, Arundo Donax to the popular Hillcrest Farmers’ Market. There, it became the centerpiece for a series of magical events. Makada Dread Cheatom, founder of the world famous Prophet Restaurant shares the Arundo Donax (Giant Reed) Blessing with its originator Leslie Goldman AKA Your Enchanted Gardener The three–Plant, Woman, and Man, will come together again December 31-January 1, 2012 at the World Beat Center for Ascension 2012,. The event will be produced by Sarva Dharma Productions and the World Beat Center at the World Beat Center, 2100 Park Boulevard San Diego, CA 92101, site of the World Beat Center Children’s Organic Ethnobotany Garden in Balboa Park To reserve your spot for Ascension 2012, go to this Facebook Page.

DECEMBER 11, 2011 WAS A DAY TO BE RECORDED FOR POSTERITY




Got out of bed Sunday morning feeling depressed. These days, seems like there is more on my plate than I can handle. Every time I check one big thing off and look deeper into the situation, there is an other crop of scary details. One thought was leading to another. Before I knew it I was on a slippery slope. Then, I looked out the window. It was a sunny day, and Sunday, Hillcrest Farmers’ Market day. I made a decision right then to have a good day. I went to my closet and put on my favorite dress pants. Then, I put one of my new white shirts that say, “Leslie Goldman and the second line: Your Enchanted Gardener. I put on my favorite vegetable tie with all the bright colors, the same one I wore when I was at the USDA in Washington D.C. Next thing you know, I was starting to feel spunky. I deciplined myself to get to the Market ASAP. I wanted to turn over a new leaf.

Then, I took a couple Flower Essences in the Flourish Line to get me feeling happy. Grace always does that. A swig of Myvita Minerals added some punch to my step, and I took some Kurchi Bark to make sure my bowel was going to stay tight on a day when too much fruit can have me heading for the John.

At that point, I heard the voice of Dr. Bernard Jensen in my head. He was telling a story that ended with the punchline: Stop your “Stinking Thinking! It can ruin your day. I wasn’t going to allow that, not today, no matter what was on my plate.

WHACKING MY BED WITH AN ARUNDO DONAX STICK


I had just read something from Karen Kingston, the Space Clearing expert. She said that iold lovers energies can hang out in your bed. I had some bad days lately and had been too much of my own best lover. Karen was talking about taking down the covers and giving your bed a good whacking. Then, open the door, get out of there! My Arundo Donax became a great tool for that, and in my head I sold about a dozen of these relationship whackers!

BRINGING ARUNDO TO THE FARMERS’ MARKET


I had decided to bring Arundo Donax to the Hillcrest Farmers’ Market. I had no idea it would turn into a source of endless creative play, and pleasure for others. What a hit! What an incredible new prop! I generally take on too much, but today the centerpiece of what I added on was going to be the Arundo.

I had three pieces. Before I left, I went out to the Arundo Pile in the back and got a long one. It was unwieldy and too long. I took it up to my room, and it kept tripping me up. It was just too wild. I could hardly get out the door of my room with it. It kept catching on things. By the time I got to the EG Mobile, my 68 VW Van, I said “More is Less!” I broke off a piece and gave it to the front garden. My life was now more manageable.

FISHING POLE

This long piece now became a fishing pole, about five feet tall by the time I got to the Hillcrest Farmers’s Market.
Steve the farmer said, “Going Fishing?”

THE CLICKER

I had two other short sturdy green pieces too.

It wasn’t long before I met the Clicker. He got that name through a clicker that he would carry around the farmers’ Market. He is part of the staff. In the olden days, every time something good happened, or he saw something good happen, such as a good deed or action, he did a click. I drew up one of the shorter pieces, and suddenly this became my own Clicker. I touched his shoulder in a gesture of blessing, and realized I had an endless supply of gifts. I gave him a piece. I had something to give that was homegrown and right out of nature.
This was fun.

After I gave Jamal the clicker a piece, I had a pointer.

I could reach out up to four feet and call attention to something, directing attention to it. I felt professorial.
This was an amazing breakthrough for me. I had one more tool to direct energy. I felt empowered and really started to feel at home in myself. It was new to me to have a pointer. I liked the feel of that stick. It was sturdy and directive. It was firm and had good energy about it.

ROBERT, THE EGG MAN

My favorite Pointer routine was with Robert, the Egg man. He had six different layers of eggs of different values. I pointed to each, and Robert would tell me why that particular egg was so special. I listened to what he said. I never learned so much about the different eggs. Some came from different kinds of chickens. Each was a different price by ten cents. Ruth, an acquaintance from Jewish Renewal came by. I did my routine, pointing ot each individual egg carton and how it was uniquely different. I was making things up. I was pointing, pointing, pointing! I pointed at the various raw honey jars, explaining the difference between each. I pointed to the closed ice chest where Robert carries his bee pollen. With each point, I was able to draw attention to this or that item. This was fun.

Robert had at least six different layers of eggs and each was a different price by ten cents for a different reason. For $3.70, you got super white jumbos, or something like that. Then, there were brown’s from a kind of chicken that laid more eggs per year. With each point, a new set of information came out of him. I was having a ball doing this. I was on to something.

CIRCUS M.C.

I felt like a circus M.C. “Ladies and Gentlemen!” Let me tell you about these eggs!” in my booming voice. Robert was smiling. I started to draw a little crowd. Then Ruth came, a friend from Jewish Renewal events. Ruth said she loved honey from Australia. I started to tell stories about how local honey took away allergies. Ruth had questions, and before you knew it, we were all in a conversation of Q and A. Ruth did not want honey, but when I pointed to the ice chest where Robert had hidden away his fresh bee pollen, this caught her attention. She had no idea that he had this lovely fresh of the fresh delight. I bought some, gave Ruth a sample and then she bought some. That made me feel good. I needed some eggs, and asked for some. Robert gave them to me. That felt good.

ROBYN THE RECYCLE LADY

I stopped to see Robyn at the Recycled stall. She gave me the idea to make Hippy beads out of the Arundo. This was going to take a drill, some way to make a hole through them. Robyn was busy, so I moved on.

My next stop was Green Fix Smoothie. I made a movie, interviewing one customer about why she loved this delightful drink. I pointed to his signs and the various different kinds. Daniel Toth, the founder was there, and filled up my bottle. I did a little interview. It felt good to engage and have a way to reach out.

SPRING HILL CHEESE

Rachel, next door, wasn’t in this week, but I pointed out some of my favorite cheeses and got the curds. I was hungry on the spot and enjoyed the samples of Spring Hill Cheese, pointing, pointing, pointing, so the customers saw what I liked.

POINTING OUT BARRY KORAL’S GREETING CARDS AND QUAVAS…

Curtis Womach was next door and still had chickens, but I slipped by this week and went across the aisle to Barry, who has some of the most wonderful high quality of the fruits at the Hillcrest Farmers’ Market. I ate a delightful little fruit. What is the name of that?

I pointed from a distance to Barry’s lovely love cards.

AT SUZIE’S FARM

Next I stopped at Suzie’s. It was early in the day. Taylor Mardis Katz had a smile on her face and was making a winter fashion statement, her neck bundled. There were a dozen Romanesco Cauliflowers. I pointed out each to the customers, counting them one by one. Wynona (her correct name? my head is tired….now) had a gift of some special brew for my tummy. “Do you want it now or later?” she asked. I said now. I adopted one of the Cauliflowers.

I started to feel guilty about being needed at the Rodriguez Stall. I usually like to check in there first and help out. When I got there, I did not say hello to Joe. I pointed to the Celery. There were special celery. “Celery is high in the natural sodium that is good for the joints!” I said. “Celery is one of Dr. Bernard Jensen’s favorite Arthitis remedies. I pointed out the carrots. I pointed out the lovely greens. I just speak out loud as if I am a food broadcaster making a documentary. Sometimes I am, and sometimes I do just that!

DOWN TO ABOUT FOUR FEET

I was down to about four feet long when I drew in a delightful threesome outside the stand.

THREESOME INSPIRED THIS

It was about that time that I was reaching outside the staff and drawing people in. A woman came by with a man. I cut off an eight inch piece of the Arundo off and asked both of them to hold an end. I touched the middle, and figured it would be good to tell the man to listen especially closely to everything the woman said that week. This made her feel good. The man said he was her boyfriend. Then, another man came up and said he was her husband, so this was really getting fun. I had to make room for all four of us on the same stick. Then I gave the stick to them.

This started to develop into a very delightful experience of connection and offering blessings.

The Farmers’ Market is not your every day shopping experience. it delights me to know that many people welcome connection here. I ask each person’s name when that feels appropriate.

By this time, I was on a roll. I had discovered a whole new way to interact. Giving this Arundo Blessing.

I kept adapting my routine. Most of the blessings had to do with something simple such as, I see you having a great week, I did variations on the theme with each twosome. Each time I would give away a piece of the Arundo, and by this time, there were a lot lot of sticks of Arundo around the Hillcrest Farmers’ Market.

A QUIET MAN WITH A BALL IN HIS HAND

Then, came an incredible scene!

There was a man painted all one color standing on a stool in silence, with a bucket of money in front of him. Each time someone put a dollar in the bucket, he would Shift his position. Hmm! This had some exciting possibilities! He did not speak, so I felt I was really helping by addingsome verbal accompaniment to his act!

This turned into quite a scene! I was able to draw a crowd!

“Friends! She the world in his hands? Look out money circulates when you put it in the right place! Give him a dollar and you can change the world.

This was a most delightful experience. They key to his success is holding still between moves. Get the picture?
This was really fun.

Then, suddenly he would move.

Then, Suddenly he would move.

When I left, Suddenly I moved and moved on. I was gone by the time anyone looked.

One lady put in $5.00. This was most delightful and soul satisfying.



SHIFT THE WAY WE SPEND OUR MONEY AND WE SHIFT NATURE OF THE WORLD







This amazing man said nothing at the HIllcrest Farmers” Market. Every time someone put some money in his donation bucket, he moved the ball. The ball to me was the world. I put a piece of Arundo in his bucket and he moved the ball. The world shifts when we move money and plants in a good way. Killing Arundo is one way to put money in Monsanto’s pocket. Hiring youth to manage it, and former military, and the homeless is a good organic step. We do not have to kill Arundo with Roundup. Nature has other things in mind.


READ MORE ABOUT THAT HERE
http://curezone.com/blogs/fm.asp?i=1890215

HOW IT ALL ENDED

By the end of the Hillcrest Farmers’ Market my Arundo had turned into a wand.

Pablo, the son of Mario Torero, was having finals, so I blessed him with the wand.

I began blessing people, one after another. I was blessing my friend Azeba. The Farmers’ Market was ended. A man saw me giving a blessing. I touched Azeba’s right shoulder, her head, and left shoulder. Then, a man came up to me. He saw me from a distance of twenty feet. He must have been watching me. He came up and asked me to bless his two employees. So I did.

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Yesterday, December 11, 2011 is a day to goes down in Enchanted Garden History. I simply have to stop and tell this story. I decided to take Arundo Donax (The Giant Reed) to the Market. I got out the door determined to get to the Farmers’ Market early. I got there about 10:30 am. That is early for me. I decided to do more is less. Less was about three Giant Reeds of Arundo Donax. As the day progressed, I had less and less Arundo, and more and more adventures!

The morning began in a state of depression. My lists had lists. I realized that every time I crossed one one thing to do, another crop of details showed up! One thought led to another. Before long I was in need of Grace. I sprayed myself with the Flower Essence Formula of that name, took some Joshua Tree Flower Essence, some Quinton 3.3 Optimum Mineralization, and decided to have a good day!!!

THEN DR. BERNARD JENSEN (1907-2001 SPOKE IN MY HEAD!!!

He said stop your “Stinking Thinking!” I decided to do that. I blogged on that theme, and then took his advise. The day was filled with beautiful people. My Sunday routine is spending time at various stalls of Farmers I like. My version of shopping is tasting various foods, pitching the produce for Farmers I like, and then receiving from the bounty each has to offer.

SPENDING TIME WITH THE RODRIGUEZ FAMILY

My greatest loyalty is with the Rodriguez Family, fifth generation farmers in San Diego County.

COMMENTARY
ROUNDUP NOT ONLY KILLS WEEDS, IT KILLS JOBS

ROUNDUP HERBICIDE NOT ONLY KILLS WEEDS,
IT KILLS JOBS





Fletcher Morgan (L) and James Potter, Arborists, cleared this patch of Arundo Donax by hand without Roundup Herbicide. Others spend 12 hours as well clearing this Iwa Jima patch, pulliing roots of Arundo Donax from the hillside about 12 feet from my office and bedroom. I preferred to pay them to do this work that use Roundup that has questionable value. Every few weeks I would have to come to this site to pick out new growth and make garden contact. Such an approach would allow some of the Arundo to grow out from time to time to make bouquets and for other uses. During the rainy season, when there is no fear of fire, I would let it grown. At the beginning of the fire season, I would cut it. That is a natural approach to managing this specific patch. I would rather pay Fletcher and James than pay Monsanto to help me with this patch.

READ MORE ABOUT APPROACHED TO EITHER KILLING ARUNDO OR MANAGING IT AS A CROP HERE

http://curezone.com/blogs/fm.asp?i=1890215



ARUNDO TRIBE BLESSING CEREMONY WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE WORLD BEAT CENTER AT ASCENSION 2012





Those attending Ascension 2011 are invited to participate in the Arundo Tribe Blessing Ceremony One on One by Donation at the World Beat Center. A contribution will be asked to Plant Your Dream. You will be given a Ceremonial piece of Arundo Donax grow on the property near the Enchanted Garden Intentional Community Growing Grounds. The Arundo piece you receive invites you to acknowledge your relationship between Woman, Man, Plant, and the Earth and is dedicated to you fulfilling your role in bringing in 1000 Years of Peace that begins now as we enter this, the Enchanted Garden Era.



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