& How We Come to Them
The GardenSong Project is about choosing and growing PLANTS, FLOWERS and FOODS that are safe for HUMANS ANIMALS and INSECTS, and for ALL LIFE here on MOTHER EARTH. It is about making choices that are ENVIRONMENTALLY WISE, SAFE, SUSTAINABLE and RENEWABLE. HEALING CHOICES. Choices that are thought through the WINDOWS of TIME, about how they impact ALL OUR LIVES, both INTERNALLY and EXTERNALLY, all the way through FUTURE GENERATIONS.
Some people come to a place of making NEW CHOICES simply because THEY DON’T FEEL GOOD. They want to FEEL BETTER, have more ENERGY. Some people come to this place through CRISIS. The quality of their own HEALTH or a LOVED ONE is extremely compromised so new decisions HAVE to be made. Some will DIE if they resist making new choices. Some just gradually WAKE UP from our SOCIETAL CONSUMER TRANCE and begin to realize they need to MAKE NEW CHOICES to UPGRADE the QUALITY of their own lives. Some come to it from an ENVIRONMENTAL point of view; seeing or learning about the devastation we have co-created in our ECOSYSTEMS on EARTH and they want to make a difference. Some come to it simply from LOVE of GARDENING, gradually learning how to navigate and shift their CHOICES by the OUTCOME. NATURE is a wonderful TEACHER, she is constantly showing us the blessings or consequences of OUR CHOICES. Our ENVIRONMENT shows us. Our BODIES show us. Our SOCIETIES show us. It has become EVIDENT that we MUST MAKE DIFFERENT CHOICES or destroy ourselves.
These kinds of CHOICES can be overwhelming once you realize they need to be made, yet there is tons of information in our collective mind that can be found everywhere; in books, on websites, lists, local and personal stories, classes to take, once you know the questions to ask and where to look. Today OUR CHOICES radically affect our HEALTH, how OUR CHOICES impact how we LIVE and how we FEEL. Our PHYSICAL, MENTAL and EMOTIONAL HEALTH and WELLBEING. I find that as soon as I have an awareness about something, my “UNIVERSE” brings me all the truths about what I need to act different and MAKE NEW CHOICES.
My Geometry Garden in June of 2016
I know that this website is focused on GARDENING. FOOD PRODUCTION is a part of it. FOOD leads to topics of our HEALTH and ENERGY. It also focuses on how we treat OUR ENVIRONMENT and how that affects us ALL. It is about learning to LIVE RESPECTFULLY and in HARMONY with ALL LIFE. It is about how we make CHOICES as we live our everyday lives and what those CHOICES create around and in us. It also helps us understand better how to utilize ALL the NATURAL SUPPORT SYSTEMS that surround us, IF WE MAKE CHOICES that help everyone and everything FLOURISH and THRIVE around us. Ultimately, as Mother Mary shared with us, via the ART she helped us co-create, it is about BLOOMING and THRIVING together on MOTHER EARTH as the vibration of this planet and our bodies rise. The old ways and structures must go and to survive this transition, we MUST MAKE NEW CHOICES. There are many old & new ways to NOURISH your BODY-MIND-SPIRIT that are aligned with bringing us back into a harmonious and sustainable relationship with our self, each other and our PLANET that are associated with Gardening. So I am going to list some possible categories of choices that align with the purpose and mission of the GardenSong Project and share a few ideas and resources I know about just to get you going.
If you are interested in making better choices for you and your family when buying FOOD and HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS this website has myriads of informative articles and lists to help open our eyes to what is happening to our Food System and how we can make better choices: This is an excellent article with FOOD SCORES to help:
ENVIROMENTALLY SAFE GARDENING
Buying PLANTS to GROW YOUR OWN FOOD
Buying your own plants to grow your own food is another set of CHOICES TO CONSIDER. Do you just buy any old plant that catches your fancy or do you MAKE THE CHOICE to buy only from retailers that assure you they don’t use toxic pesticides or chemical fertilizers in their plants? Do you buy from a retailer who offers ORGANIC and nonGMO plants? These are all CHOICES to consider when you have decided to GROW YOUR OWN FOOD. It would be wise to consider the BEES and BUTTERFLIES even when buying your FRUIT and VEGETABLE PLANTS because they flower & bloom to set their fruits and most NEED POLLINATORS to make that process possible. In this article I address the issue of buying plants with the deadly systemic Neonicotinoid:
I was relieved to find out that Bonnie Plants have gone nonGMO, though all their plants are not organic. They are widely available at many retail stores and a good way to start. your vegetable garden.
As one begins to look at the overall picture of life on Earth, it becomes evident that there is a need to make new choices about our SEEDS. There is a movement going on underneath our noses to take over control of the SEEDS of our EARTH. That is scary. There is already too much fear, so it is time to pay attention and MAKE NEW CHOICES. There are many things you can do to help change this movement. There are many individuals and organizations that saw this coming and know the importance of having viable, organic, heirloom, safe SEEDS FREELY AVAILABLE for ALL of US. I wrote a blog about it…
Healing & Nourishing HERBS
Learning Herbs is a wonderful family resource to learn, hands on, about HERBS. I like their fun and honest approach and that they are a Family oriented business. It is a lovely website with a nice bit of sharing for children. Kid Stuff We love the Herb Fairies stories they created. I bought the WildCraft Game from Learning Herbs for my Grandkids and later heard my latest Grandson’s Mommy bought the game for herself and him. She said she has always been interested in learning about herbs. She loves the little flash cards they have.
NATURAL ENERGY RESOURCES
Natural Light is very important for our health and wellbeing. It is imperative for some plants to fully express themselves. Anthony Williams, in his book Life Changing Foods, shares that nowadays, with all the pollution in the air, the quality of light that is available to us and to plants is compromised. We spend less time outside and even when we do, we don’t get the same quality of light from our Sun that we used to. He says that Wild Plants that are edible are full of STORED LIGHT for our use.
You might consider SUNGAZING for your HEALTH and ENERGY. You might consider learning more from the SUN with my Art called VK45 Sol Dancing – Reading the Sun’s Library
There are many edible wild foods that easy to learn about. I just started going out and looking closer at the lawn. There are all kinds of plants and wildflowers there. Then I would take pics and go inside to look them up online. That is the way I learned about which ones are easy to find and edible. Here are photos of my Wildflower food added to my breakfast Smoothie for the stored light and amazing energy:
Wild Foods-Mint-Henbit-Chickweed-Plantain-Dead Nettle