"Confronted with the vision of a beautiful garden, we see something beautiful about ourselves..."
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In 1986 we created our first sustainable organic gardens. Years of gardening experiences are a pleasure to pass on. In our travels, we have created both Pacific Northwest and high-desert Southwest gardens, resulting in a wide range of gardening experience. Working with the soil has always been an expression of values and ideals: truth, beauty and goodness. Truth - discovering predictable patterns and laws of the universe while observing and enjoying the cause and effects of our creative actions; Beauty - the art of using patterns in garden design, and working with living plants as a medium for creativity; and Goodness - sharing the bounty from our gardens with others.
It is through sharing that gardening becomes more than just a means of providing food, it becomes a model of what is possible within a community. Everyone who is growing healthy, nutritious, organic food is promoting a more sustainable way of living. Your garden endeavors might encourage others to garden, creating a local gardening community. With a collective surplus of food, a local farmers market could then be established providing an arena to discuss gardening experiences, and sell extra produce. Transform your soil, your soul, and the world around you - one seed at a time.
"The Acts of Today are the Destiny of Tomorrow...!"
Organic xeriscaping - landscaping with slow-growing, drought tolerant plants/trees/and shrubs
Sunstone Press in Santa Fe, New Mexico recently published a book by Frank and Vicky Giannangelo - photographs and essays about their New Mexico adventures in sustainable organic gardening, personal growth, community, and sustainability - titled "GROWING WITH THE SEASONS".
It is available from the publisher Sunstone Press in Santa Fe, NM (505) 988-4418, or from Amazon Books, or it can be ordered from a bookstore near you!
Harvard biologist E.O. Wilson states in his book 'The Diversity of Life' that we have only identified about 10% of the species on our planet. Knowing so little about our world, why are we in such a hurry to alter it?
"Watch Frans Lanting's - A lyrical view of life on Earth In this stunning slideshow, celebrated nature photographer Frans Lanting presents The LIFE Project, a poetic collection of photographs that tell the story of our planet, from its eruptive beginnings to its present diversity.
Watch this Great Documentary on the Importance of Biodynamic/Organic/Sustainable Gardening
This movie will encourage you, inspire you, and restore your faith in the possibilities of one person's ability to change the world, one step at a time...buy it, support them, spread the word. This is one of the most important movies of our time if we are to sustain life on this planet!