Sunday, January 24, 2010

Laura Brainard info on California Farmlink event

Hi Classmates,

I thought some of you might be interested in this "Meet and Greet" event sponsored by California Farmlink.  It is this Thurs. in Nicasio.  I'm not sure if you need to be a member of California Farmlink to go.


Laura Brainard

here is the link for info: 

California Farmlink

Friday, January 22, 2010

Two Dates Coming Up: Green Gulch and Maria Kennedy's for Agridharma

Sunday, February 7th from 2-5 pm
All are invited to gather at Green Gulch on Arbor Day; come earlier for the meditation and lunch (look on the site for info) or come at 2 pm for the outdoor gathering. Children are more than welcome!

Sunday, March 14th from 1-4 pm
The second AgriDharma Institute is planning to be held at Maria & Robert Kennedy's wonderful home in the San Anselmo hills. An invitation with directions will be sent closer to the time; please save the date!

A note from Ladd

Dear Kirsten:

Can you post this to our Agridharma blog group and the IVC class folks that attended the meeting out at the Inverness Valley Inn two weeks ago when I distributed the amrita and vhibutti? They can watch the video taken of how and where the nectar and ash materialize at this particular holy place in India.

Here are the links which tell the story of the man, Haligappa who runs the orphanage in India where the vhibutti (sacred ash) and amrita (nectar of the Gods) has been materializing for the past 44 years since 1964. I've been visiting this place for over 20 years.

Here's the story with photos:

Sathya Sai Baba Miracles - Miracles at Sri Ranga Patna orphanage in Mysore, India

Here's the You Tube video done by a Spanish speaking visitor:

YouTube - Sathya Sai Baba Amritha Materialization Mysore

All love and blessings,


Friday, January 15, 2010

Numen: The Nature of Plants (from Steve and Herb Exhange)

Mid-January, 2010

Hello folks:

Even though the Herb Exchange is dormant during the winter, and we are not
in the office daily, you can still order roots (weather dependent, of
course). Feel free to inquire.

Also, please post the attached flyer and treat yourself to an outstanding
event at one of the two upcoming screenings of the groundbreaking film,

The first screening, described below, is in the town of Sonoma on Saturday,
January 23, and the second will be in Sebastopol on February 11.

Meanwhile, may you enjoy the stillness of winter.

West Coast Premiere of the film NUMEN, THE NATURE OF PLANTS
Sonoma Environental Film Festival
Saturday, January 23 10:40 AM Free Admission
Sonoma Women's Club, 574 First St. East, Sonoma 95467

This extraordinary film focuses on the healing power of plants and the
natural world. Filmmakers Terrence Youk and Ann Armbrecht travelled the U.S.
to speak with doctors and herbalists, ethnobotanists and others about human
and environmental health, and to discover how healing is made possible by
embracing our place in the wider web of life. Stunning footage of
medicinals plants accompanys discussion of the re-awakening of traditional
knowledge of plants and a vision of safe, effective and sustainable

Interviewees include herbalists Rosemary Gladstar, David Hoffmann, Dr.
Tierona Lowdog, Lynda LeMole, Kenny Ausubel, Phyllis Light, and others.

Following the film will be a discussion with Leslie Gardner, Director of the
Sonoma County Herb Exchange and faculty member California School of Herbal
Studies, Lynda LeMole, Executive Director of United Plant Savers, and David
Hoffmann, Research and Development at Traditional Medicinals Tea Company and
faculty member California School of Herbal Studies. There will also be a
demonstration of the making of a plant tincture with locally grown roots.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Healthy Soils, Healthy Food Conference (Feb 6-7 in Chico)

Hi all,

This year's CCOF Education Conference is On 'Healthy Soils, Healthy Food,' has some great speakers on inspiring topics, and is only $15 for students for the 2 days (or $20 at the door).  It's at CSU Chico on Feb. 6-7.  Check it out at:

Hope you and your gardens enjoy the rain we're supposed to get tomorrow!  Hope to see you soon, Bonnie