We have all heard of taking turmeric (curcumin) with black pepper (piperine) to enhance the bioavailability and absorption of curcumin. Piperine, the bioactive compound found in black pepper, has been shown to significantly increase the absorption of curcumin by inhibiting metabolic enzymes that break it down and increasing intestinal permeability.

Curcumin is a highly effective anti-inflammatory agent valuable in managing inflammatory conditions like arthritis, inflammatory bowel diseases, and certain cancers by blocking inflammatory molecules like cytokines and enzymes like cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), a potent antioxidant capable of neutralizing free radicals and reducing oxidative stress, a major contributor to aging and chronic diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, where it may help protect against age-related conditions by scavenging free radicals and boosting the body’s antioxidant defenses, and exhibits anti-cancer properties by inhibiting tumor growth, metastasis, angiogenesis, and inducing apoptosis in cancer cells while leaving healthy cells unharmed, with numerous studies exploring its potential in preventing and treating various cancers, including breast, prostate, colon, and lung cancer.

Piperine is not an emulsifier. Piperine and emulsifiers are different types of compounds that enhance bioavailability through different mechanisms.  Emulsifiers are substances that help stabilize mixtures of two immiscible liquids, such as oil and water, by preventing them from separating into distinct layers. They work by surrounding oil droplets with a protective layer, increasing their surface area, and making it easier for digestive enzymes and bile salts to break them down, facilitating the absorption of fat-soluble nutrients or compounds.

Black pepper that enhances bioavailability primarily through two mechanisms:

  1. Inhibiting metabolic enzymes: Piperine inhibits certain enzymes like glucuronidation enzymes that are responsible for breaking down and eliminating compounds like curcumin from the body. By inhibiting these enzymes, piperine allows more of the compound to remain intact and available for absorption.
  2. Increasing intestinal permeability: Piperine has been shown to increase the permeability of the intestinal lining, allowing for better absorption of compounds like curcumin into the bloodstream.

However, if someone has a leaky gut or increased intestinal permeability, there are some important considerations regarding the use of piperine. While piperine can enhance nutrient absorption by increasing intestinal permeability, this mechanism may exacerbate an already compromised gut barrier in cases of leaky gut. With increased intestinal permeability, there is a higher risk of undigested food particles, toxins, and other antigenic substances entering the bloodstream, potentially triggering an immune response and inflammation. Furthermore, piperine may also facilitate the absorption of harmful substances, such as bacterial endotoxins or environmental toxins, which could further contribute to inflammation and gut dysbiosis.

IIn such cases, it may be advisable to avoid or limit the use of piperine until the gut barrier is repaired and intestinal permeability is improved. Instead, the focus should be on natural gut-healing strategies, such as eliminating inflammatory foods, consuming gut-supportive nutrients from sources like bone broth (which provides collagen peptides and glutamine), pumpkin seeds (zinc), sweet potatoes (vitamin A), and mushrooms (vitamin D), and incorporating  probiotic-rich foods like yogurt, kefir, and fermented vegetables.

Also, one can consider using alternative bioavailability enhancers that do not increase intestinal permeability, such as emulsifiers (lecithin from soy or sunflower), lipid carriers, or absorption-enhancing enzymes like bromelain from pineapples (core) and papain from papaya.  Consider making a powerful juice!

The goal should be to first restore a healthy gut barrier and reduce intestinal permeability through natural means, after which piperine may be reintroduced cautiously to improve nutrient absorption as part of a comprehensive terrain therapy approach.

Emulsifiers possess a unique molecular structure with both hydrophilic (water-loving) and lipophilic (fat-loving) regions, allowing them to interact with both water and oil molecules simultaneously. When introduced into a mixture of oil and water, emulsifiers form stable emulsions by surrounding the oil droplets with a protective layer, preventing them from coalescing and separating from the water phase. This emulsification process significantly increases the surface area of the oil droplets, making it easier for digestive enzymes, such as lipases and bile salts, to break them down and facilitate the absorption of the fat-soluble nutrients or compounds they contain. 

Emulsifiers serve as effective “medicinal transfer agents,” facilitating the absorption and delivery of beneficial compounds like curcumin into the body. Just as piperine enhances curcumin’s bioavailability, emulsifiers play a crucial role in improving the solubility and dispersibility of fat-soluble nutrients and lipophilic compounds in the digestive tract. By forming stable emulsions and increasing the surface area of oil droplets, emulsifiers promote better digestion and absorption of these beneficial substances. Lecithin, phospholipids, and liposomes are common emulsifiers used in supplements and functional foods for this purpose.

IInterestingly, cacao (cocoa) butter, the natural fat found in pure chocolate, possesses emulsifying properties due to its unique composition of fatty acids and phospholipids. This characteristic makes cacao a potential natural emulsifier that may enhance the absorption of fat-soluble nutrients and medicinal compounds when consumed alongside them. This is one reason why I like to incorporate medicinal herbs into pure cacao preparations, as the cacao butter can act as a natural emulsifier, potentially improving the bioavailability and delivery of the beneficial compounds found in those herbs.

Emulsifiers help our bodies absorb and use fat-soluble nutrients and compounds better. They do this in two main ways. First, emulsifiers can mix with bile salts, which are substances released by the liver into the small intestine to help digest and absorb fats and fat-soluble things. When emulsifiers and bile salts combine, they form tiny structures called mixed micelles. These mixed micelles can wrap around and carry fat-soluble nutrients and compounds, helping them move across the intestinal wall and enter the bloodstream more easily.

Secondly, some emulsifiers can interact with special transporters found on the cells lining the intestine. These transporters are like little doorways that allow nutrients and compounds to pass through the intestinal wall and into the bloodstream. By interacting with these transporters, emulsifiers can help fat-soluble substances that they have dissolved or encapsulated to be taken up and absorbed more efficiently. For example, emulsifiers like lecithin and phospholipids may interact with transporters that are responsible for absorbing fats, vitamins, and other fat-soluble things, potentially increasing their absorption.

In simple terms, emulsifiers not only help dissolve and disperse fat-soluble nutrients and compounds in the digestive system but also actively assist in their journey across the intestinal barrier. This happens through the formation of mixed micelles that act as carriers and by interacting with special transporters on intestinal cells, ultimately leading to better absorption and use of these beneficial fat-soluble substances in the body.

Common emulsifiers used for enhancing bioavailability include lecithin (derived from soy or sunflower), phospholipids (such as phosphatidylcholine and phosphatidylserine), and liposomes (spherical vesicles made of phospholipids). These emulsifiers can be found in supplements, functional foods, and pharmaceutical formulations designed to improve the solubility, dispersibility, and ultimately, the absorption and bioavailability of fat-soluble nutrients and lipophilic compounds like curcumin.

While focusing on gut-healing strategies like eliminating inflammatory foods, consuming gut-supportive nutrients from natural sources like bone broth (glutamine), pumpkin seeds (zinc), sweet potatoes (vitamin A), and mushrooms (vitamin D), and incorporating natural supplements like l-glutamine, collagen peptides, and probiotic-rich foods like yogurt, kefir, and fermented vegetables, you can incorporate emulsifiers to enhance curcumin’s bioavailability. The goal should be to first restore a healthy gut barrier and reduce intestinal permeability through natural means, after which piperine may be reintroduced cautiously to improve nutrient absorption as part of a comprehensive terrain therapy approach.

Turmeric-Cacao Anti-Inflammatory (emulsifier) Chocolate


– 1/2 cup cacao butter or cocoa butter
– 1/4 cup cacao paste (or 100% unsweetened chocolate)
– 2 tablespoons ground turmeric
– 2 tablespoons MCT coconut oil (acts as an emulsifier)
– 2 tablespoons raw honey
– 1 teaspoon ground ginger
– 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
– 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or more to taste)
– 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
– 1 tablespoon hemp seeds (optional)


  1. In a double boiler or heat-safe bowl set over a pot of simmering water, gently melt the cacao/cocoa butter and MCT coconut oil, stirring occasionally until completely liquid.
  2. Remove from heat and whisk in the cacao paste, turmeric, honey, ginger, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, and sea salt until well combined and smooth.
  3. If using, stir in the hemp seeds.
  4. Pour the mixture into silicone molds or onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and spread it out evenly.
  5. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until completely set.
  6. Once set, pop the chocolate out of the molds or break it into pieces if poured onto a sheet.
  7. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

This anti-inflammatory, gut-healing chocolate features several powerful ingredients. The cacao butter and MCT coconut oil act as natural emulsifiers, potentially enhancing the absorption of the anti-inflammatory turmeric. Ginger and cinnamon provide additional anti-inflammatory benefits, while cayenne pepper offers a subtle kick of heat and may also have anti-inflammatory properties. Hemp seeds (optional) add a nutty flavor and a boost of plant-based protein and healthy fats.

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I’m thrilled to share exciting developments at the Living Ground Project Site – the creation of a secret garden soon to be home to 54 versatile plants, thriving globally. As part of my recent mission, I’m diligently digitizing teachings on self-reliance, covering topics like Microbe Compost creation, sustainable gardening, and adding nutritional value to harvested foods.

An invaluable addition is the Live Blood teaching tool, empowering individuals to monitor their health using a simple $100 or $200 microscope. Manuals on health protocols and a comprehensive 650-page book on the 54 herbs are in the works. The first draft is complete, and I’m currently navigating the intricacies of formatting.

This digital treasure trove will become part of Living Ground’s online courses, enriching minds globally. The Project Site serves as a living manifestation of these courses, welcoming apprentices, guests, and tourists to gain hands-on experience. Our goal is to empower individuals to return to their communities, spreading wisdom and knowledge for a brighter, self-reliant future.

The new greenhouse which has just been completed will be the nursery for these 54 plants.   I have also created a card deck that will accompany the sale of any plant.  Collectors cards!    

Here is a sneak peak from The Secret’s of the Garden – Living Ground’s book….

Welcome to a walk-through of a living herbarium, a place that showcases the multifaceted relationships between microbes, humans and plants.

This book is a written version of a real garden in Southern Ecuador. At the heart of Living Ground Project in southern Ecuador, these pages come to life in a secret garden, where plants illustrate the lessons etched in their roots, stalks, leaves and petals.  This book is the written version of this garden. It is intended that plants themselves emerge as orators of this book sharing their untamed wilderness. The emphasis on “Wild” as an identity signals a resistance to domestication and control.  

The herbs planted in this book grow anywhere in the world.  This is narrative where plants and nature are given characters to convey messages about ecology, environmentalism, or the intrinsic value of the natural world.

My name is Leisha.  I intend to show you how each microbe and plant has played a role in nature’s creation, medicine, food, and culture. This written library is more than just a collection of plants; it’s an exhibit of the partnerships between people and the botanical world. I will also share the tenacity of the plants many who are considered weeds and how they have transformed the world around us and continue to be our steadfast allies.

We are Wild, the ones you cannot contain. We have no interest in being in your cultivated gardens. Rather, we eat the sun and cultivate each other, drawing on the life force energy of the dirt. Some years we ourish, creating abundance, and some years we almost fade away. These ever-returning cycles of life generating life are the way of the Wild.”

After delving into the profound wisdom Dr Elaine’s new science on the soil food web, I underwent a transformative awakening that challenged my long-held beliefs as a natural healer.  I came to a profound realization that the paths of natural health and allopathic medicine were actually taking the same approach to health and disease—their common ground being the battle against microbes.     The germ theory!    A

lthough, yes,  using natural substances is better, the outcome and the intentions are the same.   It is a war on microbes, the very essence of all life.  Since a young child, I have been a devoted lover of wild nature. Plants, both medicinal and culinary, have been companions for over 4 decades.   And, I have had culinary, medicinal and vegetable gardens for 4 decades.  The other 3  decades were in Canada were I learned the art of seasonal growing, harvesting and preserving.   Since being in Southern Ecuador, I can grow year round.  Both have had their learning curves and challenges.

Twelve years back, while hitting middle age, I took a leap and moved to the South Andes mountains in Ecuador.    Yes, it was probably a crisis time for me.   While this relocation wasn’t a part of any premeditated plan and could be seen as an impulsive response to a mid-life crisis, it evolved into a journey of discovering how to lead a life based on my own principles, free from dependence on money or societal norms. It was a raw and unromantic experience, yet I embraced this lifestyle for a duration of four years. In Ecuador, the ability to cultivate crops throughout the year doesn’t necessarily translate to easier gardening compared to Canada. I hold the belief that seeds possess an inherent timekeeping mechanism, triggered by environmental factors even in the warm and semi-tropical conditions here. Placing seeds in the soil doesn’t guarantee immediate sprouting; in fact, it might take weeks or even months for them to germinate. While the specic reasons behind this phenomenon remain unclear to me, I am gradually advancing in my comprehension of these intricate cycles.  It is a fascinating learning experience.

Most of my adult life, I have had an insatiable thirst for knowledge that led to delving into the realms of herbalism, ayurveda, homeopathy, and naturopathy.   I don’t think there has been a time in my life when I was not studying about health and healing.  Five years ago, I embarked on a transformative journey with Dr. Elaine Ingham, becoming a certied Consultant and Soil Microbe Lab Technician.    

Humbled by the revelation to stop the war on germs, I rec


ognized that my organic gardening practices and approach to natural health were inadvertently aligned with this “germ theory” and its a war mentality. This had a profound impact on my perspective, prompting me to reevaluate my practices and embark on a journey of unlearning, seeking a harmonious coexistence with the living world.

Living Ground’s journey is at a crucial juncture, and I’m reaching out for your support. Currently, I’m personally covering the weekly wages of our dedicated local staff, amounting to $615 per week. The responsibility is immense, and I’m working tirelessly to keep this lifeline intact.   Currently, I am employing 4 local men (from Masanamaca) full time.   They are amazing people who are working hard to both transform lands and build the project.   Then there are 4 part-timers and again, all from our little community Masanamaca.  They help with the gardens, weeding, weed waking, harvesting, collecting seeds.    All team members are learning.  I desire all team members to become leaders in Ecuador and spread this work to their fellow country -men and women as far as possible.   They will have a stronger impact that the gringos (foreigners).    This is very important work.

Our projects, from market gardens to a secret herbal garden, a commercial kitchen, apprenticeship quarters, and more, are shaping a future of self-reliance. I’m committed to this cause, taking no profits and channeling all my efforts into sustaining the team’s wages through my Live Blood practice and product sales.  We are also creating sales and offering consults, microbe compost, a weekly UPick and gearing up to sell strange, rare and perculiar seeds and plants.    The commercial kitchen is almost complete and we will offer microbe-garden to plate dinners (fundraisers) soon.

Your support is pivotal. A mere $5 weekly, equivalent to a cup of coffee in the north, can make a substantial impact.   We have set up reoccuring donations that can be done weekly or monthly.   By contributing, you actively participate in fostering sustainable practices and training locals to spread this work. – from nurturing soil microbes to promoting human health.

Please join me in empowering human self-reliance. Your generosity ensures the continuation of valuable projects contributing to a healthier, more sustainable future. Let’s make a difference together.

Donate now and be a part of Living Ground’s journey towards empowering human self-reliance!    We need your support!  Muchas Gracias and many thanks!



The difference the microbes make

It’s incredible to witness the transformative impact of our microbe sprays on the property! The vibrant, bold green represents the areas we’ve treated, showcasing the efficacy of our microbial efforts. The undeniable proof of flourishing vegetation is a testament to the Living Ground Team’s dedication and the positive influence of microbes. Keep up the fantastic work, cultivating green spaces for a thriving ecosystem!


In the face of an escalating climate crisis that is daily headline news,  it is obvious humanity stands at a crossroads looking at the destruction we have caused.   Perhaps, at that crossroads, we should start to understand that the micro is the same as the macro.   For me, I am more and more convinced the land beneath our feet is a soilution.

I personally feel we are going down a dark path in human history and we need to step back and consider how nature works and how we can mimic her for restoration.   And, I beleive the answer is in water and microbes.

“Although the surface of our planet is two-thirds water, we call it the Earth. We say we are earthlings, not waterlings. Our blood is closer to seawater than our bones to soil, but that’s no matter. The sea is the cradle we all rocked out of, but it’s to dust that we go. From the time that water invented us, we began to seek out dirt. The further we separate ourselves from the dirt, the further we separate ourselves from ourselves. Alienation is a disease of the unsoiled.”

― Tom Robbins, Another Roadside Attraction

Let’s admit that the traditional approach to land management (intensive agriculture, deforestation, and unsustainable practices) has led to soil degradation and exacerbated climate change.   We have destroyed the micro-life.   We have harmed Nature.  However, a new paradigm is emerging, one that recognizes the soil as a vital ecosystem and harnesses its natural power to mitigate any climate change and restore environmental balance.    We touched on this topic in Dr. Elaine Ingham’s Soil Food Web course but I discovered more when I studied with Didi Pershouse and her s teaching on the Soil Sponge.

Didi, with  Australian microbiologist and climatologist, Walter Jehne are teachers of the Soil Sponge concept and how this affects our water cycles.     In my opinion, this is ONE LARGE transformative shift in our understanding of nature and offers a promising pathway towards a sustainable future.

Reconnecting with the Soil Sponge

What is the soil sponge?   When I asked Wikipedia it added the word carbon: “Soil carbon sponge is porous, well-aggregated soil in good health, better able to absorb and retain water”

Beneath our feet lies a world teeming with life – the soil sponge. This is an intricate ecosystem of microorganisms, including bacteria, fungi, and protozoa.   These little guys plays a pivotal role in nutrient cycling, water retention, and carbon sequestration. Healthy soil, rich in organic matter and diverse microbial life, acts as a carbon sink, storing carbon that would otherwise be released into the atmosphere as CO2.

The earth is complex and interconnected living organism. The soil beneath our feet as its vital organs. Just as our bodies rely on a delicate balance of microorganisms to function properly, so does the planet’s health depend on the thriving community of microbes that reside within the soil.  Just as the organs of the human body rely on other organs, the same applies in the soils.  We can not separate things.  It is all connected.

These tiny and often invisible creatures play a pivotal role in maintaining the carbon and nitrogen cycles. They act as nature’s recyclers, breaking down organic matter and transforming it into nutrients that plants can use to grow.   It is connected.   Plants, in turn, are the soil’s protectors, forming a verdant canopy that shields the earth from the sun’s hot rays and the relentless erosion of wind and water. Their roots, like tiny anchors, bind the soil particles together, preventing it from being swept away by the elements.

Through a process called transpiration, plants release water vapor into the atmosphere, creating a cooling effect that helps regulate the planet’s temperature. This water vapor eventually condenses into clouds, which then release rain, replenishing the soil’s moisture reserves and supporting the growth of new life.

But the role of microbes extends beyond the soil. High in the expanse of the atmosphere, reside invisible droplets of water known as atmospheric bacteria. These tiny droplets, acting like miniature sponges, absorb and hold water vapor, contributing to cloud formation and precipitation. In essence, these atmospheric bacteria are nature’s cloud seeding agents, playing a crucial role in regulating the Earth’s water cycle. They help ensure that the planet receives the life-sustaining rainfall it needs to support its diverse ecosystems.

As I deepen an understanding about the Soil Sponge, it becomes more and more obvious that a paradigm shift in our relationship with land and microbes is required.   We need too transition from exploitative practices that degrade soil health to regenerative strategies that restore and enhance soil functionality. This approach embraces the soil sponge as a key ally in the fight against climate change.

Microbes: The Heroes of Carbon Sequestration?

Microbial life within the soil sponge plays a critical role in carbon sequestration. Through a process known as decomposition, microorganisms break down organic matter, releasing nutrients essential for plant growth and converting carbon into stable forms that remain stored in the soil. This process not only reduces greenhouse gas emissions but also improves soil fertility and enhances plant productivity.

The Soil Sponge approach recognizes the symbiotic relationship between soil, plants, and microbes. By promoting healthy soil practices, we foster a thriving microbial community that effectively sequesters carbon and contributes to climate mitigation.

This represents a fundamental shift in our understanding of nature and our role within it. It moves away from the linear, extractive mindset that has dominated agriculture and land management for centuries. Instead, it embraces a regenerative approach that mimics natural processes and promotes long-term sustainability.

Regenerative land management practices, such as  applying and using microbe rich composts, reducing tillage, increasing organic matter inputs, and adopting diverse cover crops, work in harmony with the soil sponge, enhancing its ability to store carbon, regulate water cycles, and support healthy plant growth. These practices not only mitigate climate change but also improve soil health, enhance biodiversity, and increase food production.

The Soil Sponge approach offers a beacon of hope in the face of climate change. It is a observation to the interconnectedness of nature and the profound impact of soil health on the planet’s well-being.

As individuals, we can play a role in this paradigm shift by supporting regenerative agriculture, advocating for sustainable land management practices, and making conscious choices that promote soil health. By embracing the soil sponge as an ally, we can help Nature mitigate climate change, restore ecosystems, and secure a sustainable future for generations to come.    She has already figured it out.



2 – Explaining how the water vapor greenhouse effect works – https://skepticalscience.com/argument.php?p=14&t=375&&a=19
3 – Walter Jehne – Cooling the Climate Mess with Soil and Water – https://youtu.be/t3rIkYUVq5c?si=HGSoE3O41YLBpBrw 


In the face of change, many of us feel a sense of helplessness, convinced that the magnitude of the environmental and collective crisis is beyond our individual reach. We observe the vastness of Nature, the intricate web of ecosystems, and the relentless forces of nature, and wonder if our actions can truly make a difference.   One thing that is certain is everything is connected and separating them is a futile and harmful attempt at healing.

In the vastness lies a profound and simple truth: the microcosm reflects the macrocosm. Just as the intricate image of a cell or microbe mirrors the grand structures of mountains and atmosphere, our individual actions, when aligned with a shared vision, have the power to transform our world.   What is our shared mission?   We all live here, together so I would imagine health is important for all.

However, the headline news has a negative impact that leaves many feeling hopeless in the middle of all the crisises.   Perhaps the call to action is not to change the world in its entirety, but to change the little worlds we inhabit.   It is to transform our homes and land into havens of sustainability and our communities into hubs of environmental consciousness. 

This transformation begins with a simple yet profound shift: a commitment to non-harm. We must recognize that our actions, from the products we consume to the energy we use, have ripple effects throughout the planet. By embracing a philosophy of non-harm, we minimize our ecological footprint and create space for the Earth’s natural systems to heal.

Let’s step back and take a look at the reality of our systems and how we approach life.   I hope this offers some thought provoking consideration.  Alternative healthcare and organic soil practices often mimic the industrial world’s approach of eradicating “bad guys”.    While it’s undoubtedly true that using natural products is generally preferable to using chemicals, it’s important to recognize that both approaches share a similar underlying mindset of control and manipulation while ignoring the “terrain”

In conventional medicine, the focus is often on identifying and eliminating pathogens or suppressing symptoms. Similarly, in conventional agriculture, the focus is on removing pests and weeds, creating a sterile environment for crops to grow. While these approaches may have short-term benefits, they can also have unintended consequences.

For instance, excessive use of antibiotics in both human medicine and animal agriculture has contributed to the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, a major public health threat. Similarly, the widespread use of herbicides and pesticides in agriculture has led to environmental contamination and the decline of beneficial insects and microorganisms.   Look at alternative (herbs and food) use in human and soil health?  Is the approach any different?

The soil, the very foundation upon which life flourishes, holds the key to this transformation.   All we have to do is observe the microbes.  As we nurture and replenish the soil (the microbes) we not only enhance food production and restore ecosystems but also mitigate climate change.  From the tiniest creatures to the grandest ecosystems, life is an intricate dance of interconnectedness.

Microbe compost, a symphony of microorganisms, mirrors this profound connection, offering a glimpse into the healing power of nature’s smallest beings. In every drop of compost tea lies a universe of potential, ready to revitalize the soil, the foundation upon which life thrives.     It is a science, for sure.   And, we use our microscope to observe the life in our compost.   This is our tool!  Science, with its pursuit of knowledge and understanding, plays a crucial role in this transformation. By asking the right questions, seeking answers, and sharing insights, we illuminate the complex connections between our actions and the planet’s health.

When we view the Earth not as something to be saved but as a living, self-regulating system, we adopt a more harmonious relationship with our planet. We recognize that our well-being is inextricably linked to the well-being of all living things.   Organisms regulate climate through intricate feedback loops and interactions. Plants, through photosynthesis, absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, while forests, acting as sponges, absorb and regulate water flow. Microorganisms in the soil play a vital role in carbon sequestration, trapping carbon and preventing its release back into the atmosphere.

We stand on the solution, not as saviors of the planet, but as integral parts of its intricate web of life. By nurturing the soil, embracing sustainable practices, and aligning our actions with the Earth’s natural rhythms, we can transform our little worlds and, in doing so, contribute to a collective healing of our planet.

Plants need rain, and rain needs plants. This simple yet profound interdependence highlights the interconnectedness of life on Earth. As we care for the soil, we nurture the plants, and in turn, the plants sustain the water cycle, creating a regenerative system that supports life.

Our individual actions, like ripples in a pond, have the potential to create waves of change. By changing our little worlds, we can collectively transform our planet, one step, one action, at a time. 

.Iit is to the soil, the humble cradle of life, that we ultimately return.  We come from the water of our mother’s womb and enter an intricate dance with earth.  So why do  we distance ourselves from the soil.   Isn’t this severing the thread of kinship that binds us to each other and all life.. Alienation, a malady of modern society, stems from this disconnect, a detachment from the microbial symphony that orchestrates life’s grand performance.   The soil, far from being a mere expanse of dirt, is a teeming metropolis of life, a vibrant tapestry of microorganisms that play a pivotal role in our existence.   Somehow getting “dirty” is bad for us!     No so!   These microscopic friends, are the  heroes of our life and health: the architects of nutrient cycles, the guardians of soil health, and the custodians of our very survival.

By reconnecting with the soil, by immersing ourselves in its rich microbial tapestry, we not only nourish the earth but also nurture our own well-being. We rediscover our place within the intricate web of life, recognizing our interdependence with the very ground upon which we stand.

it is in the soil that our truest essence lies. Let us honor the microbial symphony that sustains us, and in doing so, rediscover the profound connection that binds us to our planet, our home.  And, that is why we are making Microbe Compost and creating an education center to teach about self reliance and sufficiency!   

Are you called to be a part of this change of hope?   Living Ground is entering a special phase of creation building from the ground up with all our might and using our brains and hands to lift the project.    If you are called to support this work, please contact us.    This is a collective endeavor.   And, yes, we are selling our microbe complete compost…let’s spread the microbes.



Like many places in the world, our local area has experience and rash of crazy and intense fires threatening the living ground of our nature and soil.  Prevention work is important.   

One local solution is to pipe waters from our local national forest, the Podocarpus.   Living Ground feels that the solution to the fires is not to pump more water out of the rivers that are already low enough and barely support the local lands especially in a situation of drought.     This is a temporary fix that mainly addresses areas where there could be a potential fire in the future and in the long term, it will create more problems.

Why not look to Nature and how she works.   This solution is increasing the soil sponge and restoring the soil microbes.

As part of the Soil Food Web educational program, we were inroduced to Didi Pershouse.  Didi Pershouse stands as a prominent advocate and educator pioneering the work that revolves around the concept of the “soil sponge,” 

This concerpt is that healthy soil behaves much like a sponge.  The soil sponge metaphor conveys the following principles without the need for enumeration:

At its core, the soil sponge represents the capacity of well-nurtured soil to mimic the water-absorbing and holding properties of a sponge. It soaks up rainwater and irrigation, storing it within its structure, and gradually releases this moisture to nourish plants during drier periods.   What holds the water?   The microbe aggregates.

The soil sponge’s importance  extends to mitigating the impacts of fire or climate change by reducing the likelihood of both droughts and floods. In periods of drought, the soil sponge provides a reservoir of moisture that helps plants thrive even in arid conditions. During heavy rainfall, it prevents excess water from causing floods and erosion.  Double win!

A thriving soil sponge is synonymous with healthier and more resilient ecosystems. By ensuring a consistent water supply for plants, it promotes their growth and vitality.   This prevents fires.  The soil sponge’s effectiveness hinges on the soil’s organic matter content and the presence of beneficial microorganisms. Soils rich in organic matter and teeming with beneficial microbes exhibit a superior water-holding capacity, thus reinforcing their role as effective sponges.

Increasing the soil sponge means we stop tilling practices for minimal soil disturbance,.  It requires the incorporation of organic matter through microbe rich compost.   It requires cover cropping, and the avoidance of excessive chemical inputs. These practices are central to enhancing soil structure, increasing its water-holding capacity, and ensuring the long-term sustainability of nature.

Here in Ecuador we have rains for half a year and dry season the other  half.   This year the dry season seemed more like a drought.   There are two things that are very important to living soils to prevent fires escpecially in dry season or drought:

  • Increasing rainfall with tree/plant cover – increase biodiversity and biomass.  Yes, this is possible!
  • Keeping the grass greener  and longer due to larger water reserve with the soil sponge – types of grasses are important.

While we often think of plants as passive participants in the water cycle, they actually play an active role in influencing rainfall, thanks to a remarkable partnership with specific bacteria.

On the surface of plants, a unique group of bacteria live. These tiny microorganisms are more than just casual residents; they are major contributors to the complex process of rainfall. The bacteria reside within the stomata of leaves, those microscopic openings that plants use for gas exchange.  As these bacteria thrive in their leafy abode, they multiply. When conditions are right, these bacterial hitchhikers are released into the atmosphere, ready to play a crucial role in the formation of raindrops.   In the upper atmosphere, these bacteria become concentrated, leading to a transformation in raindrop dynamics. By interacting with other particles and moisture in the atmosphere, they aid in the coalescence of smaller water droplets into larger ones. This process results in raindrops growing heavy enough to overcome the force of gravity and fall to the Earth’s surface.

The significance of this microbial contribution to rainfall cannot be overstated. It reminds us that the natural world is a web of interconnected relationships, where even the tiniest beings can have a profound impact on the larger processes that shape our environment. So, the next time you witness a refreshing rain shower, remember to thank not only the clouds but also the microscopic bacteria that made it possible.


When soil biodiversity is compromised, as indicated by Living Ground’s findings locally, it can have far-reaching consequences. The health of plants, animals, and even humans depends on the intricate relationships within the soil. Loss of diversity and fungal biomass can lead to soil degradation, reduced agricultural productivity, and increased vulnerability to soil erosion.

Reestablishing the soil microbiome is an essential step in addressing these challenges. Techniques like compost tea and extract applications, cover cropping, and reduced tillage can help restore microbial diversity and fungal biomass.   And, of course, education for our local residents especially about how fire destroys the soil microbes. These approaches not only benefit the soil but also promote healthier plant growth and enhance the overall resilience of ecosystems.

The reason the mountains are drying and fires are raging is multifaceted but it is ultimately a result of the management practices of the land over the last decades or century. The problem is endemic thus so should the solution be.  There are many areas in the world that have much much less rainfall than the Vilcabamba area and they are able to harvest it and make use of it all year long. The fires are not a symptom of a lack of rain; they represent the damage that has been done to the landscape. Bringing more water from outside sources (such as our precious National Podocarpus park) will not solve the problem, only temporarily hide the issue.

Improving soil aggregations

What is soil aggregation ?

Arrangement of primary soil particles (sand, silt, clay) around soil organic matter and through particle associations. This arrangement increases the amount of air space in the soil and offers room to store water.

Soil aggregation is directly related to the soil’s ability to hold water. The soil aggregating of the pastures in the mountains is extremely low and this greatly reduces its ability to capture and hold rainfall. So even if it does rain all that water washes down the hill into the river causing flooding and taking precious minerals with it. By improving soil aggregation we can help infiltrate water, this will help the grass remain greener longer and also provide the rivers with a slow release of water that can last through the dry season.  This is called the soil sponge.   This would help make the most out of each drop of water that we get over time and during the dry season

Encouraging Perennial Grasses

Because of the past cycle of fires the soil on the mountains has been damaged. High temperatures on the surface kill the biology living in the soil surface. This reduced biology encourages annual grasses that dry up in dry season and provide most of the fuel for the fires.    Perennial grasses invest more into the soil then Annual grasses simply because they have a long term strategy. They help improve soil aggregation through feeding the microbes if they are present.  Also, Perennial grasses are generally better and more nutritius feed for animals too.

Alejandro Carillo Chihuahua desert creates his own rain.

Fungi in the Soils

Fungi or mushrooms are an integral part of the soils and major contributors to the aggregation of soil. They serve many functions to help against the fire.

Fungi play a major role in the improvement of soil. Their function is to create Macro aggregates.  Mycorrhizal fungi are major partners to plants and offer a host of benefits if they are present in the soil. These benefits include:

  • increased nutrient uptake (especially phosphorus and micro nutrients)
  • protection from diseases of the roots
  • they can provide water to the plant in case of drought.
  • Due to the improved nutrition the plants are more resilient to disease and are also more nutritious to the animals that graze them.

Fungi also provide another benefit to soils. A cubic centimeter of soil can contain as much as 1km of fungal strands. Fungal strands are very strong; some species can be as much as 17x stronger tension strengths than steel. This characteristic will help prevent landslide and erosion of the already thin soils of the mountains.

Water Harvesting

Rain water retention basins on top of mountains to collect water in the rainy season for use in the dry season is another good solution.  This can serve a double purpose to increase the productivity of the grazing grounds in the mountains as well as keep the grass green. 

This an Indian NGO that has a contest every year for villages to create the most water harvesting structures and results have been staggering. In a very short period of time they are able to restore their water cycle and go from deserted landscape to lush and productive agricultural land.


Reforestation incentives
Planting trees at the top of the mountains to help increase soil aggregation increase water retention and provide a source for the rain causing bacteria. However, we also encourage you to watch this video that will challenge the current view of reforestation.    Perhaps we should observe how Nature does it as she has more experience than us humans  https://youtu.be/qW_opcoW8Ts?si=phMjZwcGNSgcZcWD


We believe that the money, effort and time required for any fire restoration project could be better used at restoring the soil and landscape.    Living Ground has the microbes and the ability to be a part of any restoration/rejuvenation project.  Living Ground’s commitment to sustainable landscaping and design extends beyond individual projects. Their work serves as a reminder of the critical importance of nurturing and revitalizing the soil microbiome in our local area and beyond. By doing so, we can contribute to the long-term health of our environment and ensure a more sustainable future for all.




Living Ground has been very busy working with clients to create their dream spaces.   We are creating sustainable landscapes and vibrant ecosystem . Our recent project included a food forest, a medicinal and food spiral garden, a convenient kitchen herbal garden, activiating a pond and water system, and a water-efficient irrigation system from the nearby river.

At the heart of all we do lies a profound understanding and application of the soil’s microbes which enriches the land and enhance its fertility,

In the food forest, the team aimed to mimick the intricate patterns of nature, fostering a biodiverse planting of edible plants and perennials. From towering trees to ground-hugging covers, the food forest will provides sustenance and becomes a thriving habitat for local wildlife.

The spiral garden, while a smaller counterpart to the food forest, is a celebration of both aesthetics and ecology. It efficiently accommodates an array of medicinal and edible plants, promoting a meditative and serene atmosphere, all while nurturing the soil’s microbial life.

Our respect for microbes extended to the creation of kitchen herbal garden, located conveniently close to the house. Here, a spectrum of popular and unusual herbs will provide taste for meals to come.

The pond system was initiated and created to teem with aquatic life and plants.   A special statue creation was made to add to the beauty of this water system.

We even added a new irrigation system, which draws water from a natural rive source.   What excites us about this work is the water can be utilized all over the property and returned to the same source (river) cleaner and healthier (and, of course) full of micorbes.   We imagine setting them off to do their restorative work down river.   This self-sustaining approach minimizes disruptions to the local ecosystem, maintaining water rich in beneficial microorganisms

Permaculture is not just about gardens and farms.    It includes all aspects of living with and mimicking Nature.    Our team even grounded the electrical system of the house for this client.   We do anticipate we will return to this property for the next phase of creating.

While our focus is the earth’s smallest yet most significant inhabitants (the microbes), our services to help clients are expanding in many ways.  Our team is growing and our mission too. 


The success of your garden begins with one fundamental factor – its soil and the microbes. This ensures a flourishing garden.  Living Soil Yum is our latest, tested all natural product to help our soils, plants and humans.  It is a mixture of our Microbe Grown Compost Humic and Fulvic Acid, Azolla, Comfrey, Yarrow, and Nettle.   Next to our Microbe Compost, this is your garden’s best companion. It will elevate soil structure, nutrient accessibility, and plant resilience, all contributing to vigorous growth and top-tier, nutrient dense produce.

We are soil geeks and we love the microbes.    During our training with Dr Elaine ingham, she challenged us, the students, to create special recipes to increase biology in our BioComplete (TM) compost piles.  All students embark upon experiments studying and counting the microbes with our microscope.   Our goal is to increase the good guy biology.

Nic and I also are getting to know our Ecuadorian soils, the challenges we all face with soil restoration and we are finding solutions.    From our land, we hand picked precious plants high in mineral and nutrient contet.    We took our best and most diverse Microbe Compost and we made a blend that is amazing. 

We checked it in the microscope and we were pleasantly surprised. PUT CURSOR ON PHOTO FOR EXPLAINATION! 

This amazing blend is a supercharge for your garden’s vitality,!   The ingredients are Microbe Grown Compost Humic and Fulvic Acid, Azolla, Comfrey, Yarrow, and Nettle.   This is a haven for beneficial microbes .  When you add water, the spores and cysts will wake up!   The microbes, btw, are the ones that break down organic matter, releasing nutrients and safeguarding plants from pests and diseases.  Let’s look at the benefits.

Humic and Fulvic Acid

These acids are very complext compounds that science has not yet figured out.  These intricate organic acids form over millions of years through the decomposition of plants and animals. While their precise structure remains a mystery, their crucial role in soil health and plant growth is undeniable.   It is also beneficial for humans too.   It is interesting to note that fulvic and humic acid supplements are not regulated by the FDA, yet!   I suppose they cannot regulate something they can not understand.   That is good news for us!    .   I drink our compost extracts and teas for these acids.  Yes, I do!   I have a microscope to ensure only the good guys are home!

What does these complex molecules do for soils, plants and humans?

For the soil and plants:

  • Helps to transport nutrients into plant cells
  • Improves the soil’s structure and drainage
  • Chelates minerals, making them more available to plants 
  • Increases the water-holding capacity of the soil
  • Helps to detoxify plants from heavy metals and other pollutants
  • Helps to suppress soil-borne diseases 

For Humans:

  • Supports immune system function
  • Promotes detoxification of heavy metals and other toxins
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Enhances nutrient absorption
  • Boosts energy and athletic performance
  • Supports skin health
  • Supports wound healing
  • Supports gut health 


This nitrogen-fixing fern enriches the soil with crucial nitrogen, supporting plant growth and optimizing water retention. Azolla is a versatile and beneficial soil amendment that can improve soil fertility, crop yields, and pest resistance. It is a rich source of nitrogen, organic matter, and it has been shown to suppress some soil-borne pests and diseases. Azolla is a fern that can also help to improve water quality by providing oxygen to aquatic ecosystems.   


We comfrey both for its’ benefits for humans (bone knitting) and as a chop and drop in our gardens and pasture.   Comfrey is a nutrient-rich herb, delivering essential elements such as nitrogen, potassium and calcium. 


Known for its soil structure-enhancing capabilities and deep-reaching roots that break up compacted soil. It also provides valuable nutrients like nitrogen, potassium, and calcium.  Yarrow is not native to Ecuador but our stock in the garden is growing happily.  


Ah, the beautifil and yet dangerous nettle!   She is a favourite on my list of nutritive herbs.    She adds  iron, magnesium, potassium, and silica, reinforcing plant cell walls.

Such an amazing blend!   We are excited!

The Benefits of Our Soil Amendment

Improved Soil Structure
Our soil amendment enriches the soil’s structure by introducing organic matter and beneficial microbes, resulting in better drainage, aeration, and water retention.

Enhanced Nutrient Accessibility
It elevates nutrient availability by unlocking nutrients from organic matter and enhancing the soil’s capacity to hold them. The outcome? Quicker growth, increased yields, and superior-quality produce.

Resistance to Pests and Diseases
Strengthening plants, making them more resilient against pests and diseases, ultimately saving you time and money on treatments.

Promoting Plant Growth and Development
By supplying the essential nutrients and beneficial microbes, it paves the way for robust plant growth.

Applying Our Soil Amendment

To reap the benefits, dissolve 1 tbsp in litre of pure (non-chlorinated) water.   This can then be dilluted once again or give each plant a little drink.    Mix well and apply immediately to your plants and garden.   You can also ncorporate it into your compost pile to expedite and encrish the composting process. For optimal results, use it every few weeks throughout the growing season.   Even better, purchase our Aged Organic Matter (mixto) and blend!

Revitalize Your Garden! 

Boost your garden’s well-being and witness it thrive like never before.



When contemplating the wondrous process by which plants convert sunlight into sustenance, it’s a reminder of the vast diversity of life.  Much of our world is on fire!   Some is natural and some is not!   It has caused a fear of fire as something we most stop and prevent.   

Sun is fire.    Plants utilize this fire for food.   Basically we can say that plants are fire eaters.   This understanding, transcending our human-centric perspective, touches our hearts more profoundly than our rational minds. The realization that plants and flowers are born from the radiant energy of the sun invokes a deep sense of wonder. It’s in our hearts, not our intellect, that we truly grasp this miracle.

Wildfires are often seen as destructive, but they are also a natural part of many ecosystems. Fire helps to recycle nutrients, control pests, and promote the growth of new plants.

Humans have a long history of using fire, but we have also learned to fear it. We do everything we can to prevent wildfires, even though they are necessary for ecological balance.   Fire can destroy and give birth.    Sometimes, when we interrupt the natural fire cycles of the Earth, we throw the ecosystem out of balance.

Many flowers adapted with fire.  They teach us that it is possible to survive and thrive even after a devastating experience. They remind us that fire is a natural and necessary part of life.   The adaptation of certain flowering plants to thrive in fire-prone environments is nothing short of remarkable. Take, for instance Wild Hollyhock which I am attempting to grow in my garden.   In the wilds, this plant used the heat of fire to trigger its seeds to germinate. These seeds are like memory-keepers, preserving the ancient wisdom of survival in extreme climates. What can we, as humans, learn from these eons of plant-gathered knowledge?

These “fire-following” flowers not only survive but thrive in the aftermath of a fire. The reduction in competition and the release of nutrients from the ashes create fertile ground for their growth. This ability to seize opportunities in the wake of fires is reminiscent of the success story of early flowering plants over 100 million years ago.

After a fire, these dormant “fire-flowers” burst into a riot of colors, symbolizing the resilience of life. They seem to respond to the devastation of the wildfire with a fiery passion of their own, ushering in a new cycle of life in a display of breathtaking beauty.

Other fire-adapted plants, such as fireweed, arnica, fire poppies, and fire lily, also exemplify the tenacity and adaptability of life in the face of fire. Purple Coneflower, known for its strength, becomes even more resilient when it survives a fire. It conveys a message of strength and resilience, reminding us that we are part of this Earth and possess the power to overcome our fears.

The history of angiosperms is intertwined with fire. Angiosperms are flowering plants.   Paleobotanists have unearthed evidence of ancient angiosperms preserved in charcoal residues, showing that fire has played a surprising role in preserving the oldest of flowers. These early angiosperms adapted to reproduce more quickly than their predecessors, enabling them to thrive in newly disturbed environments. They evolved more efficient photosynthesis, transpiration, and growth, which contributed to their dominance.

In the geologic record, a “high-fire world” existed during the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, where oxygen levels were higher, temperatures were warmer, and vegetation was abundant, providing ample fuel for fires. This fire-filled world facilitated the evolution and success of flowering plants.

In our culture, wildfires are often seen as destructive forces to be avoided at all costs. However, in nature, fire is one of the four fundamental elements, alongside water, air, and earth. It’s essential for ecological balance and has been a part of our human history for millions of years. We have a symbiotic relationship with fire, whether we realize it or not.

Yet, in modern times, we’ve become increasingly focused on suppressing wildfires, disrupting natural fire cycles, and altering ecosystems. This prompts us to reflect on the consequences of interfering with the natural order. Fire, in its various forms, serves as a cleansing force, removing what is no longer needed and opening space for new life to flourish. Just as the fire-follower flowers recall their origins, we too can learn from these natural processes.

Dr. Chad Hanson is a research ecologist and the director of the John Muir Project of Earth Island Institute, located in Kennedy Meadows, California. He has studied fire ecology in conifer forest ecosystems for decades, and his work has helped to shed light on the importance of natural fires in these ecosystems.

In his presentation, “Smokescreen: Debunking Wildfire Myths to Save Our Forests and Our Climate,” Dr. Hanson discusses how fear, arrogance, and greed have shaped the way that people view wildfires. He argues that these misconceptions have led to the mismanagement of wildfires, which can have negative impacts on forests and the climate.

Dr. Hanson’s work is closely aligned with the information shared about fire-adapted flowers. Both topics highlight the regenerative power of fire and the need to address misconceptions and misinformation about fire.

The interplay between fire-adapted plants, the ancient wisdom encoded in their seeds, and the role of fire in the evolution of flowering plants is a testament to the intricate dance of life on our planet. Fire, though often perceived as a destructive force, holds within it the potential for rebirth and renewal, a lesson we can all embrace as we navigate the challenges of life. 

Surviving a fire, being reduced to one’s bare essentials, and emerging anew, can be seen as a metaphor for personal growth and transformation. It’s a reminder that, despite the fear and destruction associated with fire, it can also foster new beginnings and offer a fresh perspective on life.

Fire is often seen as a destructive force, but it is also an essential part of many ecosystems. Natural fires help to rejuvenate the landscape, clear out dead and decaying matter, and create opportunities for new growth. This concept is closely related to the discussion about fire-adapted flowers that thrive in post-fire environments.


Death is the ultimate mystery, but did you know that our bodies are home to trillions of microscopic friends that help us function during life? These little microbes break down our food, produce vitamins, and keep us free from infection. But here’s where it gets really interesting – after we pass on, these dudes are just getting started!

When our hearts stop pumping, the bacteria dive into action, digesting the body from the inside out. And let’s just say you’ll want to cover your nose!

But there’s more. As our remains decompose, the bacteria and their fluids seep into the soil, mingling with a whole new crew of microbes. It’s a Wild West showdown, but the newcomers win the day. DNA clues show that they thrive outside the human body, turning our mortal remains into the building blocks for new life – including essential nutrients like nitrogen.

So next time you take a walk, take a moment to appreciate the little heroes that keep us weird and wonderful, even after death.

Here is Dr Carlos, a local coffee farmer and year one for this coffee farm!   Dr. Carlos Iñigues is a doctor of Ecohydrology and is the co-owner of Vinka coffee farm in Loja province, Ecuador. We provided soil tests, created a comprehensive soil report, and sold him our unique (microscope tested) microbe-rich compost and compost extracts.  

He rated 89% with the Coffee Association. 91% is considered World Class.

BTW..this was supposed to be a case study. However, when R Carlos saw the results, he stopped the case study to microbe his entire land.
The Living Ground Project provides land, farm and homeower Consultancy Services to revive soil and land.
Microbiology soil testing, microbe-produced compost, extracts and teas. Our upcoming education center that will impart knowledge about microbes and health.  Good soil/terrain is the foundation of all health. We have the knowledge and tools to help you regenerate & transform your land into a food forest, while increasing the nutrition and health of all plants and living organisms.



Having fun planting our Market Garden number 2 at the Project Site.  This garden will supply the food for our Upick Customers (every Friday 9-12) along ith our Market Garden One.   It will also provide nutritious microbe grown foods for our Cafe!  To happen one day in our future!


One thing I have learned in my life is to question everything?   Things are not always as they seem!   For one to know or hold truth, one has to wade through a sea of lies.   As a Live Blood Analyst and a Soil Microbiologist, I’ve had the pleasure and honor to see, study and discern the micro-world.   This is both a science and an art!    Over the years I have come to realize that when we observe the live blood on the slide, we are witnessing a living world that is communicating in more ways than what meets the eye.   What is going on at this micro-level of existence?   

Over the past few years,  I’ve increased in concern for people’s anxiety and fear.   It is probably the most rampant negative emotion that is having a negative effect on health.    Yes, we have all gone through a pretty traumatic experience and paranoia is high!   

I am not denying we live in a world full of toxins, chemicals and  concern over dominion of control.   There are threats and it is difficult to remove the “obstacle to cure”.   I am not denying any of this.  And, I don’t want those challenges or threats to be a burden, especially one that actually does more damage to a human’s health.    If it is true we are under a silent and unseen attack, then instead of putting the fear out there, I’d prefer to offer hope and solutions.    That is part of the mission of Living Ground and our work to be a “good little guy” education center.   

 “Knowing” the threats without having solutions or avenues to protect and provide an antidote, has serious consequences of emotional and physical health.   The one true way to stay safe and healthy is to learn and follow nature and the miracle of nature.   How do we do that?    We observe nature!   You do not have to be a scientist to do so!

To be honest, I am not seeing what others are under the microscope and if I do see strange things, I have other explanations.    Some I have learned from the teachings of Antoine Béchamp, some from Dr Elaine Ingham and the rest is a questioning things and doing my own research.

Many individuals are equipping themselves with microscopes. Substack posts and Rumble videos are showcasing what lies beneath the microscope’s lens, from geo-engineering aerosols in the atmosphere to innovative genetic drugs being introduced into our bodies. Among the presented findings is the term “microbial formations,” which is used to describe some of the phenomena witnessed in various bodily fluids, raising questions about their origins.  

I do not follow germ theory that is the basis of most allopathic and natural (apparently alternative) approaches.   What I mean is that many natural healers are following the germ theory.   It is a war on pathogens.   I practice and research pleomorphic and terrain theory.   Although it is hard to see, the approaches are very different.   Both these theories, Pleomorphic and Terrain recognize the dynamic relationship between microorganisms and the host’s internal environment. There is no war.  While pleomorphic theory focuses on the adaptability of microorganisms, terrain theory places greater importance on maintaining a healthy internal terrain to prevent the proliferation of harmful microorganisms. 

Both theories acknowledge the variability of microorganisms, particularly bacteria. Pleomorphism refers to the ability of certain microorganisms to change their shape, size, and characteristics in response to environmental conditions or the host’s internal terrain (or the environment on the slide). This variability can make it challenging to identify and classify specific microorganisms accurately.  

Both theories suggest that microorganisms, including bacteria, fungi, and viruses (viruses are debated), are typically present in and on the human body. These microorganisms may become pathogenic or cause illness when the host’s terrain becomes compromised or imbalanced.   

Considering these theories, if we discover a parasite and pathogen, the approach is different.   Germ theory goes to war with “antibiotics” (natural or chemical) as a means to erradicate.    Antibiotic means against life.   What happens to the beneficials?   Terrain theory is much like the new Soil Science that is discovering if you increase the beneficials (health), the pathogens leave!   It is pro-life!

I share this article as I receive so many live blood videos showcasing these “entities”.    My biggest concern is people’s reaction to these videos. Most, even if they are approach disease naturally are following germ theory.    IMHO, this is dangerous!   And, I am concerned for people’s emotional well being at this point because fear of germs and foreign objects is high! 

The latest fear that is growing in the human mind is from the observation of nanoparticles in live blood.  Let’s consider what a Nanoparticle is:  they are typically defined as particles that have a size of between 1-100 nanometers (nm). Therefore, the micrometer (μm) size of nanoparticles is 0.001 to 0.1 micrometers.  Can we even see this with a compound microscope?

And, then there are the Hydrogels. People are reporting seeing Hydrogels in live blood.   Hydrogels are a type of polymeric material that can swell in water to form a gel-like structure. They are three-dimensional networks of hydrophilic polymers that can hold large amounts of water without dissolution.   When viewed under a compound microscope with 1000x magnification, hydrogels may appear as clear or translucent structures with a soft, spongy texture. They can also exhibit a network-like pattern, depending on their chemical composition and preparation method. If a dye or fluorescent label is added to the hydrogel, it may appear colored or luminescent under the microscope.

No wonder people are afraid!  Nanoparticles?  Hydrogels?    Is there a war happening at this microscopic world and do we need to be concerned about it?

However, it’s essential to recognize that these formations are not entirely new and those who are “seeing” these forms in live blood might want to question a few things.  I am!    Yes, I do see crystals, symplasts of different shapes, sizes, colors.  I do see pleomorphic objefcts.   And, I’ve been forced to asked myself how are these “things” showing up in the blood on the slide?

So, let’s question some things….and use our common sense.

To start, most conventional compound microscopes have a maximum magnification of around 1000x.   This is not sufficient to observe nanoparticles that are smaller than 50 – 100 nm. To observe nanoparticles at higher magnification, electron microscopy may be used. Electron microscopes use a beam of electrons instead of light and can achieve much higher magnifications, allowing scientists to study even objects as small as atoms. Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) are two commonly used electron microscopy techniques to image nanoparticles.

The Hydrogels!   Did you know that every cell within the human body is essentially a hydrogel, for cells inherently possess gel-like properties.

The videos and photos being shared with me, the structures observed vary in size, ranging from 150 microns in diameter to filamentous gel formations exceeding 1600 microns.    Remember nanoparticles are 0.001 to 0.1

Let’s put this into perspective and let’s question things.

The typical size of a red blood cell, also known as an erythrocyte, is about 6-8 micrometers in diameter.  To put it in simple terms, you could line up about 10 red blood cells next to each other, and they would be as wide as a single hair on your head.  This blood exits the body via capillaries.   Now, capilllaries are the smallest blood vessels in your body, even tinier than red blood cells.   They  are the tiniest blood vessels in the circulatory system. Their walls are composed of a single layer of endothelial cells, which is so thin that it allows for the exchange of oxygen, nutrients, and waste products between the blood and surrounding tissues. The diameter of a typical capillary ranges from about 5 to 10 micrometers (microns).

Did you catch that?   Red blood cells are larger than capilliaries!   

Because red blood cells are larger than capillaries, they must deform (do a yoga move) and squeeze through the narrow capillary passages to travel through the circulatory system, which is a critical part of their function in delivering oxygen and nutrients to tissues throughout the body.

So, here’s the interesting part.   How does the blood get out?   When a needle pricks your finger for a blood test, your body employs impressive mechanisms to help those tiny red blood cells leave the even tinier capillaries.   Blood moves very slow in the capillaries.  However, when poked, this acts as a gentle nudge that assists the blood, including the red blood cells, in exiting the capillary.  The capillary’s elastic walls can stretch a little to create some space for the red blood cells to squeeze out due to the pressure from the poke. The walls of capillaries have nearly imperceptible gaps between their cells, like miniature doorways. Red blood cells are supple enough to change their structure to fit through these tiny gaps and exit the capillary.  This is red blood cell yoga!

Additionally, when poked, your body dispatches signals, little messages to your blood cells, making the red blood cells more flexible and prepared to depart the capillary. Blood is still flowing even in the minute capillaries. As a result, when you’re stuck with a needle, the blood keeps moving, facilitating the movement of red blood cells out of the capillaries.

So, how do these other objects seen in live blood analysis appear?     The nanoparticles that I am seeing in the videos and photos are MUCH LARGER than a red blood cell!    How do they appear on the slide if it is physcially impossible for them to exit a tiny capillary?

There is anotherl point that needs to be considered through and through.   The structures we are discussing in live blood may not present in your blood while it circulates in your body. Rather, they form later after a small sample of your blood is placed on a microscope slide.

During this microscopic examination of blood, we do and can see the formations. While the shape or structure may resemble crystals, symplasts, or other forms, it’s important to reiterate that they may not occur naturally in the bloodstream within your body and if they did, how did they exit the tiny capillaries? I am questioning this and how these formations arise when the blood sample is put on the microscope slide. 

At this juncture, it is worth asking what constitutes a toxin? At its core, a toxin is anything for which the body lacks a sufficiently high inherent Zeta Potential (ZP) to disperse and eliminate when necessary.   

Zeta Potential is a key property of colloidal particles, which are microscopic particles suspended in a liquid or gas medium. These particles can range in size from a few nanometers to several micrometers, and they can be found in various natural and man-made systems, such as soils, biological fluids, and industrial suspensions. Zeta potential describes the electrostatic charge distribution around a particle’s surface, which determines how it interacts with other particles and its surrounding fluid.

To understand zeta potential, it’s helpful to first consider the electric double layer that forms around a charged particle in a liquid medium. This double layer consists of an inner layer of ions that are strongly attracted to the particle’s surface, forming what is called the Stern layer, and an outer diffuse layer of ions that are attracted to the particle’s charge, but are not as tightly bound. This outer layer is called the Gouy-Chapman layer, and its thickness and charge density are influenced by the zeta potential of the particle.

Imagine your blood contains tiny particles, and some of them have either a positive or negative charge, like little magnets. Now, these charged particles create a kind of force field around them, and we call the strength of this force field the “zeta potential.”   Basically it’s like a protective bubble around these particles. When the zeta potential is strong (either highly positive or negative), it’s like having powerful shields that keep these particles apart. They can’t clump together.   When it is weak, they clump and stick together.  The shields aren’t doing their job.

Is it possible this is how and why particles are forming in blood on the slide meaning they form due to the Zeta Potential?  The zeta potential helps maintain the balance and proper behavior of the particles in your blood, preventing unusual formations like crystals and symplasts when it’s working correctly.   This is one possible answer to my questions.

And, in the last year, I have been exploring Dr. Harvey Bigelson’s work and his perspective on blood communication and the formation of structures when blood is placed on a slide:  Dr. Harvey Bigelson’s groundbreaking work in the field of holographic blood analysis is deepening my understanding of blood and its dynamic nature.  His work proposes a unique perspective on blood, suggesting that it remains in communication with the individual even when placed on a microscope slide. According to Bigelson, blood is not merely an inert fluid but a living, communicative substance that responds to its environment.

“Living Blood”,  In Bigelson’s view,  is not a static entity but a living medium that maintains a continuous connection with the individual. When blood is placed on a slide, it is believed to retain its vitality and ability to respond to external stimuli. This perspective challenges the conventional notion that blood loses its inherent properties and communication abilities once outside the body.

Bigelson also suggests that blood, when exposed to various conditions or influences, can form specific structures as a means of communication. These structures may include crystals, symplasts, and other formations. According to his theory, these structures serve as a form of language or expression through which the blood conveys information about the individual’s health and well-being.

In other words, the blood samples on a slide are considered a form of biological communication. How cool is that?   Am I looking at this deeper with my clients?  Yes!    Further, Bigelson contends that these structures are not random but purposeful responses to external factors. They may convey insights into the individual’s state of health, including information about toxins, imbalances, emotions, emotional and spiritual health or other health-related conditions.

So, in summary, yes, I question the formations people are reporting and that caused me to question what I do see!    I question how these forms can exit the body from the capillaries (impossible) and I wonder if the formations are forming holographically to mirror a person’s fear?   In other words, what you focus on (or afraid of) will appear on the slide!   

This concept of “what you focus upon appears” suggests that our thoughts and attention play a powerful role in shaping our experiences and the world around us. If we focus our attention predominantly on positive things, we are more likely to experience positive outcomes and events, whereas if we focus on negative things, we may experience more negative outcomes.

Essentially, this concept operates on the idea that our thoughts and beliefs shape our reality, and that our minds have the ability to manifest our desires or fears into our physical experiences. This can be seen in various fields, including psychology, spirituality, and even physics.   Perhaps it is true in live blood analysis too.

The concept of “what you focus upon appears” suggests that if a person is strongly focused on the idea of toxins or poisons being present in their body, there may be a greater likelihood of those structures appearing in the live blood sample due to the power of suggestion. However, this does not necessarily mean that toxins or other harmful substances are actually present in the body.  

This is a personal perspective!    I have done enough live blood and soil samples with the microscope that leaves me questioning more.   I will continue the studying, researching, and exploring further.    My questioning mind and the lack of observation of things presented by other live blood analysts has me wondering if my desire to help people clear fear influences what I see in the blood (and do not see)?

Regardless, I feel deeply and passionately that we need to find solutions and stop the fear!

Keep standing strong and expressing ultimate gratitude.


This is not just compost!   This is carefully crafted, microscope tested Microbe Compost!    We ensure all the good guys are home!    We do not filter our compost as we care for the good guys!   Many do not understand the difference between our Microbe Compost and regular compost.    I will share that Nic and I studied and perfected this process over 4 years with Dr Elaine Ingham (soilfoodweb.com)     It is a science and an art!   The beautiful thing is a little goes a long way if the “terrain” is healthy.   The “terrain” in soil is the organic matter.   That is why we also create aged and treated organic matter for our clients.    And, here in Ecuador due to our heavy rains and HOT sun, organic matter is important regardless to feed the microbes and protect the soils.   

We do not recommend fresh wood chips.   Fresh wood chips need to be off-gased to remove the “anti” (against) compounds that are in the trees used here for wood planks (pine, eucalyptus, cedar, etc).    Over time Mother Nature will deal with this…but it is like going one step forward and two back.   Fresh wood chips also remove carbon (and nitrogen) in the beginning.   Again, over time it will give it back.   But why go back?    

Compost Care Instruction:
  1. This compost is alive. It is filled with beneficial microorganisms and must be cared for if not used within 3 days.
  2. Keep the compost out of direct sunlight, UV causes damage to micro-life, store Indoors at ambient temperature.
  3. Extreme heat or cold can change the microbial environment. 
  4. Moisture is important to micro-life. Use a spray bottle or mist nozzle and chlorine/chloramine free water to keep this small amount of compost moist. Mist the top as necessary to keep the moisture at a level when the material sticks together in your hand, like chocolate cake would if smashed into a ball.
  5. Overwatering can lead to anaerobic conditions, if you ever feel you have gotten the material too wet, just spread it out a bit and make sure oxygen can get to all parts of the compost. If the material becomes completely dry remoisten slowly to avoid overwatering.
Instructions for a  Compost Extract:
  1. Use a paint strainer bag or compost tea bag add  (2-3lbs) of compost inside the bag and then using a 5-gallon bucket as a vessel for water make the extract by moving the bag of compost around in the water. Agitate the material without smashing or grinding the compost.  We like to gently massage the compost.   You will see the water turn a dark chocolatey color as you extract.   This is fulvic and humic acid – a complex compound that is amazing for health (human and soil)
  2. Apply the extract evenly on the soil around the plants you are focused on.
  3. Application rates can vary greatly depending on the goal. For a very strong extract you can use up to three pound per gallon, for a very light inoculation as little a 20 pounds per acre can be used.
  4. Dilute as necessary for covering the space needed.   
  5. Again, it is imporatant your soil has Organic Matter (OM).   Living Ground provides aged and microbe treated OM for this purpose.    OM is food for the microbes and, here in Ecuador, it is important as a mulch to protect the soils from hot sun and heavy rains.

We are very proud of our Microbe Compost and want to help our clients understand why this is so very important for health of the plants and humans.    Please visit our story to order or contact us!    We are happy to arrange a taxi or pick-up.

And, remember, we also offer soil testing to determine the microbiology in your soil.    We are training our local staff to be able to do this for our community too…which is very exciting!

Soil Squad


September 1, 2023,  marks the one year anniversary for tThe Living Ground Project.   One year ago today, we took over our first microbe compost site.    What a year it has been!

A year ago,  were expecting the gifts….a  Mighty Mike Compost Maker and Slow Speed Tracker …to arrive.  It was an amazing and exciting donation to Living Ground from a USA foundation that beleived in our work.    We acquired a site and began preparing it for for mass producing Microbes.     

The equipment never arrived.   The COVID restrictions and transportation mess made it impossible.    Disappointing!  Subsequently, these machines were donated to Dr Elaine’s (our teacher) in Oregon.  Needless to say, we had no choice than to learn how to mass produce microbes by hand.   And, we perfected the process.   I beleive we are the first SFW students to successfully mass produce Microbe Compost.

Then we considered another local site for operations that was around the corner from our operations.  While it was amazing, it was too expensive!  It was an old delapitated building that was home (dormintory) to highway workers.  The grounds were contaminated.   “Imposssible”, we thought! And, perhaps too big for us?    March of 2023, against all odds and much risk taking, we acquired the site literally saving the land from a gas company.  Now what!  The dream grew tremendously and the work too!

A lot has happened in this last year….really it is a full books worth of changes and experiences:   We’ve gained, lost, challenged, overcome and tried to do our best.   


  1. We’ve had successes (like acquiring the Project Site) and disappointments (facing the challenges of human transformations and staying true to our values and morals).   
  2. We’ve charged ahead with gusto making things happen despite having little means.   We acquired the Project Site.  
  3. We’ve opened our Microbe/Health Air bnb.  This is the beginning of the tourism aspect of the Project.
  4. We’ve showcase our value added microbe grown products in our community.   
  5. We are creating the landscape foundations at the Project Site creating the 2nd market garden and Secret garden. 
  6. We are consulting and transforming lands.
  7. We are creating our educational platforms (online and onsite)  
  8. We are moving forward!    Our fireside chat video (here) explains how we are “doing” all we said we would do!   

Yes, as you can imagine, there is a lot going on is the background.   It is organized chaos! 

As Mama Microbe, I am proud of the team and the supporters (volunteers) who are helping make this happen.   It isn’t easy but each one of us is growing, learning and discovering.   

The Project (whether applied to the physcial or the personal) is rooted in the belief that even the tiniest of beings can create ripples of change.    This statement is one I repeat over and over as a mantra to remind myself that this initiative stands as a testament to the power of human determination, creativity, and purpose.   What can we accomplish when we come together?    Our project is also rooted in the concept of symbiosis (which embraces tension) and we practice respect and honor for the earth and each other.   We often we find ourselves giving more than we recieve.   In today’s world of consciousness, this is going against the grain (or the swing of self-obsession).   It is important!

Personally, I see this project as a canvas of hope, collaboration, and transformation. It’s not just a project; it’s an embodiment of the “little good guy” humans working hand in hand with the “little good guys” of nature – the microbes that lay the foundation for all life.   Although the trend is moving towards understanding microbes (in the human and soil), we have in the palm of our hands a unique mission: to nurture the Earth, empower communities, and foster a new understanding of life itself and mimic the microbes symbiosis.   It is beautiful!

Recently, I had the privilege of witnessing another project, quite similar in purpose.   I was inspired and amazed at this Project and intrigue with how we could cooperate.   We are on a similar path with one key difference – the availability of financial resources.  Honestly, it would be easy to feel deflated or frustrated as the Living Ground Project struggles to bootstrap its way forward, working tirelessly with limited financial means. Yet, within this challenge lies a profound opportunity.   I use my mantra to give me hope!    

I realize that there is a book forming from the stories and experiences we are all having at Living Ground.   The ups and downs, the challenges and discernments are creating a symbiotic tale of what can happen is the little guys come together.   I’ve found myself being too trusting in many situations so that the “team” intervenes to put me back in line.   I’ve been blamed and accused of things that I don’t own.  It is quite a story and one that will be shared one day!  

And, the Living Ground Project isn’t just about the end result; it’s about the journey. It’s about proving that dedication, passion, and resilience can transcend personal and economic barriers. It’s a bold assertion that the “little guys” – whether they’re the microbes in the soil or the humans with dreams – can bring about real change, regardless of the odds stacked against them.

Yes, our financial resources are scarce.  But we are doing it!    The Living Ground Project is rich in heart, spirit, and ingenuity. The Soil Squad team pours their soul into each endeavor, raising the project brick by brick, hand by hand, project by project. Every step is a triumph over adversity, an embodiment of the spirit that refuses to be confined by limitations.

Creativity takes center stage as the project navigates the challenge of acquiring materials while ensuring fair compensation (now and in the future). It’s a dance of innovation and determination, a story of crafting something magical.

And, my intention is real!    My aim is to raise this Project until the leaders are confident and secure.   When this time comes, I will gift it into the hands of good people to continue with the legacy and mission.   I have even thought about moving back to a new Magical Forest.  For those who don’t know me, the Magical Forest was my created home when I arrived in Ecuador where I lived without walls, in a tree house and as self sufficent as I could.   I will return to this space and create my nature living once again.  Perhaps I become the crazy lady in the bush who can mentor the Team from afar?

So I am sharing a little of the “Behind the Scenes”.    We are doing the work with purpose.    We are spreading the microbes.    It is happening.   And as we charge ahead with our mission, the microbes silently work their magic in the soil.  Our greatest ally is these “good little guys”.   Together, we weave a narrative of growth, connection, and transformation.

We don’t have much, but the Living Ground Project isn’t just about resources; it’s about redefining success. It’s about proving that the impact of an initiative isn’t solely measured in economics. It’s about leaving an indelible mark on hearts and landscapes, about fostering a community that understands the language of the Earth and the unity of life.

This is about realizing the truth about who we are!   We are more than just humans. We are mostly microbes. Trillions of these microscopic allies reside within our very beings, shaping our existence.  Just as every note in a symphony contributes to the grand melody, every microbe within us harmonizes with the greater whole. These tiny creatures are the unseen architects of vitality, creating ecosystems of unparalleled complexity. Their currencies are nutrients, energy flows, and the exchange of information that shapes the very fabric of life.

In a world often driven by economic systems, the microcosm within us and around us serves as a living testament to a different way of thriving. It’s a profound reminder that the sustenance of life need not be tethered to monetary transactions. Rather, it relies on the elegant dance of ecosystems, the generosity of nature, and the sacred balance that honors the interconnectedness of all beings.

So, as the Living Ground Project marches forward, remember that every step is a triumph over adversity. Every brick laid, every hand extended, every project undertaken is a testament to the unwavering spirit that knows no boundaries. It’s a beacon of hope for all “little good guys,” showing that with heart, determination, and a touch of magic, they can transform the world.

The Living Ground Project is not just a project – it’s a legacy in the making, a living testament to the potential of the “little guys” who dare to dream big.

To Nic, Tamar, Ian and Jimini, I love you dearly!   You are all such adorable misfits.   I ask for your forgiveness in where I fail and your patience as I, too, grow and learn.   One year….one year…and so much has happened.    I adore you!


Now for a photo story of the past year1

I commit and dedicate myself to this work…. it is needed and important for you and those that come behind us!   This is for Kaya!


At Living Ground, our mission extends far beyond saving soils – it’s about fostering a holistic connection that benefits plants, microbes, and humanity itself. While nature’s challenges persist, we approach them with a different perspective – one of harmony and mimicry, rather than conflict.

Today, we’re excited to invite you into our world through an informative video courtesy of the Soil Food Web (SFW) school. This captivating footage takes you on a journey through the heart of the Soil Food Web approach in Peru, offering a glimpse into the wonders that unfold when we align with nature’s wisdom.

Leisha is a  Soil Food Web Consultant and Nic is currently on his path toward certification within the same renowned program.

As we embark on this shared journey, we invite you to join us in championing a more harmonious and sustainable world. Come witness the magic of nature’s equilibrium, and be part of the Living Ground movement.

Before you delve into this transformative video, remember to subscribe to our blog and stay updated with our latest explorations, insights, and progress. Your presence and engagement mean the world to us.

And now, without further ado, let’s embark on this enlightening adventure by exploring the Soil Food Web approach through our exclusive video presentation.

This is an exciting chat with Darren (Fire Side Chat) and the Soil Squad where share the latest update on Phase II of the Living Ground Project. We discuss the current developments, including our newly launched healing and education Guest House which is the beginnings of the Health and Microbe Tourism POD. Our conversation delves into the significance of food sovereignty and the critical role of microbe-rich compost in restoring the health of our soil.   Consider supporting our noble mission….and s a token of our gratitude, we are pleased to offer a credit system to donors, providing them with future opportunities for exchange and involvement if they would like to visit the Guest House of the Project Site in the future!


Recently, I embarked on a journey to the Ecuadorian seaside.  The purpose was to write.  Living Ground is creating our education platform to share our knowledge and self-reliance, health and microbes.  We are creating courses on Microbe Compost, Growing Food and Medicine, Layperson’s Guide to Live Blood Analysis, Alternative Protocols, Kitchen Alchemy, and a comprehensive herbal guide.

I wrote!  I wrote a lot.  Amid this ocean waves sound track, a newfound inspiration surged within me, prompting me to embark on a profound new idea that is perhaps uncharted  in thought and creation (to the best of my knowledge)   

I found myself meticulously crafting the herbal course and it underwent a transformative evolution. I’ve selected 43 herbs, each possessing universal adaptability (can grow anywhere) and have detailed their potent medicinal properties and cultivation methods.  I created characters for the herbs giving them a creation story with a special microbe..the symbiotic relationship.

Yet, the journey didn’t end there; it evolved into a deeper inquiry into the symbiotic relationship between these plants and the microbial world.   Those who know me know I am enthralled by the intricate dance between flora and microbes, I also found myself exploring and writing about the delicate equilibrium that shapes our ecosystem and human microbiome.    It was exhilarating  to say the least and I wrote over 250 pages during my coastal sojourn.  I beleive it is maybe 1/2 complete.

The comprehensive manual for the layperson’s Live Blood Analysis course nears completion, awaiting only the addition of visual aids to enhance its depth. The magnum opus of Microbe Compost, an exploration into the art and science of enriching soil vitality,  is in the final stages of formatting. Equally enthralling is sharing my collection of natural health protocols and terrain theory insights, including a treasury of herbal recipes that bridge the realms of health and culinary alchemy.

As these projectss are slowly reaching their fruition.   It is a labour of love!

Our aspiration is to extend this wealth of knowledge to others.   So, Online platforms will soon offer the courses.

Yet, as much as we embrace the digital age, we hold steadfast to the belief that the most profound learning occurs through tangible experiences. With open arms, we will be able to invite learners, students and seekers to our Project Site, where hands-on engagement breathes life into the written word.   It is slowly and surely coming together.  I am grateful for Mama Sea and the Soil Squad who held down the fort amazingly.    It is a blessing to be working with such generous and kind people!

Our ultimate mission is to send ripples of transformation far and wide, just like a drop in the boundless ocean, as we share the fruits of our labor with a world thirsting for knowledge and healing.