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!

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.

We have an array of lovingly handcrafted products that cater to your well-being. From Bug Off Serums that effectively repel pesky insects to herbal whipped butters, salsas, and vitamin C jams, each creation is a testament to our commitment to excellence and quality. Indulge your taste buds with our mouthwatering curries that celebrate the art of culinary flavors.

As the beginnings of our Natural Health Food Store Pod, we aim to offer our community a variety of amazing products that embody the essence of holistic well-being. However, our secret ingredient lies within the microbes of our soil, which we carefully farm to ensure the highest nutritional value in all our plants.

Join us in this journey of regenerative agriculture and discover the wonders of microbe-rich foods, inspired by the abundance and wisdom of the Earth. Together, we can create a sustainable future and nurture a thriving community dedicated to holistic health and well-being.    To learn more about the nutrition loss, here is a great article https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/soil-depletion-aND-NUTRITION-LOSS/

At Living Ground, we are on a mission to restore the balance between our bodies and the Earth through nurturing the soil and harnessing the potential of beneficial microbes. Our Saturday market serves as a celebration of this vision, where we invite you to experience the joys of living in harmony with nature while nourishing your body and soul with our thoughtfully crafted offerings.

 

Featured Videos

Here is a collection of our little video shorts that we share with the world around us.   They give clues to the fun we are having, the things we are creating and the steps we are taking to create the Living Ground Project.

The two videos presented here are the Project’s campaign videos that describe why we are doing what we are doing.    

We are setting up at Sonia’s Coffee Shop every Saturday morning (9-12)   

Making products..alchemizing from the the gardens

other Videos

 

 

Living Ground Newspaper

             Keeping the little good guys informed   May 2023

Living Ground Symbiotic Muse

Living Ground is an ongoing creation using symbiosis as an anchor for operation.   Symbiosis is explained as a mutualistic relationship that benefits all.   And, it goes deeper than that as it creates tensions.     We observe the micro-world to discern our formation, and things are not always what we assume or want them to be.The microbiomes (biomes of the unseen world) hold secrets and widsom we are only discovering.  If we look at the biomes of soil, water, air or the human being, it isn’t always in harmonious cooperation.  Cooperation is more like an inherent tension. Most functioning partnerships arise from inherent tension.  

There is a lesson in this knowledge.     Microbes can be pathogenic and mutualistic at the exact same time. For example, the stomach bacterium Helicobacter pylori is the cause of ulcers and stomach cancer. Yet, it also protects against oesophageal cancer.   Actinobacteria is a bactera that works mutally and beneftis the Brassica plants but it will kill a root crop or other vegetables.  So it is neither a good nor a bad microbe; it’s both.  In the correct places and in balance, a pathogen can become mutualistic.In my studies with Dr Elaine, we learned how to identify the “good from the bad” in soil science.   The “bad” are labelled as pathogens and parasites.   And, yet, the soil food web, like the human microbiome, is also a symbiosis where some microbes partner in a tension — one consuming the other.  As a human, I consider those who get consumed may not feel mutualistic with the predators.   And,  that mutual tension of eating each other is how nutrients are rendered soluble for the plant.   It leaves one wondering perhaps symbiosis is a necessary conflict and a conflict that might never be resolved?   The microbes do give their life for the benefit of those up the food chain.The symbiotic relationships can, however, be managed and stabilised which is what we are attempting in our soil work and the investigations on-going with the human biomes.    

Our internal biology or the bioldoy of the soil has no ideology of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ microbes.  They evolve to work together.   There is a conflicting symbiosis happening all the time.The work is more about developing solutions to the ever-present conflicts that exist with our microbes.   The human reasoning function (science) is much like an enforcement of our contracts with them.  We restrict them to certain parts of our bodies by creating physical and chemical no-go zones. We are learning to nurture the species we want, using dedicated foods. We empower the immune system to keep the good guys in higher numbers.  We are selecting which species lives with us for our benefit.  It is a dance of symbiosis.

HG Wells wrote about this in 1930 in The Science of Life: “Every symbiosis is, in its degree, underlain with hostility, and only by proper regulation and often elaborate adjustment can the state of mutual benefit be maintained. Even in human affairs, the partnerships for mutual benefit are not so easily kept up, in spite of me being endowed with intelligence and so being able to grasp the meaning of such a relation. But in lower organisms, there is no such comprehension to help keep the relationship going. Mutual partnerships are adaptations as blindly entered into and as unconsciously brought about as any others.”I muse: are we still in a controlling phase?  Perhaps this means of control reflects the true lesson arising behind the microbiomes of life.    Nature is not inherently harmonious and cooperative, but that all the best relationships have tension and take work.  Symbiosis is tension, and tension is good

Project Site Update

Project Site foundation work has begun.  Our plans are grand and seem impossible but we strive in our dedication and vision to make this work and make this happen.   We broke ground.   And, we discovered the ground is terrible.  There is 5-6 feet of rocks and fill…compacted.   Oh dear!    A challenge for the Soil Squad.   We’ve got this and are trouble- shooting how to grow the world’s best food and medicines.   We are laying the rocks and building the garden first.    Microbe compost is on site.   There will be a market garden on site housing the gourmet foods.   We are also waiting for 133 exotic and unusal trees.   They arrive soon.We also hosted a very successful workshop sharing about the Project and how we are creating it.  The participants were amazing and are showing amazing support and interest in the Phase I. 

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Join Us June 10th To Make The First Microbe Pile On Site.Opportunity to connect, see the Project Site and lend a helping hand!   june 10th at 10 am Contact Us

POD Updates

One of the PODS of the Living Ground Project is to create the world’s most amazing foods.   The gardens are growing, and we have recently hired another local who is in training to learn the art and science of Microbes.    We welcome Jenny to our team.    One of my favorite PODs we are creating in the Living Ground Project is the Commercial Kithen and Apothecary Pod.   This is the POD that will alchemize the food and medicinal plants from the Microbe Rich Soils to create amazing, nutritious and beneficial products.    Basically our aim is to make the world’s best food ever!   Over the past 3 years, I have attempted to secure the “cultures” for Spirulina and Chlorella.   Five attempts!   All attempts failed whether it was because they were forgotten and never travelled or the culture was not viable by the time it arrived.    That changed this week!    Cultures of both were delivered and I anxiously looked under the microscope to see the living evidence they were viable and usable.    They were!     

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Education

One aspect of the Living Ground mission is education.   The importance of this is primary.    As we learn more about the life of the soil, it is clear the “war” mentality has to be dismantled.   Yet this approach is very much a part of the human brain due to manipulation and programming.   It shows up in insidious ways as a fear of the pathogens.    Everytime you reach for an antibiotic or a natural parasite herb, you are in the act of war.   War doesn’t distunguish between the good and bad guys.    This is of primary importance.  This is of primary importance.  Whether it be the war on the soil (with neem, garlic, cayenne or chemical pesticides) or an antibiotic chemical or herbal, the approach is the same….WAR!

So, we have created a Microbiome E-book to empower our clients, customers, and supporters.   It is a 22 page guideline to understanding the human microbiome and how we can encourage the “good guys”.   While we have created the Apothecary Products for this protocol, we also offer you, freely, the recipes to make your own.  Our tonics, elixirs, tinctures and ferments all come from Microbe Rich Soils.

We are most happy to share this protocol with those interested in a different way.    Personally, I feel there is no other way.   Contact us for more information.Big microbial hug, Leisha and the soil squad.    

 

 

LIVING GROUND NEWSPAPER APRIL 2023

        KEEPING THE LITTLE GOOD GUYS INFORMED   APRIL 2023

Sacred Commerce Workshop April 29-30

Are you curious about what Living Ground Project is all about?    Are you wondering how to get involved and/or support the Project?

We invite you to our base-line workshop where we dive into the creation of Living Ground, it’s purpose, mission, values and the lego blocks of the creative intentions.    This is a 2-day workshop that is also an event to help with the financial support required to begin the lift off.

Last week, we legally acquired the Project Site located in Masanamaca.   This is a one hectare land with a very large 1000 m2 building.   Our vision for this site is for it to become the Microbe Education and Tourism headquarters for Ecuador (and even South America).    The business model is is a creative construction of values and intentions to place people before profits through collaboration and interdependent “pods”.    

This workshop is a invitation for all locals to learn, discover and possibily get involved.    Day 2 is optional for those who are inspired and wish to go deeper into collaboration.   We are sharing the concept of sacred commerce, the measurement of success and intending to raise leaders in the Project’s purpose.

We, the Soil Squad, do feel this is a Project for World Changers!    We have the concept, the project site and the plan!    You are officially welcomed to join us and let’s change the world!

To discover why this project is important in the climate of today’s world, here are 30 base reasons (and we can find more)

Please RSVP to info@livingground.art or whatsapp 0988771568.    We are “looking forward” and excited about this gathering.Workshop Details on our website

 

In Gratitude!

The creation process has begun.   Our first mission is to lay the foundation of microbes and gardens on the Project site.   We are planning out the special gardens that will include a “secret garden” and a fully opertational Market Garden.     We are decorating the site with rare, unusual and special trees as well.   

Microbe Compost

Our Microbe Compost is ready.   As we regularly check all our compost with the microscope, we are confident all the good guys are home.   We are very proud of our Ecuadorian team who have been learning, studying and labouring in the Microbe Compost creation.   They care for the piles like their own children.    We are sharing the microscope skills with them too so that one day, they can monitor and measure success on their own.   To purchase our compost, please visit HERE or contact Nic to place an order.   We are also selling matured Organic Matter in blends (perfect food for the microbes), microbe extracts and teas (specially made to order to ensure they are aerobic) and we are actively consulting with land owners to spread the magic of the microbes. 

Rising of the Microbe Coop Basket POD

One market garden is already in full production and we are gearing up to offer weekly baskets of microbe grown food to our customers.   This offering will be available in May.    Our baskets will include a mixture of greens, herbs, vegetables, fruits inlcuding berries, gourmet dressings and samples of gourmet products made from microbe grown plants.     To register for this program and enjoy the nutritious harvests, please email Jimini

Microbe & Health Tourism

One of the PODS of the Living Ground Project is to establish tourism for those interested in health and microbes.    We have been busy working on a “launch” site for this offering and will be ready very, very soon to offer tourism and health packages to the world.    The Project Site has huge possibility for this POD with the potential to create comfortable rooms for both individuals and families.   It is our intention to launch our “test” in the month of May.   This space will include all tools necessary for a healing, health and educational experience for both locals and internationals.

 

Living Ground, Suelo Vivo   www.livingground.art  email:  info@livingground.art

 

Are you curious about what Living Ground Project is all about?    Are you wondering how to get involved and/or support the Project?

We invite you to our base-line workshop where we dive into the creation of Living Ground, it’s purpose, mission, values and the lego blocks of the creative intentions.    This is a 2-day workshop that is also an event to help with the financial support required to begin the lift off.

Last week, we legally acquired the Project Site located in Masanamaca.   This is a one hectare land with a very large 1000 m2 building.   Our vision for this site is for it to become the Microbe Education and Tourism headquarters for Ecuador (and even South America).    The business model is is a creative construction of values and intentions to place people before profits through collaboration and interdependent “pods”.    

This workshop is a invitation for all locals to learn, discover and possibily get involved.    Day 2 is optional for those who are inspired and wish to go deeper into collaboration.   We are sharing the concept of sacred commerce, the measurement of success and intending to raise leaders in the Project’s purpose.

We, the Soil Squad, do feel this is a Project for World Changers!    We have the concept, the project site and the plan!    You are officially welcomed.

To discover why this project is important in the climate of today’s world, here are 30 base reasons (and we can find more)

Please RSVP to info@livingground.art or whatsapp 0988771568.    We are “looking forward” and excited about this gathering.

 

Here we share the vision of the Project Site and how we see it functioning in the future.     As of today, there are 32 days left to meet our fundraising deadline.    We are optimistic and hopeful.   Please watch and consider sharing.   The youtube link is https://youtu.be/K6RtJf53AYE   

 

 

We’re  in trouble!   Our soils are dirt.  Soil is the most valuable and least valued resource. There is drought, flooding and leaching of our soils.    People are diseased.   Our food is deplete of nutrition (even organic)  and we face a growing public health crisis triggered by the decline of  beneficial  microbes and the rise of pathogens.   Mother Nature does not need us…but we need her healthy and strong.

We are have raised 28% of the goal to acquire the Project site.  

Now for the good news. Living Ground is in the business of mimicking Nature and farming  beneficial microbes.  We have created a change the world project that addresses and initiates solutions for many problems.    Our  primary intention is to heal the soil by farming and spreading the beneficial microbes but Living Ground is so much more. We’ve created a whole system where microbes, people and plants can  enjoy success and health!   Microbe tourism, education center, gardens, restaurant, cooperative, gourmet store, essential oils, apprenticeships, health clinic, regenerating sugar cane and corn fields, office to preserve land and water……and more!!!!! We’ve created a whole system where microbes, people and plants can enjoy meaningful employment, success and health.  The Soil Squad Ecuador found the perfect site for our microbe mission to house the Microbe Education Center.  BUT, we discovered a gas station was interested in this same property. So, we made a deal to purchase without the funds needed.

https://fundrazr.com/livingground?ref=ab_7BVyw4

We have 2 months (march 15 deadline)  Imagine a project that circulates around the beneficial microbes to ensure success, health, healing and touches life with hope!

 

It is important everyone understands that soils (sand, silt and clay) hold massive amounts of nutrients in every soil every where…..but these nutrients are not in available form for the plants without the beneficial microbes. Humans have destroyed this microbial web. We have a chance to reverse this in a way to rises microbes, humans and health. Our mission is to empower the web of life.  It is time to gather everyone who gets the importance of this work, Please join us in a brainstorm “session” for the “what next” success.   When the little guys come together, everyone wins.

 

inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Living Ground Project – Acquiring the Project Site
Time: Jan 21, 2023 10:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 542 809 5352
COME WITH IDEAS, PRAYERS, WILLINGNESS AND INSPIRATION!

Launch Day December 29  Time 12-3

Everyone is invited to attend our Launch.   Our Microbes are happy and so is the Soil Squad.     Fun, games and discovery about our Living Ground Project.    This project has the potential to transform our communities from the foundation up!    We welcome everyone to join us and find out more.    At 3, we will make a pilgrimage to the new Project Site and introduce the plan for us to become the Microbe Education Center for Ecuador.    WE are READY!

Join Us for a Day of Fun and Laughter

 

Open Invitation for everyone

 

Market Garden POD is rising.   This is a weekly cooperative basket program that will provide produce and products from Microbe Rich soils.  We suspect this POD will be offered to the public the first of the new year.     Our baskets will be freshly harvested produce from our certified Microbe Rich gardens.      The COOP Pod is connected to the Market Garden POD. It is all connected and that is our business values structure…the value of our intentions.So, this is a preliminary announcement for locals interested in being a member of this POD. Please send me your email if so!  (info@livingground.art    We will start slow and gentle at first and grow as the gardens do.

 

This POD is about providing a weekly basket of Microbe Rich Grown Food and gourmet products. We will have baskets for singles, couples and families. We are creating and designing this as we go..this will be an experiment in how to service you and nourish the soils at the same time.

A lot of what we are doing is moving with the microbes. Our mission is to change the path of war to raising the “little good guys” in mass. Whether that be the little good guys of the soils or little good guy humans (souls).   When you work and love a garden, you have to create. For me, that is most precious experience. Been doing this for decades now. All that learning, discovering and enjoying. It honestly is my most favourite action of my day….garden to my tummy. I love to alchemize the garden for enjoyment of the senses.

These skills of experience are a part of the Living Ground. Everything is connected. In the last 2 years I have discovered the microbes and learned how to harness and make them happy. They work with the plants to ensure bounty. I harvest the plant with joy. I make food and medicine. I am apart of the microbes and they are a part of me. It is really quite simple.

Living Ground will offer gourmet, nutrient dense, taste bud delight foods. We made Basil Infused Sun Dried Tomatoes, started a wine of basil vinegar (watermelon homemade wine) that is florescent green, buttered up a turmeric pepper horseradish sauce. There is plenty and more than plenty if you try! Last night, we had a meal that literally knocked our taste and digestion into healthy gear.

This is what this about! Diversity. Growing! Alchemizing! Healing! Loving! Deliciousness!   It is all connected.

And, as it is connected, this is a part of the Cooperative POD ..the weekly basket program. It is beyond organic and always alchemized.