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Dirt First!

The Garden/Farm Revolution

Marlenea La Shomb, ND
September-October 2018 • Vol 3, No 100

Following the natural cycles and seasons of Mother Nature, autumn is a time of layering her debris left behind from the harvesting of the fruits of her labor. This ground debris sits under winter’s blanket of snow, which for me last year began the first week of September. The breaking-down process utilizes soil microbes, turning vegetation back into soil for next year’s plant growth. Mother Nature is very efficient—she recycles everything. (See “The Humic/Fulvic Missing Link: It’s in the Leaves!” NLND Jul–Aug ‘16.)

The dirt beneath your feet is the key foundation to future healthy plants—and for us as we eat them.
I chose this natural method of mulch gardening years ago. I then combined it with the layered, “lasagna” and straw-bale methods. (See “Straw Bale Gardens—Breakthrough Method,” NLND May–June ‘15.) The mystic Anastasia, in The Ringing Cedar Series, also agrees with the natural layering process, reminding us that our planet Earth responds well to being worked, touched and caressed by loving human hands, using small hand tools. (See “Ancient Wisdom for Planting Seeds,” NLND Nov–Dec ‘17.)

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Importance of Maintaining an Alkaline Body

Your Body’s pH: What It Is, Why It Matters

Amanda Kimmel & Marlenea La Shomb
July–August 2018 • Vol 3, No 99

Everything we eat affects our health and makes our bodies either more acidic or alkaline. The normal pH of our bodies is supposed to range from 7.35 to 7.45. A pH value of 0 is the most acidic, while 14 is the most alkaline. A pH of 7 is neutral, as it’s in the middle of the scale. The pH of the foods you consume daily play a huge role in weight gain or loss, what your skin looks like, how susceptible you are to disease and illness, and how you feel upon waking every morning.

So what foods cause our bodies to become more acidic or alkaline? Alkaline foods include vegetables, fruits, green tea, seeds, nuts, and beans. The most alkalizing foods are typically dark-green, leafy vegetables, mainly due to their high chlorophyll content. Acidic foods and drinks include meats, dairy, soda, caffeine, alcohol, and sugars. (See foods list here.)

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Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms—WWOOF!

Permaculture Cooperative in Paradise Valley, Montana

Marlenea La Shomb, ND
July–August 2018 • Vol 3, No 99

WWOOF is not a hound dog—it’s a worldwide organization and effort to link visitors with organic farmers, to promote an educational exchange, and to build a global community conscious of ecological farming practices.

WWOOF was founded in 1971 in the UK, and is one of the world’s first educational and cultural exchange programs. Today, WWOOF is in more than 132 countries around the world (and growing), with a wide range of farm-stay opportunities. WWOOF programs operate independently in each country, so please contact individual WWOOF organizations directly for the most accurate information on WWOOFing in the locale of your choice. This article highlights a local WWOOF farm in Emigrant, Montana.

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Compost Enzyme

Natural All-Purpose Cleaner & Garden Booster

Marlenea La Shomb, ND
May-June 2018 • Vol 3, No 98

Our garden is planted, the compost pile is organized, and summer vacations are in mind. I start thinking about my two favorite things to do on vacation and when visiting family. One is to visit other gardens and the other is to check out the health-food stores in that area.

Years back, on a trip to Malaysia, I noticed that all the health-food stores had this system set up to make a fermented enzyme from garden and kitchen compost. The final product was available for sale with instructions on how to make your own, which I’m including here. Imagine! An all-purpose household cleaner and disinfectant, an air purifier, an insecticide and pesticide, organic fertilizer, and environmental ozone booster, even for clearing drainpipes—all from my kitchen and garden scraps?

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Manganese

The “Nurturing” Element

Marlenea La Shomb, ND
May-June 2018 • Vol 3, No 98

Manganese is the “mother love” element. Animals deficient in it show little or no concern for their offspring. People are no different. A shortage of this chemical element creates a sense of dis-ease, having a definite impact on a person’s mental and physical activities. Research has shown that when manganese is taken away from an animal, it will not nurse its young! It loses its ability to associate—to become maternal or paternal. Think post-partum depression showing up, out of the blue, after childbirth.

Parents who are deprived and depleted of this nurturing element can turn hostile, or have angry, silent moods, feeling out of control, unruly and chaotic. Their willpower is unstable, their mind is incapable of making decisions and seeing things clearly, they are easily riled, impatient, quarrelsome and moody.

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2018-04-25T10:53:01-07:00Bridging Mental/Physical|

Everyday Herbal Delivery Systems

Barefoot Gardening

Marlenea La Shomb, ND
March–April 2018 • Vol 3, No 97

As I eagerly await the springing forth of the very first seedlings of the year, my perennial herb garden is already showing promise. The deer and rabbits have taught me that it’s first come, first serve! We all know that fresh is best, yet living in the mountains of Montana, we have to be creative with our wintering over garden produce, using fresh-dried, frozen and canned as a last resort.

Ninety percent of everything I can’t eat fresh, I dry, due to its easy storage and the many ways it can be preserved, processed and consumed, also known as the delivery system, and how it will be efficiently utilized by the body. Today we think that everyday herbs are something to just spice up a dish or make it tasty. Our ancestors, however, knew that herbs are chock-full of nutrients and were used as everyday foods, and also as medicinals…

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Tuning Your Bio-Waves

Bridging the Gap between Mental & Physical

Marlenea La Shomb, ND
March–April 2018 • Vol 3, No 97

Everything in the universe is in vibration. When photons and electrons and atoms, cells and molecules vibrate, they produce electromagnetic fields—waves surrounding our bodies and all living things—just like the waves formed in a pond when you toss a pebble into it. These waves are formed and transformed by our thoughts, feelings, beliefs and life experiences.

When we are out of sync, perfect-pitch tuning forks can easily restore the life-waves, reharmonizing our rhythms “naturally.” Sound balancing is a therapeutic method that makes use of the frequencies produced by tuning forks to detect and correct distortions and imbalances within your bio-magnetic life-wave energy field…

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2018-03-23T07:50:15-07:00Energy Medicine|

SPROUTING: Winter’s Indoor Garden

Barefoot Gardening

Marlenea La Shomb, ND
January-February 2018 • Vol 3, No 96

As our gardens rest in frozen ground under a blanket of snow, our bodies also need this time of winter’s quiet to repair and rebuild, but they still require those fresh, raw, organic greens. ‘Tis the season for sprouting seeds! Keeping it simple. The very easiest methods can be done in a strainer, or larger seeds in a colander.

I use a wide-mouth, quart-size canning jar. Here’s how: 1) Put a maximum of 1/4 inch to 1/8th inch of seeds in the bottom of your wide-mouth jar to leave growing room. 2) Fill with cold water, leave overnight so the seeds swell. I keep mine at the kitchen sink for easy rinsing. Cover with nylon netting (from a fabric store) and a rubber band, or non-aluminum window screen (from a hardware store) holding it in place with a canning band…

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SILICON—The Strengthening, Magnetic Element

Bridging the Gap between Mental & Physical

Marlenea La Shomb, ND
January-February 2018 • Vol 3, No 96

About silicon, Bernard Jensen, Ph.D., in his book The Chemistry of Man, has this to say: “I find very few people who do not need silicon, which is reflected in the charming, magnetic personality and beauty of movement. All minerals and especially silicon build the ‘temple beautiful.’ The gem of the earth is the human body. Silicon even assists in its evolution to a higher vibratory rate. A person with stored quantities of silicon is alert, quick, agile, lean, nimble and active.”

Bearing the symbol of Si on the periodic chart, silicon is a light, nearly colorless, odorless and tasteless element, with a powerful charge or ‘magnetism.’ Acids join easily with it and are neutralized by this magnetic element, thus relieving such things as gout!…

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2018-03-23T07:52:19-07:00Bridging Mental/Physical|

Ancient Wisdom for Planting Seeds

Excerpts from Anastasia’s Ringing Cedar Series

Marlenea La Shomb, ND
November-December 2017 • Vol 3, No 95

Edgar Cayce, the “Sleeping Prophet,” made a statement concerning a development from Russia with the coming of a greater hope for the world and a new spiritual evolution. That groundbreaking thought has come to life through the translating of the Anastasia Ringing Cedar Series from Russian into English, capturing all the imagery, feelings and sensations of the original, by Dr. Leonid Sharashkin, Ph.D. (shown here). This series reveals the potential of Russia’s permaculture gardening movement to change our world.

Despite a millennium of harsh oppression, Russian families have preserved a unique traditional lifestyle grounded in self-sufficiency and self-reliance. They now show a path to a more fulfilling, independent, and free existence that is connected to nature. As millions of people worldwide start to embrace these ideas, humanity may now be entering an age of harmony and peace. The ultimate result of this global transformation depends on us.

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