Green Pastures Agrihoods midwives accessible best practices of agri-stewardship on the local level with the support of MERF!
Green Pastures Agrihoods mirror the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s, ‘authentic loveservant leadership’, of the ‘1950s Freedom Movement’. King’s revolutionary approach of ‘creative covenantal beloved community’ and transformative love (‘inter-religious inter-ethical’) models ancient wisdom from most spiritual paths!
Through Green Pastures Agrihoods, there is a living and breathing model of beauty, excellence, efficiency with science bringing the best of all worlds together as a shining ‘prototype model example’!
Join this revolutionary effort by becoming a sister satellite location! Experience this phenomenal approach and solution-oriented science to bring nourishment and divine flourishment to the peoples of this wonderful planet, Mother Oceania-Earth! “Green Pastures Agrihoods” and “Hemphoods” is designed as part of a B-corp (beneficial corporation). This system is a type of ‘intentional cooperative system’ which benefits flow back into the village, neighborhood, and/or community!
“Green Pastures Agrihoods” and “Hemphoods” are the economic backbone for the 21st century global context! Agrihoods are agriculturally-based neighborhoods. Hemphoods are agri-culturally based neighborhoods, who are focused on industrial and medicinal hemp production. Both entities, are intentionally ‘zero waste and zero debt!
Agrihoods as agriculturally-based neighborhoods are designed, cultivated, and nurtured based on community, land, and animal research analyses. It does include a needs-based assessment, with the underlying theme of sustainable living and agri-stewardship.
Optimally, ‘agrihoods’ serve to midwife basic human needs as determined by the neighborhood, village, or local community.
Citizenry Benefits provide a methodology and mechanism by which, those who are willing to plug-in, to operate with consensus built-in, including a wholistic-minded philosophy and community self-reliance!
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Our commitment to the environment drives us to build homes that not only reduce environmental impact, but create a restorative effect. The high performance design and advanced engineering make it easier and more attainable to build a home that produces as much energy as it needs through renewable energy, known as net-zero energy.
A net-zero home is more than a house with solar panels. It’s a house designed to put energy conservation first: from framing to finishing. Deltec’s airtight structural shell paired with our additional options—such as highly insulated wall systems, high performance windows, solar electric kits, passive solar design and more—mean any of our homes can easily achieve net-zero energy. With the Renew Collection, many of those options are already built in, even further streamlining the process.
Trying to power a traditional home, especially an existing home, with enough renewable energy to make it net-zero, can be difficult. Deltec’s high performance shell is built to maximize energy efficiency before solar is added, making the addition of renewable energy—either now, or down the road—much more manageable. In addition, our RESNET HERS Rater is available to ensure you achieve your green building goals.
Green Pastures AgriVillages is intentional about implementing modified Deltec home construction, using industrial hemp material integration, as much as possible (e.g. insulation, foundation, etc).
Green Pastures AgriVillages contextualizes, manifests in enriching King’s “Beloved Community”, as ‘Creative Covenantal Beloved Community’, from an Eco-Quare-Womanist theological perspective.
One key aspect is modeling consensus, within the community seeking to become a satellite of Green Pastures AgriVillages. Hall believes that long term community-sustainability demands that everyone vested and invested agrees on vital decision-making on behalf of the community. One representative will be the lead spokesperson and decision-maker, for those participating and vested families.
Hall expands King’s “The Beloved Community” by infusing a 21st century twist, in adding the modifier’s, ‘creative’ & ‘covenantal’ with ‘Creative Covenantal Beloved Community’. In the 21st century global village, ‘creative’ or creativity is vital!
For Green Pastures Agrihoods, ‘creative’ includes criteria of innovative, accessible, simple, and sustainable! Zero waste and zero debt does require a creative approach, which will translate into community/self-reliance. 'Creative Covenantal Beloved Community' is manifested with the five pillars for Green Pastures Agrihoods and Hemphoods
Covenantal (adjective), or pertaining to the covenant (noun), literally refers to “an agreement, bargain; a sealed contract or clause as such a contract” to enter into a formal agreement (The New Lexicon Webster’s Dictionary of the English Language, Lexicon Publishing INC., New York, 1989 Edition). With Green Pastures Agrihoods, a covenant is necessary to assure the ultimate health and overall well being of the collective! This covenant primarily involves a commitment to consensus. Pertaining to the covenant of Green Pastures Agrihoods, the design hold intention surrounding the expression of ‘agape love’ is through consensus. King modeled an ‘authentic loveservant leadership’ in the Freedom Movement of the 20th century. This is the humanitarian and theological perspective of Green Pastures Agrihoods.
Consensus is absolutely vital to augment the vitality of ‘Creative Covenantal Beloved Community’! Consensus incorporates supreme validity, when mutuality of all stakeholders have ‘honored voice’. Therefore, each ‘honored voice’ will be represented and heard. Everyone must agree. If agreement does not manifest, then it may be an opportunity to pause, for the greater good. Further, with consensus, no one is left outside of the circle.
“The Beloved Community” is a term first coined in the early days of the 20th Century by the philosopher-theologian Josiah Royce, who founded the Fellowship of Reconciliation. However, it was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., also a member of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, who popularized the term and invested it with a deeper meaning. This deeper meaning has captured the imagination of people of goodwill all over the world.
For Dr. King, The Beloved Community was not a lofty utopian goal to be confused with the rapturous image of the Peaceable Kingdom, in which lions and lambs coexist in idyllic harmony. Rather, The Beloved Community was for him a realistic, achievable goal that could be attained by a critical mass of people committed to and trained in the philosophy and methods of nonviolence.
Dr. King’s Beloved Community is a global vision, in which all people can share in the wealth of the earth. In the Beloved Community, poverty, hunger and homelessness will not be tolerated because international standards of human decency will not allow it. Racism and all forms of discrimination, bigotry and prejudice will be replaced by an all-inclusive spirit of sisterhood and brotherhood. In the Beloved Community, international disputes will be resolved by peaceful conflict-resolution and reconciliation of adversaries, instead of military power. Love and trust will triumph over fear and hatred. Peace with justice will prevail over war and military conflict.
Dr. King’s Beloved Community was not devoid of interpersonal, group or international conflict. Instead he recognized that conflict was an inevitable part of human experience. But he believed that conflicts could be resolved peacefully and adversaries could be reconciled through a mutual, determined commitment to nonviolence. No conflict, he believed, need erupt in violence. And all conflicts in The Beloved Community should end with reconciliation of adversaries cooperating together in a spirit of friendship and goodwill.
As early as 1956, Dr. King spoke of The Beloved Community as the end goal of nonviolent boycotts. As he said in a speech at a victory rally following the announcement of a favorable U.S. Supreme Court Decision desegregating the seats on Montgomery’s busses, “the end is reconciliation; the end is redemption; the end is the creation of the Beloved Community. It is this type of spirit and this type of love that can transform opponents into friends. It is this type of understanding goodwill that will transform the deep gloom of the old age into the exuberant gladness of the new age. It is this love which will bring about miracles in the hearts of men.”
“George Washington Carver (1860s – January 5, 1943), was an American botanist and inventor. The exact day and year of his birth are unknown; he was born into slavery in Missouri, either in 1861, or January 1864.
Carver's reputation is largely based on his promotion of alternative crops to cotton, such as peanuts and sweet potatoes. He wanted poor farmers to grow alternative crops both as a source of their own food and as a source of other products to improve their quality of life. The most popular of his 44 practical bulletins for farmers contained 105 food recipes using peanuts. He spent years developing and promoting numerous products made from peanuts; none were commercially successful. He was also a leader in promoting environmentalism. He received numerous honors for his work, including the Spingarn Medal of the NAACP.
In an era of very high racial polarization, his fame reached beyond the black community. He was widely recognized and praised in the white community for his many achievements and talents. In 1941, Time magazine dubbed Carver a "Black Leonardo".
Carver developed techniques to improve soils depleted by repeated plantings of cotton. Together with other agricultural experts, he urged farmers to restore nitrogen to their soils by practicing systematic crop rotation: alternating cotton crops with plantings of sweet potatoes or legumes (such as peanuts, soybeans and cowpeas). These crops both restored nitrogen to the soil and were good for human consumption. Following the crop rotation practice resulted in improved cotton yields and gave farmers alternative cash crops. To train farmers to successfully rotate and cultivate the new crops, Carver developed an agricultural extension program for Alabama that was similar to the one at Iowa State. To encourage better nutrition in the South, he widely distributed recipes using the alternative crops.
In addition, he founded an industrial research laboratory, where he and assistants worked to popularize the new crops by developing hundreds of applications for them. They did original research as well as promoting applications and recipes which they collected from others. Carver distributed his information as agricultural bulletins.
Carver's work was known by officials in the national capital before he became a public figure. President Theodore Roosevelt publicly admired his work. Former professors of Carver's from Iowa State University were appointed to positions as Secretary of Agriculture: James Wilson, a former dean and professor of Carver's, served from 1897 to 1913. Henry Cantwell Wallace served from 1921 to 1924. He knew Carver personally because his son Henry A. Wallace and the researcher were friends. The younger Wallace served as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture from 1933 to 1940, and as Franklin Delano Roosevelt's vice president from 1941 to 1945.
In 1916 Carver was made a member of the Royal Society of Arts in England, one of only a handful of Americans at that time to receive this honor. Carver's promotion of peanuts gained him the most notice. In 1919, Carver wrote to a peanut company about the potential he saw for peanut milk. Both he and the peanut industry seemed unaware that in 1917 William Melhuish had secured US 1243855, issued 1917-10-23for a milk substitute made from peanuts and soybeans.[improper synthesis?]
The United Peanut Associations of America invited Carver to speak at their 1920 convention. He discussed "The Possibilities of the Peanut" and exhibited 145 peanut products. By 1920, the U.S. peanut farmers were being undercut by low prices on imported peanuts from the Republic of China.
In 1921 peanut farmers and industry representatives planned to appear at Congressional hearings to ask for a tariff. Based on the quality of Carver's presentation at their convention, they asked the African-American professor to testify on the tariff issue before the Ways and Means Committee of the United States House of Representatives. Due to segregation, it was highly unusual for an African American to appear as an expert witness at Congress representing European-American industry and farmers. Southern congressmen, reportedly shocked at Carver's arriving to testify, were said to have mocked him. As he talked about the importance of the peanut and its uses for American agriculture, the committee members repeatedly extended the time for his testimony. The Fordney-McCumber Tariff of 1922 was passed including one on imported peanuts. Carver's testifying to Congress made him widely known as a public figure” (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Washington_Carver).
Green Pastures AgriVillages embraces the legacy of both King and Carver, bringing their legacies forward into the 21st century global context.
1) Ayuvedic Veterinary Medicine
The earliest information on the art of caring for animals in India is provided by the sacred texts of the Vedic religion. These texts, written between 1500 and 600 BC, were transmitted orally from generation to generation, over the centuries, before being written down. The oldest Vedic literature consists of collections of hymns, liturgical chants and sacrificial or magical formulae, mainly in verse, which constitute the Veda proper (1500-1000 BC).
2) Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) – Chi Institute; International Veterinary Acupuncture Society
Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM), although relatively new to the Western world, is a medical system used in China to treat animals for thousands of years. It is an adaptation and extension of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) used to treat humans. Speaking broadly, Chinese Medicine is a complete body of thought and practice grounded in Chinese Daoist philosophy. Though it can be traced back over two millennia in recorded history, it, like any medical system, continues to evolve today, and current research on acupuncture and herbal medicine is beginning to shed light on its mechanism of action.
3) ‘Nutri-Nourishment’ is minimally 90% of overall health and wellness! (VETERINARY FORMULAS ™ Standard Process)
Standard Process holds a line of Veterinary Formulas that are vital to wholistic veterinary medical practice. At this time in our collective evolution, both humans and animals must supplement due to the commercialized, mechanized, monetized, and industrialized approach to food/animal production. Mother Earth’s soils have been depleted. ‘Nutri-nourishment’ is essential to survive as well as thrive!
Muscle Response Testing is a technique which allows for clients to be a surrogate for their animals to survey the body in order to ask the ‘physical body temple’ what is needed and where from a nutritional standpoint.
Green Pastures AgriVillages has partnered with Soil Secrets LLC to offer a ‘premium professional soil treatment inocula’ line of products designed to stimulate healthy soils!
There are essential biochemical processes necessary for optimal plant nutrition. This premium product line meets the benchmark of the USDA National Organic Program (NOP), and are available for use on organic certified farms. Soil Secrets also participates in the USDA Certified Biobased Program.
Urban gardens and lawns may safely access Soil Secrets products for optimal plant and sod health! Rest assured that these plant-derived, organic treatment essentials actually serve Mother Earth, her “soil food web”, and any plants or crops grown!
Green Pastures AgriVillages welcomes the two designations of Soil Secrets LLC with the USDA National Organic Program (NOP), and the USDA Certified BioBased Product.
In addition, Soil Secrets science in Humic Acids is the best in the world, using a “Commercial Proprietary Information Contract” at the National Labs. Soil Secrets owns the only molecular science on the species description of soil carbon molecules generically called humic acids (Acct#-483 715 for orders).
Green Pastures AgriVillages believes in the Soil Secrets premium product line. This amazing product line reveres the “soil food web”, network of ecosystems, which provides nutrient distribution for the multiple feeding levels found within Mother Earth – the “Soil Food Web”(SFW)!
The SFW refers to an earth-based ecosystem (“community of organisms”) where these biological beings live most or part of their lives in the soil (e.g. bioactivity). This is all happening below ground, containing diverse trophic or feeding systems. SFW holds symbiotic relationships with the environment, including plants and animals.
Further, there is an intricate level of bioactivity with transfers of energy, between multiple species, within a biologically based system (ecosystem).
1) Decreases water usage!
2)Supports drought resistance!
3) Increases plant health
4) Increases crop production yields
5) Optimized “Soil Food Web” conditioning
6) Decreased costs long term
Green Pastures AgriVillages, with the support of Soil Secrets, uses sound science to support healthy soils. Some of this sound science includes humic acids. Humic acids are essential to the best quality, healthy, rich, and most productive soils in the world!
Humic acids offer the capacity to actually build and condition the soil’s ecosystem, leading to an appearance of a very dark fertile quality. Humic acids are nature’s best chelators of ‘plant nutrient bioavailability’, and are “…essential for a healthy and productive soil”(J. Chemical Education, 12/2001).
With ‘humic acid enrichment’, microbes are nurtured within the “soil food web” (SFW) creating an environment favorable for maximized root growth (root zone). Therefore, essential water and trace elements have increased bioavailability within the SFW. Plants receive improved nutrition and overall health. Healthy plants are more “nutrient dense”, when filled with vitamins and minerals.
Green Pastures AgriVillages appreciates Soil Secrets’ ability to authentically honor the essential element of carbon, which is contained within soils, as humic acids. Humic acids have supramolecular capability for effectiveness in treatment for land remediation. Their ability for land remediation can counter toxins, corrosive materials, and even salty environments. This furtherimproves the SFW!
Green Pastures AgriVillages offers this simple equation to educate citizens as to the necessity of understanding and supporting the “soil food web”! It is with great joy for Green Pastures AgriVillages to feature Soil Secrets.
This phenomenal premium product line realizes that the element of nitrogen is an essential ingredient of the “soil food web”! Soil microbes and plants live in a symbiotic relationship that requires nitrogen.
Nitrogen is a building block of amino acids, and, amino acids are the building blocks of protein! Supplying the “soil food web” with easily accessible and quality protein nutrients, such as Protein Crumblies® that contain “essential amino acids”, optimally nourishes the soil’s ecosystem in our precious earth! With optimal nourishing comes optimal flourishing!
Green Pastures AgriVillages realizes the significance of mycorrhizal fungi for optimal and overall healthy soils! Mycorrhizal species of fungi are beneficial and essential to healthy soil components, such as the “soil food web”. “Myco” refers to “mushroom”, and “rhizal” refers to “related to roots”.
These benevolent fungi partner with many plants and trees. Their capability involves forming “exterior sheaths” symbiotically surrounding the root system for partnered plants (ectomycorrhizae). In addition, “Mycorrhizal fungi” seek the interior of “root cells” of “host plants” (endomycorrhizae).
Soil Secrets provides the highest quality and concentration of mycorrhizal soil treatments available on the market! EndoMaxima®, White Lightning®, and MycoMaxima® offer high quality, efficiency, effectiveness, and excellence with professional concentrated products. All products are available in large quantities.
Mycorrhizal fungi form a mutualistic relationship with the roots of most plant species. In such a relationship, both the plants themselves and those parts of the roots that host the fungi, are said to be mycorrhizal. Relatively few of the mycorrhizal relationships between plant species and fungi have been examined to date, but 95% of the plant families investigated are predominantly mycorrhizal either in the sense that most of their species associate beneficially with mycorrhizae, or are absolutely dependent on mycorrhizae. The Orchidaceae are notorious as a family in which the absence of the correct mycorrhizae is fatal even to germinating seeds.
Mycorrhizal Fungal Benefits of Soil Secrets:
The Soil Secrets products, Earth Magic / Protein Crumblies, may be applied anytime, normally twice annually. These products inoculate your soil with beneficial soil bacteria and mycorrhizae fungi, and much needed Humus and provide plant available mineral nutrients. The beneficial mycorrhizae fungi help plants acquire water and nutrients making your landscape stronger and more drought tolerant in the long run. Humus – humus and more humus. Earth Magic is humus and there is no toxicity point to humus. If your soils are awful and you are in doubt use more than the label rate. Nothing else can do what humus and mycorrhizae do!!!!
TTP Supreme Compost can also be used, as it is a great organic form of nutrients that remain available to plants in the soil for a greater time than inorganic sources of nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium. Many of these inorganic sources are water soluble and are carried deeper into the soil and away from the roots with each watering. It is best to avoid chemical fertilizers for this reason. Compost feeding can be done by direct application to the mulch beds around plants and then thoroughly watered in. All fertilizers chemical or organic need to be used properly as too much of even a good thing like our TTP Supreme Compost can cause burn and can cause plants to lose their relationship with the mycorrhizae. Feed with compost twice annually, in spring and fall.
Green Pastures AgriVillages is a proud business partner with the premium product line manufactured by Soil Secrets LLC.
Green Pastures AgriVillages has chosen industrial hemp as a specialty crop. Industrial hemp holds infinite applications. The primary purpose for hemp production, for Green Pastures AgriVillages, is for intentional and sustainable construction.
Intentional communities using hemp construction is the creative and necessary innovation for 21st century global agrihoods - neighborhoods, villages, & small communities!
“Hemp includes all varieties of the Cannabis genus that contain negligible amounts of THC (a component of the cannabis plant that can be intoxicating when heated).”[1, Hemp Bound by Doug Fine, p. xix] THC is the acronym for tetrahydrocannabidiol, and is the psychoactive component for recreational use of this plant. Hemp is synonymous with “industrial cannabis”. [2, Hemp Bound by Doug Fine, p. xix]
“Cannabis is a dioecious plant (there are males and females), and branches are covered with hand-like leaf fans.”[3, Hemp Bound by Doug Fine, p. xix] “Originated in Central Asia, hemp has a four to six month growing cycle and has been successfully cultivated on every continent except Antarctica.” [4, Hemp Bound by Doug Fine, p. xix-xxii]
“Mature plants range from two to twelve”, or more feet. [5, Hemp Bound by Doug Fine, p. xxii]
Externally the hempcrete is finished with a lime render, which can be painted with breathable natural paints.
“Hempcrete in twelve inch thick sections has an R-value…of twenty (20#).” [1, HempBound by Doug Fine, p,33-34] Hemp insulation “takes less” energy, and will “keep a house heated to seventy degrees Fahrenheit (70 F/21 C)”. [2, HempBound by Doug Fine, p,33-34]
Hempcrete is “easy to apply on-site…, is caste around a” framework of support. [3, HempBound by Doug Fine, p,33-34]
Green Pastures AgriVillages provides a local community service for ‘ZeroWast Landscaping & Compost’.
Way too much food is wasted each year! Estimates total approximate at 40 million tons! ZeroWaste Landscaping & Compost is committed to a solution.
ZeroWaste Landscaping & Compost serves homeowners and local business in creating both landscapes and aquascapes, which promote healthy food production along with native ecosystems/plants.
This benevolent company seeks local retailers and municipalities to recycle food waste, then provide composting it into natural, organic and sustainable garden soils.
Green Pastures AgriVillages embraces the aquaponics food production system, especially for medicinal plants (e.g. ‘aquapothecary’). Aquaponics food production systems will become the predominate form of self-reliance in the ‘agrivillage prototype model’.
Aquaculture refers to fish production. Some aquaculture are used to grow fish for human consumption. At this time, in the 21st century global village, aquaculture is the fastest growing food production system.
Aquaponics refers to food production systems utilizing various species of fish for healthy protein, while concurrently cultivating green plants for human consumption.
Green Pastures AgriVillages have intentional chosen aquaponics productions systems using the decorative koi fish species, yellow perch (Perca flavescens), and tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) species.
Aquaponics using the koi fish species (Cyprinus rubrofuscus) are for decorative ponds and utter enjoyment in celebrating their beauty. With the use of this species, water plants can be grown. Otherwise, good ol fashion heirloom vegetables will be produced.
Green Pastures AgriVillages will focus primarily on meat, then dairy goat production for self-reliance.
Caprine production offers three options:
Green Pastures AgriVillages holds top breeding pairs of the Nubian breed of milk goat. Goat milk has many attributes for self-reliant agrivillages! The milk is known to be universally accepted for humans and pet animal companions in need of ‘nutri-nourishment’ in order to assist with a thriving newborn.
One moderately producing milk doe is quite enough to support a family of four. Regarding dairy production, the Nubian breed is most optimal!
Green Pastures AgriVillages holds top breeding pairs of the Kiko meat goat. In reference to meat production, the Kiko breed is most optimal animal. In order to implement effective, efficient, & excellent outcomes, goats provide the features in the ‘agrivillages prototype’ that is duplicatable in most locations. These animals are hardy, and the ability to apply animal husbandry is simple to manage for women and children!
The choice for goat production is completely intentional. It is possible to create a doubling of a herd within a year’s time, for the pregnancy timeframe is 4 months, where twins are usually borne!
Chevron or ‘goat meat’ is the mostly consumed meat product in the world!
Green Pastures AgriVillages promotes and supports the implementation of caprine production. Contact Dr. Hall for caprine herd health consultation.
Green Pastures Agrihoods intentionally supports benevolent mushroom production, using the Ganoderma spp.
Ganoderma lucidum is the genus and species of choice for Green Pastures Agrihoods.
“Ganoderma is a genus of polypore mushrooms that grow on wood, and include about 80 species, many from tropical regions.Because of their extensive use in traditional Asian medicines, and their potential in bioremediation, they are a very important genus economically. Ganoderma can be differentiated from other polypores because they have a double-walled basidiospore. They are popularly referred to as shelf mushrooms or bracket fungi.” [1, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ganoderma]
“Ganoderma are characterized by basidiocarps that are large, perennial, woody brackets also called "conks". They are lignicolous and leathery either with or without a stem. The fruit bodies typically grow in a fan-like or hoof-like form on the trunks of living or dead trees. They have double-walled, truncate spores with yellow to brown ornamented inner layers.” [2, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ganoderma]
Green Pastures AgriVillages holds benevolent intentionality surrounding the decision to incorporate lavender as a specialty crop.
Lavender is a small, aromatic shrub used in the fragrance, specialty food, and alter-native medicine industries. Although family farmers may find large-scale extraction of lavender’s valuable oil too expensive and laborious, small-scale lavender production is feasible for some farmers using alternative marketing strategies. Entertainment farming has been a very successful form of alternative marketing for lavender, especially as a focus for annual festivals and product sales.
Like most herbs, lavender has few if any insect pests. Few fungal diseases attack lavender, but since there are no known remedies for them, chemical applications are not an issue. Lavender ranks high as a sustainable crop because it does not rely on pesticides and fertilizers. It does not require fertilizing, although in rare circumstances irrigation may be called for. The biggest issue is finding a viable marketing method.
“Lavandula angustifolia (lavender most commonly true lavender or English lavender, though not native to England; also garden lavender,common lavender, narrow-leaved lavender), formerly L. officinalis, is a flowering الو plants in the familyLamiaceae, native to the Mediterranean (Spain, France, Italy, Croatia etc.).
Flower spike before the petals emergeCalyx (purple) and flower bracts (light brown)Calyx and corollaCorolla (petals)Calyx and corolla
It is a strongly aromatic shrub growing as high as 1 to 2 metres (3.3 to 6.6 ft) tall. The leaves are evergreen, 2–6 centimetres (0.79–2.36 in) long, and 4–6 millimetres (0.16–0.24 in) broad. The flowers are pinkish-purple (lavender-coloured), produced on spikes 2–8 cm (0.79–3.15 in) long at the top of slender, leafless stems 10–30 cm (3.9–11.8 in) long.
English lavender is commonly grown as an ornamental plant. It is popular for its colourful flowers, its fragrance, and its ability to survive with low water consumption. It does not grow well in continuously damp soil and may benefit from increased drainage provided by inorganic mulches such as gravel. It does best in Mediterranean climates similar to its native habitat, characterised by wet winters and dry summers. It is fairly tolerant of low temperatures and is generally considered hardy to USDAzone 5.It tolerates acid soils but favours neutral to alkaline soils, and in some conditions it may be short-lived.” (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lavandula_angustifolia)
Green Pastures AgriVillages holds an apiary of 10 million individuals! Agrihoods and beekeeping are great partners! Thus, creating a bee-friendly environment is a priority.
Bees will be drawn to any areas with water such as shallow pools, mud puddles, birdbaths.
For shelter, bare ground supports “ground-nesting”. Garden or crop residue provides benefits during the winter. Schedule, ‘cleanup’ for mid-Spring. Materials for nesting include cut plant stems, twigs, and small piles of brush.
Organic beekeeping is an intentional practice. Thus, one must read labels and become studied with detrimental chemicals to bees (e.g. pesticides, herbicides, insecticides). Options include garlic spray, essential oils (lavender, echinacea).
Green Pastures AgriVillages offers laying hens for organic free range eggs in poultry production.
All Karatbars International employees contribute, through their actions, to the image of Karatbars’ partners and clients all over the world. We at Karatbars International believe that maintaining a strong reputation is greatly influenced by the reliable and trustworthy work of all our employees.
Our mission - to serve our clients in uniformity and direction, entailing strong, transparent communication processes (to best serve our customers and our ideals on dealing with colleagues and partners).
Our goal - to always find and implement new methods that perpetuate the improvement of Karatbars International in every avenue of the industry.
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Our engineers, scientists and application experts are working directly with renowned scientific institutes and universities in Europe and North America.
RxCBD: We are a business that recognizes the value of natural products & believes in the power of alternative medicine.
Our Contributors possess a wide range of knowledge and experience: Microbiologist, Engineer, Holistic Health Practitioner, Master Baker, Animal Care & Nutrition!
Moringa (Moringa oleiferaLam.) is a multipurpose tropical tree. It is mainly used for food and has numerous industrial, medicinal and agricultural uses, including animal feeding. Nutritious, fast-growing and drought-tolerant, this traditional plant was rediscovered in the 1990s and its cultivation has since become increasingly popular in Asia and Africa, where it is among the most economically valuable crops. It has been dubbed the "miracle tree" or "tree of life" by the media (FAO, 2014;Radovich, 2009;Orwa et al., 2009;Bosch, 2004).
Our time-tested formulas with whole food ingredients provide safe, effective, high-quality nutritional support. Available through health care professionals, our products promote a better quality of life for patients.
1. We are a family-owned company specializing in functional food mushroom supplements to support natural immunity and whole body wellness.*
2. We pioneer strategies to counter Colony Collapse Disorder and save bees using mushrooms and fungi.
3. We teach about growing mushrooms for food on wood, straw, and other repurposed waste materials.
4. We protect the biodiversity of fungi along with the plants and animals that depend on them.
5. We develop mycofiltration methods to clean water using mycelium.
(Photo credit: Katherine Ball's mycofilters lower E. coli on Indianapolis Island)
6.We build soil with beneficial fungi to support plant and animal food webs, aiding agriculture, forests, and ecosystems.
What is BeeFriendly™?BeeFriendly™ is a Host Defense® initiative to help reverse the devastating declines in the global bee population that are critically threatening the world’s food security.
Why do bees need help? In 2015, Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) rates increased 6% to affect 41% of managed bee colonies nationwide. Some scientists estimate that all managed bee colonies could face total decimation by CCD within five years. Although CCD is not fully understood, it appears to be a destructive synergism of multiple factors. Pathogen (bacterial & viral) infection harms bees already challenged by other stress factors: parasitic mites, pesticides, fungicides and GMO exposure. These stressors of infection, parasitism, toxins, and immune deficits/depression may initiate CCD.
Why Host Defense?
Bees need comprehensive immune support to combat the diseases, parasites, and toxins that are driving their decline. Supporting Host Defense means supporting bee recovery research and development.
Mother Earth Reverence Farms & Ministries (MERF) is a ‘clearinghouse’ midwifing, companioning, championing, and modeling a consortium of earth-friendly, ‘accessible best practices’ for the 21st century global village as “AgriVillages”.
Midwifery translates from indigenous ancient wisdom, honoring of the planet – Mother Oceania Earth, and an appreciation of birth (rebirth). These farms are focused on ‘accessible best practices’ in agri-stewardship enterprise, sustainable living, herd health management, small ruminant animal production, specialty crops (e.g. lavender, Ganoderma, industrial hemp), wholistic integrative veterinary medicine, enrichment of the “soil food web”, green building systems, and ‘creative covenantal beloved community’ development.
MERF’s sacred cause is to align with Mother Oceania Earth's beings-human, animal, plant, elements in benevolent vibration with ‘All That Is’ divine-sacred-holy. AgriVillages are ‘agriculturally-based’, self-reliant neighborhoods (e.g. villages, communities, municipalities).
Calling (Vision): MERF is in sacred service to midwife healing and energetic balance with Mother Earth & all her relational beings to revolutionarily and ‘ohmnibenevolently’ transform the 21st century global village!
Cause (Mission): MERF honors intentional, ‘authentic servant leadership’ in modeling earth-friendly, transformative, & simple best practices in agri-stewardship & sustainable living to revolutionarily transform the 21st century global village!
Destiny (Purpose): MERF models harmonic balance with a local geographical focus to encourage, companion, and champion ‘agrihoods’!
MERF continues the legacy of Dr. George Washington Carver who revolutionized American agriculture in the 20th century. Carver’s revolutionary approach is a context for sustainability and self-reliance.