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Gardening Series, Part 1
Let's go all in on balance — together!

Update: February 9, 2020

The Gardening Series

 

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When your home environment is balanced, you have stronger support, literally, under your feet. You carry that balance with you wherever you go. When your home environment is balanced, the plants, gardens, yard, trees, woods, fields and wildlife respond in balance. A balanced home environment supports biodiversity. A balanced home environment adds health and balance to the bigger picture — your neighborhood, your town, your country, and the planet. Are you ready to bring on the balance? We think you are.

We've had a ton of positive feedback about the monthly EoP Biodiversity Process since Machaelle introduced it in June of 2019. So we know how much it means to you to work with nature in this way, and how much it means that you have the opportunity to make a difference.

Can we all agree to take the next step together?

Let's make more of a difference contributing to a stronger, healthier home, community and planet.


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First — you've got to partner with nature.

There is no way around this. We humans don't know how to bring balance to an environment. That couldn't be more obvious. (But we sure are good at throwing things out of balance!)

The only way we can re-establish and build up the balance needed to bring ourselves out of this environmental crisis, is to ask nature how to do it. This is nature's expertise. Nature knows balance.

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How do you ask nature?

It's much easier than you think. And there's a fantastic book that tells you exactly how to do this successfully, step by step. It's really as easy as following the steps of the Biodiversity Process when you take it one step at a time. You'll be expanding how you work with nature and you can take this at your own pace.

We just announced a new, updated, softcover edition of The Perelandra Garden Workbook. If you don't already have a copy of the Workbook, this is a good time to get it. Or get an economic eWorkbook. As soon as you download it, you can get started with your first step to finding balance.


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Here's how this Gardening Series works:

Every Sunday, we give you one step to do. Sometimes it will take you 10 minutes, sometimes 30 minutes, sometimes an hour. (If you think you won't have time for this, consider taking away an hour a week from Facebook, or Netflix or texting. What matters more to you?)

The time you devote to this is up to you and depends on if you take our recommendation to start small, like with one clay pot on your patio or a few houseplants in your apartment, or if you go a little bigger and start with a section of your garden or one of your landscape beds. Some of you want to go all in and we'll help you with that too. You can start a family vegetable garden, create a balanced chicken yard, work with your pond, add a pollinator meadow, or try this out on one small section of your farm. No matter where you begin, this series will help you break down the steps into manageable pieces.

So, give yourself a break. Schedule just 20 or 30 minutes of quiet time and space this week to do something to make a difference in your home, in your life and by ripple-effect something that will make a difference to our environment and wildlife on earth. How about today?!

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When we're doing this together, it's not overwhelming.

Just because there may not be anyone in your house, neighborhood or circle of friends using the Garden Workbook, it does not mean you're alone. Not only are we with you in this gardening series, loads of other people around the world are with you too.

We don't want to leave anyone out. If you want to do this, but you aren't able to invest in the Workbook yet, you can do the first step with us using this free excerpt:

The Perelandra Garden Workbook — Part 1


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Everybody ready to start anew and make 2020 the year we turn this ship around?

Let's get going!

This won't take long. Sit down with your Garden Workbook, a pen and paper, or your tablet/laptop. Today you are going to start your partnership with nature.

  • If this is your first time working with nature, you are going to activate a Gut Garden. Follow the steps below for "Gut Gardeners."

  • If you already have a Gut Garden, have learned PKTT (kinesiology testing) and want to move on to Gardening 2.0, or if you know PKTT and want to jump straight into 2.0, follow the steps below for "2.0 Gardeners."

Nature won't judge! Start in your comfort zone so you all enjoy the partnership.
 

Gut Gardeners

You have only one page to read, and just two steps to do!

Open The Perelandra Garden Workbook to page 22 and read it.

Do the two steps.

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Returning Gut Gardeners

To continue Gut Gardening, first re-read your DDP from last year.

If your DDP still holds true for you, simply hit the start button and tell nature you're ready to move forward with this year's garden.

If you would like to amend your DDP, write that first. Then hit the start button, tell nature you'd like to change your garden DDP and re-read the statements on page 22, Step 2, inserting your new DDP.

When you're ready to change to Co-Creative Gardening 2.0, see pages 71 to 72.

 

2.0 Gardeners

You have two pages to read. That's it. Two pages, five steps.

Open the Garden Workbook to page 71. Read through Step 5 on page 73.

Do those five steps.

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Returning 2.0 Gardeners

Re-read your DDP from last year.

If there are no changes to your DDP, all you need to do this week is hit the start button and tell nature you're ready to move forward with this year's garden.

If you'd like to amend your DDP, do that in writing first, for clarity. Then, hit the start button and tell nature you'd like to continue your partnership and co-creative gardening, but you'd like to amend your DDP. On page 72, Step 2, start with: "I want the following DDP to be the focus of the partnership . . . " In Step 3, ask, "Is my new DDP activated?" and continue through step 5.


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When you write your DDP, include a note that you would like climate change to be taken into consideration in your garden. Although nature will automatically adjust for climate changes in the information given to you, it's helpful for you to remember this is part of your work together.

When you finish, close the Garden Workbook and give yourself a pat on the back. You are a co-creative gardener!

Meet us back here next week for your second gardening session. Remember, every "small" contribution we make to support balance in our own little part of the world contributes in turn to the larger world around us, and the planet. We’re grateful to have each and every one of you with us.


Anytime you feel overwhelmed or get stuck, call our Question Hot Line. We will encourage you, get you unstuck and help you keep it manageable and simple.

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1-540-937-3679
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Softcover Garden Workbook


The Gardening Series