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Just One Bite at a Time Series: Soil-less Gardens, Part 3
Who's on your SLG team?

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Welcome back everyone! Last week you started learning about how to write your DDP (definition, direction and purpose) or goal for your soil-less garden project. Hopefully, you have followed Machaelle's wise advice and chosen something simple for your first project.

Now it's time to learn about the team you will be working with — your soil-less garden coning. The word "coning" is used to describe the balanced vortex of conscious energy you create when you connect to your team members. Think of a coning as the coolest conference call ever.


The SLG Coning

When you choose to create a soil-less garden, you are choosing to work in conscious partnership with nature to meet a goal in balance.

That balance starts with the coning structure — two parts nature intelligence and two parts human intelligence. This week, you're going to learn about the coning structure and some of the differences between the team members.

If you are new to conings, or if you'd like to better understand your partners in the conings you use.

  • Open your Soil-less Garden Companion and read pages 17-25, "SLG Four-Point Conings." Yes, it's more than a few pages, it's all of Chapter 2, but this is the foundation for working with SLGs and it's important to understand. In addition to learning about the team, and how to open a coning, you will learn valuable points about how to keep yourself functioning within the coning as the leader of this project.

  • Watch Chapters 4, 5 and 6 of the DVD, Working with Nature in Soil-less Gardens. It's a little more than an hour of workshop. We suggest you break it into a few different viewings throughout the coming week. This talk is chock full of information and insight from Machaelle and you're going to want to pay attention!

If you feel overwhelmed or confused, come back and read this:
You do not have to understand it all in order to get started and be successful with a soil-less garden. This isn't an intellectual exercise. You're learning to think and function differently. And most of that learning will come while you're doing it.

We're in this together!

Next week, you're going to put your new knowledge of how to open a coning to use by activating your first soil-less garden project. So if you're waffling on what your first project should be, you still have a little time to settle on one before the next "One Bite."

its the climb

We often hear from folks who feel like they're hanging out in this unknown territory, all on their own. They wonder, "Are there really other people out there doing this?"

That's why we put out the call for you all to share your DDP with us, so we can share them (anonymously) with everyone following this series, and answer with a resounding, "Oh, yes there are!"

Thanks to those of you who bravely emailed your project DDPs to us! Here are a few examples of the types of projects folks are working on:

  • Writing a book.
  • Achieving financial stability.
  • Selling a home.
  • Buying a vacation home RV.
  • Learning kinesiology, and how to test well.

You'll notice that these aren't all "simple" projects like we recommend. For some folks who wrote, this isn't their first SLG. Others can't seem to resist a challenge. Our two favorite starter DDPs of the week are:

I want to learn to muscle test myself and surrogates easily, proficiently and accurately. I want to develop the ability to clearly discern when the circuit tests strong for "Yes" and weak for "No." I want to obtain true answers to my questions whether I like the answers or not.



I'd like to bake 4 loaves of delicious French bread to bring to my friend's pot-luck dinner party next Saturday (in 10 days). At least one loaf needs to be gluten free.

Keep those emails coming! We will continue to review the DDPs we receive, give tips and share ones we think will be helpful to others.


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