Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Plants ready for May Planting with Tom Weaver 2017 Wopida Group

In 2016, I had good success in my Crystal garden with greens and friends/customers seemed to want more leafy greens to harvest throughout the season, for sandwiches, smoothies, stir fries, so voila' I found more greens to plant this year  - check out some of the options below  - and contact me, soon!  Hope you can enjoy them throughout the season --

 On May 4 I transplanted seedlings from germination trays at the farm near Winsted into 4 chambered "cell packs' germination rates  --Spinach 11 out of 36 (less than 1/3) ,  Mustard Blend 32 of 36, Matt's Tomato  36 of 36, Romaine Lettuce 36 of 36, White Kale 36 of 36, 100%, Bulls Blood Beet 8 of 24 - 1/3
Many shades of green, here on May 4, as I counted the seedlings and labeled the trays - 18 trays each with 48 seedlings - 864 plus others of heirloom tomatoes I got from Gray Schmidt 3 1/2 more trays ---over 1000 plants to find homes for! 
May 4 germination numbers Mesclun Greens Blend (Mesclun is a salad mix of assorted small, young salad green leaves, which originated in Provence, France.) 36 of 36 100%, Curly Vates Kale 36 of 35 100%, Collards 33 of 36, Ping Ling Asian Eggplant 36 of 36, Marigolds 36,  Yellow Sweet Pepper

 Blondetropchen Yellow Sweet Cherry Tomato  36 of 36 
 Okra (my first time) got seeds from a New Hope woman, Stephanie,who had a garden in Minnetrista and had good luck with them ---more from wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okra

Also planted Santee brocolini, brussel sprouts and more  ----
Also some black cherry tomatoes and 

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Weaving connections through Story Telling -----The power of connection and relatiionships for healing

How import to tell our stories, in a good way  ---- loving to tell stores ---thanks to a fellow Rosen Worker, Marjorie Heubner  for the share

In Charlie’s Space and Time: NYC Historian and Irish Genealogist Charles R. Hale



Monday, May 23, 2016

Karen Anderson's Minnetonka Garden Transformation Buckthorn woods to balanced landscaping

Yesterday morning was a  idyllic Sunday and I was breathing into my taking a stand for the beauty of Nature....and called my friend Karen, who since 2002 has allowed me to contribute to what she remembered yesterday as we walked "A lot of where we are standing today was a buckthorn grove back then.  Many of these plants, pulmonaria, ligularia, are the babies of the plants we liberated removing the buckthorn."   Fun to see the Bee Safe Garden signs, as I arrived to share in a relaxed and peaceful walk. Looking north with my automatic lights of my green pony with the yellow bee sign. Still sweet smelling lilacs here at the end of May in Minnesota.  
South looking from the driveway, where Karen remembers mostly buckthorn between the trees 10 -14 years back.  Fun to see the many colors, especially the pink-purple Japanese primroses....

Another view south with the pink and yellow of the flowers with the trees where there was once a lot of buckthorn. 
Steps down in front of to the east of Karen and Eric's home.   Still some purple from the heart leaved red bud down below.  

Monday, April 25, 2016

Seedings for Flower And Vegies Getting Ready for mid May Planting!

 I have over 15 flat with seedlings ready for garden and pot planting in mid May.   Please contact me about what you want to plant this year.  tomweaver7747@gmail.com
Some of the variety of heirlooms, cherry and slicing types to choose from

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Garden Planning - Choose Heirloom Veggie and flower options for spring 2016

 Consider Rainbow Swiss Chard and Russian Kale, for salads this summer.  As well as choices below. 
 Heirloom red slicer "full flavor'  with a regional heirloom from ND, shiny 5- 7 oz slicer. 

 Heirloom cherry tomatoes, yellow lemon drops and red figs

Add color and keep pests away with colorful marigolds.  Add color to salads and juicing with beets.

 Healthy fennel for a mind licorice flavor and digestive health, with curly kale as an added green

 Early producer, like candy, favorite for some of the  , along with a sweet pepper that is green prior to turning yellow later in the Minnesota Season

Asian variety of eggplant, up to 12-18" fruits, and sweet red pepper

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Healing Power of Touch - Embodied Self Awareness and Rosen Method Trauma Recovery Integration

 From the December 2015 - January 2016 AARP Magazine - David Linden is an author of several popular books on the science of touch and healing, including Touch: The Science of Hand, Heart, and Mind. 2015 - P 41
P 40 
 P 42 Hebrew Home Riverdale NY and overview of the skin as our largest sensory organ.
 p 43 'Seeing's Believing...but Feeling's the Truth" 18th Century physician Thomas Fuller
P 44
P 45 Summary of Touch in Well Being of elders, and the role of oxytocin. 

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Wopida Group Partners With - All Welcoming Adult Care - Open House Advent 2015

Friday Afternoon, Dec 4, we held our first Open House at AWAC, with the intention of inviting elders and leaders in healing through the power of the medicine wheel and the four directions.  Here is my tehanshi Ted 'Shire' Porpoise with Purpose' Harrison I have known since being led back to Minnesota MKP, New Warrior Community in 1995 after working with Lakota elders, to begin participating in NWTA, New Warrior Adventure Trainings here in the Prairie Lakes Region, Minnesota and Sioux City Communities.  Next to Ted is the CEO, Farhiya Farah of AWAC, who founded the Care Center with her family in 2010, to serve the Somali Elders in South Minneapolis.  At the table is, Deborah Aurianivar, skilled Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner, L.Ac., MaOM, and Linda Rose, newly arrived to Minnesota  health coach, and student to D/Lakota ceremonial traditions.

 Andrea, a new young grandma, at the back table provides marketing materials for AWAC, and arrived before Ted and Deborah came for Kenyan tea around 1:30, the first to arrive for the Open House, and began a conversation with Farhiya about their visions as healers of the traditions of social work (Ted) and Traditional Chinese Medicine (Deborah)
Here are the two "shires"  Berhan Shire and Ted "Shire" Harrison with some of Farhiya and Mulki's relatives sharing some of the food and snacks  provided.  

 Mark T Scannell, A friend of mine I met over 20 years ago, is the author of a new book about Gratitude and the Serenity Prayer who is well connected to the liberal Catholic Faith Community and educators, in South Minneapolis, chats with Jamie Wellik, a property management friend who introduced me, and Wopida Group to Farhiya in Mid Novemeber, at the Swedish Institute - Jamie is a active leader in the Central Plains
  The energy in the room shifted when Father Christmas arrived, in the presence of Randy Lee Peck, my friend who worked at Carleton College as an advocate for earth center traditions for many years, and now represents the multicultural presents of Father Christmas, mostly in the Scandinavian Finnish style.  Her he is with one of Farhiya and Mulki's family as she shared her experience of Father Christmas being raised in Kenya.

 Randy with his staff, talking with the Somali men and elders who come to AWAC for afternoon prayers.
 Mulki, Farhiya with Cris Anderson, fiddler and marriage cultural consultant listening to a poetic Somali wedding ceremony on a smart phone.

 Cris, playing a Norwegian shottish (sp) for the three Somali Women
 Farhiya , Mark, Linda Rose, Father Christmas Randy with Mulki in back of 5 of the Somali elders who arrived for prayer.
 One of Farhiya's malawa, a crepe that was served for food.  My first time having a Somali Homemade crepe!
 My favorite image summarizing the multicultural vision of AWAC with me, the business development Weaver, consultant, Frahiya the CEO and co founder of AWAC, Father Christmas Randy Peck and Cris Anderson, a local storyteller, networker with Kairos Dance, founded by his wife..

Farhiya and Randy Father Christmas with author and long time South Minneapolis resident, Mark Scannell.