To provide and demonstrate facts that provide the truth in our ability to produce information, analysis and learning materials that help people improve and control their own food and health systems. To teach and demonstrate facts that provide the truth in our ability to build healthy, equitable, food systems that contribute to the social and economic development of their communities and at the same time re-establish and maintain a balanced energetic healthy body and mind. Changing the structural conditions of the local and global food regime requires strong social movements capable of bringing together advocates and practitioners for lasting social change and are serious about their God given purpose in life and the lives of others. There are 2 million farmers and 300 million consumers in the U.S. Standing in the middle are a handful of corporations who control just about everything that happens to our food between the farm and our plate … how much it costs, how its grown, where it comes from, what’s in it, and who sells it. Most of what probably matters to you about why food isn’t healthier, safer, tastier, or all around better is affected by that narrow bottleneck of power standing between producers and consumers. What area of our life can we change that will make the most impact and allow our life to be a more fun energetic purpose filled life? Eating is a fueling process. The fuel that we choose should be the proper fuel. Eating is one the most important events in everyone’s life. We enjoy eating–it’s part of who we are and part of our culture. We depend on eating: the foods and water we consume are the primary source of our energy and nutrition. We know so much about eating: we are born with the desire to eat and grown up with rich traditions of eating. But we also know so little about eating–about how the foods we eat everyday affect our health. Based on experiences and traditions, our ancestors have used foods and plant materials to treat various kinds of illness. Manuscripts discovered from a tomb (dated 168 B.C.) in China described prescriptions for 52 ailments with herbs, grains, legumes, vegetables, animal parts, and minerals. Ancient Sumerians recorded the use of 250 medicinal plants on tablets five thousand years ago. Today, plant and food remedies are still the major medicinal source for 80% of the world’s population. The pharmacological roles of everyday foods have long been neglected by modern medicine due to lack of proven scientific validity. The main focus of modern medicine has been on pharmaceuticals. With the invention of modern chemotherapy by Paul Erhlich in the early twentieth century and sulfa drugs and antibiotics in the 1930’s and 1940’s, it seemed as if chemical medicines would take care of all our ills. However, while there continues to be great strides made in the understanding and use of pharmaceuticals, there is also widespread dissatisfaction with both them and the system of medicine that utilizes them. This dissatisfaction is centered around the feeling that they are too disease-oriented, and perhaps too limited by their precision to cope effectively with the subtle factors and interrelationships that compromise human health and disease. The precise and pure nature of modern biomedical pharmaceuticals also tends to increase their side effects. In addition, with the victory over many common infectious diseases, more people are concerned with chronic degenerative processes and with prevention of disease. The increasing concerns have started a new movement in medical research. More and more mainstream scientists are reaching back to the truth of ancient food folk medicines and dietary practices for clues to remedies and antidotes to our modern diseases. Research on pharmacological effects of foods is fast-paced and the results are exciting. The mystery of what foods can do for or to us has started to unveil. In order to effectively use foods for our health benefits, the following issues need to be considered: The value of proper nutrition cannot be emphasized enough. Your body’s health is directly related to what you put into it. Modern supermarket food is devitalized due to contaminants and processing. Organic, fresh, raw foods possess forms of energy not currently understood by orthodox science. Some of these esoteric energies can be measured and detected, however. There is an instrument available today, the Vohl Dermatron, that can measure the“vital force” of food. A simpler method (but no less accurate) is to use a dowsing pendulum to determine this vital force on a scale of 1-10 for instance. Raw foods also contain digestive enzymes that cooked and processed foods lack. The digestive enzymes that nature provides with the raw fruit, vegetable, or meat are the perfect match for that particular food. If you don’t get the digestive enzymes in the foods that you eat, your body has to make them. That requires energy and nutrients that’s depleting of your energy resources. Many researchers who study those elements that contribute to longevity feel that the human body has a limited capacity and store of enzyme production over a lifetime. When your enzyme producing capacity expires, you expire! Vitamins and minerals are much more bio-available if they are in the form provided by nature (raw, unprocessed, and unextracted). Once you process food and strip away the vitamins, for example; merely adding denatured vitamins back into the food through fortification will not give you the equivalent quality or bioactivity of vitamins as originally provided by Nature. This is the biggest error made by dietitians, the nutritional arm of orthodox medicine racket. In considering the makeup of foods, they look only at the chemical elements themselves (calcium, phosphorus, etc.) and assume that as long as the element can be measured in the food or added to the food, you are getting the equivalent nutrition and bioactivity as provided by Nature. What stupidity! Nothing could be farther from the truth. Despite the abundance of food in the United States, nutritional deficiency is quite common. It is important to understand this because Americans are often lulled into believing that foods are fortified with needed nutrients. It’s like computers, “Garbage in, Garbage out”. Our purpose is to educate through teaching and demonstration of how to balance the soil with natural energy allowing natural intake by the plants that is readily available to our energy requirements and enjoyment in consuming, thereby resulting in building blocks to support our well-being in body, mind,heart and soul.