I've changed gears a bit and looked to the church for help.
Yesterday I was driving down the street and saw a church that just begged to be visited.
Something in me hit the brakes and found the parking lot, I thought, only to take pictures.
Pictures taken and wondering which direction to head next, something told me to go inside.
The church was locked, but the office was open. OK, the office it is!
I went in, asked if if I could speak with someone and the deputy pastor soon arrived.
I didn't look at the clock, but I took at least an hour to explain my ideas and give him my URL.
Today more of the same at another church where I met another (I feel), interested young pastor.
I hope I've now set the seed of hope and that it will take root in the congregations children.
I've held my light high, I've shown you a new paradigm, the direction to the tunnels end.
The rest is up to you, please tell me what you think!
During today's travels I met 2 of the nicest, most interesting and interested young people.
I won't show our selfie, (my 2nd) because I didn't ask them if it would be OK.
The 3 of us were absolutely on one wavelength and the conversation in the hot desert was good.
I am including a pic of our beautiful backdrop!
The Garden of the Gods
One last thought for today
This isn't about me! It isn't about God! It isn't about religion, country or upbringing
My plea is very simple;
Put the human back into humanity and let your light shine bright!
Today I practiced my sales pitch, I wonder what effect it had.
I had time on my hands today and decided to enjoy a nice late lunch.
Since it was late, there were few customers, so the waitress was willing to let me bend her ear.
I explained around the edges of my idea and gave her a link to this site.
Now I sit here and wonder if it had any effect! Will she even read this?
She understood every point I made in explaining the situation our world is in and I asked her to start.
I told her after reading my site she was free to either think that I'm crazy and forget it.
Or begin, do what I ask within these pages.
"What do you have to lose?" I asked. If you agree that the poor half of the world deserves more,
how can you just ignore it? Day in, day out! Is your pet really more important than humans?
You would never let your pet starve to death, but millions of parents on our earth,
watch their children starving to death and can do nothing to change it.
A slow creeping starvation, eating away at them. Turning them into living skeletons!
Is the club really asking too much?
If you're reading this and agree with what I'm saying, let me know!
Open your mouth, open your wallet, open your mind and open your heart.
Put yourself back into humanity and do it today.
Tell your kids, tell your friends, tell it to the social media.
Let the world know that it must begin somewhere, why not with you and me?
The Global Goals club needs every voting member of the world to say it loud and clear.
If you believe your worse off than the poorest of the poor, if you earn near $1.90 per day,
then I can understand that you can't possibly follow our 2nd request,
but you can talk. You can vote with your words, you can give your time to help others.
If you do earn enough to easily survive, then I say shame on you for looking away.
If you keep a pet, then I ask you to donate a part of your pets cost to our cause,
We need every human to vote, because we're only asking for $1.00 per month to do it.
Now is the time, the club welcomes all like minded humans, but especially children.
We know that children are our future, that they really can be reached, though most adults are deaf.
Spread the word and begin voting for us today and we can not fail.
Do it before it's too late!
We believe mankind depends on it!
Does the world's reaction to the SDGs frustrate you too?
I've been told that it appears that I've become frustrated with my project
and that I seem very depressed because no one cares.
I want to say to you today that it's true, but it motivates me to try even harder.
My ideas are sound, my project is alive and I'm ready and raring to go.
The frustration you sense is with mankind! Why do so few care?
Man's inhumanity to man is eating at me and I feel helpless and misunderstood.
I realized from the beginning that I'd have problems reaching adults,
I've said all along that our children are our future and it's them who must be the change.
I also know that every day someone new reads my page and that sooner or later I'll reach THE one.
I know I'll find that someone who understands and cares, who takes my idea and makes it bloom.
It may not be today, it may not be this year or within my lifetime, but it will happen.
I only need to find the one person with the words I can't find.
How do I know my idea will work? What makes me so sure?
While making a garden with school kids I explain the world situation and the SDGs.
Reflected back at me is the disgust that although we live like kings, other kids are starving.
What is $1.00 per month? $12.00 per year to you is peanuts, yet it would change the world.
Are you telling me you can't spare 1 hour per week of your time?
Is it asking too much to make a simple sacrifice to try something new?
Begin today, be the change and spread the word, like and share your work with others.
If I could reach 1,000,000 people each freely giving just $1.00 per month to the WFP,
they could feed a lot of starving children and still have money for other pressing things,
Imagine now if those million would also freely give 1 hour per week to help kids search for answers,
I know how smart our kids are, they hold the solutions within their little heads.
They will need adults to help them solve tough problems and guide them when they need it.
I dream that we could have reached enough human beings to be able to fund the change.
The clubs January 2020 deadline gives kids time to work, while hopefully building a funding base.
Ouf intention is to use the monthly donations to find ways to empower the poor where they live.
I ask for nothing for myself, it's all about solving the problems addressed by the SDGs.
I believe the Global Goals club is a good solution, because there is no pressure, no fees,
no outside allegiances, only the straightforward search for answers.
I beg our school systems to take up the gauntlet and encourage our kids to begin the search.
I implore teachers to steer our youth in a direction which coincides with the 17 SDGs.
I encourage parents to encourage their children, to guide them and live by those precepts.
The search has nothing to do with religion, politics, race, color or any other dividing practice.
Join me and don't be quiet about it. The poor starving people of the world deserve it.
The Global Goals club welcomes all, no exceptions!
The kids really enjoy working in the garden.
This week we planted Potatoes, Lettuce and lots of flowers for the bees.
We've added a Bee hotel and a Butterfly hotel to give them a place to live.
We put in supports for our Peas and covered the salad in case of a freeze.
Our garden is progressing and the kids faces as they work is the greatest reward,
even weeding isn't too much for them, because they're having fun.
Many had never worked in a garden, some never seen one.
This all makes the lesson so much more valuable to me,
kids must learn that food doesn't grow in the grocery store and that work is involved.
Most importantly, even children can produce food given land, tools and assistance.
That's really the message the club wants to spread!
If you're good at something, pass your knowledge on to the next generation.
If we'd all share our knowledge freely, it could even spread to the poorest of the poor.
In the end, they're the ones who need it the most and have been ignored far too long.
Year 2 in progress and looking good
Last year our garden was hurriedly put together since the OK to begin didn't arrive until shortly before summer vacation began, but this year things are progressing well.
We're still moving dirt, but planting has begun.
My main purpose is to teach kids that vegetables don't grow in the grocery store
and that a garden isn't only work, it can also be fun to produce all those vitamins.
This year I have Heidi to help, this allows us to get more things done in a short time.
It's progressing slowly, since the kids do all of the work they can handle,
but it really is moving forward and we try to teach them about our environment while we work.
I hope to have a few more pictures in the coming weeks, but here's a beginning.
One of the 4th graders was nice enough to write a short report on his impressions,
Thank you Nico, I'm happy you enjoyed yourself and that you understood the lesson.
More to follow!
My search for a garden automation which costs almost nothing.
Today my latest experiment was connected for a test run. I've removed the sand and gravel filter I tried last year. It was an interesting experiment, I got 4 weeks without watering, but I know more is possible. That's why this year a spin filter is going to do it's duty for the summer of 2017.
My experiment thus far can be seen like this, My water comes completely from the rain, which is stored in a tank under ground and pumped once per day into an above ground tank where is slowly drips to each plant in the garden, approximately 30 total.
The problem in the past is that the drippers, which are set so close to being closed that they easily clog when the water gets too dirty. I'm hoping that by making the water spin inside of a small tank, the fine dirt will be drawn to the bottom, while the clean water will exit at the top.
I feel close to a solution this year, but work needs to be done in other areas to bring the cost down.
I'm searching for a school which would like to try an experiment, or rather an entire series.
I want to prove that through the recycling of plastic, you can feed a family, at almost no cost.
Below find a few project areas which we'd like kids in schools to experiment with the sole purpose
of searching for answers to the 17 SDGs. My garden aims specifically at Zero Hunger by 2030,
but this is only a possibility while waiting for other groups to make themselves known.
3d printing to inexpensively create the parts others need.
Plastic recycling to turn junk into usable parts or printer ribbon for printers.
Actual gardening using my system with the intent to improve it by replacing parts with home made.
My plan is very simple and can be found here: Appropedia!
In addition to the plan, I've used the 2nd half of the page to begin a list of possible topics which need answers. Anyone is welcome to find a topic and begin work.
We only ask that you talk about your project so others can join in.
Our goal is to find synergies between groups through networked involvement.
In a club you are never alone in your search, but you must begin soon.
Every day that you wait millions of kids starve and suffer.
The club can stop it, if only you'll prove that you are smart enough to experiment.
The club is free, no fees, no signup and no obligations.
To begin, just comment or send me an email and I'll begin letting others know.
People call me an idealist, that this will never work because nobody cares.
I don't believe it! I know some humans still exist and I know that I will reach them.
I'm holding my light as high as I can, follow me toward the end of the tunnel.
It only takes one step at a time, but if you don't begin no answers will ever be found.
Please join us today and help us change the world!
Enough feeling sorry for myself, winter mode is over.
Here's your chance to leave feedback! You're welcome to praise, criticize or just talk, but please be nice.
Here we are,
being the light!