Vision Statement for Grass Valley " GREEN Keys EcoGardens"
(In addition to the art and art services, I am embarking on developing a permaculture designed sanctuary of wholesome and healthy living on 10 acres off-grid in Grass Valley, California. Here is the initial message and vision statement on it:
Message from Daniel:
We are entering a time of immense change that many have seen coming for years, and my message for these times is that in order to weather the times ahead we need to align with Nature in our lifestyle, meaning getting healthy with organic natural food, cleansing our bodies to bring about a healthy microbiome (gut) and immune system, activate our higher purpose – our encoded function (qualities of BEING as well as doing) in the global village... Thus living on-track of who we are designed to be as our highest potential from a healthy foundation, physically, psychologically, and spiritually. I view our difficulties are mostly signs or symptoms that we are off our destiny path and coaxing us to get back on track - Fierce Grace.
I suspect that those who don’t do this will have difficulties ahead (not as a penalty but as a coaxing towards the right direction by the Greater One); and those who do to a meaningful degree will be in service to the Whole in the right ways and be okay; the Universe will provide. Connection and community with like-minded folks (and Nature) is also important. I just bought 10 acres of off-grid land near Grass Valley, California with plans to create a Eco-farmstead co-op; a small community to be called "Green Keys EcoGardens" as a sanctuary of healthy living...off-grid, sustainable, based upon Permaculture design approach with organic gardens, herbs, bees, chickens, goats and so forth, and providing education and guidance in healthy natural living, with the Gene Keys System at our foundation. I encourage all to do their own version of physical cleansing/fasting, healthy diet and life-style, on-purpose contribution (giving our endowed Gifts generously to Life) and service to the Whole, creating pockets of sustainable wholesome living, sanctuaries of living in harmony with Nature.
Grass Valley Green Keys EcoGardens Vision Statement:
This is my vision for the development of the ten acre parcel recently purchased and fully paid for just outside Grass Valley, California. As it is intended to be a co-op small community of shared vision folks it may be subject to change based on the creative input of others. Once developed, it is envisioned to be cooperatively owned and run with a Synarchy rather than Hierarchy structure. Synarchy suggests everyone adding their uniqueness to the Whole like the organs in the body working cooperatively. The Gene Keys System provides the know-how to actualize this progressive organizing structure.
It is two adjacent 5-acre parcels (10.2 acres total), both bordering the NID ditch (Nevada Irrigation District water canal for irrigation) and with an existing solar-powered well on one parcel. This is right near Bitney Springs, just 3 miles from downtown Grass Valley. Currently mostly wooded with three already cleared spaces for gardens; (small, medium, and large sized). It has just been masticated for fire safety and navigability. Currently off-grid and intended to remain so, thus not dependent upon outside systems which are growing cumbersome and dysfunctional.
The plan is to form a small team of about 7-8 people of like mind and shared vision who will reside, build, and maintain the place. The legal structure to be determined but most likely co-owned using the "Synarchy" organizational model (rather than hierarchical). Daniel Holeman recently completed a PDC "Permaculture Design Certification" course in order to have the overview to ensure proper development and management.
Permaculture based off-grid living with organic vegetable gardens, including herbs, flowers, fruit trees, medicinal mushrooms, bees, chickens, goats and so forth to sustain the residents plus more to share/sell to the greater community. NID water access, well access and a pond (to be made). Structures will include a garage, barn, small or tiny homes artfully located around the ten acres, sauna, hot tub, yurt-like Large Dome for small gatherings/events/retreats, outdoor showers for guests, and small guest domes or small A-frames. The yurt-like Large Dome and adjacent tiny sheds will contain art and other created products to display and sell or share with guests, and store inventory as needed; as well as spaces for bodywork/massage. The Large Dome will also be used for events such as yoga classes, sacred ceremonies, music shows, movie nights, classes on off-grid living, Permaculture, Gene Keys, (etc); and also small dances and community events, classes, meetings to connect and share. It will have a temple-like atmosphere. If possible, a safely designed fire pit for community campfire circles and sweat-lodge. Green building design and materials as much as possible.
The property grounds will evolve to be aesthetically delightful with statues and zen-garden type feeling landscapes. Residents will have a common language and approach with the Gene Keys System and it will be shared with the greater community (offering introduction and guidance). The idea is to share our Prosperity of Healthy Food, Herbs, Spirituality, Art, and ways of healthy living (such as Permaculture and related approaches) not just for ourselves but also for the greater community.
I am currently seeking collaboration - an investing partner (financial and/or work) to get the development underway.
Then, in time:
The desired team is anticipated to include:
1) Overall Community Manager/Financial/Legal Manager
2) Farmer/Gardener(s) including bees, chickens, goats, etc.
3) Construction person/handyman/mechanic
4) Forest/land maintenance/landscaper/fire safety
5) Herbalist/Health Practitioner/Healer/Nutrition and Health Expert
6) Event Coordinator/Public Relations/ Gene Keys Guide
7) Visionary/Mediator/Minister/Guide (Daniel)
This is all subject to modification based upon who shows up and what greater plan may unfold. The vision is a sanctuary of health and wholesome living, in harmony with Nature, physically, psychologically, and spiritually. At this point I am just sharing the vision and will be developing gradually, currently making connections and doing research. I would like to attract a hands-on experienced person to orchestrate the development and management of this vision. Initial steps are being taken and we are seeking Permaculture Gardener(s) as a priority.
Grass Valley is adjacent to Nevada City. Same lovely community.
Nevada City, CA — Spiritualist and psychic Edgar Cayce claimed that Nevada City, CA might be a gathering place for the spiritually enlightened and for those who wish to bring about change in this troubled world.
And a bit of family trivia...my great-grandmother was born in Nevada City just after the Civil War and I was named Daniel after her husband who drove the Wells Fargo Stage Coach up here during the Gold Rush days.