ORMUS + Chaos + Biodynamic + Permaculture + Superfood Garden (& how to make your own!); Guest Post by Christian Bates

Today’s guest post is written exclusively for the Edible Goddess blog by Christian Bates, co-creator and formulator of the WildBar. To read more about our current low-glycemic lifestyle, check out this article.

Last Fall, Bethanne and I rented our “Wildly Edible Super Raw Mountain Home of Bliss and ORMUS Paradise” with a half acre alongside Mt. Tamalpais in Mill Valley, CA. With massive gardening areas, the first thing I did was order lots of heirloom seeds including many vegetables from Seeds of Change. I threw most of every seed into a mason jar of spring water, GroPal, Marine Phytoplankton, Mycogrow, our saliva, and a pinch of salt to germinate and be planted under the full moon.

In other words, the seeds are prepped to be planted chaotically together (instead of carefully spaced out, so that only the strong survive to sprout in the spring) and biodynamically (working with supernatural forces as well) in ORMUS + mineral technology based soil in beds that are setup using Permaculture principles!

With this combination, instead of growing mineral deficient produce, you end up with plants exceeding upon their normal nutritional characteristics and can actually out-do many Superfoods on the market today. And if you grow Superfoods in this way, then they become off the charts in flavor and nourishing efficacy – far better than many packaged Superfoods.

While soaking the seeds, I made several square yards of multiple super soil beds for $137 out of:

~ 150 lbs of Gaia Green Glacial Rock Dust from local landscaping center (cost $60)
~ Organic Forest Mulch ($10), Organic Planting mix containing all kinds of organic goodies including muchroom growth, mulch, various mineral dusts, chicken manure, etc) ($20), and Bat Guano ($10) from local garden center
~ Ashes from our fireplace (cost of firewood)
~ Lots of dirt from the property already containing worms (our rent)
~ Purple Corn Powder (got it from Sunfood like 3 years ago)

Mixed those dry ingredients up then added a couple buckets of:

~ 105*F spring creek water from our spring creek water filled hot jacuzzi
~ Paul Stamets MycoGrow ($20)
~Spirulina / Blue Green Algae / Vitamineral Green – just a little ($5) (all from HealthForce)
~GroPal (Approx $10 worth)
~Kelp powder ($2)

I raked it all together and made 3 large beds and filled several pots for indoors (we plan on growing heirloom cacao trees to live in an indoor cacao jungle.) 😉

In a couple months when it gets warmer we will have a ton of compost made in our compost tumbler to help create new beds and top our existing ones as well.

And if you all think its crazy to plant in the late fall or winter then welcome to the rigorously wild aspects of chaos gardening. Its all about abundance, if you plant enough, there will always be an ample yield (both seeds taking root quickly plus many seeds that will finally take root in the spring) full of only warrior plants with the strongest spirit, immuno-modulating substances, deep-rooted lifeforce, physically and meta-physically. That being said I also plant certain seeds individually to their recommended depth and spacing to create a balanced permaculture landscape.

Gardening with the highest quality seeds and highest quality soil amendments feels so natural to me. I am so excited to be combining the noble aspects of being a human with the wild-technology of the secret life of plants. This is the future of food where more and more people take the greatest seeds and plant them in the greatest soil ever using the greatest gardening and farming practices ever. Have the best garden day ever!

P.S. That’s Java, our raw Superfood dog on the right who just turned 4 years young yesterday!



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About Bethanne Wanamaker

Bethanne Wanamaker is a certified holistic nutritionist, conscious living expert, and the founder of Edible Goddess, an international health & lifestyle brand that cares deeply about your empowerment. She teaches progressive strategies that awaken you to your highest potential by following the body's inherent wisdom and aligning with an intentional mindset, holistic approach, self nourishing practices, and high self value. Bethanne advocates gradual yet significant shifts of upgraded dietary choices that ultimately lead you to the freedom and confidence of eating intuitively. By living in harmony with nature, you can have what you want. Bethanne is known for getting results quickly with committed clients who want to live a wildly rewarding, super fun, truly healthy and happy life! Her specialty is working with entrepreneurs, success coaches, and women who desire to prepare for an easy, supremely healthy and happy pregnancy, and postpartum experience.

8 comments on “ORMUS + Chaos + Biodynamic + Permaculture + Superfood Garden (& how to make your own!); Guest Post by Christian Bates

  1. I am impressed and inspired. I love the idea of abundance and growing in the winter time. This post that your wrote is a clear representation of your high vibe spirit and true nature. Happy Birthday to Java Dog and to you too!!!!

    • We are so excited for Spring! The garlic seems to double in size every time we look at it! I dream of living on and eating 90% + of my own homegrown food one day. We’ve got a great start and it’s only going to get better!

  2. Christian and Bethanne! i’m so excited for u both, homesteading the way u r, in a totally new, inspired way. please share lots of video from yur evolving garden of eden! thanks for sharing the technologies! much love and blessins to u, yur land and all the little folk dancin for joy on the land!

    onelove
    sofree

      • so……………how’s your garden. i’m really curious since you have a concotion of gropal, ormus, rock dust, paul stamets material…., i want to know if your vegetables are the size of cars. please tell how your garden grows !

        • Hey Domeboy,

          Our garden is a work in progress. We ended up with a serious dance with gophers and clay. Took me a while to figure it out: I checked the soil’s pH, nitrgoen, phosphorus and potassium when my plants were disappearing and just not growing very fast. Looked through the beds, dug ’em up. Turns out that some areas it’s clay/compaction and some areas it’s gophers that have halted our ability to grow veggies the size of cars this year. I was hoping to avoid these two issues with my attention to nurturing the soil in every other way. I will post a follow-up blog at some point when we have solved these issues and have some better results.

          In the mean time, if whoever is reading this has, say, gopher-proof chicken wire under their beds and no clay, then it’s definitely time to start amending your soil! If you are like me and have clay or the likelihood of gophers, then start small and do it right. Also, a good idea this late in the season is to use plant only larger starts so that the birds don’t get your smaller sprouting plants. I’m about to plant some awesome looking large tomatoes!

  3. Hi, I’ve been trying unsuccessfully to find a natural, permaculture solution for our jacuzzi (which came with the new house!). Since you mentioned using your jacuzzi water for seeds, I figure you guys must be doing something safe for the earth and us humans!
    I’d LOVE to connect with you about this…
    BTW we’re in the East Bay.
    Thanks,
    Eva

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