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March 11, 2009 | Space | Comments 1

The Great-Full Potimarron Project

Peter Chin connected recently to share info on his amazing Potimarron Project, and asked for some assistance in getting out the good word.

Family - this is *YOUR* official invitation to participate in a real-world, get up and grow, pay-it-forward project.  We’ve just received our potimarron seeds, and will post photos of our adventures as we, too, get down in the dirt to clean up hunger and participate in this beautiful example of being the Great*Full*Ness of Life.

Below is some info on the program.  At the site you will find much more, including growing tips, feedback from participants and visuals on how they are spelling intention into every seeded gourd!

Smiling Potimarron

website:
www.rainbow-taichi.org.uk

Excerpt from Potimarron Project site:

“Peter Chin Kean Choy, an energetic t’ai chi teacher living in Devon, has chosen to har­ness overabundance and the benevolence of gardeners for the greater good. He has made it his mission to encourage people all over the world to take a new approach to vege­table growing and to use their gluts to help their communities.

Peters vegetable of choice is the pumpkin cultivar ‘Potimarron’. His scheme is simple: he will send free seeds of ‘Potimarron’ to anyone who asks. In return, he requests that they promise to track down their local homeless shelter or soup kitchen and donate a proportion of the fruits to them. The seeds of any fruit they themselves eat must be saved and passed on to other gardeners or returned to him for redistribution. It is a simple idea based on trust, but Peter already has about 1,000 gardeners involved in theUK, Europe and the USA.

This is no real surprise when you meet him in person. Peter is a ball of energy and enthusiasm, and clearly loves his pumpkins. His literature calls them ‘a fruit veggie of the heart, body, mind and soul’, and he and his t’ai chi groups often practise around the plants.

Ptomarron Tai chi

He has a great belief in the good nature   of gardeners, on which his scheme’s success relies. ‘Behind every garden is a good heart,’ he says. ‘All gardeners have a love of the  environment, they plan ahead, they are wise. When you see a group of gardeners together it is always friendly and harmonious, but so often they are just patting each other on the  back saying, “oh, what a beautiful garden you have”. I want to tell them that maybe they can actually do something.’

He has a great belief in the good nature   of gardeners, on which his scheme’s success relies. ‘Behind every garden is a good heart,’ he says. ‘All gardeners have a love of the  environment, they plan ahead, they are wise. When you see a group of gardeners together it is always friendly and harmonious, but so often they are just patting each other on the  back saying, “oh, what a beautiful garden you have”. I want to tell them that maybe they can actually do something.’

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About the Author: Stacey Robyn is an Ambassador of Gratitude, author, speaker, ardent tree lover, and Light Coach. She is currently stewarding the Go Gratitude Experiment, being raised by four children, and can often be found listening to the ancient trees of the Pacific Northwest, her current hOMe.

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