FOR GETTING BIOSMART
ON PLANET EARTH
Taking Green Steps
1. TAKE SMALL STEPS AT FIRST… Try something simple: replace Styrofoam and other petroleum-based items with BioSmart.
2. LEARN THE TERMS… Compostable vs. Biodegradable - Learn more. Recycled vs. Tree Free - Learn more.
3. SPREAD THE WORD… Ask your local restaurant, workplace or school cafeteria if they use green disposables like BioSmart.
Have a Green Party…
The majority of people - 80 percent of consumers -
are ''concerned about the global environment''¹.
In addition to earth-friendly BioSmart disposable products, try something simple like using local produce from a Farmers Market.
Help Your Community…
Share with your place of worship or youth sports organization how easy it is to be more eco-friendly. Think about what you dispose of every day in your home then multiply it for much larger groups -
you can make an impact.
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BIOSMART PACKAGING SPRING 2011
STANDING UP FOR NATURE'S ORIGINAL TECHNOLOGY
OUR SPRING BEET KEEPERS, RETURN
Standing Up for Nature's Original Tecnology,
we each become an Organic Uprising!
AT EARTH FAIR SAN DIEGO
APRIL 17 with JILL FROM KIDS OF PEACE
SERENA, KIDS, AND JOHN NOBLE
Kids played with Biosmart Alfalfa project
At Cultivation Food Justice Event April 9-10 2011
in City heights
Thanks to BioSmart Packaging for ongoing support
through providing Bagasse pots to grow our Organic
One of the BioSmart Packaging Sugar Cane Bagasse
pots was placed by Sara Snow, popular hostess
on the podium of the presdigious Organic Center
ReUnite event at the Natural Product Expo West.
Walt Robb, Co-Ceo of Whole Foods Market placed
the pot as well on stage at the GMO Political Challenge
panel featuring Gary Hirshberg of Stonyfield Farms,
George Seimon of Organic Valley; and other organic stakeholders.
PHOTO OF SARA SNOW WITH BIOSMART PACKACING POT
MARCh 11, 2011
This was the evening of the nuclear breakdown in
Japan as well as a gathering of organic industry stakeholders
who came together to find one Voice of Collaboration
and respond to the urgent need to take action.
HELPING THE WORLD
GET BIO SMART
through using BioSmart
Sustainable Packaging and Serviceware.
Made From 100% Natural Sugar Cane.
Bagasse is a by-product of sugar cane
NEW KID ACTIVITY 2011
HOW FAST CAN BLADES OF GRASS GROW?
Ordering the product at this link
helps support the Plant Your Dream Blog and
my many Non-profit projects,
including the Skits to be performed
as part of the Fall 2010 BEET KEEPERS, RETURN!
ROCK YOUR SOUL OPERA
Keep The Beet wants you to be the Star
in her Rock Your Soul Opera.
Our Beloved Earth needs your seed dreams in
the world now coming up with to turn the beat the beat of nature
around in our lives that have become too plastic!!!!
Tell every body you know about
getting Bio Smart through using
BioSmart Sustainable Packaging and Serviceware Solutions.
Green Living is made easy.
We no longer need to use products that
hurt our oceans and fill up the earth with
The Biogasse Sugar Cane Pots
that Keep The Beet's friend
Anthony Russo and farmers make
need to be used whereever sytrofoam
This is an Enchanted Garden Campaign
We are going to Green our local
Hillcrest Farmers' Market, one of the
friendliest Farmeers' Markets in the World!
DID YOU HEAR ABOUT KEEP THE BEET
going out to the Great Pacific Gyre Garbage Patch
on a raft made of BioSmart?
READ OUR FIRST DRAFT FROM THE scriipt HERE
Fall activity 2010 included beginning to
make skits for BEET KEEPERS, RETURN!
In our fantasy, Keep The Beet Media Star,
The World's First Talking Beet Plant sails
out to the Great Pacific Cyre on a raft
to see what the discarded waste,
including toxic styrrofoam,
that has accumulated in the ocean.
BioSmart Sustainable Packaging
and Serviceware gives us solutions
to End The Use of Syrofoam.
Kids will make art on the styrofoam
containers to launch the Fall campaign.
What they do will end up as little Videos
that will be in the Beet Keepers, Return!
Rock Your Soul Opera.
There are six trash piles in the ocean.
The one called The Great Pacific Gyre Garbage Patch
is bigger than the size of Texas.
In Beet Keepers, Return!
Our Rock Your Soul Opera,
our talking beet goes out
to see and seed a new future.
We have been getting very hurtful
messages lately helping us see
we simply need to go Green.
Going Green is Simple now
thanks to getting Bio Smart!!!
AND STYROFOAM IN THE OCEAN?
KEEP THE BEET TO THE RESCUE!!!!
at the La Milpa Organica Farm
Potluck August 21, 2010
Anthony Russo, Seed Dreaming at the
Enchanted Garden Intentional Community, Fall 2009.
Our relationship to the Food Chain--the very chain
of being is broken now on land and at sea.
It is time for the Beetkeepers to come together
to keep the beat with nature. 1000 years from
now, we will look back at this moment in time
as a time when key decisions were made that determined
the fate of our bright green future. It is an honor
to be seed dreaming with Anthony Russo
of the Biosmart and Earthsmart Company.
His vision of providing sustainable packaging
and serviceware made from 100 % natural sugar cane
and other products are helping us all make the
Christina Russo, Anthony's daughter and I, met for the first
time at the San Diego State University Earth Day April 22.
Keep The Beet was pleased.
The campaign to introduce Biosmart
sustainable packaging and serviceware
made from 100% natural sugar cane
continues at the HIllcrest Farmers' Market.
Dave Hebert, a former fisherman, serves
the Omega Me Well Salmon burger to me
in a biosmart container.
I gave him some to use.
Leslie Goldman The Gulf. It is bringing up the preciousness of our oceans and the need to preserve what remains. Too much styrofoam ends in at sea. Birds and other life forms eat it. Anthony Russo of the Biosmart Company has created take out compost friendly containers in all shapes and sizes made of sugar cane bagasse, the leftov...
CHRISTINA RUSSO AND KEEP THE BEET
MEET AT THE SAN DIEGO EARTH DAY
Christina Russo, and Keep the Beet Media Star
The World;s First Talking Beet Plant, gather
together to promote Biosmart, an alternative takeout
comtainer that falls apart nicely through composting.
We need to end the use of Styrofoam. Too much of it
ends up in our oceans.
California is now moving toward to ban single use
plastic bags to help clean up the ocean. Biosmart
has a role to play in the cleanup through bringing
forward a consciousness to use a product that
helps keep the oceans clean while educatiing that
there are green ways.
through sustainable packaging and serviceware
made from 100% Natural Sugar Cane.
This is brand New!
This is where folks in our
END OF STYROFOAM CAMPAIGN
can order the compostable Tableware
STEVEN GREELY DEPUTY DIRECTOR
OF THE SAN DIEGO ENVIRONMENAL SERVICES
WAS INTRODUCED TO BIOSMART BAGASSE
At THE VIP EARTHWORKS RECEPTION.
THE Biosmart sugar cane sustainable packaging
and serviceware were offered in the silent auction.
THEY FALL APART NICELY
BIosmart sustainable packaging and serviceware fell apart nicely
in this experiment. organic strawberries were planted in the
4 oz containers. They fell apart after four months or so.
The bottoms turn brown after about one month.
The City of San Diego environmental services
will test these plates. I am in contact
with recycling intern Paige Hailey. We will send her 75 plants
in summer 2010 for a ten week experiment.
CHRISTINA RUSSO BIOSMART
STYROFOAM ALTERNATIVE YOUTUBE
THIS IS THE 4 oz POT
THAT I AM USING WHEN I PLANT BEET SEEDS
WITH THE CHILDREN AND ADULTS.
Keep the Beet and I were at the event
after the First Lady left.
We made friends with the organizers
from the California Endowment.
I want to make a movie about this powerful
period of San Diego history, from
April 15 through the May 2 period,
that covered the Michelle Obama visit,
the Earth Fair in Balboa Park with a closing ceremony,
The SDSU Earth Fair meeting keynote speaker
Jerome Ringo (who joined the Beetkeepers),
on to the Cultivating Food Justice Conference,
April 24-15, 2010, and meeting keynote speaker
EXTENDED EARTH DAY APRIL 15- May 2
Biosmart serviceware was a sponsor both of
the SDSU Earth Day April 22 and the 2010 Cultivating
Food Justice Conference.
New Roots Farm Gets Michelle's Praise
First Lady Michelle Obama kicked off
an extended Earth Week
with her visit to the New Roots Community Farm on Tax Day,
April 15, 2010. The Earth Week will culminate with
the 2010 Cultivating Food Justice Conference April 24-25
at San Diego State University.
Michelle Obama's Visit will have a lasting impact here.
"The world is watching what is going on on this plot of land,"
said the mother of two who eats organic food in the White House.
Jerome Ringo was invited to be with his ally
President Barack Obama on Earth Day, April 22, 2010
He chose to be at the SDSU Earth Day. While there,
Keep The Beet, Leslie, and Jerome connected.
Jerome joined the Beet Keepers. Jerome Ringo
is one of the nation's influenctial environmental advocates.
He provided information used in Barack Obama's
environmental plank when he ran for office.
Leslie at the Michelle Obama Event.
Friends were made outside the gate.
Once the Secret Service left, Leslie
entered the site and made friends with
the organizaters from the California Endowment.
ORGANIZERS OF THE MICHELLE OBAMA EVENT
with Keep the Beet. Keep the Beet won praise
for her project from them.
I interacted with members of the California Endowment,
the organizers of the event at the two white tents
that had been set up outside the garden area.
Allison Biggar (L) in conversation with keep The Beet Media Star
The World's First Talking Plant. Keep the Beet was
giving her eval to Mike Bayless, Creative Director
of the California Endowment. Video of the event,
by Alison will be up online soon. Bayless plans to
take the Let's Move Project to other cities. Keep The Beet
gave suggested said she would like to see more
local, organic food served at future events to
further understore the very important California
Endownment on the ground. Keep The Beet,
the nation's Czarina of Food, said
she was "rooting" for the Endowment .
LESLIE WITH MICHELLE OBAMA's KIDS
RECORDING at THE NEW ROOTS COMMUNITY
FARM, APRIL 15, 2010
There is a progression of Keep The Beet and
Leslie toward service in Washington D.C.
This seed dream has been planted.
Leslie inspired the book, "The Ultimate Gardener"
published by HCI Books. The author, Charlie Nardozzi,
was a consultant for Michelle Obama on the White House
Organic Garden. Six of Leslie's photos are in
"The Ultimate Gardener." The book came out in
Fall 2009. The dedication reads:
To Leslie Goldman,
The Enchanted Gardener,
for planting dreams and seeds
To all those who garden
and or those who dream to have
a garden one day.
The Beet Keepers program is dedicated
to that Seed Dream, a nation of gardeners.
One pot + One Beet = You're a Gardener.
BIOSMART 4 oz pots are part of national campaign
to inspire a nation of Gardeners
The Pot will begin as a Biosmart Pot.
This pot goes beyond biodegradable.
It is compostable.
It will soften and fall apart.
The bottom starts going black first.
At this point, put your beet in a larger pot
to do the KEEP THE BEET PROJECT.
You can also plant a fully grown smaller
beet in these pots.
I generally use two pots.
On the inner pot, I write the Seed Dream
that I intend to grow.
Then I decorate the outer pot.
The outer pot is like a diaper.
You will not want to compost this one.
The Kids at the recent B;nai Horin High Holidays
made art on their pots.
They were very attached to them.
Keep The Beet met with
California Secretary of Ag A.G. Kawamura
and USDA keynote Pegg Rayne at the
California Small Farm Conference in
Pegg Rayne of the USDA (R) visits with
a small farmer needing help. Keep The Beet
was on site and hooked Leslie up with
a number of new sponsors including
Tina of Westerbridge Ag. There is
a followup needed with a wonderful
Biosmart will be introduced more strongly
next year to this important venue.
She and Your Enchanted Gardener
were very inspired by the welcoming.
LESLIE: I want to create a dlalogue where we lessen the tension
between Science, Ethics, and Food, and just start listening
to one another. Would you support that?
A.G. KAWAMURA: ...Absolutely.
You just mentioned exactly where we are, Science and Ethics, and the
philosophies of how we bring those all together has always been
a part of where.. agriculture... (we are at] }crossroads..a bridge... between the two...in many ways.
LESLIE IS AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE
HILLCREST FARMERS" MARKET COMMUNITY
in San DIEGO. Three local, organic San Diego
Beet Keeper Farmers provide beets for the project
that aims to help small farmers through creating
a moment of Awakening among shoppers.
"Uncle Leslie: a Hit with 10th Graders
at Hamilton High School Science Class in Los Angeles.
This will be part of the Fall Campaign
2010. My niece is a stellar science teacher
in the science classroom.
We are going to put together some lesson plans.
We planted beet seeds in the Biosmart pots
and walked to the proposed garden.
I visited twice.
Dear Parents and Students,
"Uncle Leslie", The Enchanted Gardener, came to visit our BIO classes on February 17th. He taught us about planting our dreams through getting in touch with nature and thereby our true inner selves. We planted beet plants and are watching them grow our seed dreams!! We learned about the importance of eating natural foods that help us feel better and think clearer. Thanks for making it a wonderful day, Uncle Leslie! You were awesome!!
PLANT YOUR DREAM BLOG AND
These folks support me writing full time
on the Plant Your Dream blog
and my other non-profit activities
LIST OF NEW MEMBERS and SPONSORS
WILL BE ADDED SOON.
Biosmart's Anthony Russo is a sustainability expert who is helping
200 small farming families in Asia through making this
wonderful alternative to styrofoam. Biosmart compost friendly
take out ware are made of sugar cane bagasse,
a byproduct that could be a waste. Through his efforts,
we know have an industry creating a wonderful green solution.
Anthony is Keep the Beet Media Star's lead on her "The End of
Stryofoam" campaign. His pots are the centerpiece of our planting
program with kids, and kids of all ages. We plant the beet seeds
in these pots, and prefer Foxfarm soil as the base.
Ordering the product at this link
helps support the Plant Your Dream Blog and
my many Non-profit projects,
including the new Diaglogue on Science, Ethics, and Food.
Tina Koenemann from Westbridge Agricultural Products.
Her company manufactures Organic Liquid
Plant Nutrients, surfactants.
Tina is a cosponsor of the Dialogue on
Science, Ethics, and Food. She is also a projected co-sponsoring
the Hamilton High Enchanted Garden Project, my own
contribution to the Hamilton High School garden.
CERTIFIED NUTS! TERRA BELLA RANCH's YUMMING OFFERING
I have been admiring the products of Terra Bella Ranch at our Hillcrest Farmers' Market for weeks I enjoy their certified Organic Nuts.
SHIFTING THE NATURE OF OUR WORLD
My Blog describing the meeting with
Robert T. Fraley, the father of Biotechnology
Agriculture. He spoke in San Diego February
21, and we planted seeds together to lessen
the tension between GMO and Organic lovers.
This is some of the most important work
I have done in my life.
Known on the internet as Your Enchanted Gardener,
Leslie Goldman, Your Enchanted Gardener,
sees and plants seeds of success for super ripe people and their dreams.
The Plant Your Dream Blog,
his primary communication tool,
has more than 1,720,000 page views.
It is #1 Blog on the ever popular Curezone,
one of the leading Alternative Health Sites that features
more than 3000 Blogs and hundreds of health forums.
Leslie was given a U.N. Peace Medal in 1983 from
Then Under Secretary Robert Muller for the work
he would do in his life.
Leslie in 2009 inspired the book
The Ultimate Gardener,
published by HCI. The author of the compilation
is Charlie Nardozzi, a consultant
to Michelle Obama for the White House
He is creator of a magical character
known on the internet as KEEP THE BEET MEDIA STAR,
The World's First Talking Beet Plant.
Keep the Beet speaks from a plant's point of view
and is a columnist in the international SPACE OF LOVE
Magazine, published in Russia.
She aims to teach kids about biology
and reminds us all that we can regain
our beat with nature through growing
a beet in a pot. She asks us to remember
that we, as well as plants, start from seeds.
Keep the beet recently returned from
Los Angeles where she gave peptalks
to three of Ms Eva Becker's 10th Grade
Keep the Beet is a licensed cartoon character heading for
Hollywood. Watch for her upcoming radio shows
and appearances on MTV.
As the story goes, Keep The Beet became lonely
in the field. There were less and less gardeners
and those interested in keeping the beat of nature.
She decided to speak up and began talking to
Your Enchanted Gardener, another magical character,
the Alter ego of writer Leslie Goldman. Keep the beet
and Your Enchanted Gardener speak the same language.
Keep the Beet
is sponsored by numbers of companies
sugar cane bagasse
takeout compost friendly containers.
This Fun photo was taken at the Michelle Obama event
April 15, 2010. There is work to do with the Farmers
at the New Roots Community Garden where the event was
held. The California Emdowment gave me the "Green Room"
press boards in this photo. I want to make a movie
with the farmers who felt left out of that event.
Michelle said that the Nation's eyes were on the New Root's
Garden. Yes, let us hear what the farmers have to say.
A Fall Project, 2010-2011, Beet Keepers Campaign.
UNCLE SAM MARRIES
FALL CAMPAIGN 2010-2011 season.
Washington is basically Pro-GMO,
let's face it. We have committed our financial resources
in this direction. There is a bit of balancing that is also
happening with some voices asking for Dialogue between
Science, Ethics, and Food.
In Fall, the Beet Keepers will take the next step
toward initiating this dialogue. Just to be clear
it is also time to not only look at the benefits of
Washington going Pro-GMO, but also
this Seed Dream:
Uncle Sam Marries Auntie GMO.
Where do you stand? Let's talk intelligently
and put the facts on the table. The future will
have experienced 1000 years from now is being
determined by the moves we make now.
I see a a movement of 10 million expressing
the Uncle Sam Marries Auntie GMO point of view.
It's time to clearly see the stakes and be the
stakeholders in a future good for all species.
This free for all was made
at the Kickoff of Our Beet Keeper
Every Day is Earth Day Events
that begin with the welcoming
of our First Lady Michelle Obama
to the New Roots Garden on Tax Day
April 15, 2010. I was promoting
the upcoming 2010 Cultivating Food Justice Conference.
BIOSMART ON CAMPUS
ACROSS THE NATION
SEED DREAMING FOR 2011
MORE INTERSPECIES COMMUNICATION
Abegail, 8, and her dad are in a thoughtful interspecies
communication here with Keep The Beet Media Star,
The World's First Talking Beet Plant. The little eye to eye
chat took place at Louise Hay's spectacular "I Can Do It!"
Conference in San Diego in May 2010 at the San Diego Convention
Center, one of the Beet's favorite locales.
The Nation's Czarina of Foods, as the noted beet
is known interdimentionally and in Washington Circles,
is asking me to put together
a proposal to offer the 2011 "I Can Do It!" Conference
an Enchanted Garden Installation with lots of Farmers' Market
quality foods to feed those who attend Real Food.
MEETING THE DIRECTOR OF SUSTAINABILITY
at USD at the VIP RECEPTION, May 2010
Michael Catanzaro, the university of San Diego's
director of sustainability was introduced to Biosmart
sustainable packaging made of natural sugar cane bagasse
at the Very Important Planet Reception sponsored by
Earthworks, creator of the San Diego Earth Fair.
The event was held at the City of San Diego
Environmental Services headquarters.
MEMBERSHIP SUPPORTS KEEP the BEET's FULL TIME
ACTIVITIES to give us back our confidence
that we can each grow our own food.
I put in about three hours yesterday,
beginning in my own bedroom!!!
Hope you send a lot of time this summer
cleaning Up, sez KEEP the BEET Media Star.
Feel free to print up this Art, LARGE SIZE
and use it as a Cover for your very own
Summer Garden Management Journal!!!
July 6, 09
SPRING FOLLOW UP EARTH DAY PHOTOS...
Human photo...with keep the beet.
show progression of Keep the beet growing...
HEADING FOR THE WHITE HOUSE?
PHOTOS of william payton and Amy lint.
A DIALOGUE on SCIENCE, ETHICS, FOOD CONTINUES
THE JOURNEY TOWARD 1000 years of peace...
restoring the Food Chain and Land and on sea.