From the Campus Kitchen Staff at Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage

The campus at Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage is a sustainability learning facility for the University of Ascension Science & The Physics of Rebellion focused on creating a new paradigm in sustainable living on all levels—physical, mental, and spiritual. For residents that means a daily commitment to doing our personal and collective very best in service to others, striving to bless everyone we cross paths with in some manner, even with just a smile and a kind “hello” and reaching into the realms of educational workshops, seminars, family events, and festivals, plus much more.

The children love to learn to cook. Here they help make cupcakes for our annual Easter celebration.The meals prepared within the Campus Kitchen represent our commitment to healthy, live, whole, and organic foods.  We intentionally preserve the culture and food diversity of this southwestern region of the United States, including the cultivation of two heritage grains, one of which (White Sonora wheat) interestingly has a direct connection to our land, as the Avalon Organic Gardens &  EcoVillage campus borders the Historic Tumacácori Mission, which is on the very ground where Jesuit Father Eusebio Francisco Kino first introduced this heritage grain to Arizona and founded the mission in the late 1600s and early 1700s.

GenaVein learning to make artisan bread from Don Guerra with Tucson-based Barrio Bread.Food can be medicine for the body and soul—or it can toxic (despite seemingly great tastes, packaging, and marketing)—and so each of us who works in the EcoVillage Campus Kitchen strives to grow in our knowledge of preparing food by honoring the many changes that happen in our environment and within ourselves. We see our role in the kitchen as an opportunity to be healers, to be nurturing representatives of the Universe Mother Spirit in all her bounty—for truly “The kitchen is the heart of the home.”

Grilling pizzas for a campus community gathering.From a more cosmic perspective (and including our belief that some souls have lived before, and perhaps numerous times), we recognize the need to provide a variety of dietary alternatives for souls from four universes who have varied food needs and honoring our individual bodies and those of our fellows as temples of God. “With higher thought and higher mind, higher foods resonate, correlate, and assimilate.”

The Campus Kitchen staff strives to continue to educate ourselves and others on the components of health in properly grown and nutritiously prepared food through providing a balanced menu with organically-grown vegetables, fruits, and whole grains; clean and minimal oil usage, and alternatives to sugar that are pleasing to the palate and uplifting for the body.  “. . . certain areas of the brain can only be activated based upon certain sequences given to it by the protein enzymes digested from food. As a result of not taking proper foods that resonate with the circuitry of these brain connections, the central nervous system cannot react properly and cannot signal the brain, and the brain lies dormant.”

Our goal is to continue to grow in sustainability in ways of preparing food that are tuned into a higher frequency, giving thanks for the blessing of food grown here at the Avalon Gardens campus. How do we look upon the plate of a delicious meal and know that life is not merely caloric intake, but the love, prayers, and hard work that our cosmic family—seen and unseen—has intentioned with the light of Deo (divine) particle nurturance? Now that’s a farm-to-fork experience!

Delectable treats made for a wedding feast.Higher, more pure “bodies will only resonate with higher thinking and with foods that are supplied and given from the earth itself to combat the negative thoughts and unhealthy particles in the body.” A vegetable grown naturally in a garden considered sacred by people of pure motives “can bring a youth-giving energy contributing to an increase of healing energy far beyond the vegetable’s capacity to do the same thing in other areas of the planet.”

In a world where so many suffer from “food insecurity,” or malnutrition, and even starvation, may we never take one single bite of food from our gardens for granted, and may we share our prayers and activism with all the world, for the common good of all God’s children, and let us not forget the farmer, the harvester, and the cook who all share the vision of many.

(Quotes from Paper 245 of The Cosmic Family, Volume II)