We are raising money to send Grandmother Flordemayo and her daughter when they travel on behalf of The Path to the Parliament of World Religions this November 1 - 7, 2018 to Toronto, Canada. Each time Grandmother Flordemayo travels it is on behalf of her non-profit The Path Inc. Grandmother Flordemayo's mission is to bring awareness about the preservation of heirlooms seeds for future generations. The Path embraces all spiritual paths & aligns the teachings, events, workshops & practices of indigenous traditions & earth-based wisdom for the betterment & support of all beings. The mission of The Path is to conserve & distribute seeds for future generations. We meet our mission through seed conservation, education, & collaboration with other organizations.
Your support helps to fulfill the mission of The Path to conserve and distribute seeds for future generations. Your donations are critical to ensure the maintenance of the seed temple and other sacred sites on the 40-Acres property, located in Estancia, New Mexico. In addition, your donation(s) make it possible to promote our conservation efforts in the form of free events for the children, outreach to youth organizations and other education venues around conservation of seeds.
There is a grave threat to the loss of the heritage seeds due to contamination from the genetically modified (GMO) seeds through cross pollination and misguided disuse by gardeners and farmers, which equates to the ultimate threat to a sustainable food supply.
The Path will collect, protect and share food, medicinal and flower plant seeds. A naturally-temperature controlled environment will protect the seeds. Each species of seeds is carefully categorized and sealed in glass jars to keep them viable.
The Path and the 40 acres has a history of hosting many activities and ceremonies. In addition to the Seed Temple, we have a garden area where we grew and harvested sunflower seeds this year.
There also is a Water Medicine Wheel that honors water in the design of the medicine wheel and includes a large centralized water feature that flows into a small pond that is home to Rio Grande chirping frogs. I enjoyed checking on the growth of the tadpoles as they grew into adult toads. The Medicine Wheel is surrounded by large Grandmother and Grandfather stones marking the directions, but there are also large stones marking the boundaries of the 40 acres and on the land.
There is a fire pit surrounded by bench seating that has been used for Mayan Fire Ceremonies. A gong serenades us when the wind blows, and some traditions say the wind is “Communication”.
In addition to the Seed temple, one of the centerpieces of The Path and the 40 acres is The Hogan, which is a large eight-sided straw bale building that is cool in the summer and warm in the colder months, but does include air conditioning, a wood stove, and a propane heater, so has been used for indoor ceremonies all year.
40 acres is a large area and could be home to other ceremonial installations, such as a labyrinth or a Sweat Lodge, but would require the assistance and leadership of volunteers to manifest it if there is sufficient interest.
It is easy to describe the facilities at The Path and the 40 acres, but much harder to describe the many ceremonies that people have enjoyed here. Some have been small, and some have been attended by more than 100 participants, but all have been marked by a deep connection to the land, the participants, and all of us attending.
We do not sell seeds. We do not charge for individuals or groups to preserve their seeds at The Path. The Path & Grandmother Flordemayo offer many events free of charge each year. We rely on the generosity of individuals to sustain The Path and help with Grandmother Flordemayo's travels to some events that do not have the funds to pay for travel.
Any funds raised that exceed the amount needed for The Parliament of World Religions will be used to sustain The Path, Seed Temple and go towards a HVAC unit, wind, solar and green energy.
Love and Light,