Organic Oasis Farm – Hemp Pilot Program 2017

Growing Hemp – A way to replenish the soil.

We did it! Organic Oasis Farm is a qualified participant in the 2017 Minnesota Hemp Pilot Program. And, what an adventure this has been!

Growing hemp at Organic Oasis Farm helps replenish the soil.

Our journey returning our land back to its natural state has been full of challenges. We have focused on the reward of knowing we will be leaving the soil better than when we found it. With that said, it is taking much longer than we expected. The guidelines to certify the land as “Organic” are to allow the land to ‘rest and restore’ for 4 years. It is a parallel concept in Yoga classes. Just like our soil, our physical and mental bodies require ‘rest to restore’. Our bodies are like plants, we also need clean, healthy, organic food to sustain our life as the plants need clean, healthy soil to grow our food.

In the fall of 2016 as I worked up our land in our trusty John Deere tractor, I was disappointed as to how much dust the disc was kicking up. I was hoping after 4 years of letting it rest that it would have had enough time to rebuild it’s organic matter. When I finished discing, I climbed out of the tractor and grabbed a handful of soil,  it crumbled through my fingers. I learned about the soil and how it needs to have organic matter to hold moisture and nutrients from Attina Diffley, who is the Author of “Turn Here For Sweet Corn”. Attina took me out in their field and showed me how real dirt holds together , she even had an earthworm wriggling in her hand. Beautiful, rich organic soil. She mentioned how their land was dust when they 1st purchased the land and how it took years to rebuild. With that memory in mind I began researching…what is the best plant to grow in order to rebuild depleted, conventionally farmed soil?  The answer came up loud and clear.

Plant Hemp – Enrich the Soil
That’s when the research really took off. In the fall of 2016, all our land was officially Certified Organic. Hemp needs to be grown organically. Divine timing! I checked with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. Hemp was classified as a controlled substance in Minnesota. Huh? Illegal? Why? It has little to no THC (tetrahydrocannabinol, is the chemical responsible for most of marijuana’s psychological effects). Well, it was shortly after that, the government recognized their error and the MDA started their 2017 Hemp Pilot Program. I signed up right away! After researching, discussing pro’s and con’s with my husband, Dan and multiple background checks, we were officially approved.

Here we grow!
Our Hemp seed arrival is days away. The anticipation of an Organic Hemp Crop is exhilarating! The soil benefits are tremendous. We are growing our 2017 crop for the hemp oil that will be extracted from the harvested seed. It’s a long road ahead…contracts, soil preparation, organic weed control, even some chicken pellets for some natural fertilizer.

Our Retreats at Organic Oasis Farms will include ceremonies to honor Nature that includes a tour of our Hemp fields.  Join us in our evolution to rest, restore and rebuild our minds, bodies and spirits alongside our greatest sustainer, Mother Earth.

LOVE!
Char

Mexico Wellness Retreats and the Gypsy Circle

Wellcations and the Gypsy Circle – A perfect union.

As I was completing my naturopath appointment with Dr. Susan Anderson, I shared with her some information about our newly formed Gypsy Circle, a collective group of wellness practitioners who came together for the greater good of all. The Gypsy Circle realized, in our collective-life experience, that when we come together to support each other, nirvana happens – the perfect state of happiness – in work, love and life.

We began discussing how the old energy of the pyramid in business is fading away and the new energy of the circle of everybody coming together as equal is what we are evolving into. The concept of Ubuntuhumanity towards others.

Dr. Su asked what we had planned on doing with the Gypsy Circle.  “Travel around spreading love.” I said, “We are ready to facilitate yoga retreats, WellCare fairs, yoga classes, meditation workshops, shamanic breath work, intuitive readings, ceremonies, celebrations, events, the list goes on and on… the excitement of the group is exhilarating.”

That’s when it happened; she turned to me and said. “Would you consider facilitating a retreat with me?” That is the moment everything shifted for me, I was scared, excited, nervous…all the emotions wrapped into one big ball of holy shit…here we grow!

I thought to myself – all the details, all the planning…how could it possibly happen? The Gypsies got to work. What would the retreat be? The list included Reiki sessions, Happy Hour spa foot massage, meditation workshop, yoga classes, ancestral  honoring ceremony, and more.

Puerto Nuevo Grand Luxxe Resort…here we come!

Mountain view out my window.

Before I knew it – we had planned our very first retreat – Mexico WELLCATION 2016. We stayed at a luxury resort, Grand Luxxe Residence, “over the top”, exquisite views of the mountains, the ocean, the endless pools and hot tub’s, the luxury suite, the welcoming smiles, it all took my breath away.

My spirit felt rejuvenated as we did yoga in the gorgeous resort pool.

Sunrise at Grand Luxxe Resort – Puerto Nuevo, Mexico.

We spent mornings watching glorious sunrises while meditating and relaxing.

All of the luxury was outshined by the plethora of education I received in assisting with the facilitation of this yoga retreat that Dr. Sue named a Wellcation. It truly was a union of mind, body and spirit. As the week progressed, the individual transformations became crystal clear. Then I knew…This is it! I have found my calling.

I have experienced 2 phenominal retreats in Mexico with Dr. Su. Our 3rd Yoga Retreat,  is coming up in October 2017. this time we are adding in Reiki attunements and in Suite massage.

WELLCATION 2017, MEXICO
Join us for a Wellness Week in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico Grande Luxxe Residence.
Dr. Su • Luxury Suite • Endless Pools • Yoga

Presented by:
Dr. Susan Anderson – Doctor of Naturopathy, Yoga Instructor, Spiritual Guide
Angel Hawk Destinations

Char Adelmann – Reiki Master, Yoga & Meditation Instructor, Retreat Coordinator
Oasis Yoga and Meditation

For more information and to register, click on the “Register for Wellcation” button.

Register for Wellcation

The Gypsy Circle and now come “full-circle”. We have found our mission. This is our calling. We help transform lives by sharing our gifts, for the greater good of all. I call this pure bliss.

LOVE!
Char