Also home of…HOPE

Serving Up a Weekly Helping of Sustainable and Organic Gardening,Food, Health, & Community

to the shared website of Maganda Gallery and HOPE (Healing Ourselves For Peace On Earth). Maganda Gallery originally began as a website for artwork by Aireen Joven which can be found at The Art. Visit the growing list of Links & Resources, cast your vote in the Peace Polls, and check back every week to read our weekly column “The Hot Potato” that includes writings and photos from the garden.maganda gallery

Healing Ourselves For Peace On Earth, founded in 2006, is a non-profit, non-hierarchical organization dedicated to creating a new paradigm of cooperative human experience, where all decisions are made based on respect and love for the Earth and all of life. Our mission is to assist in the realization of self-empowerment for personal and planetary healing through holistic education, creative expression, and action.

HOPE is a holistic approach to personal & planetary healing, sustainability, and peace. Our focus is to support a vision of how each person as an individual and as part of a greater community is empowered to change the world. We emphasize that a holistic approach is key to fundamental solutions. The holistic approach connects healing the wounds of childhood trauma and lovingly honoring children with the urgency of ending all violence and war; reversing climate change with food security and the building of relocalized, sustainable food systems, lifestyles, and economies; healing the man-made destruction of our earth with cultivating an intimate relationship and reconnecting to nature; and creating a world of peace starting with ourselves and our neighborhoods as we also move forward on a diversity of paths united in one vision of hope for earth and all.

Our weekly column “The Hot Potato: Serving Up a Weekly Helping of Sustainable & Organic Gardening, Food, Health, and Community” can be read every week at The Hot Potato. We’ve also compiled an Online Bookstore where you can buy good books and films on gardening, sustainability, children, parenting, history, politics, art, and more while supporting our work, or you can just browse the diverse collection as a growing reference.

Maganda is a Filipino word that means beautiful.