Welcome to Tom & Dee’s Sunflower Spot at 1Planet Peace Patch Farm !
Where the Sun Meets the Flower
~ Planting seeds for a peaceful existence ~
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Welcome to 1Planet Peace Patch’s Sunflower Spot. We love sunflowers and grow them in various places in our gardens.
We embrace the symbolism of the Sunflower and hope you enjoy this page all about Sunflowers.
Message of the Sunflowers
Sunflowers have become the symbol of a world free of nuclear weapons. After Ukraine gave up its last nuclear warhead, the Defense Ministers of the U.S., Russia, and Ukraine met on a former Ukrainian missile base, June 4, 1996. They celebrated by scattering sunflower seeds and planting sunflowers. Former U.S. Secretary of Defense William Perry said, â€œSunflowers instead of missiles in the soil would insure peace for future generations. Read more about the sunflower at: Sunflower.
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The sunflower is also used as a symbol by many Green parties around the world. In March 1983, 27 newly elected Green members of the West German Parliament, the Bundestag, entered the parliament building wearing bright colors and carrying sunflowers. The sunflower, which grows rapidly and produces many seeds, became the symbol of the new party. Pictures of the event were carried in the media around the world and helped inspire others in the U.S. and other places to begin organizing green movements in their own countries.
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|Read all about sunflowers:
The Sunflower Stop
|Sunflower Sites with Recipes:
National Sunflower Association
Scottish Food Guide
|Organic Sunflower Seed Sites:
True Foods Market
Living Treen Community
Local HarvestFor Planting:
Sow Organic Seed
Seeds of Change
Crochet Hats with Sunflowers:
Handmade hair scrunchies
All-natural skin care products made with sunflower oil
Ingredients: sunflower oil, water, palm oil, coconut oil, sodium hydroxide, castor oil and lavender essential oil.
Lip Balms in vanilla, chocolate mint, lemon and orange flavors.
Ingredients: sunflower oil, palm kernel oil, beeswwax, and flavoring oil (vanilla, peppermint and tea tree, lemon essential, and orange essential).
Scent Sticks ~ Lavender and Flower Child.
Ingredients: sunflower oil, palm kernel oil, beeswax, and flavoring oil (lavender essential and lavender, patchouli, ylang ylang essential).
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