The Enchanted Garden Intentional Community
Description of Our Community
Plant Your Dream Here!
Through flowers, live herbs,
and whole foods present
and circulating through our daily lives,
we can help the world grow healthy
and beautiful from the ground up.
The Earth, through our own hands,
very close to home,
beginning in our own backyard,
can become an Enchanted Garden! -
-Leslie Goldman Enchanted Gardener
We live together on a 1/3-acre parcel surrounded by canyons in the state college area of San Diego--SDSU. The land exists as an oasis of green with many aromatic herbs and simple foods growing. The work that has gone into preserving this natural environment for more than 20 years is an inspiration to many. The land is rich in nature spirits and life energies drawn here through many hands working together.
We have a large library of books in the areas of natural food, gardening, Feng Shui, personal growth, and eclectic spiritual studies. The library houses books and materials created by Leslie Goldman, founder, and works by his mentors, Bernard Jensen, natural healing arts elder, and Edmond Bordeaux Szekely, modern Essene Renaissance pioneer.
The community archives a rare Essene School of Thought Library of hours of audio tapes co-created by Leslie Goldman and Kevin Ryerson. The property is in private ownership. The house offers rental to those who would like to live as extended family and join together in house meetings and shared house duties.
We live by basic agreements to keep the house orderly and maintain the property. We call this Every Day Upkeep.
The rent for a number of rooms as of 5/1/04 is $540.00.
There is also a rent reduction option for those who wish to
do 12 hours of work valued at $10.00 hour. A person doing
12 hours of work would pay $420.00.
From time to time, we offer a rental to students or others
who are seeking a quiet place and would like to live here
without attending to some of our community aspects.
The Enchanted Garden is a name for the new earth we can each grow one person at a time, one plant at a time, organically. Growing the Enchanted Garden is a by-product of our own human flowering, and reestablishing the bonds between our highest seed dreams and the earth.
An international network of friends spread the message of the Enchanted Garden through joining the Enchanted Garden Club. On-going projects include support for local organic farming.
We aspire to create more and more extended community
around gardening together and shared rituals.
of the year.
Individuals who would like to fulfill their personal seed dreams here and grow the Enchanted Garden are encouraged to be in touch.