If you give a man a fish, he will make a meal.

If you teach him to fish, he will have a living.

If you are thinking a year ahead, sow seed.

If you are thinking ten years ahead, plant a tree.

If you are thinking one hundred years ahead,

Educate the people.

By sowing a seed once, you harvest once.

By planting a tree, you harvest tenfold.

By educating the people,

They learn to nourish the soil,  

Grow healing plants,

Feed and heal one another


Harvest for generations to come.

Traditional proverb adapted by Dr. Ed Bauman

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dr. edward bauman

M.Ed., PhD., Founder & President Bauman Nutrition College

Dr. Edward Bauman M.Ed., Ph.D., is an internationally renowned Holistic Health and Nutrition pioneer. His field expertise in health education spans more than 40 years. He has been shaping and sharing the radical notion of the experience of wellness since 1969 with his “seed to cell to society” holistic nutrition innovations.