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MiKe Garofalo has been creating webpages at Green Way Research since 1999.  Each year over 1.2 million webpages are served up from the Cloud Hands website which includes Cloud Hands Taijiquan, Valley Spirit Qigong, Ripening Peaches: Taoist Studies and Practices, and One Old Druid's Final Journey

Karen and Mike Garofalo have been creating webpages at the Spirit of Gardening website since 1999.  Over 23 million webpages have been served to people all around the world from their Spirit of Gardening website from 1999-2011. 

Over two thousand persons have written to us to tell us how these hundreds of webpages have provided them with enjoyment, inspiration, information, and insights.  Readers of the Spirit of Gardening and Cloud Hands websites have asked us how they can help us to keep our many webpages online, maintain them, and expand them.   

How You Can Help

1.  Purchase some of the fine books, products or services advertised on our many webpages. 

We were an Associate from 2002 until June of 2011.  In 2011, the State of California
and Amazon engaged in a legal battle about charging California sales taxes on Amazon purchases. 
The end result of the debate was that Amazon no longer pays former Associates in California anything
for purchases resulting from referrals from Associates.  Consequently, the thousands of links to
Amazon products from our many websites do still make Amazon money, but Amazon returns nothing
to Mike or Karen Garofalo.  We formerly would get up to $75.00 per month from our Amazon links.  This
was a major setback for our efforts to raise funds to support Internet publishing at this and other
websites of ours.  What a disappointment!  Therefore, please consider #2 - #8 below. 

2.   Send us a gift or donation:

           Green Way Research
           23005 Kilkenny Lane
           Red Bluff, CA 96080

         Thanks for your cash donations.  A mere $5 would support many improvements.   
             Your generosity and encouragement are greatly appreciated. 
             Your check or money order can be made payable to either Green Way Research or Karen Garofalo. 
             You can also use your PayPal account to transfer a donation to us.  Make your PayPal payment to:

3.   Use our websites or blog for advertising your products or services.   

4.   Become a sponsor of our website. 

5.   Read and subscribe to our Cloud Hands Blog
      Tell others about our webpages and blog.  The more people that know about us increases
      our chances in securing advertising or sponsors. 

6.   Send us a book that we would like to read. 

7.   Send us your comments, quotes, suggestions, and ideas. 

8.   Work in your garden.  Support local gardening efforts. 
      Support tree planting and  reforestation efforts.  Follow the Green Way! 


      Since retiring from our former careers, Mike works three part-time jobs and Karen works
      one part-time job to help us make ends meet.  We need your help to pay for the costs of
      publishing and running The Spirit of Gardening and Cloud Hands websites, and
      for expanding their respective offerings. 


Best wishes to you and your family. 

Peace and Prosperity for the hardworking folks around the world. 

Thank you very much! 

Karen and Mike Garofalo



Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu

Cloud Hands Website  

Valley Spirit Qigong Website

Ripening Peaches: Taoist Studies and Practices

Spirit of Gardening Index  

Months and Seasons Website  

Our Path in the Valley Blog  

Green Way Research  



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The Spirit of Gardening Website

Over 3,800 Quotations, Poems, Sayings, Quips, One-Liners, Clichés, Facts, Quotes, and Insights
Arranged by Over 250 Topics
Over 15 Megabytes of Text
Over 23 Million Webpages (excluding graphics) Served to Readers Around the World
       From January 1, 1999 through March 1, 2011
This webpage has been online since January 2000 
Compiled by Karen Garofalo and Mike Garofalo from Red Bluff, California

How can you help Karen and Mike improve and maintain this website? 
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Last Updated: September 4, 2011 

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