Show Your Appreciation

Mike Garofalo has been creating webpages at Green Way Research since 1999.  Each year, over 570,000 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.  Each year, over 850,000 webpages have been served to people all around the world from their Spirit of Gardening website from 1999-2013. 

Over three thousand persons have written to us to tell us how these hundreds of webpages have provided them with enjoyment, inspiration, information, and insights.  Many have shared information.  Many have asked questions.  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. 

2.   Send us a gift or donation:

           Green Way Research
           14214 NW 10th Court
           Vancouver, Washington 98685

         Thanks for your cash donations.  A gift of $20 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, Karen Garofalo or Michael 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, or become a Friend on Facebook
      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! 


      Mike worked three part-time jobs, and Karen worked two part-time jobs from 1998-2016.
      to help us make ends meet.  We both retired in 2016.  Both of us are over 70 years of age.   

      We need your help to pay for the web hosting 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  

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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

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Last Updated: May 28, 2017 


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