Michael Solomon was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1945. As a child he discovered his profound love for nature. His journey led him to live with Native American elders where he gained insight, experience and knowledge of their many ceremonial traditions, organic farming methods and food preparation.
Victoras Kulvinskas, author of “Survival in the 21st Century” suggested that Michael visit a farming community in Ecuador. Michael fell in love with the beautiful local people, the lush green land and climate of the Vilcabamba Valley. This community became his new home for 12 years where he lived and worked, learning about subtropical farming and planting fruit trees. The community then moved to another valley in Southern Ecuador where he lived and took care of the organic vegetable gardens and fruit trees.
In 1991 he left the community and returned to Vilcabamba Valley. He found six acres and was given permission to live on the land with the option to buy it. While Michael was living on this property, the vision of the IEENI GLOBAL FOUNDATION was formed. Hel returned to the U.S. six months later and created a not-for-profit Foundation called IEENI (International Essene Educational Network Inc.) to save our world. Back to Home Page