Monday, April 3, 2017

Eat Healthier...Grow Your Own Food

Since the ground around our house is not very gardening friendly, we decided to join a community gardening club. The garden club is full of like-minded people⎯folks that don't want pesticides and chemicals like Roundup on vegetables and fruits. These folks care about the bees, birds, the environment, and their health.

Lucky for us, the lot was already tilled and all we did was order a truck-load of quality soil mixed with manure and compost and spread it over the lot. That's me working my pile. Yesterday, we planted some tomatoes, peppers, watermelon, cucumbers and marigolds. I planted herbs at home...need easy access for cooking. Looking forward to getting a variety of lettuces planted. As we move along through the weeks, we will add other plants. Can't wait to begin eating food I've planted, watered...and cared for. There is lots to learn about gardening. Depending on where one lives really does dictate how one gardens⎯talking to the more experienced gardeners helps a lot...they've got the scoop on what grows best in this climate. We were able to plant mostly organic and non-gmo plants, which is what we all should aim to eat for our health and for the environment. Wherever you are in the world, I wish you happy planting and gardening!

I’m an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and writer. I’m a graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, The College of International Holistic Studies, and the Heart of Herbs and soon the Health Sciences Academy. I help people on their journey toward healthier living through food, herbs, and lifestyle choices. 

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