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healthy herbs

17 May

photo-36In honor of Food Revolution Day, we would like to inspire our readers to go out there and plant something edible!

Planting fresh herbs in Spring is a satisfying experience for both adults and children alike.

Getting your hands in the soil, being outdoors and absorbing some unintentional exercise provides a host of benefits.

Planting your very own herbs not only give you a sense of satisfaction, but they also provide great nutrition and flavor to various dishes.

We recently had the opportunity to plant herbs and flowers at one our schools, and the children had a blast!

We first roughed up the soil, removed rocks and roots, finding worms, grubs and slugs along the way, then we dug some holes, and pressed our flowers and herbs into the soil. We finished off with a nice watering session to satiate the plants’ thirst, then cleaned up.

The students were so excited to see the finished product, while also having thoroughly enjoyed the process.

As the soil warms, and the sun shines, take this time to plant something in the soil. There is no better time than now!

Friday Food Quote

24 Aug

641469772_443795bb89“One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.”
– Luciano Pavarotti

We eat three, if not more times per day. When we eat we chose what we want to eat, how we want to eat it, where and sometimes why.

When eating this weekend with your friends, family, community, or on your own try to be mindful of all of the steps the food has taken to appear on your plate; the energy that it took to grow, the soil, worms, bees, sunshine, rain, the people who harvested it, and brought it to the market (whether the farmers or super). Thinking about the process before eating, may lead you to take a step back, breathe deep and before digging in, really appreciate all that went into your food.

Photo courtesy of chefranden