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An educational

urban farm & garden project

The World In A Garden educates community and youth about the nutritional, cultural and environmental aspects of growing and eating food.
Aug 172011
 

There’s no better way to remedy the summer heat than with a salad with fresh ingredients from the garden! If you aren’t growing your own veggies, get your produce at local farmers/pocket markets…why?

  • Meet your maker- it’s personal at the markets! Buy your produce from the source, find out what these local growers are all about, and support their hard work (because believe me, it’s not easy).
  • Lower your footprint- instead of being shipped across the country, local markets offer food grown nearby and transported shorter distances- sometimes by bike! This means lower carbon emissions AND fresher food!
  • Eat in season- experience the many benefits of eating fresh food in season…you get the most nutrients & seasonal food is packed with flavor! YUM!

Find The World In A Garden & other local vendors at the Westside Pocket Market every Thursday from 3-7pm at Kits House, Vine & 7th and be sure to check out these other awesome markets:

Southlands: Sundays, 12-4pm, @ 6767 Balaclava Street

Oak Street Farmers Market: Wednesdays, 3-7pm@ Oak & 49th (Unitarian Church)

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Beet the heat with these simple recipes made with the garden basics:

Mixed Greens Salad with Roasted Beets

Beet & Quinoa Salad

Beet & Fennel Soup

Beet Bread

Aug 102011
 

Everytime I spend a day in the garden, I find myself constantly satisfying my palet with fresh sprigs of fennel, indulging in sweet raspberries and munching on hearty leaves of kale. Raw foods are packed with energy- they are rejuvenating, refreshing AND full of nutrients! Sustaining a healthy diet with plenty of unprocessed, fresh food will give anyone an energy kick, both mentally and physically!

The Why

Uncooked and unprocessed food optimizes health by alkalizing your body. Heating food above 118 degrees F creates acidic toxins that accumulate and disrupt your body’s acid/alkaline balance. By eating more raw food, your body can eliminate the toxins created when you cook and the beneficial enzymes that help with digestion stay intact.

WHY does raw food give me more energy? Raw food contains simple sugars, enzymes, nutrients, and minerals that our bodies need in an easily digestible form.  Since less energy is needed for digestion, you have more energy for other activities! 

Raw food: A Natural Detox? Raw food contains lots of fiber, which allows your body to release mucus, toxins, and accumulated waste.  When you fresh, raw food, your body can focus on detoxing—instead of having to focus on digesting unhealthy, artificially processed packaged foods.

Anti-aging benefits? Raw food contains antioxidants, which play a big role in reducing the signs of aging.  Free radical damage causes oxidation, the central process of aging. The antioxidants and micronutrients in raw foods reduce free radical damage, and help prevent the signs of aging.

To learn more and how to prepare food in the raw, join The World In A Garden for:

PREPARING THE HARVEST: A RAW FOOD WORKSHOP!

Monday, August 29th, 6-9PM

Indigo Food Cafe

2589 West 16th Ave

To register: abaddorf@jfsa.ca | 604-257-5151 ext. 213

More info here!