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Dietary Habits affect all aspects of health - physical, mental, emotional, spiritual

Sheryl McGlochlin - Monday, April 21, 2014


Dietary Habits:  Foods affect all aspects of health; physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual

Building foods:  Concentrate your diet with these foods to heal from serious diseases or for more energy. If raw foods give you gas, either steam them or cook them.  Use these foods as your main staple. 

  • Organic Foods
  • Vegetables
  • Raw Foods
  • Fresh, ripe fruits
  • Green foods
  • Raw seeds, raw nuts

Maintaining foods:  These generally don’t particularly improve your health.  Use them in moderation. 

  • Breads (use whole grains)
  • Cooked foods (they provide few or no enzymes)
  • Spicy foods (they may affect digestion)
  • Meats (use sparingly)
  • Legumes (they can produce gas)
  • Dairy (poorly absorbed, mucus forming, can cause lactose problems)
  • Some frozen foods (they offer few or no enzymes)

Foods to eliminate for allergies are: 

  • Wheat - some people require gluten-free
  • Dairy
  • Sweets
  • Soda Pop

Destructive foods:  These can contribute to disease!  

  • Tobacco (very hard on your health and your wallet)
  • Alcohol (emotional escape, source of sugar)
  • Fast foods (very little nutrition and high cost)
  • Over the counter drugs (more drugs, less health)
  • Prescription drugs (improve your health with the building foods)
  • Recreational drugs (is this your emotional escape?)
  • Peanut Butter (most brands are rancid)
  • Processed foods (contain lots of preservatives)
  • Stimulants (the more you use, the less energy you have)
  • Pork (poorly digested, lots of uric acid)
  • Sugar (may be a hormonal problem, contributes to osteoporosis)
  • Soda Pop (contributes to osteoporosis)
  • Margarine (it is a trans fatty acid, use butter instead)
  • Canned foods (very little food value and no enzymes)
  • Coffee (very acidic and may contribute to gout or kidney problems)
  • Fried foods (toxic and may impair memory and concentration)

Our Community Garden Group is much like a non-stop Merry-Go-Round - We'll help you jump on!

Sheryl McGlochlin - Tuesday, May 08, 2012

We greatly appreciate

all those who have helped us OR continue to help us grow our gardens so we can feed more families in our community while teaching our members how to grow delicious, fresh, garden-produce themselves! 

Think of our Community Garden Group as a non-stop Merry-Go-Round.  We will do everything in our power to help you jump on board with us!

Here are a few valuable links to help you out:  

We need you.  We want you.  We hope you'll come soon! 


Main Group Schedule for any given garden, working with a Coordinator


Most Urgent Garden Work To Do 


Coordinator Contact Info (Garden, Coordinator, Phone, Email)


Garden Addresses


Garden Recipes  (Share your recipes with us as well)

Harvest & Food available this week 


New 2012 Garden Orientation, Policies & Procedures 


Garden Videos - 


Each of these web pages are updated often


TIPS for working in our gardens:

  • Get to know the garden coordinators.
  • Check the blog posts to see where the "hot spots" are.  
  • Work in any garden you like.  We greatly appreciate your help.
  • You'll receive harvest from a variety of gardens. 
  • If it's possible, be consistent by picking ANY time when you can come and work in a garden on a regular basis.  You can always change or cancel if needed.  You may stay and work as long as you like.   
  • It's never a problem if you can't attend.  If a coordinator was expecting you, just let them know.
  • Once you know what work needs to be done in a garden, you may work ANYTIME during the week (Monday - Saturday) during daylight hours (early morning into the evening) - NOT just during the scheduled group work time.
  • Contact your coordinator first before working in any of the gardens. They may have something urgent they need your help with.
  • You don't have to wait to work in a garden IF you.... 1) have contacted the garden coordinator via email, text, phone message, etc.  2) have at least left a message stating what you plan to work on in that garden
  • If possible, work with the coordinator at least once, so you can get to know each other AND the garden better.


Short Video: Intro to our 2012 Community Garden Group

Sheryl McGlochlin - Saturday, February 04, 2012

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