We were privileged to have Steven Ritz speak at our Juice Plus+ Conference last week – WOW! Watch his TED talk: Steven and his Green Bronx Machine have embraced our Tower Garden by Juice Plus+. Steven is a gifted and inspirational teacher; he and we are spreading the same message. Tower Garden has been scientifically … Continue reading Steven Ritz loves Tower Garden!
Tower Garden by Juice Plus+ is now sweeping the nation. We have been gardening with this wonderful aeroponic gardening system now for over 2 years and love it. Tower Garden is a plug and play, state-of-the-art, vertical, aeroponic growing system. It is easy to assemble and fun for the whole family to watch your food … Continue reading Things We Learned About Tower Garden in 2013
Jake Kelly is an extraordinary young woman; she has become an important part of the local food scene in Santa Barbara, Calif. If you live in Santa Barbara and want to buy local food, you can find Jake and her delicious, chemical-free local produce at the Sunday Farmer’s Market in Goleta from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 … Continue reading California Entrepreneur Leads Rooftop Tower Garden Farm To Extraordinary Success
Tower Garden by Juice Plus+ Grow Green Grow Healthy With The Easiest Garden On Earth Taste the Fresh Picked Difference There is no weeding, tilling, kneeling, or getting dirty! Tower Garden is a plug and play, state-of-the-art, vertical, aeroponic growing system. It is easy to assemble and fun for the whole family to watch your … Continue reading Tower Garden
Studies show that children who are involved with growing their own food are likely to eat more fruits and vegetables, and a larger variety of each, than kids who do not garden at home. “Whether a food is homegrown makes a difference,” according to Debra Haire-Joshu, director of Saint Louis University’s (SLU) Obesity Prevention Center. “Garden … Continue reading Get your family into gardening
We all know we should eat the recommended servings of fruits and vegetables each day. But for various reasons, the vast majority of Americans don’t. If eating right is hard for people across the board, imagine how difficult it is for those who are struggling to get food, any kind of food, on the table. … Continue reading Getting fruits and vegetables to those who need them most
Why Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Still Beat Dietary Supplements, by Julie Chen, MD Much of the marketing that is used to sell dietary supplements comes from the logic that if something has a favorable effect on your health, then it’s base components must be the reason behind it all. Say for eample, scientists and doctors … Continue reading When the Whole Is Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts…
Today, most grocery store produce departments are overflowing with displays of plump, colorful fruits and veggies. From bins of red peppers to cartons of sweet blueberries, many of us are fortunate to have a rainbow of produce at our fingertips year-round. However, a recent string of studies has brought the quality of our plant foods … Continue reading The Truth About Nutrient Dense Foods
Are you eating enough fruits and vegetables? It’s hard to know, isn’t it? The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recommends eating 7-13 servings of fruits and vegetables a day (and seven is only enough for a 4 year old girl!). The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends a minimum of 2 cups of fruit … Continue reading Are you eating enough fruits and vegetables?
When you combine education, job training and entrepreneurial skills, food production, and community enhancement, and throw in a little food activism and awareness of the health/diet connection, great things can happen, as educator and inspirational community activist Stephen Ritz has shown. It’s one thing to take kids from average middle class backgrounds, living in suburbia, … Continue reading Urban Farming in the Classroom grows a Brighter Future