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Grow your own food and more...

Growing your own food has many health benefits and works hand in hand with living a happier, more self sufficient and sustainable life

Growing one's food is highly therapeutic, meditative, instructive and gratifying.

I have always been a gardener and food alchemist* ™ - an apprentice of plants and herbs, learning about their culinary and medicinal properties and uses, watching them grow while they transform into beautiful and useful gardens, that nourish the human body and soul with clean, wholesome food.

As my Holistic health coaching studies and experience evolved, growing one's own food was a natural progression and goes naturally hand in hand to living a holistically healthier, happier, life. Financially too, one can reap significant rewards.

Environmental health is fundamental for our own holistic health - the quality of the soil, air and water in which our food grows is synonymous with its quality. 
It's all connected. Everything is connected in LIfe.

Growing our own foods again helps us control the quality of our food that we consume and serve our loved ones.
  • It helps us eat more fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • We decide what kinds of fertilizers and pesticides come in contact with our food.
  • It lets us control when to harvest our food.
  • Vegetables that ripen in the garden have more nutrients than some store-bought vegetables that must be picked early.
  • It helps save us money mid to long term. 
  • It helps us reduce your carbon footprint.
  • Eating produce that is seasonal and local is less taxing on your wallet and our environment.
  • While we help ourselves we regenerate and heal the earth. 
  • It's a great win - win - win solution. I win, you win, the planet that nourishes wins. (Planet - People - Profit)

I am studying Permaculture design so I am able to help pass this fundamental knowledge. Permaculture is my preferred way of growing food for many reasons. It's a natural ally to building a broader understanding of a sustainable health and lifestyle while adding to the quality of people and life on our planet, on which we are dependent for our nourishment, lest we forget.  It can be done as part of your nutrition health coaching program or as a separate one. 

The curriculum includes the use of natural energies, natural building techniques, water harvesting and the know how to create and/or convert ornamental gardens into food gardens that not only feed our souls but our bodies too.... 

I am particularly interested in bringing this practical hands-on knowledge to help Mothers and children reconnect to Mother earth through food. I can  
hold workshops on how to grow it, teach the power of food alchemy and how to cook food in an easy, healthy and fun way.
I am also keen to assist schools to begin community gardens to re introduce these life skills back into children's education from a young age, neighborhoods and communities.

Workshops can be done on a 1 on 1 basis or group sessions can be arranged. I am also willing to travel if you wish to gather a group of your friends/family/ or like minded individuals for weekly or monthly sessions until you become autonomous. Contact me with your thoughts.

*food alchemy ™ - transforming natural, simple, ordinary, clean food into the extraordinary, enjoyable and powerful healing fuel, specific to your body.

Modeled on natural ecosystems, permaculture is a branch of ecological design and ecological engineering which develops sustainable human settlements and self-maintained agricultural systems.

The core tenets of permaculture are:
CARE of the EARTH: Provision for all life systems to continue and multiply.

CARE of PEOPLE: Provision for people to access those resources necessary for their existence.

SETTING LIMITS/SHARING the SURPLUS: By governing our own needs, limiting population and consumption, we can set resources aside to further the above principles. The third ethic of "share the surplus" is because permaculture people have had the experience more often than not, that they create more than they need, so sharing is part of the keeping the "permanent culture cycle".

Permaculture design emphasizes patterns of landscape, function, and species assemblies.

It asks the question, “Where does this element go? How can it be placed for the maximum benefit of the system?"

To answer this question, the central concept of permaculture is maximizing useful connections between components and synergy of the final design.
The focus of permaculture, therefore, is not on each separate element, but rather on the relationships created among elements by the way they are placed together; the whole becoming greater than the sum of its parts.

Permaculture design therefore seeks to minimize waste, human labor, and energy input by building systems with maximal benefits between design elements to achieve a high level of synergy.

Permaculture designs evolve over time by taking into account these relationships and elements and can become extremely complex systems that produce a high density of food and materials with minimal input. Common permaculture practices include the use of agroforestry, natural building, rainwater harvesting, and sheet mulching.

Contact me with your thoughts and objectives. In the meantime watch this wonderful documentary Terra

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