School programs are cultivating interest in gardening

Original article in the San Diego Union-Tribune By Heather Holland Children and gardens have been a common theme throughout literature. From “Jack and the Beanstalk” to “Alice in Wonderland,” “The Secret Garden” to “The Lorax,” our storytellers have found beautiful and fantastical ways of emphasizing the connection between children and things that grow. In a [...]

2019-09-16T15:16:57-07:00September 16th, 2019|

Vista kids compete in ‘Top Chef’ style competition

Some young home cooks put their new skills to the test Friday in Vista. Students in the Garden and Nutrition Camp at the Bella Mente Academies spent the last few weeks learning the basics of cooking They can now do thinks like Julienne and saute. On Friday, they competed in a 'Top Chef' style cooking [...]

2019-08-12T14:51:57-07:00August 12th, 2019|

92024 Magazine – June/July 2019

Published on Jun 5, 2019 Located on approximately 17 acres of land in Encinitas, Coastal Roots Farm works to bring communities together through healthy food, sustainable agriculture, food justice, and ancient Jewish wisdom. Join our conversation with Coastal Roots Farm Executive Director Javier Guerrero. See the article on Page 11.

2019-07-22T07:28:37-07:00July 22nd, 2019|

From Chickens to Diabetes: The Roots of the Sage Garden Project

What does raising chickens have to do with preventing diabetes? The story begins on a farm in New Jersey, back around 1950. The young son, whose job was caring for the family’s chickens, learned the fundamentals of life first-hand – life cycles, weather, seasons, animal husbandry, medicinal intervention, pesticide pros and cons, ecology, conservation and [...]

2019-05-30T14:17:17-07:00May 20th, 2019|

Combining gardening, science and the culinary arts at the Sage Garden Project at Ocean Knoll Elementary

  Ocean Knoll students with Dawn Mayeda at the Lick the Plate recording session. Photo courtesy Lick the Plate. Just when I thought that today’s kids are all about smart phones, tablets and other digital distractions, I come across a very cool program like the Sage Garden Project at Ocean Knoll Elementary. This program engages [...]

2018-06-27T14:39:48-07:00December 20th, 2017|

Schools promote healthy lifestyle to prevent diabetes

Type 2 diabetes can be prevented with a healthy diet, exercise chicoreport @chicoreport Being surrounded by blooming flowers, ripe tomatoes and other seasonal vegetables is teaching children in many schools how to eat healthy and grow their own food. Research has shown that garden programs can increase not only students’ knowledge of nutrition but can [...]

2018-06-27T14:39:49-07:00December 20th, 2017|

Beans and Greens Cook-off and Faire

The San Dieguito Heritage Museum held its eighth annual Beans & Greens Cook-off and Faire Oct. 8. The event also included live music, vintage cars, a silent auction, bake sale, kids’ activities and tours of the Museum and Teten House. Original article can be read at San Diego Union Tribune

2018-06-27T14:39:49-07:00October 25th, 2016|