Monday, September 14, 2015

What Seeds Are You Planting?

How does your garden grow? Don't have one... yet? Maybe this is the time to give it a go. Come learn about my experiences over the last year and a half on the MomsRising blog about school and community gardens

The MomsRising team has an excellent #BacktoSchool initiative for the first half of September focusing on healthy snacks, lunches, and sharing practical life skills for parents, teachers, and children. 

I recommend you follow their pages for further wellness awareness! BTW, [almost] every Friday at 10a EST, they host a #FoodFri talk on Twitter. You can check out their page, Good Food Force, on Facebook as well to connect with other concerned parents and care givers.

An excerpt from my guest post on the blog: 
If you’re like me, you want your family to eat well and enjoy it and maybe, just maybe, learn about where real food comes from. So whatever happened last growing season, maybe my story will encourage you to give it a try again. And, don’t give up; your family’s health may just depend on your perseverance! 
Before you go, here's a quick tip for your garden: If you happen to live in or visit the Mojave desert in the spring and you see this wildflower while out and about, pick some, and place them in a vase with water. You'll be able to enjoy them for a few days. Some say they smell like cherries and others may say they smell like grapes. I smell cherries. My son smells grapes! They have a very nice scent. 

Convey Awareness | Planting Seeds with Guest Post on MomsRising

When the blooms of the Desert Heliotrope fall off and leave behind the seeds, remove the stem, and scatter the seeds wherever you’d like to see these flowers bloom. (Do not eat the flowers. If you have animals, research this flower more before planting / scattering the seeds. Wash hands after handling.) Take the stem and leaves and add them to your garden's compost pile for added nitrogen to the soil. This was a tip shared with me by a volunteer of the community garden (more about this on my guest post). We used the stems and leaves for both the school and community gardens this past spring and summer. In case you missed the link, you can learn more about that post on the MomsRising blog here.

Bloom where you're planted! Be well!! =)

Convey Awareness | What Seeds Are You Planting

Have you ever been curious as to what the meaning is behind my logo - you know since it includes a seed, a seedling, and a flower? You can learn more about it here on this page. 

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