Saturday, September 5, 2015

Benefits of Wheats Grass

Reasons you should incorporate Wheatgrass in your life...

Wheatgrass Juice is one of the best sources of living chlorophyll available today. However, to get the full benefit, the chlorophyll must come fresh from a living plant.Wheatgrass juice is an effective healer because it contains all minerals known to man, and vitamins A, B-complex, C, E, l and K, you name it!1 ounce of juice equals 2 pounds of produce nutritionally,Wheatgrass is gluten-free because it’s cut before the grain forms.

Having issues with skin disease ,scars, or fun facts thatll help your exterior body?

  • Chlorophyll contains enzymes and super- oxide dismutase, a copper-containing protein found in mature red blood cells. This enzyme decomposes superoxide radicals in the body into a more manageable form, thereby helping to slow down the aging process.
  • Liquid chlorophyll has the ability to get into the tissue, where it can actually refine and renew them.
  • Wheatgrass juice can dissolve the scars that are formed in the lungs from breathing acid gasses. The effect of carbon monoxide is minimized since chlorophyll increases hemoglobin production.
  • Wheatgrass juice acts as a detergent in the body and can be used as a body deodorant.
  • Drink wheatgrass juice for skin problems such as eczema or psoriasis.
  • Massage 6 ounces into the scalp and cover with shower cap for 15 minutes to help eliminate dandruff.
Need or want to improve body function from the inside?

  •  Chlorophyll helps purify the liver.
  • Chlorophyll improves blood sugar problems.
  •  Chlorophyll neutralizes toxins in the body.
  •  Liquid chlorophyll washes drug deposits from the body.
  • reduces high blood pressure and enhances the capillaries.
  • Wheatgrass juice can remove heavy metals from the body.
  • By taking wheatgrass juice, one may feel an increase in strength and endurance, renewed health and spirituality, and experience an overall sense of well-being.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Fall Recipe:

Looking for something to warm for the upcoming autumn chill??

Here is a fantastic fall recipe that is great for the whole family!

Chicken Pot Pie 
  Takes about 1 hr and 10 min. to make    Servings: 8 (or it depends on how you cut it)

You will need:

  • 1  lb of boneless of cubed skinless, and boneless chicken breasts 
  • 1 cup peas
  • 1 cup of fresh or frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup sliced celery
  • 1/3 cup all- purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion                     
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 2/3 cups of milk 
  • 1 3/4 cups chicken broth 
  • 1/4 tsp. celery seed
  • 1/2 tsp. salt (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 2(9 inch) unbaked pie crusts

    1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
    2. In a large sauce pan over medium heat, combine chicken, celery, peas and carrots. Add water so that it  completely covers the veges and chicken and boil for 15 minutes. Then remove from heat, drain, and set aside to cool. 

    3. In the saucepan over medium heat, cook onions in the butter until soft. Stir in flour, pepper, salt and celery seed. Slowly stir in milk and chicken broth. Simmer over medium-low heat until starts to thicken. Remove from heat and set aside.
    4. In the bottom of the pie crust, place the chicken mixture. Pour the hot liquid mixture over. cover and seal the top and sides of the pie crust. Cut off any excess dough.
Make small slits on the top of the crust to allow steam to escape.
    5. Finally, bake pies in preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, or until pie is golden brown. 
   6. Enjoy!!( caution: wait 10 minutes before serving)

~Written by: Areza, G&N Intern 2015

Friday, July 17, 2015

For the Love of a Goat

                  Goats are very curios and extremely intelligent animals. They can be great company to farmers, since they are loyal, social and loving. Not only are they used for food purposes such as  milk and cheese, but they can also be used to pull around small carts and loads to help you on your travels. Their manure can be very beneficial in the fertilizing process. They also have no problem in clearing any weeds from your lawn, just be extra careful with leaving them in your lawn or grassy area for too long because they WILL eat EVERYTHING!!

Written by: Areza G&N Intern 

Monday, July 13, 2015

Raw food vs Cooked food

Find out how to prepare your veggies to get the maximum nutrition out of them.Some produce is most nutritious the "Raw" way, (which is any food that hasn't been heated above 115 degrees) while other need the heat to bring out there best.Here are some example of some veggies, each paired up with a quick recipe...

 1.Asparagus -(cooked)
  Steaming this it till bright green and tender ignites its cancer fighting potential. this low calorie stalk is rich in glutathione, a detoxifying compound that can help destroy carcinogens.

Recipe: under a steamer of boiling water, steam the asparagus for 3-6 minutes until easily pierced with a knife.take out, squeeze over lemon juice, and a pinch of black pepper and salt.enjoy!

2.Beets -(Raw)
 You lose 25% of their Folate .Folate is commonly knows as B-12 which plays a main role of cell repair for production of red blood cells, metabolism, and prevents obesity and various cancers in the body.

Recipe: Shredded beet salad:,,50400000124813,00.html You can also add turnips! (for a vegan version exclude the yogurt)

3.Broccoli -(Raw)
   Heating broccoli, deactivated the enzyme in it, "Myrosinase" . that enzyme cleanses the liver from carcinogens. Carcinogen is a substance capable of causing cancer in living tissue.

Recipe: Clean the broccoli, chop off the florets and eat it with instead of ranch. or a hummus recipe! .

4:Mushrooms -(Cooked) Heating mushrooms. Sauteing ,grilling ,baking ,steaming ,any way possible. It bring out the muscle-building potassium and protein you need. 

5:Onion -(Raw)
They’re anti-allergic, anti-histaminic, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant,you'd deactivate most of this by cooking them.

Recipe: (super easy) 2 ripe avocados, sliced1/4 c thinly sliced white (or red) onion,a sprinkle of olive oil (about 1 tbsp) , juice of 2 small limes...Compile the avocado and onion. Sprinkle with olive oil and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper. Enjoy!

6:Spinach -(Cooked) Cooked spinach will let your body  absorb all of its calcium,iron, and magnesium immediately.
Recipe: Spinach sauce (for spaghetti10 oz of spinach, half a package of queso fresco,clove of raw garlic, olive oil (2 tbs)and salt and pepper to taste . Welt down the spinach  in a little bit boiling water. when thats done. in a food processorthrow in the everything and pulse until the sauce is thick but smooth.serve over any pasta and enjoy hot.

7: Red bell peppers -(Raw)
Their high in vitamin c,it breaks down when heated above 375 degrees. so safer to eat raw in my opinion. 

Recipe:You can eat these sliced with the dips under the broccoli recipes.

8. Tomatoes- (Cooked)
tomatoes include lycopene which prevents cancer and other chronic diseases, this vitamin becomes more intensified when they are cooked and a little oil is added.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015


Why spend a lot of money and time on shopping for new clothes when you can up-cycle your old clothes. You can add you own flavor to your creation

There is nothing wrong with donating your clothes, but you also save money when you have to buy new clothes for the new school  year. You're letting out your inner fashionista. But clothes is not the only thing that can be up-cycled,furniture can be renewed. 

  Give your old forks a new use. Hooks are always used around the house.

 Your cat might need a new bed, use a suitcase, and a pillow to create a wonderful new bed with out wasting a dime.

You dont have to spend millions at retail stores to get the elegant chic look that you crave; with only watching a few tutorials from any DIY website you will get inspired and become a pro in no time. 

Written by Jackie

Monday, June 29, 2015

Field Trip #2: Growing Power

Growing Power is a non profit organization that tries to educate communities on the importance of good tasting, fresh, and chemical free food. The only way to have a healthy community is to eat the right foods that you know are not contaminated with chemicals that are bad for your body. They not only sell fresh produce but they also raise healthy, virus free fish, that would probably be hard to find any where else.

                                         Left to Right: Rosalyn, Jacqueline ,Madeline, Areza, Samantha

Aquaponics: They not only sell fresh produce but they also raise healthy,virus free fish, that would probably be hard to find any where else!

We volunteered to help with projects that needed to be done such as weeding and moving compost.
We were also able to see the goats and chickens here!

-Written by: Areza, G&N Intern 2015

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Children's Activities Have Started Once Again!

We had a wonderful time learning, planting and painting with the kids this past Saturday at Pete's Community Farm! They did a great job making signs to mark each plant and vegetable in the garden. 

Children's activities will continue throughout the summer, every other Saturday, from 10-11:30 am. Please  join us for some free educational and environmental fun! Or, join us during the week to spend time in the garden relaxing and enjoying the sun. Check out the pictures from Saturday, as well as our weekly open hours, below!

Stop by during any of the times listed above!

We had lots of help to plant all the bell peppers, hot peppers and strawberries.

What masterpieces! Now all can name which plants are growing in the garden.