Do you want to grow communities around food? Would you like to see technology help people grow their own food and share it with neighbors? If you answered yes to either of those questions, hurray! We have an internship opportunity made for you.
Giving Garden is a local Davis startup with a big, global mission to grow communities around food and food around communities. We are focused on building local food and gardening communities with the help of technology. We specifically want to bring food knowledge and produce sharing into the 21st century with all the data and social tools that are at our generations fingertips.
Blueberries are one of the most nutrient rich foods in the world; they boost our immune system and can improve our overall health if consumed regularly. Not only are blueberries a convenient snack food and a tasty addition to many meals but they also contribute to our longevity in these three major ways:
Grace Garden of the Davis United Methodist Church, located at the heart of Davis, California, is a sustainable garden with a cause. Grace Garden’s goal is to, “grow community which nourishes the body and spirit,” and donate nearly all of their harvest to help feed the hungry. And behind their big mission is a gardener and community leader with a big heart to match. Her name is Cid Barcellos.
From the ground up Cid has transformed the church’s empty lot space into a sustainable garden over the years. Harvesting for Davis Community Meals and finding therapy through the garden, in 2015 Cid was able to harvest 1,700 lbs of produce from the garden to spread throughout Davis. With the help of her many volunteers and their ga(u)rden cat, Gracie, Cid continues to spread not only her harvest, but shares her knowledge as a master gardener throughout the community.
Often times after our routine dose of morning tea or coffee, we throw out the loose leaves or used grounds of coffee thinking they’ve served their only use. However, the leftover remains from your warm cup of joe or tea can serve some extra good in your garden.
We came up with an easy and inexpensive DIY remedy that puts left overs from your hot tea to use, to cure those cold weather chapped lips. Our green tea scrub will quench your lips better than religiously reapplying chapstick every hour, an inefficient habit that doesn’t work if your lips aren’t properly exfoliated! Continue reading “Reuse Those Greens With This Green Tea Lip Scrub”
If you love Lord of the Rings, magicians or fantastical things you should try growing your own food. When you put a plant or seed in the ground and you watch it grow and become an amazing bounty of fresh, yumminess you’ll feel like a powerful and awesome gardening wizard. It’s magical.
It’s also healthy, good for the environment, and a great way to calm nerves and recharge from our screen-time crammed lives.
But mainly it’s fun to feel like a wizard. And fresh tomatoes kick all store bought tomatoes to the curb.