Desktop Wallpaper For You!

Posted September 13, 2013
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For the past few years, I’ve posted an “Inspiration Board” of images every Friday. In the name of keeping things interesting, I’ve decided to give this segment a make-over. Instead of posting other people’s images, every Friday I will now give you one inspiring desktop wallpaper that I’ve had designed just for you.

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What Can I Grow And When? A Guide To Seasonal Produce

Posted September 12, 2013
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If you want to get the absolute most nutrients from your food, it’s important to eat food that’s in season. This usually means that what you’re eating has been grown locally to you rather than being flown in from the other side of the world and lost half its goodness along the way. Foods that are in season are generally foods that our bodies require at that particular time. This is why root veggies and grounding foods are in season during winter and leafy greens and cooling fruits are in season during summer.

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5 Organic Gardening Myths

Posted September 11, 2013
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Making Jess’ garden for Edible Garden Month has taken me back down memory lane. A little over three years ago I moved to the country and began growing my own organic food to support my health. And looking back, I can recall a few of the myths I believed about organic gardening. Perhaps you can relate? You see, I moved to my one and a half acre property with visions of row upon row of cultivated vegetable beds extending from the house for over one hundred meters down to the dam. However, a more experienced gardener friend looked at the small patch of lawn behind my house and said I could grow more than enough food there!

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Zen Men: Ryland Engelhart

Posted September 10, 2013
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Ryland Engelhart is the epitome of a Zen man. From the moment I met him at Café Gratitude, and he greeted Tallon and I with the warmest hug, I knew he was an awesome human being. Ryland is co-owner of Café Gratitude, co-creator of the documentary May I Be Frank, and is also one of the main inspirations behind Edible Garden Month and my desire to spread the word about the importance of growing our own organic food. While sharing the best strawberry and peach cobbler I’ve ever eaten, Ryland gave us the low-down on an initiative he’s part of called The Victory Gardens – a community garden in Venice, Los Angeles created with the intention of replenishing the humus layer of our soil (read why this is important here) and teaching the community how to grow food from scratch.

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Retreat Recover Day!

Posted September 9, 2013
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I’ve just returned home from three amazing days at Cabarita Ocean Retreat for The Wellness Warrior Spring Clean Out Retreat. I had so much fun hanging out with 19 awesome wellness warriors. I have so much to share about the weekend, but first a little rest is needed. So, I’m taking the day off to recover and will be back with regularly scheduled blogging tomorrow. See you then!

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Foodie Friday: Lee Sutherland

Posted September 6, 2013
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Lee Sutherland is a health coach, a personal trainer and the director of Fitness In The City – a business that combines both of these plus a blog that covers all things wellness. Lee is also my amazing agent at Harry M Miller Group. I’m in awe of anyone who can hold down a hectic job, plus a blog while at the same time taking impeccable care of themselves. Here, Lee shares her tips for making it happen.

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Desktop Wallpaper For You!

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For the past few years, I’ve posted an “Inspiration Board” of images every Friday. In the name of keeping things interesting, I’ve decided to give this segment a make-over. Instead of posting other people’s images, every Friday I will now give you one inspiring desktop wallpaper that I’ve had designed just for you.

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Wellness Warrior TV: Choosing Herbs & Veggies To Grow

Posted September 5, 2013
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During this video in our Edible Garden series, Nicola Chatham and I chat about the food I want to grow in my organic herb garden and veggie patch. Nic talks us through some common and uncommon medicinal herbs that are easy to grow in a balcony garden and in pots, and well as some larger veggies that will be more suitable for the backyard patch.

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Wellness Warrior TV: Planning The Organic Veggie Patch

Posted September 4, 2013
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Today I’m kicking off the first video in a series I’m collaborating on with my friend and organic gardening teacher Nicola Chatham. Nic is helping me create an organic veggie patch in my backyard plus a balcony herb garden – all totally from scratch. We’re filming the whole process from start to finish to show you how you can do it in your own space.

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Save Hours at the Grocery Store & in the Kitchen with this Delicious Herb! (My Absolute FAVOURITE Plant!)

Posted September 3, 2013
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Do you feel as though you’re too busy to grow your own food? I’m not surprised. But what if I told you that growing this one herb would actually save you hours going to the grocery store? Not only that, but it tastes delicious AND improves your health.

I’m super excited to share this herb of the week with you. It’s actually my favourite plant in my whole garden. Yes, I love it that much.

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