Jane Grueber – Urban Garden Revolutionary
“Self-reliance is a subversive/rebellious/incendiary practice.”
~Bill Mollison (Father of Permaculture)
Monday, February 20th 2017, Noon PT: FOOD SECURITY & FOOD SAFETY – LISTEN NOW
Monday, January 2nd 2017: INNOVATIVE URBAN GARDEN PROJECTS – LISTEN LIVE
Join me on Monday February 20th at noon PT on The Dr. Theresa Nicassio Show to welcome return guest Jane Grueber back on the show for a passionate conversation about empowering grass-roots urban garden initiatives.
Jane will be sharing more about where her enthusiasm for urban gardening came from, having grown up in the Czech Republic and living through the experience of her entire community’s food supply being poisoned by the Chernobyl disaster. Appreciating the realities and privilege of clean food, Jane has embraced the vision to follow her heart to make a difference for future generations and the planet for abundant, accessible and healthy food for all, starting in her own front yard.
“Rather than fighting the world we reject, let’s use our knowledge, skills, insights, principle and techniques to create the world we do want.” ~ Bill Mollison
About Jane Grueber
Jane Grueber is an urban gardener, a mother and a speech-language pathologist who is passionate about food security and food safety. Her passion lies in advocating for food security – That all people, at all times, have access to nutritious, safe, personally acceptable and culturally appropriate food obtained through normal food distribution channels.
Food Security is “making sure that your neighbor is fed.”
~Carolyn Herriot, author and Vancouver Island farmer
Her life experiences have taken her down a path she never expected. As a child she experienced food security and safety issues in Eastern Europe particularly following the Chernobyl Nuclear accident in April 1986, as an immigrant to Canada, and later as a professional working with children in disadvantaged neighbourhoods in Alberta.
Jane loves all things sustainable, local and organic. She is a nature enthusiast, urban gardener, photographer, writer and hiker. Her passion lies in connecting and reconnecting people with the power of nature and mother earth. She shares the things she is passionate about regularly on her blog Recipes of My Home. You can find her latest musings, projects, and plant-based recipes at janegrueber.com.
“Although the problems are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple – The only ethical decision is to take responsibility for our own existence, and that of our children” ~ Bill Mollison
Urban Front Yard Farm Project
Jane is about to begin her Urban Front Yard Farm project. Her goal for this year is to figure out how much food can be grown in a 9 by 40 foot (360 square foot) yard over a 22 week growing season, whether it can feed her family and neighbours as well as save the family some money in the process.
With her nature photography, Jane has also begun creating gorgeous mood-inspiring short movies, celebrating her love of the planet. With many more on the way, she has recently debuted her first project, “The Power of Nature: A Living Island Series, Volume 1” (see below). Kindergarten teachers have begun using the movie as a soothing and calming classroom tool that the children love.
Recipes of My Home by Jane Grueber
“Top 5 Desserts” is an e-book available for free download on Jane’s site. It is all photographed & written by Jane and was published in October 2016. It is a ‘grab-and-go book’ of the top 5 most raved about dessert recipes on her blog that are all delicious plant-based recipes that are also free of regular sugar and are mostly free of gluten and grains.
Books Jane Grueber Recommends
Book Jane recommends books by Richard Louv, who promotes a nature-rich life for our children as a way to combat what he calls “Nature-Deficit Disorder.”:
Connect with Jane Grueber on Social Media
January 16, 2017: Kate Maliha – EXERCISE FOR HEALTHY AGING, MOOD & BRAIN HEALTH & Judy Russell – How Are The Big Toe & Kidney Connected? (LISTEN NOW)
January 23, 2017: Dr. Jill Carnahan – DOCTOR SURVIVOR: LESSONS OVERCOMING CANCER (LISTEN NOW)
February 27, 2017: Dr. Alessio Fasano – CELIAC DISEASE, GLUTEN & THE GUT (LISTEN NOW)
March 27, 2017: Logan Seelye – EMPOWERED POST SPINAL CORD INJURY
April 3, 2017: Michael Ayalon – POSITIVE CHANGE ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES
April 10, 2017: Pitz Quattrone – HOW THE DIDGERIDOO SAVED MY LIFE
April 17, 2017: Haely Lindau – FIGHTING CANCER WITH FOOD
April 24, 2017: Dr. Saul Pilar – SALT INTAKE & HEALTH
May 1, 2017: Leeza Steindorf – CONNECTED PARENT – EMPOWERED CHILD
May 8, 2017: Barbara Jaffe – WHEN WILL I BE GOOD ENOUGH?
May 15, 2017: Layne Lieberman RD – BEYOND THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET
May 22, 2017: Janet Rollings Walmsley & Jenny Story – AUTISM: A MOTHER-DAUGHTER LOVE STORY
May 29, 2017: Jane Grueber – URBAN FRONT YARD FARM PROJECT
June 5, 2017: Dr. Lorne Brown – FOOD & FERTILITY
June 12, 2017: Ivy Tobin – THE SOCIETY FOR RECOVERING DOORMATS
June 19, 2017: Michelle Emson – TRANS MOMPRENEUR SHARES HER STORY
June 26, 2017: Shirley Plant – PREVENTING SITTING DISEASE
July 3, 2017: Melvin Bray – STORYING INCLUSIVITY FOR KIDS
July 10, 2017: Allison Carmen – THE GIFT OF MAYBE
July 17, 2017: Dr. Jill Carnahan – MAST CELL ACTIVATION SYNDROME (MCAS)
July 24, 2017: Derek Hart – RELATIONSHIP LONGEVITY
July 31, 2017: Yvonne Heath – LOVE YOUR LIFE TO DEATH
August 14, 2017: Julia Schopick – HONEST MEDICINE
More Exciting Guests To Look Forward To…
Drs. Karin & Rick Dina – RAW FOOD NUTRITION (Topic TBA)
Bobbi Wright – BULLYING AWARENESS VIA THE PRINCESS & THE WHALE
Dr. Paul Epstein – ILLNESS AS OPPORTUNITY, PAIN AS TEACHER
Dr. Irvin Yalom – BECOMING MYSELF: A PSYCHIATRIST’S MEMOIR
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