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~Bill Mollison (Father of Permaculture)

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FOOD SECURITY & FOOD SAFETY 

Hear Jane Grueber talking about where her enthusiasm for urban gardening came from. Jane grew up in the Czech Republic and as a young child lived through the experience of her entire community’s food supply being poisoned by the Chernobyl disaster. Two months after the nuclear disaster, her mother courageously defected with Jane and her brother as refugees, eventually immigrating to Canada, where food insecurity was very much their reality, as they lived in poverty, despite all working to do what they could to keep food on the table.

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 with an urban garden 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

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RETHINKING URBAN GARDEN INITIATIVES

INNOVATIVE URBAN GARDEN PROJECTS 

After Eyoala Baker talks about the impact of sharing joy, hear Jane Grueber talking about empowering grass-roots urban garden initiatives.

About Jane Grueber: Urban Garden Revolutionary

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.

Nature Photography…

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.

FREE GIFT:

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.”:

Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder

Vitamin N: The Essential Guide to a Nature-Rich Life

The Nature Principle: Reconnecting with Life in a Virtual Age

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Show Schedule:

December 5, 2016: Paul Henczel & Jennifer Henczel – CRUSHED ALIVE: FROM TRAGEDY TO TRIUMPH (LISTEN NOW)

December 12, 2016: Luciana Holmes – TEACHING KIDS WITH MINDFULNESS IN MIND & Sabrina Dickenson – Inspiring Teen’s Award-Winning Humanitarian Project (LISTEN NOW)

December 19, 2016: Caprice Hogg – THE POWER OF ART & Melody Owen – On Embracing Life (LISTEN NOW)

December 26, 2016: Dr. David Boyd – THE OPTIMISTIC ENVIRONMENTALIST (LISTEN NOW)

January 2, 2017: Eyoalha Baker – THE IMPACT OF SHARING JOY & Jane Grueber – The Urban Garden Revolutionary (LISTEN NOW)

January 9, 2017: Jules Shepard – HOW CELIAC DISEASE CHANGED MY LIFE (LISTEN NOW)

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)

January 30, 2017: Karen Mayo – MINDFUL EATING WITH MAYO & Haely Lindau – Mindful Decadence (LISTEN NOW)

February 6, 2017: Christine Blanchette – RUNNING AS SOUL FOOD (LISTEN NOW)

February 13, 2017: Chef James Sant – FINDING LOVE IN THE KITCHEN  (LISTEN NOW)

February 20, 2017: Jane Grueber – FOOD SECURITY & FOOD SAFETY  (LISTEN NOW)

February 27, 2017: Dr. Alessio Fasano – CELIAC DISEASE, GLUTEN & THE GUT  (LISTEN NOW)

March 6, 2017: Dr. Jessica Renfer – NATURAL SPRING DETOXING (LISTEN NOW)

March 13, 2017: Marco Aguilar – THE POWER OF VACATIONING & Kim Vopni – Kegels, Blueberries & Milkshakes & Why Pelvic Floor Health is the New Black?  (LISTEN NOW)

March 20, 2017: Caroline Moassessi – FOOD LABELING (LISTEN NOW)

March 27, 2017: Logan Seelye – EMPOWERED POST SPINAL CORD INJURY & Melody Owen – From Victim to Survivor to Thriver  (LISTEN NOW)

April 3, 2017: Michael Ayalon – POSITIVE CHANGE ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES (LISTEN NOW)

April 10, 2017:  Pitz Quattrone – HOW THE DIDGERIDOO SAVED MY LIFE  (LISTEN NOW)

April 17, 2017: Haely Lindau – FIGHTING CANCER WITH FOOD (LISTEN NOW)

April 24, 2017:  Dr. Saul Pilar – SALT INTAKE & HEALTH (LISTEN NOW)

May 1, 2017: Leeza Steindorf – PARENTING SUCCESS BLUEPRINT (LISTEN NOW)

May 8, 2017: Barbara Jaffe – WHEN WILL I BE GOOD ENOUGH? (LISTEN NOW)

May 15, 2017: Layne Lieberman RD – BEYOND THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET (LISTEN NOW)

May 22, 2017: Janet Rollings Walmsley & Jenny Story – AUTISM: A MOTHER-DAUGHTER LOVE STORY (LISTEN NOW)

May 29, 2017: Monica Gartner, Daniel Rodriguez, & Janet Bristeir – OVERCOMING THE IMPOSSIBLE  (LISTEN NOW) 

June 5, 2017: Dr. Lorne Brown – FOOD & FERTILITY

June 12, 2017: Adam Hart – THE NEW LANGUAGE OF PERFORMANCE

June 19, 2017: Michelle Emson – TRANS MOMPRENEUR SHARES HER STORY

June 26, 2017: Shirley PlantPREVENTING SITTING DISEASE

July 3, 2017:  Cyndi O’Meara – WHAT’S WITH WHEAT?

July 10, 2017: Kristin AndressBE GOOD FOR GOODNESS SAKE

July 17, 2017: Dr. Jill Carnahan – MAST CELL ACTIVATION SYNDROME (MCAS)

July 24, 2017: Dr. Barb DePree – DR. BARB’S RECIPE FOR LIFELONG INTIMACY

July 31, 2017: Yvonne Heath – LOVE YOUR LIFE TO DEATH

August 7, 2017: Caroline Moassessi – PREPARING KIDS WITH FOOD ALLERGIES FOR COLLEGE 

August 14, 2017: Julia Schopick – HONEST MEDICINE

August 21, 2017: Alan Bell – POISONED – HOW TO AVOID HIDDEN CHEMICAL TOXICITY

August 28, 2017: Dr. Susan Edelman – BE YOUR OWN BRAND OF SEXY

September 4, 2017: Ricki Heller – CANDIDA

September 11, 2017: Marianne Pestana – MAKE EVERY MOMENT COUNT

September 18, 2017: Robyn McCord O’Brien – “REAL FOOD”

September 25, 2017: Dr. Paul Epstein – ILLNESS AS OPPORTUNITY, PAIN AS TEACHER

More Exciting Guests To Look Forward To…

Dr. Jill Carnahan – TOXIC MOLD EXPOSURE

Ivy TobinTHE SOCIETY FOR RECOVERING DOORMATS

Bobbi WrightBULLYING AWARENESS VIA THE PRINCESS & THE WHALE

Drs. Karin & Rick Dina – RAW FOOD NUTRITION (Topic TBA)

Melvin BraySTORYING INCLUSIVITY FOR KIDS

Allison CarmenTHE GIFT OF MAYBE

Dr. Irvin Yalom – BECOMING MYSELF: A PSYCHIATRIST’S MEMOIR

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