Your Health and the Microbiomes in Our Gut & Garden Workshop

Science has just begin to show the importance to our health of the microorganisms in our gut. As gardeners, we are always talking about soil health and the microorganisms that create it. So what's the connections between those microorganisms in our gardens and our guts? How can we foster healthy microbiomes to be healthier people?

Find out with this Nutritionist-Farmer couple, Hana Renee and Daniel Fullmer.

   Workshop Presenters

    

               

Hana Renee: Health Coach, Reiki Master, and Yoga Teacher of Peaceful Warrior Wellness- " ​In 2011 my body was covered in an oozing rash, my immune system was a mess, and my belly was always bloated (plus gas, diarrhea, and constipation). I couldn't sleep but I couldn't get out of bed either. I was unable to get outside to climb, bike, run, or hike. I was determined to regain my health and after years of education, research, and experimentation I have come to understand one simple truth: health starts in the gut."

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Daniel Fullmer is the owner and operator of Tierra Vida Farms, a market garden committed to growing the most nutrient dense vegetables possible at the base of the San Juan Mountains.  Daniel says "Soil health is essential for quality and production in the challenging mountain conditions of the Desert South West.  Soil is the home for plants, it is where they get their food, water, and protection.  Roots are not simply straws sucking water and nutrients from inert dirt.  Roots form a living connection to an entire underground community of micro organisms that rely on plants to deliver energy from the sun through the roots and into the soil, feeding those micro-organisms. "

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Cost: FREE
This workshop is provided FREE thanks to the La Plata Conservation District and grant from the Colorado State Conservation Board Natural Resources Matching Grants Program.

NOTE: In order to reserve your spot you must register on the La Plata Conservation District Website HERE.

Find the full list of Ohana Kuleana Community Garden workshops HERE. Find the full list of Conservation Education workshops HERE.

Do you need Childcare during this workshop?

$5 per child ages 3-10 (All ages welcome)
NOTE: Minimum of 3 kids needed before childcare will be provided

Fun and educational garden activities
On-site at the Ohana Kuleana Community Garden
Parent must provide snack
Must sign up minimum 1-week in advance (Sign up by Wednesday, July 13th). 
To request childcare please email mia@thegardenprojectswcolorado.org

 

Registration is required.

You must register on the La Plata Conservation District Website HERE. 

WHEN
July 20, 2016 at 6pm - 8pm
WHERE
Ohana Kuleana Community Garden
564 E 30th St
Durango, CO 81301
United States
Google map and directions
CONTACT
Mia Carrasco-Songer ·

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  • rsvped +1 2016-06-29 19:56:21 -0600
  • commented 2016-05-19 16:21:31 -0600
    Today the White House Announced the launch of the National Microbiome Intiative
    http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/05/white-house-launches-the-national-microbiome-initiative/482598/

    People are starting to clue in to how important the small stuff is!

    “Much of that biology is relevant to us. Soil microbes affect the viability of our farmlands. Plant microbes affect the yield of our crops. Oceanic microbes affect the circulating of oxygen, carbon, and other nutrients around the entire planet. The microbes of our buildings influence our exposure to disease-causing species. All of these are as important to us as the gut microbes that more directly affect our risk of obesity or inflammatory bowel disease.”