Friday, December 27, 2013
It's that time of the year when everyone decides on one thing that they can change to make themselves better. This year we have some healthy, Earth-friendly ideas to consider before you zero in on your resolution for the upcoming New Year.
1. Think Local
2. Go Organic
3. Know your Farmer
4. Eat More Fresh Food
8. Rot (start a compost pile)
9. Get 60 Minutes of Exercise Everyday
Good luck with those resolutions and have a Happy New Year!
E I E I O...,
Friday, December 20, 2013
Have a happy, healthy, holiday season!
The farm and farmers are resting for awhile. Winter gives the land and the people who farm it a short break to rest and plan for the next planting season. So far this year we have had many activities and much learning on the farm. It has been a year of growth for the crops and our kids. We can celebrate our partnerships with American Heart Association as well as The Cooper Institute and United Way. We are making an impact at Moss Haven in the lives and health of our students.
Our success can be attributed to our many supporters in our school community as well as local and National supporters. With the help of all those involved, we will continue to make postitive changes in our students' and families' lives.
So we can take this time to celebrate all the goodness that we have growing in our garden and plan for what lies ahead.
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to you all!
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Food art is always a fun option to get kids interested in healthy treats. If they create it, they are more likely to eat it.
Summer brings us a bounty of fresh fruit and veggies, so there is easy access during that time of the year.
During Winter, you can still find healthy options. So try to jazz up your holidays with some fun and healthy treats too!
In the last few weeks, I have received two pictures of kids making healthy choices. Both friends chose the options on their own, much to their parents amazement. So here's to healthy food choices and raising healthy kids!
With nutrition and healthy eating in mind, take a look at this video that our farm hands have created. It was inspired by Hip Hop Public Health and the Partnership for a Healthier America.
Friday, December 6, 2013
When it is 80 degrees in December, you can work up a sweat on the farm. That's what our farmers did this week. We collected leaves and worked on smashing our pumpkins for our compost. We also added compost in our beds to help protect our Winter crops for an upcoming deep freeze.
There is a saying in Texas, "If you don't like the weather, just wait a minute and it will change." This time change came in the form of an ice storm.
Our farmers took a break from farm work to get out and enjoy some frosty fun!
Who knows what will come with the weather next week? In any event, we will take time to enjoy the farm one way or another.
E I E I - Snow!