The typical carrot travels 1,838 miles to reach your dinner table.
Transportation, refrigeration, processing and packaging associated with the trip are major sources of air and water pollution – which can be mediated when you support your local farmers OR grow your own fruits and veggies! Info Courtesy of the Ecology Center.
The Ecology Center in San Juan Capistrano has great programs and resources to help us find and create our own sustainable food sources! Don’t miss “Sprouting” this Saturday at 1pm in the Center for Living Peace’s north wing!
Not just sustainable for the environment, but for the human body as well, sprouts are sources of all the nutrients essential for physical well-being:
Because vitamins are extremely perishable, freshness is key, and you can’t get any fresher than harvesting from your own kitchen! Sprouts also yield higher amounts of vitamins compared to mature plants, some say as much as 30 times higher! Read more about sprouts and click here for program details!
The Ecology Center’s programming at the Center for Living Peace is reliably awesome. Watch this clip from their previous class on Terrarium making!
Peace Grl Out.