“Self-reliance is a subversive/rebellious/incendiary practice.”
~Bill Mollison (Father of Permaculture)
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
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.
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
The Dr. Theresa Nicassio Show
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
PODCASTS of Past Shows
1 / 1RETHINKING GLUTEN & THE GUT with Dr. Alessio Fasano, World-Renowned Celiac & Non-Celiac ResearchRETHINKING CANCER with Functional Medicine Dr. Jill Carnahan on The Dr. Theresa Nicassio Radio ShowRETHINKING SUSTAINABLE LIVING: Dr. David Boyd 'The Optimistic Environmentalist'RETHINKING MINDFUL EATING with Karen Mayo & Haely Lindau on The Dr. Theresa Nicassio Radio ShowRETHINKING TRAGEDY: "Crushed Alive: From Tragedy to Triumph"RETHINKING JOY & KINDNESS Thru Art & Urban Gardening on The Dr. Theresa Nicassio Radio ShowRETHINKING EDUCATION: 'Teaching Kids with Mindfulness in Mind' & Teen HumanitarianRETHINKING THE POWER OF ART: Caprice Hogg (& Melody Owen: On Embracing Life)RETHINKING SPINAL CORD INJURY: Victim to Survivor to Thriver with Logan Seelye & Melody Owen#RETHINKING #VACATIONING with Marco Aguilar (& Special Guest Appearance by Kim Vopni)RETHINKING 'NATURAL DETOXIFICATION' with Dr. Jessica RenferRETHINKING ANOREXIA & RUNNING With Christine BlanchetteRETHINKING FOOD SECURITY & FOOD SAFETY with Jane GrueberRETHINKING CELIAC DISEASE with Jules Shepard on The Dr. Theresa Nicassio Radio ShowRETHINKING FOOD LABELING with Caroline Moassessi on The Dr. Theresa Nicassio ShowRETHINKING EXERCISE, AGING, MOOD & BRAIN HEALTH with Kate Maliha on the Dr. Theresa Nicassio ShowRETHINKING THE DIDGERIDOO: SLEEP APNEA, SOUND HEALING & THE DIDGERETHINKING CANCER: Fighting Cancer With Food | Nutritionist Haely Lindau on Dr Theresa Nicassio ShowRETHINKING SLOW FOOD & PLEASURE with Raw Food Chef James SantRETHINKING HAZING, SEXUAL ASSAULTS & SUBSTANCE ABUSE: Michael Ayalon on Theresa Nicassio ShowRETHINKING PARENTING with Leeza Steindorf on The Dr. Theresa NIcassio ShowRETHINKING SALT - Is Salt Good For You? Dr. Saul Pilar MD Shares The Truth about Salt & HealthRETHINKING THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET - with Dietitian Layne Lieberman on The Dr. Theresa Nicassio ShowRETHINKING SELF-ESTEEM, DISORDERED EATING & THE REPLACEMENT CHILD with Dr. Barbara Jaffe1 / 1
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)
April 3, 2017: Michael Ayalon – POSITIVE CHANGE ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES (LISTEN NOW)
More Exciting Guests To Look Forward To…
Ivy Tobin – THE SOCIETY FOR RECOVERING DOORMATS
Bobbi Wright – BULLYING AWARENESS VIA THE PRINCESS & THE WHALE
Drs. Karin & Rick Dina – RAW FOOD NUTRITION (Topic TBA)
Melvin Bray – STORYING INCLUSIVITY FOR KIDS
Allison Carmen – THE GIFT OF MAYBE
Dr. Irvin Yalom – BECOMING MYSELF: A PSYCHIATRIST’S MEMOIR
About Dr. Theresa
“Cooking Up Kindness”
Dr. Theresa Nicassio is a kindness advocate who offers her multi-faceted expertise as a wellness educator and professional to the community in her capacities as a registered psychologist, speaker, raw food chef and nutrition educator, magazine columnist, and radio and TV guest. Passionate about public awareness and empowerment, Theresa contributes to social, emotional and environmental transformation through social media, her online coffee table book wellness resource hub: TheresaNicassio.com, and her blog YumFoodForLiving.com. She is also the multi award-winning author of YUM: Plant-Based Recipes for a Gluten-Free Diet (a 2016 Gourmand “Best in the World” winner) and now the host of the Dr. Theresa Nicassio Show on Healthy Life Radio.
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