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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Food Co-op's & the Future of Food Security!

It's that time of year again!  The (NOI) National Ministry of Agriculture has secured the best Food Co-op program with bulk food purchase options for individuals and organizations.  

So while it is extremely urgent that we learn to grow our own food, it is equally important to support the purchase and storage of quality food products in bulk.  This post supports that mission!  

Go online to and purchase your items today!

In addition, work with individuals in your community, church, organization or group to establish a Food Cooperative as well as multiple community food pantries. And, also encourage proper home food storage practices among families in our communties!
Click on the picture below to watch a video on starting a Food Co-op!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Foods You Should Never Eat?!

Just in case you were thinking about all the reasons not to grow your own food, here are some reasons that you should...
                    Click the photo to read the article!

Friday, July 12, 2013

What do THEY (The Food Industry) mean by FRESH?!

The Real Food Channel reflects upon a serious problem with consuming processed food today.  

When we consume processed foods, many times we are not tasting the "natural" flavor(s).  This alters our taste buds and makes it very challenging for many of us to enjoy eating natural/raw fruits and vegetables.  Of course, we are only scratching the surface; but, we have to start somewhere.  Just click on the glass of juice and view for yourself this...

Sunday, March 31, 2013

What Happens To You & Your Garden When You Move?

What Happens To You & Your Garden When You Move?

Since relocating to a new area, my ability to plant my food garden has changed drastically.

I did not realize that the mental health aspects of gardening would have such a detrimental impact on my ability to feel motivated, happy and ready to tackle life.  Gardening is truly my therapy.  I am a nature person by nature and when I begin gardening 6 years ago, I felt like this was what I had been missing.

Living in an apartment has surely presented me with a gardening challenge.  Being the type of person that I am, I seem to think that "you can do anything if you put your mind to it"!  

Well, oops...this is embarassing...then why haven't I risen to the challenge yet?  I have a sunroom, pots and seed to do it!   What is it about the land, being in the sunlight, and taking in the great outdoors.  Ahh, just thinking about it makes me smile!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Sankofa Gardens in Shreveport, Louisiana


Sankofa Gardens in Shreveport, Louisiana

 Photo by Ursula Brantley

Community gardens are thriving in Louisiana!  

I (Dr. Toni) was blessed to meet this beautiful couple over a year ago, while in Shreveport for a Community Development Meeting.  I am pleased to report that their hard work and dedication reflects true results that others can witness and be a part of.  

Congratulations Leia & Dayo and Family! 

Read Their Story at


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Fresh Food Resources & Community Sustainability

Fresh food resources are a vital life line for community sustainability.  In 2011, home, neighborhood and community gardens continued to flourish and provide food resources for local areas.  As we turn our attention to Spring 2012 planting season...

more and more people are beginning to realize the value of 
growing their own food.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Tropical Storm Lee

Tropical Storm Lee is A very dangerous storm. It has been known to rip up whole trees and plants. which makes Tropical Storm Lee A crop destroying Hurricane/Tornado. You may think that using the words "crop destroying"  are a little over exaggerated but its true.