Roots Watering Hole Podcast Series

September 2023 Food Literacy Podcast

September 12, 2023 Orrin Williams Season 3 Episode 10
Roots Watering Hole Podcast Series
September 2023 Food Literacy Podcast
Show Notes

September is here and fall is upon us. How quickly things turn as it seems that May and June were just a few days ago. See the show notes for more details and you will find a link to the September 2022 Garden Education episode for information still relevant in 2023. Thank you for listening in!

I will start by reminding our listeners that we are no longer doing a strictly gardening podcast, We shifted our format several months ago to cover food literacy which has as an element, gardening. The link for the September 2022 episode is here. You will find that the garden information for September 2022 is still relevant so our gardening information will be limited in this episode.

 Fall is here, that is correct even though the first day of autumn will not arrive until September 23, 2023. There are meteorological seasons as well as astronomical seasons so see an explanation here.

I have the opportunity to work with different partners that were highlighted in a local news segment and a print article. Dr. Saria Lofton is an assistant professor in the College of Nursing at UIC as well as a key member of the Chicago Grows Food coalition worked to develop a 12-week program called “Food is Medicine: Healing Together” to use cooking as a key component in an intervention to combat hypertension.

Similarly, our partner Growing Home was featured in an article appearing in Civil Eats discussing their organic farm and community programs.

 I read an article about a 100% plant-based grocery store in Australia named Greens. Do you think something like that would work in Chicago? Personally, although I am not 100% plant-based, I would shop in a store like that particularly because over 90% of my diet is from plants.

Renewing soil came up in an inquiry that Chicago Grows Food received, and Elizabeth will be posting information about how to save money by renewing your soil. We will cover the topic in later episodes, especially as the 2024 season approaches. 

Again, review the link above for tips on gardening in September and into the fall.

Do you want to try your hand at indoor vegetable gardening? I think I will create a small pilot indoor vegetable gardening project at my house, and I will keep you posted on our progress throughout the winter.

See, the Ripe Tomato Farm Indoor Garden episode. For more resources search keywords indoor vegetable gardening. A couple of sites I reviewed talked about bringing plants indoors from your garden, however, I DO NOT recommend bringing soil or vegetable plants indoors to avoid pest infestations.

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 The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed are the speaker’s own and do not represent the views, thoughts, and opinions of the University of Illinois at Chicago, the OCEAN-HP, or the CPHP. The material and information presented here are for general information purposes only. While the podcast is designed to promote the development of healthy communities through food literacy, we offer no health advice and encourage our listeners to seek guidance from their healthcare providers.