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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
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Thursday, May 19, 2022

garden news-a farm tour at our community garden


these are veggies that we harvested recently from our community garden that were donated to the organic soup kitchen for their delicious organic soups

note when i was sick two years ago with what i think was covid and post covid stomach issues i could only mainly eat the organic soup kitchen soups
i say its what kept me from starving to death over those long 6 months 

in that wheel barrow are a lot of celery and kale and swiss chard
tucked in a another box not seen are lots of onions and squash 
we also throw in several herbs they use in the soup
in that orange container is about 20 leeks
this produce is all used in the organic soup kitchens soups
we make a large donation each week to them
recently we harvested 25 lbs of organic zucchini for them

the soups described in their website are donated mainly to those in need like chemotherapy patients the elderly and others in need
i got mine each week delivered to our condo 
they offered it free to me but i felt like i was able to buy the soups myself so i did

as a review of our garden
its been established now for 10 years
its mostly volunteered run
we do have a paid garden manager

we raise on out 20 thirty foot beds a lot of vegetables
all grown organically
we also have a large orchard 
that fruit is all donated also
the produce is all donated to those in need
the organic soup kitchen
womens shelters
elderly apartment complexes
several food pantries in the area

last year we donated close to 5000 lbs of produce to these entities
this year i expect it to be more than that

this weekend the organization taste of santa barbara in association with the santa barbara food action network is sponsoring a farm tour in this area
it has included us on the tour as a representative of a non profit that can grow produce and provide education for the community in need

here is an excerpt from their promotion of the event

Join Trinity Community Gardens and the Organic Soup Kitchen to see first-hand how non-profit organizations can work together to grow food, provide nourishment, and build community. Tour the three-acre organic garden and “food forest” orchard, learn about small-scale sustainable practices and closed-loop systems that any gardener can employ, and taste a variety of delicious garden-to-bowl soups. Tour includes soup tasting.

Regional farm tours are curated in partnership with the Santa Barbara County Food Action Network. All proceeds from ticket sales will go directly to the farmer, rancher, or food producer who hosts the tour.

sorry for all the caps and punctuation above :)

the event starts at 1100 am with a tasting of some of the organic soup kitchen soups
the tours around our 3 acre garden and orchard will then occur
answering hopefully tons of questions

the visitors will be both local folks and visitors and tourists

i look forward to the interactions with group

here is the link to information about the event and a link to purchase tickets

the organicgreen doctor

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