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Food As Medicine Workshop

September 7, 2017


The Backyard Gardeners Network is hosting their Food As Medicine workshop series on Thursdays from September 7 to November 9. The Food As Medicine workshops include 10 weekly nutrition and cooking classes held at the Guerrilla Garden in the Lower 9th Ward. All classes are taught by health professionals, nutritionists, and cooks who specialize in preparing delicious and healthy food.

Participants will learn about food as a primary source of healing while cooking on-site at the garden. The workshop begins and ends with free health screenings from Baptist Community Health Clinic, includes a film screening, a field trip, and concludes with a “Chopped” style cooking contest!

Workshop Schedule:

  • September 7 – Introduction to Food As Medicine. Required: initial health screening by Baptist Community Health Clinic
  • September 14 – Mindful Eating
  • September 21 – Plant-based Diets
  • September 28 – Field Trip: Sangoma House, Alternative and Holistic Health Services
  • October 5 – Heart Healthy Thinking and Doing
  • October 12 – Heart Disease and the Myths
  • October 19 – Spices, Spices, and More Spices
  • October 26 – Film Screening TBA. Required: final health screening by Baptist Community Health Clinic
  • November 2 – “Chopped” Style Cooking Contest
  • November 9 – Wrap Up Session

Exact times TBD

Registration is required. Sign up today!
Contact Courtney Clark at 504-875-2948 or courtney@backyardgardenersnetwork.org

For more information, visit http://backyardgardenersnetwork.org


September 7, 2017


Guerrilla Garden
600 Charbonnet St
New Orleans, LA 70117 United States


Backyard Gardeners Network