Grow Your Health Festival on 3/23 – Learn About Nutrition + Gardening

March 19, 2014 in Social Event by Heba

This Sunday, I will be teaching a class at the 2nd Annual Grow Your Health Festival in Fairfax, Virginia called “What Organic Really Means.” That caught your attention, didn’t it!? I don’t know about you, but I’ve been confused in the past about all the different food labels out there: Certified organic. Naturally grown. Non-GMO Project verified. Locally-sourced. Free-range. Grass-fed. And the list goes on … How’s a conscientious food shopper to know what to buy? I’ll be going over all of these and more, giving tips on how to identify greenwashing and “industrial organic” food, and busting some of the myths that persist regarding organic food and agriculture.


If you live in Northern Virginia, come join us on Sunday! Tickets are $10/adult when bought ahead of time and all proceeds go to the Weston A. Price Foundation, the nutrition education non-profit that has helped open my eyes to real food and the importance of traditional food preparation and cooking. Besides the class I’m teaching there are also 17 other classes that cover a wide range of topics including starting a garden, small space gardening, managing pests without chemicals, gut health and chronic ailments, how I healed myself through nutrition, and the health properties of common kitchen herbs — just to name a few! Check out the bios of the talented speakers and a listing of all the interesting classes, with descriptions.

Besides classes, there will be all kinds of food and wellness exhibitors (including my startup, so look for me there!) and local, healthy lunch options from Nourish Market and New Family Naturals.

I’m stoked for the festival and hope to see you there! If you’re a local blogger interested in exhibiting your site at the Bloggers’ Alley at the festival, there’s a special deal of $25 for the entire day (includes admission for two adults). Feel free to comment below or connect with me for more details, or you can simply secure your spot online here.