Please mark your calendars, and RSVP, for a great morning "tilling the fields" and taking care of CAC's Community Garden on August 18.
Health problems and poverty are often intermixed. Either one caused the other or one was aggravated by the other. High blood pressure and diabetes and other diseases related to dietary habits are often discussed as blame-worthy maladies brought on by irresponsibility. "Put down the Big Mac and eat a carrot" you may have heard...because science is simple like that.
What most people don't consider is that canned food, that dispensable staple that our children collect and we bring to baseball games for a "feel-good" afternoon, is often very unhealthy. Salt is used to help preserve the food and mask poor quality ingredients. Same is true for sugar, which provides quick cheap calories for those who need to make it through a night shift.
That is why projects like the Community Garden are so important. Produce is expensive, spoils quickly (compared to canned food), and is often unfamiliar to individuals from low income families. This garden provides harvests for the Food Bank as a healthy alternative to preserved salty food. It is living manifestation of our County's dedication to doing more for the poor than the bare minimum.
So, on August 18, we will be putting some love into the soil. I hope you will join me for what promises to be a great morning. Brunch will be served at my house for all volunteers after the event. If you think you would like to participate, please RSVP. We only have room for 15 people.
That's all for today. Have a great Wednesday doing what you love!