To make this news piece even more exciting for me is that Cheryl Bell, the registered dietitian heading up the program is a friend of mine. I have no doubt that Cheryl's love of great-tasting food (and nothing beats locally-grown food for great taste!) plus her passion for using food to help improve the health of her community will lead to many more of Lake County's 50,000+ citizens who have a diagnosis of diabetes (without counting the thousands and thousands who also have pre-diabetes, many not yet diagnosed) becoming involved and excited about growning their own diabetes garden in the future.
Cancer, diabetes, what is next? There are no limits to the benefits of gardening! I would love to hear how you have started to use vegetable gardening to improve your personal health or the health of your patients, clients, and/or community, and please remember that gardening is also good for the soul, equally as important as no longer needing diabetes medication. :-)
"Cultivating health through a garden's nourishment of both body and soul"
Diana Dyer, MS, RD