Sunday, March 18, 2012

Cross post - Getting ready to 'launch'

I don't cross-post very often from my other blogs, but here is the scoop. I am getting close to having all my blogs and website (thus my brain!) under one umbrella at

No worries - if you only visit my CancerVictoryGardens blog, you will continue to only see those posts or that 'feed'.

Here is what I wrote on my dianadyer blog this morning. Now off for a break, getting outside to enjoy our spring weather (70's in the upper Midwest, even tho' it is still officially winter!), decide where my kale will be planted, get a bed ready for that, finish getting some more bluebird houses up, etc. etc. :)

Cultivating health through a garden's nourishment of both body and soul,

Diana Dyer, MS, RD

Sunday, March 4, 2012

For those that follow

I always feel like apologizing for my lack of posting on this blog. Pure and simple, there are not enough hours in a day to do everything I want to do.

I had the pleasure of sharing a day with dietetic interns at Western Michigan University last month and also meeting some of their faculty. I feel like I made at least a dozen new friends! One of the faculty members told me about a plaque that her dad (or grandfather?) had in his office that she now has in hers.

The message on the plaque fits so beautifully on this blog, which is about gardening for life, for memories, for the future, all of the above. No matter which reason each of us may start a Cancer Victory Garden™, I'll just guess that we end up thinking deeply about 'all of the above' during the times we are down on our knees with our hands in the earth.

My friend sent me a photo of her plaque, which I am sure that she reads with loving memories but also with an eye firmly on the future. No matter what she plants in her own garden, I know for certain that she is planting and nurturing seeds of professionalism in her student dietitians.

Thank you, Carol, for sharing your family with me and also sharing your commitment to health through whole foods with the future.

(Photo: The Talmud (Ta-anit 23a) from Carol Pratt, Kalamazoo, MI) 
Cultivating health through a garden's nourishment of both body and soul,

Diana Dyer, MS, RD