Tour of my Organic Home Garden (3 videos)

When you aren’t growing your own food, there seems to be a bit of mystery surrounding the topic. This was the case for me, prior to the past couple years. I was raised in a conventional home in the mid-west (west suburbs of Chicago) and we ate corn, green beans and peas out of a can. I was never told or shown where those foods came from and it irritates me so much, like I was left in the dark on one of the most empowering practices we can experience. I am now making up for lost time and take my gardening time and space to the next level in every way possible.

It was just over a year ago, in June 2011, that Christian Bates and I built our most fantastic, mineralized, abundant garden and this harvest season, its yield is off the charts! These 3 videos demonstrate the process of going from heirloom garden to a superfood-infused green vegetable salad.

Video 1/3: Epic garden tour:

Video 2/3: Epic garden tour with juicy details:


Video 3/3: Take it to the kitchen: this is what I eat – at least some version of it – every single night.

Now, set your intention to begin a new organic garden or to expand what you’ve already started. Success in anything is initiated by making the choice to do something, taking action, and following through. You can do it, too!

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About Bethanne Wanamaker

Bethanne Wanamaker is a certified holistic nutritionist, conscious living expert, and the founder of Edible Goddess, an international health & lifestyle brand that cares deeply about your empowerment. She teaches progressive strategies that awaken you to your highest potential by following the body's inherent wisdom and aligning with an intentional mindset, holistic approach, self nourishing practices, and high self value. Bethanne advocates gradual yet significant shifts of upgraded dietary choices that ultimately lead you to the freedom and confidence of eating intuitively. By living in harmony with nature, you can have what you want. Bethanne is known for getting results quickly with committed clients who want to live a wildly rewarding, super fun, truly healthy and happy life! Her specialty is working with entrepreneurs, success coaches, and women who desire to prepare for an easy, supremely healthy and happy pregnancy, and postpartum experience.

4 comments on “Tour of my Organic Home Garden (3 videos)

  1. Hi Bethanne,

    Your garden is a sight to behold…simply beautiful! I dream that it will be a reality for us someday…we just aren’t in a place with enough room to do it right now. So I must come up with alternatives…any suggestions? I do have a green smoothie everyday and do herbal infusions. I thought about sprouting but noticed that was not on your list of top 5 foods that keep you healthy. Cultured veggies and herbal tonics seem like favorites for you.

    I have just started to dabble with water kefir but get concerned when I drink it…do the kefir grains really eat up all the sugar? I have really made an effort to not have sugar (other than some fruit) and the last thing I want to be doing is drinking sugar water! 🙂 Do you drink water kefir on a regular basis?

    Would you be willing sometime in the future if you are trying to come up with an idea for a blog to go a little deeper into cultured foods. Do you think they are a better idea than sprouts?

    Thank you for sharing your “garden sanctuary”…it is wonderful! I love your site and have learned so much from you, Bethanne. Thank you!

    • Thank you so much, I really appreciate your response! Hold the vision for what you want to create for yourself and the Universe will deliver at the right time. I didn’t envision what I have now, and I find things end up better than we could expect.

      I love sprouts and enjoy them often; they make a regular appearance in my Goddess Mash (recipe posting on 9/5). I don’t feel it’s 1 of the TOP 5 foods though that have brought my level of health to where it is currently though. I am currently on a sprout kick…

      It’s the kefir grains job to eat up all the sugars, yes! I work closely with clients who desire a lower-glycemic diet and even those that are extremely sensitive to sugar and/or have been doing nearly ZERO sugar for 3+ years – they consume coconut water kefir regularly. Each batch will be different, and you’ll know in your 1st sip if it will trigger a blood sugar response (I RARELY see this).

      I’m planning to write more on cultured foods – including the Mash recipe and how to make raw sauerkraut! It’s a popular request and I’d love to share what I know b/c these foods have made a tremendously positive impact in my own health. I’m drinking a mango coconut water kefir now 🙂

      • That’s good to hear you rarely see a blood sugar response!

        The reason I asked about the water kefir is because I had my second batch today. I let it sit for 48 hours this time rather than 24 hours like last time. It was bubbly at the top which I heard was a good thing. I had two big glasses on an empty stomach and I got a kind of “buzz” from it. Weird, right? But I kid you not, I felt almost tipsy. I didn’t know if it was too much sugar (which I don’t have except for some fruit) or maybe the fizziness? It kind of freaked me out a little bit. Maybe it’s best for me not to have it on an empty stomach.

        Thank you so much for writing more on cultured foods, Bethanne. I know they have made a big difference in your life. I so look forward to reading more about them 🙂

        • Kefir can shift your consciousness! Not necessarily weird of a response though as it still could have contained sugar, alcohol (possibly from the yeast, as with kombucha), and drinking that much on an empty belly is way more powerful than starting with a few sips initially and working up gradually. Don’t give up and try some of the kefir recipes in my Elixirs book – you’ll love them!

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