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The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul.

Alfred Austin
 

  Four Seasons Community Garden  Bowral

 welcomes ... 

  • Keen gardeners
  • All ages (children with a carer)
  • All experience and abilities

Spring 2019 Newsletter

Garden Tip of the Month

Upgrade your wheelbarrow by fitting a piece of plywood to the back end with wood cleats. This creates a flat surface that is perfect for potting. Now you can wheel your soil and plants to the garden all in one easy trip. Get details from The Family Handyman »

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“I run because if I didn’t, I’d be sluggish and glum and spend too much time on the couch. I run to breathe the fresh air. I run to explore. I run to escape the ordinary. I run…to savor the trip along the way. Life becomes a little more vibrant, a little more intense. I like that.”
― Dean Karnazes, Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner

Health Tip of the Month

Have at least 150min of Physical  Exercise/week.

 

Exercise offers incredible benefits that can improve nearly every aspect of your health from the inside out.

Regular physical activity can increase the production of hormones that make you feel happier and help you sleep better.

It can also improve your skin's appearance, help you lose weight and keep it off, lessen the risk of chronic disease and improve your sex life.

Whether you practice a specific sport or follow the guideline of 150 minutes of activity per week, you will inevitably improve your health in many ways 

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/10-benefits-of-exercise#section10

Coming Garden Events

September
Sunday 8th Robertson Market (10am-2pm)
Sunday 15th Bee Hotel Workshop (10am – midday) & Working Bee in the Garden (9am-1pm)                                                                                                                                                   Sunday  22nd Garden Working Bee (9am-1pm)                                                                    Sunday 29th Garden Working Bee (9am-1pm).


October                                                                                                                                                         Sunday 6th Garden Working Bee (9am-1pm)
Sunday 13th Robertson Market (10am-2pm)
Sunday 27th SpringFest 2019 (9am – 2pm)


November
Sunday 10th Robertson Market (10am-2pm)
Sunday 17th Working bee in the garden​ (9am-1pm)

For more details:-

Coming Events

Coming Health Event

"A Natural Approach to the Prevention and Treatment of Dementia"

Presented by:  Dr Nathan Cooney (of Wintergarden Family Medical Practice, Bowral)

For more details:-

Health Event

Recipe of the Month

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Cranberry-Walnut Brussell Sprouts

Ingredients

1/4 cup olive oil
1 pound fresh Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved lengthwise
1/2 cup dried cranberries
2 tablespoons water
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

Directions

In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Place Brussels sprouts in pan, cut side down; cook 4-5 minutes or until bottoms are browned.
Add cranberries and water; cook, covered, 1-2 minutes or until Brussels sprouts are crisp-tender. Stir in walnuts; cook and stir until water is evaporated. Stir in vinegar.

Total prep. time = 20min. Serves 4.

A tasty and delicious way to prepare a side dish of Brussell Sprouts

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 281 calories, 20g fat (3g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 26mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 5g fiber), 5g protein.
Originally published as Brussel Sprouts You'll Actually Enjoy in Taste of Home December 2014

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