Healthy soil, healthy people
Soil and nutrition experts will discuss links between healthy soils, healthy plants and healthy people at a community conversation event in Drouin next week.
Much has been said about many foods we are eating that are not doing us much good.
Common diseases such as diabetes, obesity and many cancers are considered diet related illnesses.
More recently mental health illnesses have been linked to our modern western diet with our high consumption of sugary drinks, processed foods, and junk food commonly singled out as culprits.
But do people really understand why these foods are bad and what makes “good food” good?
Nutritionist and dietician Marieke Rodenstein will talk about the health of the gut in achieving overall health and preventing modern diseases.
Maarten Stapper, a former CSIRO soil scientist, will discuss the science of biological farming and the function of healthy soils to grow healthy plants for healthy people.
Marieke and Maarten will join a panel of local farmers and healthcare professionals to answer questions and continue the discussion.
This free event, will be the first in a series of community conversations about food presented by the Baw Baw Food Movement.
The event will be held at the Drouin Golf Club on Thursday, September 21 from 10am to 2pm.
Bookings are limited and essential through www.trybooking.com/RNUE.