Build A Strong Immune System Kids who eat lots of fruits and vegetables tend to have stronger immune systems than those that don’t. A strong immune systems is a big deterrent to viruses and allergies. Cultivate Peacefulness We feel at peace in garden. Our first home was a garden! Genesis 2:15 says, "Then the Lord God took the man and put him into the Garden of Eden to cultivate it and keep it."
Grow a Taste for Good Food A garden encourages healthy taste buds. Cook & eat fruit, veggies, and whole grains & your family will develop a life-long taste for healthy foods!
Make Science Fun Study botany by watching a tiny seed sprout or hand pollinating a pumpkin. Delve into entomology by watching ladybugs munch on tasty aphids.
Discover our Amazing Creator We delight to discover that God designs His creations with interesting repeating patterns and shapes. God must love math! We can also see that our Lord delights in beauty, vibrant colors, interesting textures, shapes, and tastes. Grow Healthier Kids The links between ADHD & autism and poor nutrition & pesticides is growing stronger every day. (Dr. Valerie Miles recommends that parents reduce pesticide exposure and increase fruit and veggie consumption in this interesting audio.) Grow using organic methods easily on the Tower Garden. Save Grocery Money A well designed, easy-to-grow garden will save your family thousands of dollars over the years. The aeroponic Tower Garden is designed to last 20-25 years and will produce over $10,000 of healthy, beyond organic produce over its lifetime in the sunny southern states. (Conversely, a neglected ground garden can do just the opposite and be a black hole of time & energy, creating a stressed-out mom and a muddy back yard.)
Follow God’s Practical Plan "Build houses and live in them; and plant gardens and eat their produce" (Jeremiah 29: 5 NASB). Gardens were in God’s plan for the captive Israelites, and we can be assured that He intends for us to grow our own healthy produce today too. Learn the Principle of Sowing & Reaping“Now this I say, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.” 2 Corinthians 9:6-7 (NASB)
Learn the Principle of Pruning “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit.” John 15:1-2 (NASB). Nothing drives this lesson home like pruning an unruly tomato plant.
Have Tons of fun! Busy homeschooling families can garden easily in the new aeroponic Tower Garden, which makes gardening fun! The Tower Garden was developed by Tim Blank, the former chief horticulturist of Disney’s Epcot, with family fun and nutrition in mind. Ready, set, grow!
Ready, Set, Learn! Curriculum
What about curriculum? While not necessary, curriculum can be useful in guiding our children's' natural learning abilities! Don't forget field trips! Your local county extension probably has an educational garden you can visit. Farms and botanical gardens are also wonderful places to experience!
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Next order begins Thursday, April 18 and closes at midnight Saturday April 20 for pick-up Tuesday April 23. We strongly urge you to join our Facebook group. To get the latest updates on the co-op, please join our Facebook group. If you're unable to join, friend Leah http://www.facebook.com/dittobrooks and then request to join. Thank you!
We invite you to join our bi-monthly organic co-op in Deltona. Our goals are simple: to have a wide array of Florida Grown Organic Produce at the best prices possible. The 80/20 rule is what we aspire to do: 80% local, if available, or regional, if not. The 20% will include items that are simply not grown in our region, such as apples. Eating and buying local does make a difference! It is better for your physical health, the environment and the economic health of our community too! We source the best local organic produce at the cheapest prices possible.
In order to join the co-op there will be a yearly $10.00 fee due when you place our first order. This fee is due on Jan. 1 of every subsequent year. In addition, there will be a small $3 fee per order to help cover delivery driver costs.
ORDERING Order produce the 1st & 3rd week of the month. Produce pick up is on the 2nd & 4th week of the month. No ordering/pick-up on the 5th week of a month with 5 weeks. . Call Leah if you need special arrangements: 386-473-2638.
IF YOU ARE a first-time orderer, we may call you to verify your order and make sure you come and pick it up. There may be extras and they will be available to purchase when you pick up your order. We ask for your support by checking the table and purchasing extra items to reduce possible loss. Prices and availability of produce can fluctuate between ordering and receiving the order.
FEES - $10 yearly fee per calendar year. $3 delivery fee per order PICKING UP
PRODUCE - Your order will be ready for pick up on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month from 4pm to 7pm. Once we get started these hours may be extended. If for any reason you cannot pick up your order you must call (386) 473-2638 and let us know. If you need a special arrangement, please contact us directly and we will see what we can do!
THINK GREEN. Please bring bags with you to take home your produce.
LOCATION – River of Life Church of Volusia, 130 Garfield Rd., Enterprise 386-473-2638.
PAYMENT - All orders must be paid for by check or cash at time of pick up. Please note that we may not have change, so checks are best. Make the checks out to Leah Brooks.
QUANTITIES If you order 4# of sweet potatoes, you may end up with 4.25#. Trying to divide 50# of sweet potatoes perfectly evenly will drive us crazy...and be impossible to do. That goes for all the veges except easy ones like green beans and prebagged produce.
PLEASE NOTE: By co-op day prices may change as the price changes at the market on Mondays. We cannot control the price changes & apologize if the price does increase.
The tower gardens have been a huge a blessing to us as food prices continue to go up. Fresh, healthy, beyond organic, abundant, delicious, easy! God tells us to plant gardens! Read about this in Jeremiah 29:4-9!
I am in love with the Seminole Pumpkin! It is the perfect plant for Florida gardeners. It loves our sandy soil and dislikes heavy fertilization. It's highly drought resistant and weathers a light freeze, blazing sun, high temps, and
Cucumbers are easy to grow, tender, heat loving veggies that grow well both in the Tower Garden and in the ground.
Cuke on the Tower
The life of a cucumber gardener is all roses and, well...cucumbers...up to the point that the dreaded, dastardly pickleworm shows up! It starts as an interesting little green worm in the flower...and turns into nasty green or yellow worms burrowing into the cucumbers. Pickleworms will ruin an entire crop before you know it. Cucumbers infested with pickleworm
We support our local farmers! We are blessed to have several local farmers who participate in the co-op. If you are a local farmer and are interested in providing produce, we would love to talk to you. Call Leah at 386-473-2638. We recognize that if we want locally grown produce, we need to support you!
PICK-UP Tuesday 4-6pm Pick-up LOCATION – River of Life Church, 140 Garfield Rd, Deltona, FL 32725