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April 30, 2015

Bragg Organic Farm to Table Event

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Bragg Organic Farm To Table Event

The Bragg Health Institute recently partnered with the Explore Ecology School Gardens Program to host an Organic Farm to Table Fundraiser for Explore Ecology’s School Gardens Program.  We are grateful to all who joined us for this afternoon of fun and education!  The Explore Ecology Program provides the in-school resources and education needed to connect kids to nature by teaching them how to grow their own organic food in local school gardens. Using the garden as an outdoor classroom, the School Gardens Program serves over 8,000 students per year in 35 local public elementary schools throughout Santa Barbara County.

 

IMG_6827 copyFarm to Table Fundraiser held at the Bragg Organic Farm Ocean Breeze Tiki Hut!

The event featured a seasonal menu with delicious locally grown organic food, as well as live music, and farm tours. Guests learned about the Explore Ecology School Gardens Program, met local Garden Educators, and heard about volunteering opportunities in the gardens. Best of all, we were graced with the presence of several very special guests:

 

img_6806  Elaine LaLanne, ageless wife of Fitness Icon Jack LaLanne

and some of our local elementary school students were in attendance and shared their experiences with the School Garden Program. It was a highlight of the afternoon to hear Elaine LaLanne’s rousing rally for Health with the story of how her late husband Jack LaLanne met Dr. Paul C. Bragg, followed by these young children speaking about how the local School Garden’s Program has benefited them.. Wow!

 

IMG_6869 copy“My favorite part about the School Garden is…”

The Explore Ecology School Gardens Program connects kids to nature and teaches them how to grow their own Organic food. Using the garden as an outdoor classroom, the School Gardens Program serves over 8,000 students per year in 35 local public elementary schools throughout Santa Barbara County. For more information, watch this short video on School Gardens, Growing a Community!

IMG_6840 copySchool Gardens – Growing a Community!

This wonderful show of community support has helped Explore Ecology continue to make an impact by ensuring that all children in Santa Barbara County have access to a garden.

Here are some more photos from the event…

img_6820Beautiful Ocean Breeze Pond & Roses…

img_6801Organic Vegan Spring Rolls by Rincon Events Catering

IMG_6912 copyPatricia with Sweet Family: Mom is Teacher, Children in School Gardens Program!

IMG_6894 copyThe party kicked off in the Tiki Hut!

IMG_6873 copyWe gave away raffle prizes – including this Bragg Gift Basket

IMG_6825 copyBeautiful Tiki Hut with rare Peacock Painting

IMG_6833 copyDr. John Westerdahl & Mrs. Jack LaLanne!

IMG_6842 copyPatricia Bragg, George (President of Union Bank), and Elaine LaLanne

IMG_6844 copyGreat Group Photo

IMG_6852 copyThese Two Ladies are Health Legends!

IMG_6822 copyRhonda and Lesley!

IMG_6922 copyPatricia with Dane Kent of DaneKentFitness.com

IMG_6907 copyPatricia Dancing with Girl: Pretty in Pink!

IMG_6899 copySwinging Party!

IMG_6895 copyFamily Friendly – This Baby Never Made a Peep!

IMG_6859 copyPatricia Giving Health Lecture

IMG_6838 copyFarm to Table Guests

IMG_6837 copyGuests Enjoying Bragg ACV Drink in Tiki Hut!

IMG_6823 copyMarketing Manager of Whole Foods Market

IMG_6818 copyTom and Joel

IMG_6816 copyThe Line Stretched Across the Dance Floor for…

IMG_6815 copy…Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar Drinks!

IMG_6814 copyDonor Table: Generous Donations for Raffle

IMG_6813 copyDelicious Organic Tacos also served…

IMG_6824 copyThe day started off a little gray and quickly the sun came out!

IMG_6804 copyGenerous donations from community businesses…

IMG_6803 copyA shot of the Bragg Display

IMG_6802 copyBragg Organic Sea Kelp Delight Seasoning used in Guacamole

This Blog is moderated. It is created to be informative, inspiring and uplifting. Our positive philosophy at Bragg is to communicate with love and respect. As Paul and Patricia Bragg teach, in expressing your thoughts and opinions to others, ask yourself: "Is it good, is it kind, is it necessary?" All comments that do not fit this philosophy will not be posted.

April 24, 2015

Health and Longevity Radio Show Features Dr. Skip MacCarty, Pastor and Leading Expert on Stress Management

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Health and Longevity Radio Show Features Dr. Skip MacCarty, pastor and leading expert on stress management

 

This week on Health and Longevity Radio Show, Bragg Director of Health Science, Dr. John Westerdahl features guest Dr. Skip MacCarty, D.Min. who discusses how stress can affect a person’s health and longevity.  He tells about the “power components” for managing stress to enjoy a happier and healthier life.

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Dr. John Wes­t­er­dahl, PhD, MPH, RD, CNS
Dr. John Westerdahl, PhD, MPH, RD, CNS

Director of Bragg Health Science

 

This Blog is moderated. It is created to be informative, inspiring and uplifting. Our positive philosophy at Bragg is to communicate with love and respect. As Paul and Patricia Bragg teach, in expressing your thoughts and opinions to others, ask yourself: "Is it good, is it kind, is it necessary?" All comments that do not fit this philosophy will not be posted.

April 23, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Bragg at the Bacara for Santa Barbara’s Food and Wine Weekend

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Throwback Thursday: Bragg at the Bacara for Santa Barbara’s Food and Wine Weekend

 

This past weekend, the famous Bacara Resort opened their doors to host the 2nd annual Santa Barbara Food and Wine Weekend, benefiting the Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts.  On Sunday, a special “Neighborhood Tasting” was offered in the early afternoon, and the Bragg Health Institute was pleased to participate in this event!

 

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Attendees tasted their way through the region’s most talked about culinary neighborhoods within the beautiful surroundings of the Bacara. It was a delightful afternoon with live music, farmers’ market shopping and more than 30 restaurant, produce and artisan tastings, including a sampling of Bragg’s Organic Apple Cider Vinegar Drinks, on behalf of the Bragg Health Institute.

 

bacara-2Did you know Julia Child lived her final years in Santa Barbara?

Bacara-3The event highlighted the “Gastronomic Neighborhoods” of Santa Barbara…

Bacara-4…Shown Here!

 

This Blog is moderated. It is created to be informative, inspiring and uplifting. Our positive philosophy at Bragg is to communicate with love and respect. As Paul and Patricia Bragg teach, in expressing your thoughts and opinions to others, ask yourself: "Is it good, is it kind, is it necessary?" All comments that do not fit this philosophy will not be posted.

April 22, 2015

Explore Ecology Runs Country’s Biggest School Garden Program

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<b>FRESH AND FUN:</b> Harding School students learn about growing fresh food with instructor Claud Mann.

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FRESH AND FUN: Harding School students learn about growing fresh food with instructor Claud Mann.


Explore Ecology Runs Country’s Biggest School Garden Program

Santa Barbara Nonprofit Hosts Fundraiser This Saturday to Support 35 Gardens Across County


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Make kids eat vegetables, and you win a small battle; but teach them how to grow a garden, and you win the war.

That’s the premise behind Explore Ecology’s school garden program, whose 35 gardens from Guadalupe to Carpinteria — tended to by 15 teachers and more than 8,000 students — make it the largest effort of its kind in the United States. Inherited from the Orfalea Foundation’s Let’s Grow! program in January 2014, the Santa Barbara-based Explore Ecology (also parent of Art From Scrap) is actively expanding and enhancing the gardens to ensure, as coordinator Alex Bereda put it, “that 20 years from now, our children are still learning in these beautiful gardens.” He answered our questions last week.

By Paul Wellman

How many gardens do you oversee? The Explore Ecology School Garden Program is the largest of its kind in the U.S. We have 35 school gardens spanning seven districts from Guadalupe to Carpinteria. Our program includes all schools within Santa Barbara Unified, Goleta Union, Carpinteria Unified, and Lompoc Unified school districts and also schools in the Santa Ynez Valley and North County. We have 15 garden educators that instruct students on a weekly basis. The fact that our program is a sustained experience is what sets us apart from other garden programs that provide one-off experiences. A student can plant a seed, care for it, study it, experiment on it, love it, watch it grow, sketch it, write a poem about it, measure it, and ultimately taste it. The garden is not a place they visit, but something that they own.

How many students experience this? We see over 8,000 students per year. Many also participate in our other programs, so Explore Ecology connects 26,000 students to their environment each year through meaningful educational experiences. Each school that we serve does contribute funds toward the garden program, but this does not cover the full cost. At Explore Ecology, we are left to fundraise and look to our community to make up the difference and keep the gardens alive.

What’s the history of the program?   The Explore Ecology School Garden Program is an existing program that began as Let’s Grow! with generous funding from the Orfalea Foundation as part of its School Food Initiative in 2009. Let’s Grow! was run by the Santa Barbara City College Center for Sustainability. In January of 2014, Explore Ecology added the School Garden Program, and we haven’t looked back.

By Paul Wellman

What’s a popular vegetable or fruit for the kids? All kids will say they love strawberries and watermelon. One of our main goals is to expose students to new healthy food options. Seeing a kindergartner bite into a radish for the first time is priceless, and believe it or not, kale is a very popular veggie. To further connect the garden to their meals, we provide produce grown in the garden to food-service staff in each district for inclusion into school meals. A student is much more likely to experiment with new food if they grew it themselves.

What’s the most interesting season? We are so lucky in Santa Barbara County: We can grow food year-round. My favorite time of the year in the garden is late summer. Many plants are going to seed, which can provide great lessons, and there are a ton of tomatoes!

What’s the funniest thing you ever heard a kid say when visiting a garden? I love watching kids find insects in the garden. At La Patera School the other day, I watched a 1st grade girl find a worm that she named Todd. She then went on to find many more worms and name them all. I also heard a student say, “It’s okay to get dirty. We are in the garden.” I love that. The garden provides them with the opportunity to get dirty, something that all kids instinctively want to do!

What’s surprised you most about the program/about kids’ reactions? What I think is most surprising is how naturally kids settle into nature. Oftentimes, it’s the student who can’t sit still and focus in the classroom who becomes the most engaged in the garden. They use these gardens as outdoor classrooms; the garden is not a break in their studies, but a whole new way to learn. I always like to say that in the garden, the students are learning, but they think they are having fun. Recent research suggests that students that spend time outside are happier and healthier, and perform better in school. The garden provides them the opportunity to spend an hour outside each week learning.

By Paul Wellman

How do lessons from the garden become integrated into kids’ lives? Our garden educators work closely with classroom teachers to ensure that the learning that takes place in the garden supports and reinforces classroom learning. The garden is not an independent island on campus, but connected to every student there.

What can we expect at the April 25 event? We hope everyone comes out to have a great time, eat some really great food, and meet others in our community that care about school gardens. This also is one of the first public events to take place at the beautiful Bragg farm. It is a truly magical place that many in our community do not know is there. We are so thankful to everyone over at the Bragg Health Institute for their generosity!

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Explore Ecology hosts a fundraiser for the School Gardens Program on Saturday, April 25, 2-6 p.m., at Bragg Organic Farm in Goleta. See explorecology.org for $75 tickets or call (805) 884-0459.

This Blog is moderated. It is created to be informative, inspiring and uplifting. Our positive philosophy at Bragg is to communicate with love and respect. As Paul and Patricia Bragg teach, in expressing your thoughts and opinions to others, ask yourself: "Is it good, is it kind, is it necessary?" All comments that do not fit this philosophy will not be posted.

April 21, 2015

Bragg at Santa Barbara Earth Day 2015!

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Bragg at Santa Barbara Earth Day 2015!

Santa Barbara’s Earth Day Festival of 2015 was a wonderful affair, full of eco-friendly festival goers and a variety of exhibits to explore.  Santa Barbarans enjoyed a lovely lecture by Health Crusader Dr. Patricia Bragg (video coming soon!) and over at the Bragg booth, we handed out samples of our products (including our new Bragg Organic Olive Oil sample) with our reusable Bragg Bags.

Here are some photos from the event…

11180269_949421795091706_712543279_nPatricia welcomes you to EARTH DAY!

11180202_949421798425039_1007941797_nHere is Patricia at our Bragg Booth, celebrating 103 years of Health!

11180085_949421731758379_1792076372_nPatricia visiting our local Water District booth

11180064_949421891758363_36323715_nDr. Patricia Bragg and Dr. John Westerdahl on the Root Garden stage

  11178618_949421898425029_1747566040_nPatricia with Mariana Titus – fabulous shades. These girls have gone Hollywood!

11173719_949421678425051_1429943493_nPatricia and friend Rosemary at Earth Day, with their handy Bragg Bags!

11169023_949421855091700_1572769409_nPatricia with Phillip Schafer, who first brought Rare Earth Magnets to California!

11166093_949421821758370_1559995429_nPatricia Bragg and a Tesla sports car: new 100% electric vehicle. WOW!

11165828_949421751758377_822483960_nCalifornia, pay attention! Sustainable landscaping is the way to go…

11160488_949421791758373_1081422639_nNo Festival is complete without a walk through the marketplace…

11160482_949421708425048_1396574167_n Dr. Bragg explains composting to youngster

11160309_949421761758376_1068782996_nHere is Patricia with the girls of Santa Barbara’s WaterWise Initiative

11160143_949421875091698_1249337893_nFriendly fans all wanted a picture after Dr. Bragg’s lecture…

11160142_949421895091696_1570919305_nThe Sierra Club’s message: Solving Global Warming means DOING SOMETHING!

11160141_949421745091711_821765846_nSanta Barbara shares statistics about Drought Planning

11158093_949421658425053_899756339_nHanding out samples and educating the public at our Bragg Booth

11158000_949421755091710_1694056752_nPatricia loved this book: Easy Water-Wise Gardening

11157939_949421901758362_1351920906_nOur friends at the Santa Barbara Independent LOVE Bragg!

   11156954_949421668425052_879551269_nPatricia with friend Annelie…

11136865_949421675091718_1012177346_n1 …and Annelie’s darling dog!

11136797_949421848425034_908566878_nPatricia and a fan: these two girls look pretty in pink!

 11127056_949421801758372_39316290_nPatricia was spreading the Gospel of Health
  11091180_949421738425045_1061505992_nNo visit to Earth Day is complete without a run through the obstacle course! Woohoo!

This Blog is moderated. It is created to be informative, inspiring and uplifting. Our positive philosophy at Bragg is to communicate with love and respect. As Paul and Patricia Bragg teach, in expressing your thoughts and opinions to others, ask yourself: "Is it good, is it kind, is it necessary?" All comments that do not fit this philosophy will not be posted.

April 16, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Paul Bragg and Jack LaLanne

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This week for Throwback Thursday, two Health Icons: Paul C. Bragg and Jack LaLanne.

It’s all about a Healthy Lifestyle!

Come meet Mrs. Jack LaLanne, Elaine, at our Farm to Table Event on Saturday, April 25!

This Blog is moderated. It is created to be informative, inspiring and uplifting. Our positive philosophy at Bragg is to communicate with love and respect. As Paul and Patricia Bragg teach, in expressing your thoughts and opinions to others, ask yourself: "Is it good, is it kind, is it necessary?" All comments that do not fit this philosophy will not be posted.

April 13, 2015

Bragg Live Food Products and Dr. Patricia Bragg at Santa Barbara Earth Day 2015!

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Bragg Live Food Products and Dr. Patricia Bragg at Santa Barbara Earth Day 2015!

 

Spring is here once more, and with it comes one of our favorite holidays: Earth Day!  For years, Bragg Live Food Products has been proud to be a sponsor of the Santa Barbara Earth Day celebration in beautiful Alameda Park. This year, we are Standing Up to Climate Change and want you to come join us at Booth #308 (on Santa Barbara Street), where we will be handing out free samples and telling you the story of Bragg.

 

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Pioneer Health Crusader Dr. Patricia Bragg, ND, PhD will deliver an exciting FREE health lecture on “Healthy Body, Healthy Planet”.

Learn how to achieve optimal health & wellness, as it relates to…
• Organic foods to keep you healthy & youthful
• The importance of clean soil, air, and water
• How your environment effects your health

SB Earth Day – Alameda Park
Homegrown Roots Stage
SATURDAY AT 12:30 PM

 

 

Did you know…?  Earth Day was Inspired by a 1969 Oil Spill in the Santa Barbara Channel!

“The idea came to Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson, then a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, after witnessing the ravages of the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California. Inspired by the student anti-war movement, he realized that if he could infuse that energy with an emerging public consciousness about air and water pollution, it would force environmental protection onto the national political agenda. Senator Nelson announced the idea for a “national teach-in on the environment” to the national media; persuaded Pete McCloskey, a conservation-minded Republican Congressman, to serve as his co-chair; and recruited Denis Hayes as national coordinator. Hayes built a national staff of 85 to promote events across the land.

As a result, on the 22nd of April, 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks, and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies. Thousands of colleges and universities organized protests against the deterioration of the environment. Groups that had been fighting against oil spills, polluting factories and power plants, raw sewage, toxic dumps, pesticides, freeways, the loss of wilderness, and the extinction of wildlife suddenly realized they shared common values. ”

For more information, click here!

 

This Blog is moderated. It is created to be informative, inspiring and uplifting. Our positive philosophy at Bragg is to communicate with love and respect. As Paul and Patricia Bragg teach, in expressing your thoughts and opinions to others, ask yourself: "Is it good, is it kind, is it necessary?" All comments that do not fit this philosophy will not be posted.

April 10, 2015

See Dr. Patricia Bragg on Famous Hawaii Five-0 TV Show on CBS – Friday April 10, 8PM PST

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See Dr. Patricia Bragg on Famous Hawaii Five-0 TV Show on CBS – Friday April 10, 8PM PST

 

Lights… Camera… Action!

 

See Health Crusader Dr. Patricia Bragg on famous Hawaii Five-0 TV Show

TONIGHT, APRIL 10th, 2015

on CBS Channel
at 9PM EST/6PM PDT

Titled “Ua Helele’I Ka Hoku” or “Fallen Star,” previews allude to the death of an Elvis impersonator whose body is stolen afterwards.

The incident, which happens during an Elvis impersonation convention, would call on the attention of Five-O wherein they must track down the culprits who, as found out, are actually after the hidden diamonds sewn into the victim’s costume.  Written by David Wolkove and under the direction of James Wilcox, Episode 21 “Fallen Star” features not only Patricia, but also the acts of Alex O’Loughlin as Steve McGarrett, Scott Caan as Danny Williams, Grace Park as Kono Kalakaua, Masi Oka as Dr. Max Bergman, Chi McBride as Lou Grover, and Jorge Garcia as Jerry Ortega.

 

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Fun Fact:
Do you know why Patricia always wears a hat? It’s because famous actor Jack Lord – from Hawaii Five-0 – once told her: “Patricia, you may be only 5 feet, but if you wear a hat you will be 6 feet.”

 

 

This Blog is moderated. It is created to be informative, inspiring and uplifting. Our positive philosophy at Bragg is to communicate with love and respect. As Paul and Patricia Bragg teach, in expressing your thoughts and opinions to others, ask yourself: "Is it good, is it kind, is it necessary?" All comments that do not fit this philosophy will not be posted.

April 9, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Paul Bragg and Blondie!

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Throwback Thursday: Paul Bragg and Blondie!

 

This week’s Throwback Thursday goes way back to the Golden Era of Old Hollywood! Pictured here is Paul Bragg with famous starlet Penny Singleton, best known in her role as Blondie!

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This Blog is moderated. It is created to be informative, inspiring and uplifting. Our positive philosophy at Bragg is to communicate with love and respect. As Paul and Patricia Bragg teach, in expressing your thoughts and opinions to others, ask yourself: "Is it good, is it kind, is it necessary?" All comments that do not fit this philosophy will not be posted.

April 6, 2015

Bragg Organic Farm to Table Event – Tickets Available NOW!

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Please join us for an afternoon of fun, farm and rose tours with friends, delicious organic food, great music and dancing!

Meet honored guest, Mrs. Jack Lalanne and help support local school garden programs.

 

Buy your tickets here online:

Bragg Farm-to-Table Event

This Blog is moderated. It is created to be informative, inspiring and uplifting. Our positive philosophy at Bragg is to communicate with love and respect. As Paul and Patricia Bragg teach, in expressing your thoughts and opinions to others, ask yourself: "Is it good, is it kind, is it necessary?" All comments that do not fit this philosophy will not be posted.

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