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Grow Your Own Healthy Food: Sprouts and Shoots

March 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Grow Sprouts and Shoots
Saturday, March 9, 10 – 11:30 am
Cost $40 which includes all instructions and tastings

Did you know that the EASIEST & FASTEST vegetables to grow with the HIGHEST level of nutrition are sprouts and shoots?  One example is broccoli sprouts, which have lots of fiber and protein with just a few calories. They also contain anywhere from 10 to 100 times as much glucoraphanin — the nutrient that becomes sulforaphane (cancer prevention) — as the mature vegetable. These sprouts are bursting with vitamins and other nutrients.

Sprouts are the premature growth of a plant from a germinated seed.  All vegetable plants will develop into a sprout shortly after germination.  Examples of seeds to sprout in a jar are clover, alfalfa, broccoli, radish, mustard, and kale.  Beans or legumes can be sprouted in a jar and take less time.  Peas, lentils, garbanzos, and adzuki are only a few examples of legumes to sprout.

Shoots are very small plants that you can eat before they develop their secondary leaves.  Shoots are also packed with nutrition and provide pre-biotics which are needed to feed healthy gut bacteria.  Examples of shoots are green peas and sunflowers.  Both are full of fiber, protein, and vitamins…much more than a typical salad.

What will you learn in the Class?
1.  How easy it is to grow sprouts in a jar on your kitchen counter in just a few days without any soil or sunlight!
2.  The longer, but just as easy process of growing shoots using soil and artificial lighting.
3.  The types of containers, soil, and seeds you will need to grow your own shoots and sprouts.
4.  The amazing nutritional value of sprouts and shoots & the yummy taste of REALLY FRESH produce.
5.  How shoots and sprouts will feed your good gut bacteria to give you a healthier gut and better immune system!

What will you take home from the Sprouts and Shoots Class?
1.  A ton of resources that will help you get started:  books, YouTube videos, seed vendors, supply vendors, and nutritional information.
2.  Seeds to take home with you for your first batch of shoots and sprouts.