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Dr. Cowan is a well-known alternative medicine doctor, author and speaker, with a common-sense, holistic approach to health and wellness. Over the last three decades helping people heal through diet and natural medicines, Dr. Cowan has witnessed firsthand the healing power of a diet rich in vegetable diversity, nourishing fats and wholesome grains and legumes. His book How (and Why) to Eat More Vegetables describes why eating small amounts of a wide variety of vegetables is key to optimal health.
Dr. Cowan’s Garden came from his vast knowledge and experience with healing through food. Today, the company is a family-owned maker of true organic vegetable powders, grains and legumes, and continues his legacy of health and healing by helping people diversify their nutrients with easy-to-use vegetable powders and kitchen staples.
What good is healthy food if your family won’t eat it? Our delicious recipes show you how to use Dr. Cowan’s vegetable powders and kitchen staples to create meals and snacks your whole family will love!
Over the weekend, I spent the bulk of the day digging out roots and rocks from the side of a hill. Looking down at the terrace garden on the right side, there is another sloping area that was at some point terraced as well, albeit without any structural components to keep them in place. Even though the terrace garden has 28 beds with ample space for most of our growing needs, another large area that could be dedicated to a single crop is irresistible. So, we decided to add a pumpkin patch. Heirloom variety pumpkins are delicious, and I have a toddler who will surely get a big thrill out of playing in the pumpkin patch. Eventually, we will add some masonry stones or curbing, and a path down the middle. The six side beds will rotate each year with a new staple or a fun crop to grow in large quantities, such as pumpkins, corn, rye, or even potatoes.