A Family of Kitchen Gardeners
In the Garden
Kath and Christine come from a family full of avid gardeners and kitchen naturals. Kath tells stories about her Sicilian grandfather coming home with over-flowing boxes of fruits and veggies from the famous Rochester Public Market where he worked in produce. As far back as Christine can remember, her grandma Rose Marie (Kath’s mom) has been in the garden. Around every corner at Grandma’s house a flower or plant garden of some sort blooms. She’s convinced her grandfather (artist, natural architect and builder extraordinaire) actually built up their property just so her gardens could sprawl!
Getting to Know The Gals
Always smiling and joking, Kath is one of the most upbeat happy people you’ll ever come across. Her famous saying is, “everyday is a holiday!”
A naturally gifted artist, Kath has happily inherited the talents of both her parents. A typical day for Kath? One minute you’ll find her salvaging antique furniture, next she’s upside down creating a faux finish mural on the ceiling… Did we mention she can cook too? Just ask and she’ll have to admit her home-made sauce beckons quite the cult following!
Kath is the chief garden gal at Garden Eats. She loves teaching people how to create edible landscapes. If you’re having doubts about your green thumb, Kath can help turn any novice into a pro. Kath specializes in soil conservation and revitalization, raising edibles from seed and all aspects of organic growing. If you have a tricky gardening question, she’d love to hear from you!
What she’s up to…
Grab a copy of Edible Finger Lakes Magazine to check out Kath’s featured story, Fields of Plenty where she highlights John Bolton of Bolton Farms. Her discussion aims to address more sustainable ways to raise live foods close to home including Bolton’s use of hydroponic practices.
The fruit doesn’t fall far from the tree. Christine evolved her interests in sustainable gardening and food by turning them into a career in personalized medicine. She is an integrative health & food therapy specialist, medical and food journalist.
In my consulting practice I emphasize how endocrine and immune wellness are shaped by the ever-changing epigenetic landscape through the use of functional medicine. This means reaching to the underlying foundation of health to optimize personal wellness. To balance this more serious side of my work, I love to concoct, write about and connect people through food & drink. Garden Eats is where I have fun bringing that health-attracting vibe together.
Christine blends her background in integrative health and food science to help her clients intuitively connect with modern food culture. Her evidence-based approach to food therapy shapes this process. Christine lives and works bi-coastally between Southern CA & Upstate NY.
Christine loves to collab- she will be delighted to hear from you about a fun project or to become a client of hers. Watch for her new food therapy service coming in 2016!
Follow Christine on Instagram and reach her at email@example.com.