Margie McCavitt

About Margie McCavitt

Margie has been involved in agriculture most of her life, as she grew up on a small family ranch, and later earned a BS degree in Agriculture Science. Believing real food is good medicine, she and her husband utilize sustainable agricultural practices to grow nutrient-rich plants that are safe to eat and that promote good health. Margie enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking and mountain biking and is thrilled to be facilitating Nature Walks for the center.

Healthy Foods in Season: Cool Season Crops

It’s truly rewarding to walk to the garden and harvest “what’s for dinner?” This evening, it’s arugula, kale and collard greens. They are cool season crops and all belong to the brassicaceae family. Cool season crops grow best when average temperatures are between 55 and 75 degrees. The brassicaceae family (also known as cruciferous or […]

The World’s Pure Food Fair

What a thrill to return to my hometown Santa Rosa on September 11 to attend the National Heirloom Exposition, “The World’s Pure Food Fair”.  Growers from across the country were contracted to grow produce specifically for the event and more than 3,000 varieties of heirlooms fruits and vegetables were brought in from all parts of […]

A Healing Garden is Born

Last Saturday was a momentous occasion at Wellness Within.  Middleton Gardens Landscaping, Happy Spaces volunteers, Redback Construction, Rene’ Walden and Wellness Within Board and Staff members combined their efforts and talents to transform the center’s front yard into a welcoming and nurturing garden.   There are a variety of beautiful and fragrant flowers to admire in […]

Local blueberries and lavender are in season!

Summer crops are blossoming and growing well!  Soon we will be enjoying an abundance of tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, peppers and much more.  Check out locally grown produce and what’s currently in season at the Farmer’s Markets and area produce stores. Locally grown blueberries and lavender are in season; read the following emails from the growers […]

Nature Walks

“Walking is a profound tool of healing.”  – Carloyn Scott Kortge Nature Walks are designed to awaken the healing powers of the human spirit while exercising and enjoying the beauty of the outdoors. The primary focus of this program is on walks that heal as opposed to physical fitness. Any amount of walking will help […]

“Let it Grow, let it grow, let it grow”….

By Margie McCavitt One of the most exciting things about the New Year is deciding what crops to grow.   Annual seed catalogs start arriving around the middle of December-it’s a total psych up!  The catalogs offer over 1000 varieties of unique vegetables, flowers and herbs.  Flipping through the pages makes me feel the same way […]