Tug's Brain Food Garden & Egg Plant
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The Tug McGraw Foundation Brain Food Garden aims to encourage residents and employees at the Yountville Veterans Home to improve their physical, cognitive, social and spiritual components of their health. Through sustainable programs around exercise, healthy eating, and socialization.
-Food for the home’s residents and local pantries
-Healthy food options for improved diet and wellness
-Nutrition education as it relates to brain function
-Intergenerational social activities
-Increased outdoor exercise
-Share our garden play book with others
-Measure yearly outcomes
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Through the Eyes of the Veterans celebrating the
Beauty of Fall (Pre-Covid)
YA GOTTA BELIEVE
Since I was struck down from 2 full-time jobs from Glioblastoma Multiform brain cancer, I have come to realize how important it is to eat lots of clean (organic) fruits and vegetables everyday, along with staying away from sugar, preservatives and processed foods. The Tug McGraw Brain Food Garden gives me the chance to raise my own clean, healthy vegetables, so that I can live a clean, healthy life.
— Arauna Morgan
USAF Veteran and Fighter
Arauna, Henny Penny and Ava
Tug McGraw Brain Food Garden News
Due to the pandemic, the Tug McGraw Brain Food Garden has been closed to our volunteers. The garden is located at the Veterans Home of California, Yountville. The Home houses 800 veterans.
Like many of us, we are all learning how to pivot in a Covid World. We are so proud of the veterans at the Home who work in our garden, they are learning new ways on how to stay connected. The Tug McGraw Brain Food Garden has been an incredible outside resource to connect and be safe.