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Tug's Brain Food Garden & Egg Plant

The feel-good effects of giving begin in the brain. It's called "givers glow" 

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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.

Program Goals

-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


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