Eating the Rainbow -  Nutritional Benefits of Phytochemicals Livestream

Grow to Eat the Rainbow

Online Class Delivered Via Zoom

Next Available: Mon, 22 Aug 6:00PM (AEST)
Live via Zoom
1 hour


We've all heard the saying 'Eat the Rainbow' but is there any merit in these words? Turns out the scientific evidence to support the benefits of a colourful dietary intake are increasing. The word "Phyto" comes from the Greek language and means plant. Phytonutrients are natural compounds produced by plants that give them rich colours, distinctive tastes, and aromas.

Phytonutrients significantly impact the human body, providing health benefits that may help protect from chronic diseases. This session will equip you with some general principles to apply to your garden planning, planting, and harvesting as well as menu planning to optimise your health and wellbeing on an individual level in your home garden, local community garden or even just when shopping at a Farmer's market or Greengrocer.

Please Note:

  • If you are unable to attend the live online class, a recording will be available to watch for five days following the session. Please purchase a ticket prior to the class date to access the recording.

Presenter: Catherine Fallon

Catherine is a Dietitian/Nutritionist and Market Gardener at Somerset Heritage Produce, a farm that uses regenerative agriculture principles to grow vegetables on the banks of the Goulburn River in Seymour.

Catherine is passionate about seasonal eating and has a keen interest in spreading nutritional knowledge to improve people's health and wellbeing whilst also focusing on planetary health and food security. Catherine conducts cooking workshops and educational sessions on a variety of topics that range from pickling and preserving, zero waste cooking, food & mood, immune boosting foods and much more.

Friends of SGA receive a 15% discount on all Master Classes. You can become a Friend of SGA here.

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What you will learn

  • How individual's can plan a garden to grow a variety of phytochemical- rich foods or alternatively what to buy to optimise exposure to different phytochemicals and improve overall health and wellbeing

What you will get

  • Notes and seasonal recipe idea

What to bring

  • No materials required

What to wear

No Dress Code

Appropriate for

Gardeners of all ages and experience levels, individual's interested in the links between food choices, nutrition and health outcomes

Sustainable Gardening Australia (SGA) is a not-for-profit non-government organiation dedicated to achieving a healthy biodiverse planet.

Its driving purpose is to:

  • Encourage, educate and enable home and professional gardeners to adopt sustainable gardening practices to protect or enhance the natural environment;
  • Provide information, education and undertake research about the natural environment;
  • Reconnect people to the natural world through gardening; and
  • Ensure an understanding of the impacts that gardening decisions about chemical and resource use have on the natural environment well beyond their neighbourhood.
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Terms & Conditions

SGA’s Booking Conditions

  • Bookings are considered final once payment is made and no refunds will be given for non-attendance.
  • If there are insufficient numbers for an event it may be cancelled or postponed by SGA. If this is the case, you will be notified and given the option of either a full refund or a transfer to a different SGA event of equivalent value.
  • Please arrive 10 minutes before the scheduled starting time for registration and seating
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