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Thousands of years of food wisdom ...

The Institute of Sustainable Nutrition integrates traditional food wisdom with the science of nutrition creating an innovative model of holistic health education.Classes infuse the hands-on components of sustainable regenerative gardening, culinary skills, kitchen medicine and sustainable foraging to skillfully weave together the relationship between soil health, human health and environmental sustainability. This amazing relationship reveals an unavoidable connection with the outdoor world and the joyful knowledge that we are working with nature rather than fighting it. This all comes together when what we grow and gather is brought into the kitchen to create delicious, nourishing food and powerful plant medicine. This is when we truly begin to understand that food is our medicine.  And the time spent in these garden and kitchen tasks- tasks that are steeped in traditional knowledge and wisdom- create and sustain our community.


…It’s about nourishment from the ground up


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Earn a Certification in Sustainable Health and Nutrition

Each weekend we explore new topics that weave together the hands-on components of the garden, foraging, culinary skills, and kitchen medicine with the science of nutrition. The instructors bring a fresh, sometimes surprising, always interesting exploration into the weekend subjects. Classes may have multiple instructors present for a myriad of perspectives of this knowledge and these skills. This provides a unique integration of all of the subjects and lends itself to discussions beyond the expected. For more details:

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Who is this Program Designed for?

This certification program is perfect for anyone who wants a holistic understanding of nutrition, the human body, how to learn to grow food using sustainable regenerative gardening practices and how to use these practices in the kitchen to make delicious food and simple powerful kitchen medicine. This education equips students to spread this information and these skills, whether it’s at home, at work, in their professional practices, or in the community.

A good match would be:

  • People interested in health, food, gardening, cooking, sustainable foraging, and kitchen medicine

  • People who want a deeper understanding of herbs and the role they play in our health

  • Teachers who want to bring hands-on learning into their classrooms

  • Traditional and alternative healers who want more to give to their patients

  • Parents who want to implement this knowledge with their children

  • Nutritionists from traditional clinical institutions

  • Students in traditional nutrition programs who want a more integrated education

If you’d like to learn how to grow and cook real food, and understand how food and herbs can sustain your health, you’re a perfect candidate for the Sustainable Health and Nutrition program.

Find out more by contacting us at 860-764-9070 or email us.


The Lucky Dog Farm

Classes are held at the Lucky Dog Farm in West Granby, Connecticut. We learn from the vegetable gardens, the medicinal and culinary herb beds, and the weeds that grow freely in the grass and paths. Classes take place out of doors under the sky and in the pavilion surrounded by bird songs. 

“Truly a wonderful program. Hands-on learning you will use for the rest of your life! So thankful I have met these wonderful people!”   Nancy

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