Locally Produced Honey
Thursday, December 17th, 2020
What you Learned
- Learn why bees are so important
- What we can learn from a beekeeper
- What are the benefits of honey bees & local honey
- Learn about raw honey and CBD combination
- Why are bees dying
- How do we save the bees
Originally from Naples Florida where Mr. Simpson owned a citrus nursery/grove. His undergrad degree is in Animal Science. Also, he has a master’s degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Florida and has served as the VP of environmental services in an Engineering firm for about 10 years.
Glenn started beekeeping in the 4-H club in 1967 but has not been a beekeeper until he retired in 2013. Thinking he could pick up where he left off 40 something years ago he ordered everything he thought was needed including a package of honey bees. That is where his adventure in beekeeping began.
Mr. Simpson has about 30 hives and enjoys learning and teaching about honey bees and beekeeping. For Glenn, helping people learn about how honey and bees have been an important part of food and medicine for thousands of years, brings him great happiness. Currently, he is also working with South Texas Infusions developing innovative ways to introduce natural health-related products such as CBD and Melatonin and other dietary supplements with honey. The synergistic effect of their work is very promising, and all of this is taking place here in the RGV.
Why Support Local Food
Thursday, December 10th, 2020
What you Learned
- Discover the benefits of eating local
- Learn where to access local food year-round
- Find ways to support local food producers
- Build relationships with local farmers, home bakers, and local food producers
- Learn the benefits of how local food can affect our environment and our health
- Discover what Fooducation® means to your well-being
by Lebby Salinas
a.k.a. The Fooducator®, Local Foodist, Certified Health & Wellness Coach, Drug-free & Gluten-Free Practitioner
Lebby Salinas is a certified health coach, board-certified holistic health practitioner by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, and ADHD coach. She has a degree in home economics and a minor in marketing. Her education and personal experiences have equipped her with extensive knowledge that she draws on to work with clients to help them make lifestyle changes that produce real and lasting results.
Lebby suffered from many food allergies and illnesses that conventional medicine couldn't diagnose or cure; at one point, she became very ill and needed to be hospitalized. After many years and many thousands of dollars, she took her health into her own hands. Lebby took Hippocrates at his word and began to "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. She discovered that it was more about what was wrong with the foods she was eating, not what was wrong with her body. The more she studied health, food, and nutrition, the more passionate she became about sharing with others the power of holistic health and the power that "real food" has in nourishing and healing our bodies, minds, and spirits.
Lebby is the founder of Fooducation® and sprouted a grassroots movement teaching others how food affects our health and our world. In collaboration with The Historic Cine El Rey Theatre Foundation, she also started a community effort to help improve the health and wellness of communities via the Fooducation® Movie Series that works towards changing lives one movie at a time.
As a community wellness organizer, Lebby has created community events such as the Rise and Shine Wellness Workshop Series at The Sky Tower and the Lover Yourself Healthy Fest, at Quinta Mazatlan to promote overall well-being in our community. She also has been involved with promoting local foods with several farmers markets over the last 10 years and created the Home Bakers Market group to support local home bakers and teach them under the Texas Cottage Food Law, how to create healthier baked options to meet the growing demand of special dietary needs.
Lebby is also the founder of Well-being Ministries which and recently started the Nourishing Meals Community Wellness Project to help feed the homeless and displaced families at the Humanitarian Respite Center, which helps educate about the importance of nutrition and help to get basic nutritional food to those in need.
You can read more about Lebby and her work at her sites: