Episode 170: Sassy Farming

This week’s guest is Hawaii-based writer and grower Ja-Ne de Abreu. When the pandemic began, Ja-ne became an instant 24/7 caregiver for her hanai mother. To keep things positive, she started growing food and discovered it also grew peace and calm to their lives amid the ongoing chaos. Ja-ne had an intuition to write Sassy Food to share the inspiration that everyone can grow food at any time of year, anywhere in the world on any budget and harvest peace in the process. We talk about growing in small spaces, how growing food can foster positive connections in difficult times and what happens when the creative spark catches. 

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What we cover

The idea behind Sassy Food

The climate in Hawaii and what you can grow

Why it’s important that we all grow food where we can

Seeds that can be eaten as sprouts

Grow tents to increase indoor growing space

Easy and cheap/free ways to propagate edible plants

Washing produce and some easy, natural products to use

Why is food like music?

About Ja-ne de Abreu

When the pandemic began, Ja-ne de Abreu became an instant 24/7 caregiver for her hanai mother. To keep things positive, she started growing food and discovered it also grew peace and calm to their lives amid the ongoing chaos. Ja-ne had an intuition to write Sassy Food to share the inspiration that everyone can grow food at any time of year, anywhere in the world on any budget and harvest peace in the process. Sassy Food has won two first place book awards and was a finalist in two book contests for the book cover as well as interior design.

De Abreu’s other award-winning books are a memoir with her sister and brother-in-law, Chasing the Surge: Life as a Travel Nurse in a Global Pandemic, and her debut novel, The Energy Inside Valsin’s Choices. In addition, de Abreu also published five books of the Richard Tregaskis Classics Collection under the JMFdeA Press imprint last year and will publish five more in the near future. Ja-ne’s focus is exploring the energy inside our choices and the resulting responsibilities and freedoms by telling stories through various methods.

Links

Join Sassy Food Farms on Instagram 

Ja-Ne de Abreu’s website

www.jmfdeapress.com

Ja-Ne on Facebook

Ja-Ne on Twitter

Ja-Ne on Instagram

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