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New Location for Free Summer Film Series

  Join us for a fun, free film series for the entire family. Discuss and share your ideas on good, sustainable food choices after the film. Healthy refreshments will be provided. Wednesdays 5:30-7:30 p.m. United Way of Santa Cruz County, 4450 Capitola Road, Suite 106, Capitola July 27 – “Good Food” is an intimate look at […]

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Kinship Sprouts at Martinelli Children’s Community Garden

It was the perfect day to dig in the dirt. A little cloud cover kept the temperature down and the forecasted showers held off until the evening. Twelve families worked alongside each other, tilling the soil and planting the seeds and seedlings that will provide the neighborhood a bounty of fresh produce in the months […]

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Crowds Brave Stormy Weather for Child Obesity Lecture

Well over 100 students, school administrators, public health officials, social service workers, and other citizens attended the New Brighton Middle School March 24 lecture “How to Solve the Obesity Epidemic in Santa Cruz County,” by Robert Lustig, a Pediatrician and Endocrinologist at UC San Francisco’s Center for Obesity Assessment, Study, and Treatment. The session was […]

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AmeriCorps Members Share Tips for Cooking & Eating Healthy

The delicious aroma wafting through Second Harvest a couple of weeks ago turned out to be a large wok of sliced leeks that AmeriCorps volunteer, Ryanne Maldonado, was stir-frying in the nutrition education kitchen. As she tossed in large handfuls of purple cabbage, another AmeriCorps volunteer, Megan Riggs, was busy setting up for the day’s […]

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