AUGUST 15, 2023 – Dietary Strategies for Cognitive Health through Foods from the Garden


The brain requires certain nutrients to stay healthy. The foods we eat can have a big impact on the structure and health of our brains. Eating a brain-boosting diet may support both short-term and long-term brain function. The microbiome of your soil matters to your Microbiome.

“From the garden to the table, from the classroom to the community.” Our presenter, Veronica Porter, was born and raised in Naperville when it was still considered a small farm town. She caught the end of an era when you grew, gathered and prepared your own food. It was a time that you learned from your elders, explored with your friends and followed in the footsteps of time worn traditions. Veronica brings these values to modern times and shares her experiences by educating and strategizing for healthy, organic gardening, farm to table food integrity, cooking, preservation and living life in a responsible, sustainable and regenerative manner. She is a third-generation organic farmer, chef and food educator for home and garden. “My passion is to create community in all I do, from growing a garden, to preparing a meal, to educating, gathering and enjoying life’s harvest.”