Free Sprouting Class

Attend A FREE Sprouting Class
with Betsy Bragg


Take advantage of a unique opportunity to learn skills that will bring you lifelong health! Sign up for the Eat to Thrive fall course by July 31st and receive a FREE sprouting class with Optimum Health Solution executive director Betsy Bragg. Learn the basics of sprouting while getting a sneak peak of the nutritional education coming your way in Eat to Thrive. Find the course track that best fits you here. Don’t delay — registering early also allows you to receive the early bird discount!

Classes will be from 6:30 -8:30 on Wednesday June 28, Thursday July 5, Monday July 17, and Wednesday July 26. Attendees will receive the Eat to Thrive 386 page textbook and 3 DVDs to borrow in preparation for the first Eat to Thrive class. Students can return these DVDs for access to the 47 films in our lending library. At the sprouting class, attendees will also be invited to make an appointment for their free consult.


All students must register for class at least 24 hours in advance in order for the materials to be prepared. Register by calling Betsy at 617-835-2913 or emailing her at


Why Eat Sprouts?

Sprouts are one of the most nutritionally dense foods that we can consume. Despite being little in size, these baby plants can pack a big punch. Studies demonstrate that consuming sprouts helps to heal the body as well as prevent disease. Rich in vitamins, minerals, energy, and enzymes, sprouts should be included in every meal! Benefits of sprouts include improved digestion, weight loss, improved circulation, and decreased anemia. Sprouts are also beneficial for boosting immune system function and eye health.



Why Sprout at Home?

  • It’s easy on the bank account – pennies for a jar (vs $1.49 at Whole Foods) and 75 cents for a tray of wheatgrass (vs $12 a tray)
  • Spend only a few minutes of watering each day for 3 to 5 days
  • Improve air quality by increasing ambient oxygen
  • Home sprouting is also friendly towards the environment, as they’re always in season.


Sprout with Us and You Will Learn:

  • More about the health benefits of sprouts
  • Recipes to incorporate sprouts into your daily meals
  • How to sprout wheatgrass and sunflower in earth (see video)
  • How to sprout mung, adzuki, and lentil seeds in a pint-sized mason jar
    • You’ll make one here and even get to take it home!
  • About many other seeds and their sprouting potential



Sprouting improves the nutritional content of your food, while also making it more easily digestible. Learn how to sprout seeds, legumes, and nuts for at home use.


Betsy Bragg will cover the science and nutritional benefits of sprouting in a hands-on and informational workshop. This two hour class covers simple glass/mason jar sprouting and how to grow buckwheat “lettuce,” sunflower and pea greens, and wheatgrass. Learn the basics about soaking time and methods, surrounding temperatures, air flow, and other keys to sprouting success. Sprout samples will be offered for tasting. Seeds and other sprouting supplies will be available for purchase (cash or check only) at the end of class.

Sprouts  have more phytonutrients per calorie than any other food, which help heal and prevent disease in the body. These young plants are abundant in enzymes, vitamins, and minerals, and are energetically rich.

Home sprouting can provide luscious fresh food at a fraction of the cost of buying from grocers. Sprouting at home takes only a few minutes a day, and can provide a good part of your daily nutritional requirements. It’s environmentally friendly and always in season. The hassles are minor, the cost is low, the freshness is amazing and the nutritional benefits are unbeatable. Enjoy the sprouting at home course and learn from a true sprouting master!