Sometimes being a member of a CSA can present some challenges. What exactly is a fennel, and how do I chop it? What's the best way to chop a pepper? How can I not waste the food in my box? On this page, you will fine some videos that try to answer these questions.

If you have suggestions or questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to John Compton (

Growing Good Health Video Tips


No-Waste Pepper Slicing

Fennel Slicing

Spaghetti Squash

Easy Egg and Veggie Breakfast Muffins

Homemade Beet Salad

Pasta with Spinach and Broccoli

John Compton, M.Div.

Program Coordinator, Rooted Community Health

John Compton, M.Div. is the program coordinator of Rooted Community Health (RCH). John earned his Master of Divinity with distinction from Vanderbilt Divinity School focusing on the intersections of theology and ecology through the practices of sustainable agriculture. During his time at Vanderbilt, he worked as a research assistant in biomedical ethics under Dr. Keith Meador, a teaching assistant in environmental biology, and a university chaplain intern.