A Hands-on Workshop- kids and parents alike will learn why eating locally grown, fresh food, as well as growing some of your own food is fun, tasty, and healthy. Kids will get a tour the garden, taste herbs, see what there is to harvest at this time of year, and plant new crops for fall. Parents will learn why cooking with their kids is a great idea, and how to make cooking simple and fun. Kids and parents will work together to prepare a healthy dish from Skarsgard Farms harvest.
- Mary Meyer is Executive Director of "Kids Cook!", an Albuquerque-based non-profit organization. Kids Cook! works with APS schools to fill a gap in elementary education by encouraging children and families to adopt healthy approaches to nutrition through hands-on preparation of a variety of fresh, culturally diverse, nutritious foods.Mary will be presenting with two other staff members from Kids Cook!
- Kendal Chavez has been the Food Corps service leader at Kirtland Elementary School for the past year. Food Corps is a national organization tasked with teaching kids what healthy food is and where it comes from, building and tending school gardens, and bringing high quality food into public school cafeterias. As the Food Corps service leader at Kirtland, Kendal helped coordinate the school garden and taught children of all grade levels how to plant and grow food. She also collaborated with the Kids Cook! staff member serving Kirtland to utilize the produce grown at Kirtland in the Kids Cook! lessons.
- Melanie Rubin is co-author of "The Home Farming Revolution for Drylands." She coordinates workshops about home farming in the Southwest for a variety of audiences and is currently launching a program for at-risk kids.
When & Where
Home Grown New Mexico
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