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For the next few months, I’m volunteering with Growing Chefs in their Classroom and Gardening Program. During this time, I’m in a team with a few food and gardening aficionados and paired up with a primary grade classroom, where we teach kids about growing food, where it comes from, and making healthy choices.
After a few months of visiting our classroom, growing a garden, and teaching these kids about healthy eating, we bid them farewell with one last epic lesson. All the previous weeks led up to this one: the cooking lesson! We had a lot to cram in to one hour, so we kicked it off by making some observations with the kids and their gardens and we discovered that pretty decent sized pea pods had grown! Then, it was off to start cooking and have the kids experience what it’s like to be a chef. …READ THE REST OF THIS ENTRY>>>