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Continuing Education

Food Literacy and School Garden Education

Date: 5:00pm - 7:00pm PDT October 24, 2012 Location: Lewis & Clark Graduate Campus

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    Linda Colwell

Lewis & Clark Graduate Campus

Participants in this workshop will develop an understanding of school garden education as an entry into school wellness, place-based and environmental education, and seasonal changes.

This workshop is intended to support community members, educators, and administrators in taking the full advantage of a school garden. 

Instructor: Linda Colwell

About the Instructor

Linda Colwell received her culinary training at La Varenne in Paris, France. As Co-Chair of the Portland Chapter of the Chefs Collaborative, Linda became a leader in connecting farmers and chefs in the Willamette Valley. In 2005, she opened The Abernethy Kitchen, a USDA school lunch program for Portland Public Schools. She is the founder of the Garden of Wonders, a school garden education project in Portland, OR. These seminal projects have changed the way school districts source and prepare food for school lunches and teach children how food grows. 

Linda has served on the local Chefs Collaborative and Slow Food Portland steering committees, and worked as a commercial salmon fisher, chef, butcher and sausage maker, and has led a pilgrimage to Transylvania to examine the relationship between rural agricultural practices and spirituality. She is a member of The Portland Public Schools Wellness Advisory Committee to the School Board, and board member of Friends of Zenger Farm. Linda is currently writing a collection of garden based activities for Portland Public Schools and works on Ayers Creek Farm in Gaston, Oregon.

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