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Continuing Education

Growing, Harvesting, and Cooking Food With Youth

Date: 5:00pm - 8:00pm PDT February 20 PST Location: Graduate Campus, Rogers Hall Room 108

Chef Nicole Hoffman and Sarah Sullivan from Abernethy Elementary’s award-winning School Kitchen Garden Program will share techniques for growing food to prepare and cook with K-12 students.  

Participants will learn about year-round gardening, recipe development and execution, cooking with multiple ages and skill levels through the kitchen and garden, including working with large groups and limited equipment.

Best practices, example projects and lesson development as well as tips, techniques and further resources will also be shared and discussed.

Part of our 2013-2014 Workshop Series

Workshop Details & Registration

Date: Thursday, February 20, 2014

Time: 5-8 p.m.

Instructors: Sarah Sullivan, Nicole Hoffman

Cost: $30, includes 3 CEUs or PDUs.

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Credit option: This workshop is part of the Spring 2014 Food & Garden Education Series. Each workshop can be taken individually or in sequence, with the option to purchase 1 semester hour of continuing education credit for an additional $200 after completing all 5 in the series. Registration for credit will occur at the last workshop in this series. See grey “Related Content” box for links to the other workshops in this series.

About the Instructors

Sarah Sullivan is the Program Coordinator for the Garden of Wonders program at Abernethy Elementary School. Sarah came to Portland in 2007 from Hawaii where she taught landscape and permaculture design and co-founded Hawaii SEED, the now-flourishing statewide coalition promoting sustainable, diverse, local agriculture. Sarah is the former executive director for the Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association, with extensive experience in organizational management, farming with children, seed saving, grade-school curriculum development, community leadership and fundraising.               

Nicole Hoffman, a graduate of the Western Culinary Institute, has now been running the school kitchen at Abernethy Elementary School for over 3 years. With training in outdoor education and urban agricultural development with the Youth Farm & Market Project in Minneapolis, and 3 years of experience running a scratch kitchen on an organic farm in Alaska, Nicole is a unique employee of Portland Public Schools Nutrition Services. Chef Nicole interned under the James Beard award-winning chef Maria Hines at Tilth restaurant in Seattle, and attended the Chefs Move to Schools Campaign kick-off event at the White House last spring.

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