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Introduction to Digging In: Place-Based Food and Garden Education for Teachers

Date: 5:00pm - 8:00pm PDT March 20 Location: Lewis & Clark Graduate Campus, South Chapel

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Lewis & Clark Graduate Campus, South Chapel

This workshop offers an introduction to Digging In: Place-Based Food and Garden Education for Teachers, a course that prepares teachers to use school gardens as a learning environment while integrating food and garden lessons into their classroom curriculum. Participants will:

• Become familiar with inquiry-based approaches to integrating seasonal garden-based lessons

• Explore the connections between food, gardening and wellness

• Develop methods of incorporating critical thinking skills into classroom discussions about food, gardening, and health issues

• Learn how to collaborate with school kitchens

• Learn basic gardening practices, and

• Develop an understanding of available community resources

The complete course will be offered June 23-27, 2014. Stay tuned for more information.

Part of our 2013-2014 Workshop Series

Workshop Details & Registration

Date: Thursday, March 20, 2014

Time: 5-8 p.m.

Instructor: Linda Colwell

Cost: Free, please register using the link below.

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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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