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Connecting Youth With Fresh Food and Gardens: Lessons in Science, History, Writing and Math

Date: 5:00pm - 8:00pm PDT May 8, 2013 Location: Lewis & Clark Graduate Campus

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Lewis & Clark Graduate Campus

Chef Nicole Hoffman and Sarah Sullivan from Abernethy Elementary’s award winning School Kitchen Garden Program will share successful techniques for exciting students about harvesting, tasting and preparing new foods while addressing state standards and benchmarks.

Participants in this introductory workshop will learn about executing hands-on food and garden lessons and creative cooking techniques with large groups and limited equipment. Appropriate for teachers K-12. 

Sarah and Nicole will be offering a deeper look into using fresh food and gardens in lesson plans on Wednesday, May 15 in Connecting Youth With Fresh Food and Gardens: Growing, Harvesting and Cooking Food.  

Workshop Details

This workshop is part of our 2012-2013 Workshop Series

Fee: $30. 
Complimentary coffee and tea will be served.  

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Instructors: Sarah Sullivan, Nicole Hoffman

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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