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Our First Fall Program

December 14, 2015

It has been a big year for us here at Growing Chefs!

2015 marked our ten year anniversary in the classroom, getting kids excited about healthy eating. This year was also the first time we offered our classroom program in the fall term.

From September to December, grade 4-6 classrooms at Charles Dickens Elementary, General Brock Elementary, and Queen Mary Elementary took part in our intermediate classroom gardening and cooking program.

Our chef volunteers helped students start windowsill gardens of mint, radishes, beets, and kale which the students cared for and tracked the growth of over the three months.

While their gardens grew, students were engaged in lessons and acitivities on seasonal eating, food miles, food preservation, nutrition, recipe building, and knife skills.

At the end of the program, students put all their skills to use, developing their own recipes for our stir-fry cook-off where teams each prepared and shared their own unique dish!

We had a lot of fun in the classroom and are very excited that this new fall program means we can reach even more students each year! A huge thank you to our generous supporters and the incredible volunteer team without whom our programs would not be possible.

If you’d like to support our classroom programs sign up for our Champion Radish Club today!

Interested in joining us in the classroom? Volunteer registration is now open for our spring primary program, sign up today!

Photo Credits to Mark Yuen from the Vancouver Sun, Jaydeen Williams & Amanda Adams
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