Come join children from the surrounding neighborhood as they engage in a full range of gardening activities that includes cooking the produce they have grown. In this youth-led adventure, you can share your meal planning skills and cooking skills with the students by helping them plan and cook meals. You will be in great company and surrounded by a beautiful garden.
*Class sizes range from 5-25 students. The primary age group is elementary school students between kindergarten and 5th grade. The Junior Master Gardener’s Curriculum is used along with other curriculum and support materials.
Cooking and Teaching Nutrition
Assist with creating and cooking food dishes with children using fruits and vegetables primarily raised in the Highland Youth Garden
Assist with nutrition-based cooking lessons incorporating produce students have grown
Assist students with hands-on gardening and nature-related experiences
Be a positive role model and mentor to students in the outdoor classroom
Garden Site Support
Work individually and collaboratively to manage and maintain outdoor classroom program facilities and equipment (tool shed, tools, and all education materials belonging to Highland Youth Garden)
Assist garden volunteers in managing and maintaining the appearance of the garden
Time and Commitment (Let us know when you can help. We will work with your schedule.)
June through October: Elementary school classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings
June through mid-November: Time with neighborhood children on some Saturdays, 9am to 1pm
Year around: Random days and times when the neighborhood children hold meetings and include a cooking activity.
A love of cooking using fruits and vegetables as a basis
A basic understanding of nutrition and how to use fruits and vegetables in the diet
A passion for sharing your love of cooking with elementary age children
Self-directed and outstanding character
A willingness to work with elementary age children (experience is helpful)
An interest in gardening and a desire to learn
Contact Beth Urban (email@example.com) to get started.