The Edible Academy Summer Workshop
Two-day workshop | June 21 & 22 | Gregory-Lincoln Education Center
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See 2017 photos here. Summer 2018 dates coming soon.
The Edible Academy workshop provides educators, youth garden coordinators and parents with hands-on lessons, techniques and curriculum for using your school garden and Outdoor Classroom as exciting educational tools. Participants will explore lessons in gardening and culinary arts that support TEKS objectives in the core subjects . . . making learning memorable and tasty too!
Edible education is a way for kids to become in touch with where their food comes from and actually be able to grow, harvest, eat and cook it. They learn all of that, but more importantly it's about teaching them how to take ownership of their own health.
— Kellie Karavias, Culinary Arts Educator
— Gregory Lincoln Education Center
Edible Education — Growing a Solution to a Bigger Issue!
Numerous studies show that children will try new foods, make healthier food choices and remain more active when involved in a school garden. The surging interest in school gardens has shown a need for professional development in gardening techniques that merge with standard curriculum. By "training the trainer," all schools that desire a campus garden will have personnel equipped to teach in and manage a garden.
While Houston far exceeds the national average on issues related to food insecurity and obesity, an astonishing 20% of Houstonians live in food deserts — communities that lack access to healthy fruits and vegetables (USDA). Overall, 19% of Houstonians and 25% of Houston's children do not know where they will find their next meal (Houston Food Bank) while a staggering 1-in-2 children in low-income Houston communities are obese (Healthy Living Matters).
Growing food changes lives . . . one garden at a time!
Volunteer times for the Urban Harvest Teaching Garden
Thursdays, 9:00 - 11:00am at Gregory-Lincoln Education Center 1101 Taft St, Houston, TX 77019
This is a great volunteer activity for parents and their school-age children, teens looking for community service hours & neighbors who want to improve their "hands on" gardening skill! Activities include cultivating, planting & harvesting. Individual volunteers are welcome to show up during hours listed.
Please wear closed toe shoes, long pants, hat and bring a reusable water bottle.
To volunteer with groups of five or more, please email our volunteer coordinator or call 713.880.5540.