About The Workshop
This workshop is designed to help children connect to the food that they eat. In a world of convenience and consumerism, it is common to grow up primarily eating from packages and as a result, many children lack basic knowledge of where food originates. Showing children where food comes from can develop their conceptual understanding of food sources, while also encouraging healthy eating behaviours and demonstrating the environmental implications of growing sustainably, and locally. Research shows that when children experience the growing of food, they are much more likely to taste and enjoy it. Join us for this workshop to harvest veggies from the garden, prepare a fresh salad, and eat our delicious creation. There will be lots of opportunity for hands-on exploration and questions.
Who: Children 12 and under (with adult to supervise)
How: Register Here
Please note that due to COVID-19 our workshop is limited to 14 total participants. Masks are mandatory as we will not always be able to socially distance.
Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis.There is also a waitlist available.
Sierra is currently working as Wildsight Kimberley Cranbrook’s Food Sustainability Assistant and is in charge of the Kimberley Community Garden. She will be hosting the workshop with the help of Wildsight volunteers. When she is not working with Wildsight, Sierra is can be found studying Food, Nutrition, and Health at the University of British Columbia with the goal of one day working as a dietitian. She loves to cook and believes that getting children involved in food preparation is an important step in fostering a healthy relationship to food.