Firle community allotment

Program Type: 
Garden Classrooms, Kitchen Classrooms
Grade Level/Age Group: 
Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, Adults/Professionals
Year Founded: 
About the Program: 

Learning about food is a life changing adventure! Children often eat only the
foods that they know. When they see, experience, and prepare new foods
they often enjoy the taste. Eat Your Veggies offers a fun environment for
children to experiment with new and sometimes unusual ingredients. The
children cook real food using fresh seasonal organic ingredients with much
of the produce obtained from the school garden or local farms. Small groups
are utilized to encourage touching and tasting of vegetables and to practice
basic cooking skills such as cutting (with age appropriate knives),
measuring, mixing, and following recipes. While some of the students would
be considered well-served or privileged, many of them do not know common
vegetables or even where they come from, besides a supermarket. By
participating in Eat Your Veggies many of the students learn to eat
vegetables that they otherwise would never try.