Week Four

As we prepared for this week, we faced a hard decision. After assessing the resources we had available to us, a process that included evaluating the availability of City Farm staff and gauging our own energy levels after an exhausting first summer, we checked our registration logs and found that we had only two campers…

Week Three

Whenever we are asked how this project is going, we always try to answer that although the current day (camp, planning, regroup, whatever) is a challenge, we’re sure that tomorrow or next time will be the best one yet. This week was, indeed, the best camp yet and we see that success coming from a…

Week Two

During the second session this week, we welcomed three campers–a number that was a lot smaller than what we had hoped for, but a solid core group that gave us the opportunity to breathe and to refine. We started by shortening the day from four hours to three hours, which took some of the pressure…

Week One

The dust has settled after a whirlwind week one. We did it! Well, mostly. This week was, more than anything, a learning experience. Each day, we found new ways to improve the program and new ways to engage the students we’re teaching. On Monday, we realized that our program took much less time to complete…

Meet Shannon

My name is Shannon Fillingim. I will graduate in May 2017 from The Ohio State University with a bachelor of science in Chinese and international studies. I didn’t grow up in Columbus, but through studying at Ohio State, working in the Short North and Grandview, and exploring all culinary corners of the city, I’ve come…

Meet Quinn

My name is Quinn Lentz. I’m a rising senior at The Ohio State University where I study economics and Spanish. I’m originally from Akron, Ohio, but growing up I spent many weekends in Columbus visiting my dad’s family at his childhood home here. When I graduated from high school in 2013, I followed my older…

Prep Work

Welcome to our first blog post. We built this website as a way for people to know what’s happening with our project. Parents and guardians of participants in the free cooking camp will find a link to enroll their child in the camp (see the “Sign Up!” tab). Each week, we’ll post updates on the…