The camp will be held at Old First Presbyterian Church, 1101 Bryden Rd., and at the Four Seasons City Farm (FSCF) New Freedom Garden between Mound and Carpenter. There is no cost for attendees. The camp will run Monday – Friday from 10am – 2pm during the following weeks:
June 27 – July 1
July 11 – July 15
July 25 – July 29
August 8 – August 12
Sign up for one week under the “Sign up!” tab.
The goal of this project is to give kids age 11-14 in the Olde Towne East neighborhood the tools and skills necessary to plan and execute a meal using fresh food from alternative food sources like the FSCF garden. With these skills, the kids will gain an understanding of how to incorporate healthy, locally grown food into their diets. This project will also meet the important goal of empowering kids to be comfortable in the kitchen, another facet of promoting healthy food choices. Educating young people about the value of community gardening will ensure that the next generation is not only environmentally conscious, but also has the skills to seek and utilize fresh, locally grown food as they transition into adulthood.
Camp is free for participants. Each session will last approximately three hours, with an hour spent working in the garden in the morning and two hours to prepare and eat lunch.