Do you consider yourself to be passionate about good, local food? Do you long to pass on your knowledge and enthusiasm to the next generation?
We are seeking several guest speakers for our 6 week ‘Food e-Academy’ program for youth aged 15-18. The program is held each Saturday from April 9th to May 14th from 10am-1pm.
Food e-Academy is a new program for young foodies who are passionate about our local food system. They will learn about the local food economy through hands-on experience from production (tour farms and community gardens), processing (visit and learn from local food makers), food policy/security (learn from local food agencies) to eating (create amazing meals with locally sourced ingredients).
Over the course of the session together we will collaborate what we have learned through a digital story which will be shared with the community. Youth will also be invited to start the Comox Valley’s first Youth Food Council.
We are looking for inspiring and dynamic guest speakers with various backgrounds/experience in the local food economy to present and share their dynamic perspectives with our class. Opportunities for field trips and/or hands-on experiences are encouraged.
What We Need from You
Remuneration is on a per-lecture basis.
Please submit your interest and resume to Andrea at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are seeking a facilitator to run our 6 week ‘Chef for a Day’ program for youth aged 15-18. The program is held each Wednesday from April 6th to May 11th from 4:30-6:30pm.
The Chef for a Day program teaches youth who already have a keen interest in cooking what it takes to work along side great chefs and create amazing, yet simple meals with unique and fresh, local ingredients.
We are looking for an inspiring and dynamic instructor with a culinary background or someone with demonstrated creative experience in the kitchen to lead this class.
Are you looking for ways to get your hands in the soil this growing season? Do you have a compassionate attitude and an interest in helping to lead our community garden at 6th St and Harmston Ave?
We are still looking for a committed group of people who are interested in helping out at the garden on a weekly basis. There are several 'roles' available but these are only suggestions based on the needs that we currently have. We are looking for all sort of people with varying backgrounds to help us grow'and make 2016 an amazing season at our beloved Share the Harvest Community Garden.
Please join us on March 9th in the Courtenay Public Library Meeting Room from 5:30-6:30pm for more information on how you can be involved with the leadership of this amazing garden.
If you cannot attend, but you are still interested please call Andrea at 250-331-0152 or email email@example.com for more details.
Lush still has lots 'cooking' with our Food Programs in February, and this month ushers in quite a few excellent community partnerships with Family Literacy Outreach (FLO) as well as with our friends at Lake Trail and Finding Your Red Road to Health.
Dad's Night Out has been a real success so far, so Dads, don't be shy! Come cook a meal with us each Friday night at the Lewis Centre with your little ones and learn how to create new healthy meals at home. This is a free, drop in program and it wraps up February 19th, so don't hesitate to come down and check it out!
There are limited spaces available for our new Food Security Workshops in partnership with Finding Your Red Road to Health. If you are interested in securing a spot for either of these excellent workshops please call us at 250-331-0152 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
February is also the time of the year where we start to awaken after winter hibernation and start thinking about the growing season. Are you passionate about growing local food and community? Join us for our Steering Committee information session Thursday, February 18th. Learn what our plans are for 2016 and what roles are available to help us "grow"! We are looking for passionate people from diverse backgrounds and experiences.
Check out our February Newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/bPYTL9
Lush Valley is excited to be rolling out a monthly events calendar again! We will be updating this as events come in! Bookmark us for updates! :)
Also, check out our January 2016 Newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/bM5YK9
Happy New Year to all!
Lush Valley is now gearing up for our 2016 Programming and January sees the start of many different Food Programs. We have so much going on that we are in need of volunteers to help out! If you love cooking and having fun while doing so, these opportunities are for you.
Take a look at the postings below and if any of them interest you please call us at 250-331-0152 or email Andrea at email@example.com for more details!
Young Cooks - Cumberland
Description: Youth aged 8-11 learn basic kitchen skills. Classes will include healthy twists on favourite recipes and include easy to prepare appetizers, snacks, entrees, drinks and desserts. Each class will include planning, preparation, cooking and baking in a safe environment. After preparing the food, students eat what they've prepared and if possible take food home for their parents or guardians to sample.
Date and Time: Tuesdays, Jan 19 – Feb 23 4:00 – 5:45 pm
Location: Cumberland Rec Centre
Volunteer Opportunity: Duties include working along side program facilitator to prepare for classes, assist during class sessions and assist with clean up. Food Safe 1 and relevant cooking skills are an asset.
Free Food Frenzy
Description: A Saturday program in partnership with the LINC (Courtenay Youth Center) for youth aged 11-18 that do not receive consistent meals at home. Throughout the year, 10-50 youth join the meal each week. This is a pilot program, which runs twice per month November through January. Youth are invited to help prepare the meal. Extra food is prepared and frozen for use the following week.
Date and Time: Every second Saturday beginning Nov 21 – Mar 26th, 4 – 7pm
Location: LINC Youth Center
Volunteer Opportunity: Assistant to work along side program cook to prepare for Free Food Frenzy and assist with clean up. Food Safe 1 and relevant cooking skills are an asset.
Dad’s Night Out
Description: Dads and children aged 2 and up will prepare and enjoy meals together and will learn about the benefits of family meals and to foster healthy eating habits
Date and Time: Fridays, Jan 15 – Feb 19 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Location: Lewis Centre
Meal preparation assistant: work along side program facilitator to prepare food for classes and assist fathers and children. Food Safe 1 and relevant cooking skills are an asset.
Child minding assistant: work with younger children during classes. Duties include caring for children during class and assisting children to engage in meal preparation based on their ability and interest. Experience working with young children and First Aid Certificate an asset.
Chef for a Day: Youth kitchen skills training
Description: Youth aged 10-14 will work with facilitator and assistants to increase their skills in the kitchen. Skills include safe cooking skills, knife work, how to combine crazy food ingredients, and how to create healthy options of favourite meals. The end of the program will see each youth working in a commercial kitchen with a local chef to prepare a meal together.
Date and Time: Wednesdays, Jan 20 – Feb 24, 4:30 – 6:30 pm
Location: Native Sons Hall
Volunteer Opportunity: Meal preparation assistant will work along side program facilitator to prepare for classes, and assist during class sessions and clean up. Food Safe 1 and relevant cooking skills are an asset.
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