During our second summer camp session participants were able to experience the bounty of a successful harvest season. We visited several farms and community gardens to observe and participate in gathering ingredients and the evaluation of food production. Daily preparation and harvest of healthy in season snacks and lunches each day and prepared for the creation of a full meal for all of their families on Friday. We also prepared home sprouting kits for each family with the motivation of providing nutritional boot to any meal. A visit from a local yogurt company was a great education opportunity for the participants to learn about the process of making yogurt while anticipating our yummy creations. Thank you to Amara Farm, Sea View Game, CV Farmers Market, Tree Island Yougurt for supporting the Young Cooks! And a special thank you to United Way for funding our summer camp program!
Our after school program will start once schools get back into to session, start date TBA. In the mean time check out our community kitchens and gardens workshops as they are open to youth and families.
"You are invited to the Share the Harvest Garden (at Harmston and 6th st downtown Courtenay) on Sunday, August 17 at 6pm to learn about the seeds that are currently ready to harvest. If you haven't saved seeds before and would like to find out how you can do that yourself, this is the place to be. Nick Guthrie has many years of experience gardening and saving many varieties of his own seeds and can answer all your questions".
The season of fresh fruit is upon us, and generous donations are already piling up! Come by LUSH Valley for fresh apples, plums, and apricots by donation.
July 17- Aug 21