Session 1 Workshops | Food Education

Date: Sun, March 12
Time: 11:10 AM - 12:40 PM

From Seed to Harvest: Engaging youth year-round with garlic and carrots

Room: HM 432 

As a k-12 education program, one of the goals of Learning Gardens is to engage, inspire, and teach youth in our gardens. We will highlight the two most popular vegetables that are sure fire hits for youth: garlic and carrots, which stimulate all ages and can be utilized year round. This workshop will share how we engage our youth with these crops and educational activities. Participants will also learn how to make their own quick garlic and/or carrot pickling that can be customized with a variety of common garden herbs and spices.          

Speakers: Manna Hara, Associate Director of Environmental Education, Learning Gardens ProgramDylan Hammond, Garden Manager City Parks Foundation, Learning Gardens Program


Ayurvedic Seasonal Eating: Spring

Room: HM 436

Seasonal eating is a major tenant of the Ayurvedic (holistic medical) sciences. In this class, we will learn about the fundamentals of Ayurvedic theory as a guide to understanding why it is important to eat seasonally to promote health within the body and mind. We will explore the ‘menu change’ that Mother Nature is 'serving' as we transition in NY from Winter into the Spring. Then, we will examine local Spring seasonal foods/herbs and discuss how these predominantly bitter and astringent ingredients support health, as well as how to incorporate them into home recipes.   

Speakers: Noël Graupner, Ayurvedic Nutritionist and Cook

Food Education