The 2011 NeighbourWood Eats Youth Food Education Program is offering kids for the next few weeks a chance to connect them to food in ways that are fun, interesting and make sense to them.
The programs run from 10 a.m. to noon on Mondays July 11, 18 and 25 at Lake Trail Community Demonstration Gardens at Lake Trail Secondary School as a partnership between Lake Trail Neighborhood Connections and the Comox Valley 30-Day Local Food Challenge.
All events are free and open to the public.
• July 11 – Join us for an interpretive edible walk along Morrison Creek, where Bruce Carron from Wildspirit Nature Awareness School teaches us about traditional foods, cultural traditions and uses.
• July 18 – Cultural traditions and Food. Monica Hofer of Rhythm Spirit will host a traditional African drumming session while kids have the opportunity to try a variety of ethnic foods created with a local flare.
• July 25 – Meet best-selling author Tina Powell as she reads from her new book Picnic and Pisticci and then entertains kids with her popular children’s book Samantha’s Silly-licious Sandwiches. Then kids and families can show off their sandwich making skills as Tina hosts the Silliest Sandwich Making Competition.
— Comox Valley 30-Day Local Food Challenge