Middle or High School Teachers

Food Choices that Make a Difference: Casting a Lighter Food-print

We are not offering this workshop in 2012 – Please check out our Farm Culinary 101 the Sustainable Kitchen

A guide for classroom activities Food Choices Handbook

A five-day hands-on professional development workshop at Quillisascut Farm™ for Middle and High School Science, Vocational Agriculture, Culinary Arts or Family and Consumer Science teachers. 20 clock hours available from OSPI

The purpose is to train middle and high school teachers how to evaluate the impact of food choices on the environment and to prioritize ways to reduce the size of their student’s environmental footprint. The outcomes from this project include food choices that result in a healthier diet for students and support for a more sustainable food production and distribution system.

A sampling of concepts and processes included in a typical course include:

  • Knowledge of what a local food community is and the participants role in creating food communities.
  • Basic information on organic farm production.
  • An applied philosophy of environmental stewardship through purchasing and kitchen practices.
  • Understanding ways the globalization of the food system impacts our natural environment.
  • Biodiversity and our food environment.
  • Emphasis on the plate will direct programming for local communities.

Upon completion of this training  teachers will receive a Food Choices Handbook to help them work with students in assessing their dietary choices both in terms of environmental stewardship and in terms of their own health.

Participants stay at the farm with bunkhouse-style lodging and all meals provided.  Please join us for this fun and rewarding professional development workshop.

$395 per person includes all course materials, lodging and meals (transportation not included)

Program partners: Quillisascut Farm™,  Community Agricultural Development Center and Quillisascut Education Fund