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Abby came to Zenger Farm for a field trip and loved it, especially tasting kohlrabi for the first time! She told us “a big AHA I had was that kohlrabi and broccoli are like cousins!”
Zenger Farm’s cooking and nutrition workshops are kid-friendly and teach neighborhood families how to prepare healthy meals with fresh produce on a limited budget. Jan and her grand kids discovered a love of radishes after attend a cooking workshop – and now have the skills to make healthy eating a year-long reality!
Our Community Chef program celebrates the diversity of our neighborhood’s food leaders, who lead workshops and demos sharing healthy food dishes from their country of origin. Josselyn is a Community Chef from The Philippines, and tells us that being a Community Chef is really important to her because she “loves to cook. I think I was born to cook A LOT of food and teach others how to cook.”
Orion came to multiple weeks of camp because of our scholarship fund. He tried eggplant for the first time and thought it was “neat, and loved learning and playing in Zenger Farm’s wetland. He also enjoyed hamming it up in the carrot costume at the weekly camp open house!
Carl and Sylvia use their CSA share to keep his Type 2 Diabetes and her fibromyalgia under control. Sylvia says their income has typically prevented them from eating well, but she’s convinced their CSA share is the reason neither of them have had a cold all year!
Our Farm School program is the basis of the 5th grade science curriculum for the David Douglas School District (our local school district). Mrs. Wallace’s class from Ventura Park Elementary has been a part of Farm School for the past four years. She says “Zenger Farm means an opportunity for students to connect with science and learning on a whole new level. Many students have never been to a farm and many are surprised by the connections to the farm that they already have. I love seeing my students engage in science education and community service. They are always proud of their service accomplishments.”