Young Farmer’s & Young Chef’s Camp
The date for 2020 summer camp will be determined soon.
Session (9AM - 2PM): $225
Garden: Farmer Day- learn how to grow your own mini-farm + take home a mini-farm to care for and consume the vegetables that you grow.
Kitchen: Cooking red fruits and veggies for a healthy heart.
Garden: Pollination Day - learn how the ecosystem of critters in the garden are integral to the health of the food garden.
Kitchen: Cooking with yellow and orange fruits and veggies for healthy eyes and immune system.
Garden: Environmental Day - a fun look at the biology of composting and why composting is essential to society.
Kitchen: Cooking with green fruits and veggies for strong teeth and bones.
Garden: Plant Doctor Day - learn how to diagnose and treat plants when they are sick.
Kitchen: Cooking blue and purple fruits and veggies for a healthy mind.
Garden: Plant Chemistry Day - learn why plants create colors and flavors and the role they play in the health of plants and in our health.
Kitchen: Cooking with the rainbow for good health.
Outsmarting Disease with the Mediterranean Diet
The Clever Kitchen and the Nourish Program have partnered to deliver the perfect course to help start the new year with a heart-healthy lifestyle change. “Outsmarting Disease with the Mediterranean Diet” is a three-week hands-on cooking course focused on the benefits of the Mediterranean diet, which promotes fresh and seasonal plant-based foods—including fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, seeds, nuts, olive oil, herbs and spices—as well as fish and poultry, while limiting red meats and sugar.
According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, primary prevention is the most effective and affordable method to prevent chronic disease, and dietary interventions positively impact health outcomes across the lifespan. The Mediterranean diet is not about recipes or diet plan but quality food components. Research has shown that patients who follow the Mediterranean diet have a 30% reduction in death for all diseases.
Attendees will join registered dietitian nutritionist Pam Fullenweider in a fun and engaging setting, as they create healthy, delicious meals in the Nourish Program's state-of-the-art kitchen, using fresh, seasonal herbs and vegetables from the campus holistic garden. By the end of the course, participants will have a menu of seasonal recipes for a week's worth of meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) as well as the understanding to build their own meal plans and recipes based on the Mediterranean diet.