Common Core Cooking & Gardening for the Next Generation (Pre-Registration Required)

Mar 13, 2019


Offsite- Room #205 at Napa Valley Unified School District


All attendees must pre-register for this tour. Workshop is included in conference ticket, but space is limited.


Current wellness approaches often overlook some of the most critical components of food education: the sensory, the social, and the communal aspects of eating. In this presentation, I will demonstrate how cooking and gardening engage children in a purposeful activity that nurtures their bodies and expands their minds. Specifically, I will share best practices for developing standards-aligned lessons for eating as learning based on a multisensory, multimodal, and multicultural approach: Eat-Read-Talk-Write. This classroom-tested pedagogical cycle extends to the school garden with suggested planting, growing, and harvesting activities.

Attendees will receive:

  • A high-quality piece of literature and lesson planning template
  • A teacher-tested cooking activity and kid-friendly tool
  • Access to a Curricular Resource Guide
  • Carrie Strohl

    Independent Consultant

    The School Garden Doctor


    ABOUT: Carrie Strohl is the founder of The School Garden Doctor, a nonprofit organization that empowers teachers, schools, and communities to grow learning gardens that enhance science education, nurture wellness, and foster environmental literacy. Drawing on 20 years of experience in K-12 and higher education, she specializes in curriculum integration, program development, and professional learning.

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