This is my first week on the job at the Edible Schoolyard and I couldn’t be more excited about the opportunities ahead. I’m joining a fantastic team here at the Greensboro Children’s Museum and I want to thank them for the patience and kindness they’ve shown me as I get settled.
I was born and reared in a part of Ohio where farming was a profession of scale – thousands of acres of corn or soybeans. I was dislocated from my food and food systems in general. My reconnection with food began when I moved to North Carolina for graduate school in 2004. Some classmates coaxed me into visiting the local farmers market and I fell in love with the variety, quality, and community the local food movement offers. It has been quite the journey to get from that point in life to where I am today. I learned to cook, my husband and I keep a small flock of heritage breed chickens in the yard, and growing, preserving, and enjoying food has become a large part of our lives.
I can’t wait to see what all the seasons have in store for us here at the Edible Schoolyard. Here are a few things to keep an eye out for as we launch the New Year:
- Cooking classes for kids of all ages and adults
- Tours and learning in the Edible Schoolyard
- Summer camp
- Baby chickens
Stay tuned and thank you for your support of the Edible Schoolyard in Greensboro. Come by and see us!