It can be hard to get kids’ mind off the iPad, and onto the world around them.
One of the best ways to engage youth is through hands-on learning. It’s hard to resist the lure of a meal you helped cook, or the mushrooms that you helped harvest.
Connecting to your environment creates a sense of belonging, purpose, and respect for the earth. Understanding where your food comes sets the foundation for conscious, healthy eating habits. Learning to grow food empowers our next generation to be sustainable.
In fact, kids often have so much fun that they’re amazed at how much they’ve learned!
One Straw offers opportunities to help you educate and empower youth to create healthy and abundant food systems.
Want to teach your students about healthy homegrown food? Why not let us help?
One Straw has been empowering the community for over 20 years, and for a small fee we’re happy to share our fun and knowledge with your classroom.
Please contact our Food Systems Network Coordinator for more details.
We offer educational programming for youth that gets them excited about the world around them. Among other endeavours, we partner with the Gibsons Youth Centre to cook and share a community meal with youth ages 13-18 once a month.
Interested in partnering with One Straw to empower youth in your organization? Contact our Food Systems Network Coordinator to see how we can work together.