Project Flourish Community, Home Economics… GONE GREEN!

  • Location
    Deerfield Beach, Florida
  • Status
  • Age Level
    5 to 7 Years
    8 to 10 Years
    11 to 13 Years

The Problem

Empower youth in underserved communities with better food literacy and accessible approaches to greener living.

Our Plan

We'll achieve this with a plant-forward home economics series, including farm-to-table cooking & natural apothecary labs.

Themes Addressed

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    Community Enhancement
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    Food Choices
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The Benefit

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Here is how the project went:

My series went really well. Learners were excited to participate in the various seasonal home economics labs and naturally learn along the way! Teachable moments with hands-on labs is a recipe for success.

Through this project I/we learned:

My community wants inclusive and accessible programming that supports their efforts towards more sustainable living and learning. I’ve learned there’s a great need for basic cooking, buying, and home management skills relevant to today's pace of life.

What I/we might change:

I would better train my support staff w/ general food service practices and create class standards (supply lists & protocols) that apply to any location I may be hosting classes at.

My/our favorite part of this project was:

Connecting with my students, on subject matter that affects them on a daily basis!

Some tips, tricks or fun facts about the project:

Start each class with seasonal trivia. It's a great conversation starter and opportunity to lead into the day's lab or guided lesson.

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