EduCulture is proud to be partnering on another ground breaking professional education program with our higher education partner Antioch University Seattle. Edible education is an up and coming pathway to teach preK-12 students about sustainability and connections to land, our health, and our communities. This summer, we invite you to join a cadre of graduate students, formal & informal educators, and farmers to participate in the first ever course specializing in Edible Education!
Aims & Outcomes of this Pilot Course for K-12 Education:
- Understanding food in context
- Examining the role and place of food in our schools
- Developing a better understanding of edible education in theory and practice
- Understanding theories and practices that inform Edible Education curriculum and link to what children are already learning
- Delving into the world of Food Justice and edible democracy
- Learning about our Northwest Foodshed through three local food communities
- Build your professional repertoire in bridging classroom and communities
- By participating in this course you will be an integral part of a pilot program leading towards a professional certificate in Edible Education.
Classes: July 25, Aug. 8, & Aug. 22, 10am-4pm
Locations: Suquamish, Bainbridge Island and Seattle
Offered in 3 Professional Education Tiers:
- Degree Credit (2-3 credits EDUC 600-ESE)
- Degree Auditing Option (EDUC 600-ESE)
- Professional Development Option (up to 15 clock hours)
– For more info about the AUS Degree Tiers, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
– For more info about the Prof. Dev. Tier, contact: admin@EduCultureProject.org
Presented by Antioch U. Seattle through a Community Partnership with EduCulture.
Join us to celebrate the end of spring seeding and the beginning of summer!
Our celebration will showcase the hard work by our partner schools, our teachers, students, and their families. Come have fun with us for this part farm tour, part work party, and part “farm-raiser”.
Bring your work gloves to help weed, transplant, and hunt ripe strawberries. Our new chicks will be on display, as well as our fast growing worker rabbits.
We will serve a light brunch sourced from our partner farms and catered by Food Shed.
EduCulture is deeply grateful for the continued support of donors and volunteers. Please plan for our “Farm-raiser” as we seek to fund our developing edible education learning centers. Donations of $10 will get you a chance to take home a baby chick of heritage breed, or a young rabbit.
Have you tasted a Shuksan strawberry? You would remember if you did. These strawberries are so incredible, and we are lucky to have two rows of them growing. They will be served by Food Shed at our event, and some are available to pick that day. Take home your own strawberry plant for a donation of $5.
Call or email to RSVP or for more details:
EduCulture is seeking talented high school students for part-time summer internships.
Positions are open to assist with the maintenance of our demonstration plots at Morales Farm and Heyday Farms. Interns will oversee the care of farm animals and plants, help manage volunteers for work parties, and create interactive educational displays. Internships include some educational research and writing. Inters will gain first hand experience of small scale farming, form valuable connections to our master farmers, and develop skills in educational instruction.
We are also looking for one intern to help us archive and research the Suyematsu Family Homestead for our Only What We Can Carry programs. This is a position for a High School student with a serious interest in social studies, along with a penchant for research, writing, working and cataloging historical artifacts. This internship is a unique position allowing the intern an up close look at the original agriculture community on Bainbridge Island, and access to historical artifacts, as well as providing professional experience. Upon completion, the intern will have contributed towards building an educational and historic foundation that will serve local schools. Intern works closely with managing director and partners at the Bainbridge Island Historic Museum.
Internships are part time, with a weekly commitment of 2-3 days. We are looking for candidates to make minimum commitment of four weeks from June 19-the end of August. Hours served can be applied to community service hours, senior project, independent study contracts, etc. Interested students should contact us for more details.
Summer is here! It is time to roll up our sleeves and get dirty. Our demonstration plots at Morales Farm and Heyday Farms need help this summer to maintain the hard work our students seeded this spring. We have work parties throughout the summer, on weekdays and weekends, at both plots. If you can’t make a scheduled work party, but still want to help, call us to schedule your own private farm time.
Bring your work gloves, wear your sunscreen, pack a picnic lunch. Sweet strawberries are ready for the picking!
Tuesday mornings 10-12 @ Morales Farm (Wilkes, Ordway, Island Coop)
July 2nd, July 16th, July 30th
August 13th, August 27th
Saturday mornings 10-12 @ Morales Farm (Wilkes, Ordway, Island Coop)
June 29th: RESCHEDULED to July 6th, July 27th, August 24th
Monday mornings 10-12 @ Heyday Farm (Blakely partners)
June 24th, July 29th, August 26th
We are immensely grateful for the community support that keeps our programs going.
Those interested in becoming docents are welcome at all work parties. Docent training is ongoing throughout the summer.
Check our Calendar for updates.