Dear Colleagues, Participants and Friends,
We are living in difficult times and doing our best here in WA to respond to the current COVID-19 outbreak and community crisis. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you and yours as we get through this immense challenge. As a result of the virus outbreak and subsequent restrictions about group activity and social distancing, EduCulture has suspended or postponed all of our Spring 2020 programming in its traditional forms, in line with measures taken by our school and community partners. We have also closed our office and educational sites for the interim.
Our EduCulture team is currently working on cultivating virtual forms of professional conversations, learning communities, and building a foundation of responsive home-centered edible education to assist with the tremendous shift from school to home culture. We will let you know when these virtual forums, salon discussions, and resources come on-line. Please check back to our website in the coming weeks.
In the meantime, please feel free to contact us if we can be of service in a virtual form while we all figure out how to navigate the near term and future.
Please Stay Safe and Sound!
Jonathan Garfunkel and the EduCulture Team
Connecting Place and Taste with Where We Live, Eat, and Learn!
EduCulture serves schools and communities in the Puget Sound region and beyond through locally grown educational experiences that honor region’s unique heritage and living culture. We utilize our community as curriculum to foster scholarship, stewardship, citizenship, and sustainability.
Our edible education programs bridge local farms, gardens, classrooms, and lunchrooms. In the process, we are contributing to the preservation of local sustainable agriculture, nurturing farm stewardship and food citizenship, and inspiring young people to become co-producers in their food communities.
Our Only What We Can Carry project leads heritage education programs that bear witness to our Island’s unique history with exclusion, inclusion, citizenship and community.
EduCulture is fortunate to be a partner agency in the Kitsap Great Give. Sponsored by the Kitsap Community Foundation, this annual tradition of community based philanthropy in Kitsap County, takes place in late April/Early May. Thank you to all who contributed to EduCulture through Kitsap Great Give and for supporting our regional edible and heritage education programs!
EduCulture is honored to be partner agency with Bainbridge Island’s One Call For All, a philanthropic community organization assisting local non profits like ours who do good work for the community. You can donate to EduCulture directly through their website. Thank you to all of the One Call For All supporters who contributed to our local grown edible and heritage education programs for students, educators, and the wider Bainbridge Island community! Please consider Educulture during the One Call For All Annual Red Envelope Campaign.